February 4, 2016

Inside/Outside & Haidu #1

Winter rages with its gales and storms but inside it is warm and cozy.

Hot soup makes stormy weather easier to take!
The kitchen stays warm and toasty while the wind blusters outside.
  Jane Austen said  it best:
"Ah, there is nothing like staying at home for real comfort!"

And bluster is what it does. Full of sound and fury while snow dumps and dazzles all around .
       Judge Roy Bean of the old west once said,
"And finally Winter, with its bitin', whinin' wind, and all the land will be mantled with snow. "

"Snow was falling,
so much like stars
filling the dark trees
that one could easily imagine
its reason for being was nothing more
than prettiness.”
― Mary Oliver

“All Heaven and Earth
Flowered white obliterate...
Snow...unceasing snow”
...   Japanese Haiku by Hashin

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  1. I just loved all your photos, Annie! Snow is so pretty and makes everything so pristine. This is coming from someone who doesn't have to shovel it! LOL What a pretty home you have! Stay warm and have a safe day.

  2. As I write , it is snowing yet again !
    Your photos make us all feel we could step through the screen ,sit down and be welcomed with a hot cup of tea and a visit with you !

  3. How cozy the atmosphere of your home is, my dearest Annie !
    I love your new header, I'm so fascinated by it, I'm sure that's another art work of yours ...
    May your weekend be blessed with joy
    sending love and so dear hugs to you

  4. Hi Annie,the pictures are so nice. I have not been in the snow since 2006! We will be close to the 80's this week! I like cold days to bundle up and have hot soup.I am sure the cold weather makes you ache so stay warm. Hugs

  5. What lovely views! Thank you for your posts.


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