Thursday, February 4, 2016

On a Stormy Winter's Night

The wind was howling, the trees were whistling and clattering against one another, there was no sign of a moon or any stars. 


The wind chimes were going mad....which is a sound I adore. 


The clouds would build up and obscure the mountain peaks and then blow away just as quickly, leaving new cloud formations in their wake. 


I loved each and every second of it. 

There's nothing I adore more than coming home from the office and spending time outdoors. In warmer months I grab a glass of wine and go for a walkabout through my gardens to see what's growing. 

When I came home from work yesterday evening I was inspired to do the very same. 

The wind was blowing like crazy....but it was a strangely warm wind, not the cold, bitter wind it was when I left early that morning. 


The sunset was lovely, a red sky against the glow of my garden cottage. 

I took a peek inside to check on the plants I'm overwintering in there. It's hard to tell just yet but it's possible some of them may survive. Fingers crossed. 


There's nothing more comforting than seeing the warm glow of the lights inside a cozy house on a stormy night. 
 

My little house looked so warm and inviting I was compelled to snap some photos to share with you. 


The side window to the dining room....the fiddle leaf fig is quite happy there in it's new spot. And I can watch the birds at the suet in the mornings from my place at the breakfast table. 


It was so lovely being outdoors again, enjoying the beauty all around me. I spent quite a bit of time on my little garden swing, just listening to the wind in the trees and the chimes down in the garden. 

I was ever so happy to be out in nature once again....I've missed it terribly. 


When I finally made my way indoors to start supper guess who had decided to make themselves at home in my chair. 

It was a very good night. 




31 comments:

  1. I love your little potting shed. It's on my 'want' list to have one built soon. It looks so comfy through your windows. A well-loved home. Those two little faces are a wonderful welcome home, I'm sure.

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    1. Their excitement knows no bounds...whether I've been gone for 10 minutes or 10 hours they are always so happy to see me!

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  2. I agree I love wind chimes and the glow of lights on in the house. The babies look adorable in that chair. None of my wind chimes make it on the farm. Between the high winds and the animals they always get torn up.

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    1. I have one that I loved that I hung at the corner of the house and I've been picking up pieces of it all winter! I've saved all the pieces....some day when I have a clone and therefore more time on my hands perhaps I'll string it all up with fishing wire.

      Someday.....:)

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  3. You are a natural-born writer. You get better and better all the time. Keep listening to your inner voice. It will tell you what to write. Don't question it. Look at everything around you, much as you do, and put all that you see and all that you feel into words you form in your head. Those two things together tell a magnificent story.
    Brenda

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    1. I am inspired by the stories you weave about life in your Cozy Little House, Brenda - thank you for your sweet words, my friend xo

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  4. Gorgeous photos of the night sky, and the garden shed reminds me of Kinkade's paintings.

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    1. I have two of Kinkade's paintings and I love them so much!! How cute that you relate my little garden cottage to one of his paintings....if only I could get the interior to my liking! Perhaps someday....

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  5. I love the puppies that stole your seat.
    Are you sure? They look so innocent.:)
    Monica

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    1. Don't they, just? They practice that innocent look all day while I'm at work so that when I come home and ask who got mud on the sofa they look at me like, NOT ME!!

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  6. Your home does look so warm and inviting. I love the time right before a storm. The skies are dark and the wind is blowing. It just seems so magical. As long as there are no floods that come with it that is.

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    1. I agree! My house is up on a hill so flooding shouldn't really be an issue, I don't think. But yes, magical for sure!

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  7. You are writing here about a theme dear to my heart, that of walking outside in the darkening dusk and looking inside your own lamplit home. Your pictures are like paintings here, I love them.

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    1. You are so sweet, Dewena!! I remember when my girls were little that was always my favorite time to go for a walk - just at the start of dusk when folks were bustling away inside their homes, lamps lit, preparing supper. It always felt such a cozy time to me!

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  8. How wonderful that you got to spend some quiet, reflective time outdoors. That's still a long ways off here in northern IL - still very cold and snow and ice on the ground. I love the photos looking into your house. So beautiful and cozy.

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    1. Normally we would be buried under feet of snow at this point, Melanie - that's why it was even more precious! It's cold again now, the reprieve didn't last...but most of the snow is gone, except on the slopes!

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  9. A nice contrast here...stormy and exhilarating and warm and cozy :)

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    1. Thanks, Deb! I love storms! Well, providing they don't take down a tree on my house!

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  10. I love the pictures and your writing mama, felt like I was home with you guys! XOXOX

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  11. I do hope your sinus headache is completely gone.

    Love your little shed and hope your plants inside will survive and be ready for spring.

    A nice little walk around is nice. In the morning in has been with coffee for me, and in the evenings a glass of wine A little earlier I walked around with camera in hand snapping pictures here and there.

    Your little canine family members are really cute.

    Be well dear one and have a nice weekend ~ FlowerLady

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    1. It is not, Lorraine...it's been lingering. I feel it may be allergies...but I'm hesitant to start taking allergy meds daily again - I gave them up when the construction dust settled! I'm the same as you - in the nicer months my morning coffee is out in the garden, walking around seeing what's growing. Usually I have to run back in for the camera as something will pique my interest for sure! Same routine in the evenings after work...but with a glass of wine! It's a wonderful life, isn't it? :)

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  12. Our fur babies are always great to come home to and they're so thrilled to see us again. I wish we could walk around our place, but it's a condo with lots of cold and snow and nothing spectacular to see. In a few more months though, we'll be up to our cottage and seeing nature in full bloom!

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    1. I thought about buying a condo this time around, Carol, due to less maintenance. But I wasn't ready to give up my gardens! Not yet, anyway. And my privacy. But there is something nice about having someone else doing a ton of the outside work, isn't there?

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  13. Don't you just adore the love of a dog or two? They just wiggle wiggle... even if I've only been out of the room for 10 minutes. To them it's a week. xox Looks like a perfect evening to me.

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    1. Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle....grab a toy....show it to me.....run away with it....wiggle some more....it's the best!!

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  14. I love the sound of wind chimes when the wind is whipping around outside. And for some reason, I find the sound of the wind oddly comforting! Heard y'all have a storm in today...please stay safe and warm! Hugs!

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    1. No storm here today but the wind is pretty fierce again - perhaps it's the March winds, come early? With this bizarre weather I wouldn't be surprised!! Hugs to you, sweet Benita!!

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  15. Wind chimes, porch swing, warm wind, setting sun with warm puppies in the house! What could be better?

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    1. The only thing that could make it better would be a maid in my house doing all the things that need to be done while I'm outside enjoying the beauty around me!! I was thinking that today while I was trying to catch up on some housework....I really don't have enough time to do everything. Sigh!!

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  16. Brrrrr! Winter has found you in your nest on the mountain!
    I know you were ready for it!

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