Tuesday, January 03, 2006

There from Here

We are back home for a week or so before heading back to the cottage for what will be also be a week or so — there goes most of January, folks. Wasn't that quick and painless? I have sort of caught up with blogs but must confess that much of my catching up involved some pretty quick skimming. It's not that I can't access your blogs from the cottage, but I can't always spend a lot of time tying up the phone line, especially when Cuppa and I are not there on our own.


In a day or two, I must tell you about what the near catastrophe that awaited us back here. Not to worry; I did say near, and they say (good old them) that a miss is as good as a mile.


Meanwhile, here are two more photos for your viewing pleasure. The first is a view from one of the cottage windows. Don't get too jealous because it's a small window that is usually fogged up with much condensation in winter. However, as I said before, the cottage was cold when we got there, and, when I took the pic, there wasn't yet enough warmth to cause condensation.


The second is pretty obvious: a branch and its bud, next spring's leaf, caught in winter's icy grip.




 

10 comments:

Hilde said...

Hello!
Nice blog! I found it via Iona's blog (in case you wondered.) I love the wintery pictures of yours! (Maybe because they remind me of Norway, my own country, but also because they are very nice!)

I'll keep checking out your blog. I found it very interesting:)

Happy new year!

Ginger said...

Your winter photos are gorgeous!

Wash Lady said...

These pics of Riverwood bring take me back to last year when it was at this time that I found your blog and the incredibly awesome pictures that you shared.
Looking forward to more beautiful pictures and another year of your blog.

Loner said...

could it be that chickadees are in our future as well? I loved those shots last year too - Thanks for a great year of getting to know you and Cuppa and your lovely girls.

mreddie said...

Great pics as always. The first thing I thought of when I saw the bud was - that looks like a tiny Martian that might be saying "It's so cold that I can't feel my nose - wait, I don't have a nose!"

OK, I guess you had to be here. :) ec

George Breed said...

"next spring's leaf, caught in winter's icy grip."

What a lovely metaphor!

Norma said...

Lovely photos. I've linked at mine just for the beauty of it all.

And now I'm tagging you with this question, and you can only tag over 50 bloggers.

"What snack items did your mother allow in your home and put out for you when you were growing up--either home made or store bought? And what item was absolutely not allowed?"

Gina said...

I love that second photo, AC!

Of course, that's not to say the first one isn't nice either...

Karla said...

I'm with Washlady. These photo's are somewhat nostalgic from all the amazing photo's of last year at the farm house...err...I mean cottage ;-)

Bonita said...

I like the unexpected, like the weight of the snow on the branches in the first, and the slick near-melting quality of the ice in the second. Nice work.