Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Cold and Crisp Winter White

A beautiful dusting of snow sparkled in the morning sunlight.

But it is so very cold.....brrrr. 

I love the jingle of the old sleigh bells from my grandfather's farm.......especially clear on this cold crisp morning.

Checking things off on my to do list.
Wrapping presents.
Being present.
Staying calm.

At least,
 I'm trying the best I can! 

I hope you are holding up during this busy time.


Linking up to Kathleen's White Wednesday.
Do pop over and check out the other participants if you have a moment and want an inspirational break.


My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Beautiful photos! I love the antique sleigh bells. Happy WW.


Ozma of Odds said...

...so lovely Laura!
Adore the sand dollar in the snow ~ it looks like it's on a white beach!!
Happy W. W.!
xo, Rosemary

Becky C said...

Laura- Beautiful white snow. Love the bells. I'm thinking of you and your mom, and hoping this season brings memories that will last forever. I know you cherish this time with her. Merry Christmas to you
Becky C

Love of the Sea said...

Beautiful. Love the photos. And the sand dollar in the snow!! Gorgeous.

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Laura,
Such a beautiful post! Your photos are just gorgeous, especially in the snow! I am so envious of those who get to have a White Christmas. Someday I would love to have my children experience a snowy Christmas.
Have a great night.

Suz said...

That is a beautiful post. I am wondering if you did it with your Big Girl camera!


Jamie said...

Such gorgeous ornaments

tales from an oc cottage said...

A sand dollar in the snow...how awesome is that!
Thx or such a gorgeous image to have lingering in my mind!!!

m ^..^

Concrete Jungle said...

lovely images!

Beatnheart said...

Staying present...oh how I need to remember this and thank you so much for reminding me...When I get stressed, I don’t do this...especially living in Los Angeles where it is so very easy to get freaked out by so many different things...your blog is lovely and peaceful and photographs really wonderful.

Simply Bungalow said...

Everything is so beautiful. I love your pictures.

Susan said...

Hi Laura,
Such beautiful photos! I've enjoyed reading your blog for quite some time, and finally decided to join blogland myself. Thanks for sharing your treasures and thoughtful reflections with us. Truly inspirational,

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Oh Laura, you are WORKIN' that new camera, girl! :-)
Looks beautiful!


Dar said...

Oh, the bells and the snow jingle Christmas tunes.

erin said...

i can tell you are lovin your new camera! i wish i had some of those aqua mini ornaments. very pretty, they would look smashing in my dining room.
all the best,

chateaudelille said...

Being present is sometimes hard to do. I love how snow looks like sugar. Fiona

oldgreymare said...

Just a beautiful post. Really represented the feeling of cold and that camera, oh my! you can see ice crystal so clearly!

merry merry


Lori said...

Gorgeous images Laura ~ wrapping presents and being present ~ I like that ~ I think I may do the same. xo

Fish Tail Cottage said...

the sand dollar in the snow is devine!


Beautiful post. And looks like your big girl camera is working out well!

Happy WW,

Debra@Common Ground said...

Oh I DO love that frosty white pinecone!! Hope your week is wonderful,

Linda said...

Beautiful photos, Laura...I love the sleigh bells...

Barbara Jean said...

Beautiful post!!

Love your 'to do' list. A good reminder!


barbara jean

It's me said...

Keep calm darling.............love you Ria.....xxx.......xxxx......

fairchildstreet said...

As always beautiful photos and calming. Love the blue with the snow and silver. Charmaine

trash talk said...

Being present...words to love by.

Susie Davis said...

Sand dollar in the snow is gorgeous! I just love your blog.

time worn interiors said...

I like a little snow, but not to much!

Beadboard UpCountry said...

This post just calmed ME down!!!!! Hi Laura!We've been busy at the shop more than usual and I loved the snowy eye candy you offered up here. Maryanne xo

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Lovely, lovely:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Vintage Home said...

...Beautiful Images!....
Great photography!
I love spray painted pine cones!

Andy's Attic said...

As always your photos are lovely. I think the new camera is liking you!! Love the pinecone. I call our house Pinecone Cottage.

Penelope's Beehive said...

Always a delightful place to rest for a bit.

K~ said...

Sitting in Sunny California your post takes me to the snow.....bbrrrrrhhh! Love it!


Beach House Living said...

The pine cone photo would be so pretty on a card. You must have some great windows your photos are always lighted so well.

Karen Valentine said...

Oh I love those antique sleigh bells with the mercury glass!!! I wouldn't mind a little bit of your cold.... We've been been having record temps here. I hope you have a wonderful and joyful Christmas!!!

Rachel said...

~*~*So beautiful!! Hugs, Rachel~*~*

*French Farmhouse 425*

A Cottage Muse said...

Happy WW! Taking time to visit all the wonderful whites at Kathleen's helps to relax and rejuvenate to keep going!

Loving your photos and we are finally getting a sprinkle of snow here too!

Vicki said...

I love the sleigh bells! Peace be with you, my friend!

Rebecca said...

It is a white Wednesday here too with frigid temps with more on the way...but it is pretty.
Gotta love sleigh bells

Chris said...

Such beautiful photographs! Are the balls in the glass bowl marbles?