Thursday, November 8, 2012

Autumn Snow


We woke up this morning to five inches of snow.
Pretty.

Fortunately we still have our power...
...and nice warm heat.


But, I really wasn't ready for snow yet!
Especially right after the hurricane.
Many golden leaves are still clinging to trees
 and we haven't even celebrated our Thanksgiving yet!

However...after the events of this last week and a half
I'm learning to take things in stride
 and am grateful for things often taken for granted.


The snow has really made me think ahead to Christmas.
Pulling out coppery ornaments...
...sort of in-between....autumn and December.



Hope you are all having a good week.
And for those of you without power yet...
...like my sister Mary Beth in Westchester...
...hang in there! 
Sending warm wishes and hugs.
:)
What am I grateful for today?
Heat, light, hot food, hot showers

30 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh my goodness, so much snow! WOW!

I like your list of things to be grateful and blessed for having -

♥ the red sled with evergreen pic!

okcamp said...

Pretty photos, Laura, and thanks for the reminder to get storm windows put on this weekend.

Here in the UP, where it would be perfectly normal this time of year to have snow on the ground, it was a balmy 50 degrees today, and the same is expected through the weekend.

Glad you're safe and warm.

My thoughts are with those who are not.

Kristie Franklin said...

I love looking a photos of snow. It does seem a bit early for snow, though. We get so very little snow here that I never know when snow hits the Midwest and East Coast anymore. We used to live in the Midwest near Chicago and usually around the first week in December it would start snowing. It sure is pretty to look at but I have to tell you I sure don't miss shoveling it! HAH

marie said...

The sled photo is beautiful!

Miss Holly said...

Wow!!! Crazy crazy weather!!! We were once again blasted from a nor'easter ...this was worse than the hurricane!!! Unrelenting wind for over 24 hours....the beach was just pounded...I'm looking forward to a few quiet days......stay warm!!!

FleaingFrance - French Shopping said...

Stay warm my friend and enjoy the calm of the snow....before the mess of the melting :)

Isn't life in the NE fun? It's never dull :)

Custom Comforts said...

Wow - way too early for me. Looking forward to Christmas and snow, but not yet. Even so - it is very pretty.
Cindy

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Although early, the snow looks so pretty! We're getting hit in MN this weekend. Freezing rain and then snow. Not a good combination.

Shari said...

Wow..it's gorgeous....We never ever have snow like that here in Louisiana...I am so jealous! It's beautiful!! love the sleigh ") Shari

Zuzu said...

We're expecting snow this weekend, but I doubt we'll get 5"! Your first photo looks like a Christmas card! :)
Stay warm & happy!
Zuzu

chateau chic said...

Your photos are so lovely, and I'm one of those who loves the snow in the winter. Beautiful copper vignettes! And thanks for the reminder to be grateful for all those things we take for granted as we go about our day.
Mary Alice

Elizabeth said...

I love the pics of the snow! Here in Florida we do not get anything like that!

PURA VIDA said...

sure gets me in the mood!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful photos! I worry so much about those without power!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

That sled sure makes for a beautiful photo! Glad you are doing well, and hope your sister gets power back SOON!

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

The snow looks so beautiful, enjoy...
Ciao for now, Mary

reprise vintage said...

beautiful photos! we are finally getting a little rain. much needed because everything has been so dry here.

oldgreymare said...

I too worry about all those without heat. I spent one winter here without any and it was tough and our temps aren't THAT bad <3
those poor souls - wish I could take some in, but the commute would be horrible.
z

Marilyn said...

What perfect things to be grateful for today!
Also just enjoying your photos and thoughts in photos of the coming season.

Heaven's Walk said...

Wow, Laura....so much snow so quickly! It does look pretty and I love seeing it....from the inside. lol! Love the photo of your bench by your greenhouse. I'm glad that you are safe and sound and warm and dry. Still praying for those that are going without yet. :)

xoxo laurie

Céline said...

De très belles photos ... Beautifull !!!
I like your list of gratefull things ...
Bonne journée !

PunainenTupa said...

Beautiful.

Laurie said...

OH, it looks gorgeous! We are expecting snow again Sunday...
Where did you get that coppery BUTTON trim? It's precious!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

OMG snow and you don't even live in Alaska just up the east coast from me. How great that you made it down last year for the Fancy Flea, yes it is twice a year....Between Sandy and snow...Crazy weather, you should have been here still nice and warm

Carol

Laurie said...

my heart goes out to those still without power, its just so sad.The snow on top of things is a hurtful blow, it is pretty though, glad you are warm and safe, I just joined to follow you, I will enjoy keeping up with your adventures!

Zootsuitmama said...

Beautiful snow, but also lets us remember those who may not be enjoying it right now due to their circumstances. Love the copper accents!

June said...

The snow really is beautiful Laura. I know it's early for you to have snow, but I'm just so glad you have power. I am so worried about those who don't and those who have no idea when they will get it. Sandy has been so devastating to so many. I hope your sister is okay and that she will have power soon.

I have been enjoying your previous posts for the last few minutes. I think your lavender bottle are gorgeous and I am crazy over the silver spoons!!! Your photos always make me sigh..they are just amazing!
Keep warm my friend and hugs to you...

Carolyn said...

Love that sled in the snow-it was worth getting the early snow just for that photo!
Enjoy your weekend,
Carolyn

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

I was not a fan of the early snow and am glad it has melted. Love the sled in the snow though!
Happy Sunday!

Susy said...

It's going to be a long winter for so many with the early snow and no power. Glad you're safe and sound. Your copper offerings are inspiring me to pull out some decorations ~ just a few (: