Monday, November 9, 2015

Frosty Mountain Morning

It was a cold one last night with temps dropping down to 22 here on the mountain top! 


There was a heavy frost this morning making the simplest of items sparkle in the sunshine. 

And let me tell you, all this frostiness is not helping me NOT think about Christmas!

And Christmas decor. And Christmas trees. And wrapping gifts. And Christmas dinner. 

I've been trying to hold off....but it's bubbling up inside of me and I am going to break down one of these days soon!

I'm just so excited to decorate my new home for the holidays!!

But for now, let's just browse around at the beautiful frosty mountain morning. 


The front garden is a sea of ice crusted blades of grass this morning - it was a beautiful sight looking down from the upper deck. 


No coffee on the garden swing this morning!


I guess the chairs by the fire pit are a no-go also this morning - Brrrrr!!


Look how thick the frost was on the deck railings - it looked like snow. 

Like Christmas snow. Oops, sorry, there I go again!


My little garden cottage has a heavy frost on the roof. I guess it's time to dump all the pots and stack them in the shed for the winter. 


Summer grass gives way to fall leaves...which give way to winter frosts. 


The horses were up by their little barn - the lower paddock is all frozen over. Must be a bit warmer up on the hill. 


I could see the vapor coming from the horse's breath on this frosty morning. 


No warm glow coming from the solar path lights. 


The Lamb's Ear looks like it was dipped in sugar. 


And the Snow in Summer looks more like Snow in Autumn.


Back up on the deck Strawberry plants look so beautiful even in frost. 


The rubber stair treads I added yesterday are terrific - nothing slippery about my deck stairs now!


Back inside the warm steamy kitchen the bean soup I started in the crockpot yesterday is making the whole house smell like heaven. 


The sun is pouring in through the front windows and the dining room is glowing in the morning light. 


And there's a fire burning in the wood stove, keeping the house warm until I return. 

There's nothing like coming into a nice warm house on a frosty day. 

Welcome home. 



19 comments:

  1. Looks like a beautiful day.

    Hugs from Oklahoma,

    Valerie
    Cottage Making Mommy

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    1. Thank you, Valerie - it is a chilly eve now and I'm quite happy sitting by my fire connecting with all my new blogging friends! Thanks, as always, for your visit!

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  2. You enjoy your new home for the holidays. A whole year of firsts. Uh, I'm wearing shorts today...
    Brenda

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    1. Ahhh but you told me you wear shorts almost every day! So does that really count?

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  3. You captured some wonderful pictures. I look forward to the cold, snowy days ahead...they make such beautiful pictures.

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    1. I have to say I'm kind of looking forward to it also!! Not so much the shoveling....although I do need the exercise!

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  4. Love cold winter mornings and you are so right....with the frost, it is hard not to think about getting the Christmas decor out and spreading it around. Beautiful photos of a beautiful home! Hugs!!

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    1. Thanks, Benita! I know, I'm so tempted but it wouldn't be the same without my older daughter - we have always decorated together, me and my two beautiful daughters!

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  5. Oh my gosh its so beautiful when its frosty!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away
    www.askawayblog.com

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    1. I think I'm one of those lucky people, Ellen - I love each and every season. There is beauty to be found in all - and now I have a place to share that beauty with all of you! Thanks for your visit, Ellen!! xo

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  6. Such beautiful pictures of your lovely yard. Your garden shed is adorable. Happy New Week.
    Kris

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    1. Thanks, Kris! My garden cottage IS adorable - I love it - far cry from when I bought the house and fell through the floor! Perhaps in the spring the inside will get some sprucing up....for now, as long as it's neat and tidy I'm ok with that.

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  7. I'm with you. We went into Hobby Lobby this weekend to get wrap supplies we needed. I like to wrap early.

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    1. Oh I wish we had a Hobby Lobby nearby!! Honestly we don't have anywhere to get decent wrapping paper nearby!! I must remember to pick some up next time I wander off the mountain....thanks for the reminder! I'm so looking forward to the holiday season this year in my new home - I can almost hear the bells jingling already!! :)

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  8. Loved this post! At last, someone is as excited about the coming season as I am.... YAY! lol

    Please don't ever fall into the blogging trap where you change everything. I love it all just the way it is :)

    xo,
    rue

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  9. I was taking frost pictures the other morning too....my neighbors must wonder what is wrong with me, lol..,

    Lovely shots and the sun pouring in to the room in the morning is just wonderful : )

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  10. I was taking frost pictures the other morning too....my neighbors must wonder what is wrong with me, lol..,

    Lovely shots and the sun pouring in to the room in the morning is just wonderful : )

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    1. Ha ha I think my neighbors are starting to wonder also, Deb, when I'm out there in my fuzzy purple robe with my camera!

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