Sunday, January 10, 2010

Winter's Beauty

I know this is not sewing related but I thought DH's pics were so pretty they had to be published. So here goes:


That's a pic of our little barn built by one of our Amish neighbors, Joey Yoder.


This is the road in front of our land. Our house is set way back on this and not really visible.


Our humble little downsized home. It is just right for us. The snow falls off the roof and by morning is beyond shoveling. I do have a side and back entrance to ingress and egress so it is all OK. Oh, there is a lot to be said for downsizing from the big family homestead. I would do it again in a heartbeat. The only thing I miss in my old digs is the  master bath. It was just incredible and I will leave it at that.  We are very happy in our little hut. We heat with wood and only turn the furnace on when we need hot water. I could go on and on, but nuff said. Hope you are all  staying warm and cuddly. I hope our southern sewing sisters are learning the joys of high performance fabrics. Do they know what that is down south?...... Bunny

18 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, Bunny! I think I can see my breath in these photos. You can almost feel the icy cold sting your eyes & nose! Please tell your DH that he took some wonderful shots.

    I heartily agree with you on the downsized home...ours is, too. I would hate to be spending our retirement funds on heating that big house & the TAXES on it, either. ~eek!~ Better to go on vacation with it. :D

    Warm Hugs,
    Rett

    Thanks, too, for the demo on how you keep your collars positioned so perfectly. I will use the tape next time, for sure. :)

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  2. Bunny it's so beautiful. I've never seen a scene like that in person so thank you for sharing.

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  3. The picture of the barn is worthy of publication- beautiful. And as to downsizing, I'm envious! We haven't taken that step yet and as I consider my housekeeping chores for the week it is an even more appealing option.

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  4. Breathtaking photos - such a contrast to our heatwave!

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  5. Beautiful photos. I have enjoyed my visit here so much. Your fine job on the collar is just lovely. I haven't done any serious sewing for many years but I'm having fun making a few aprons.

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  6. Those photos are just so beautiful! But I can't imagine it ever being that cold. Today we having having 43 celcius. I think I will be staying indoors!

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  7. Nice photos. Our home is on an island. There are canals running all through it. Ouse house sits on property with water on 2 sides. I look out at the ice and snow covered water. It's a pretty picture too, but still--it is so cold!

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  8. Beautiful, beautiful photos! I WISH we had that much snow here in Wisconsin....I LOVE snow!

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  9. Old reader, new commenter here. Those pictures are too beautiful, makes me jealous of your winter weather (although perhaps not if you have to go out too much, but it does seem like such perfect cozy up by the fire at home type weather), I would gladly trade my rain and fog in for that!
    -K

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  10. Those are incredible pics. I think he could sell them to a Christmas card company. IMHO Makes me want to be there - at least for a while.

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  11. If it would snow like that here I could handle the cold!!

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  12. Ok, I'll admit winter can be a beautiful season. Me too, I'm all for downsizing. Less is more!

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  13. These are absolutely beautiful....what an absolutely picturesque view....Amish barn and all. Aren't you lucky. I was raised in the country and I miss it!!!

    Hey - you didn't mention you were up for an award/contest....we sewists need to stick together!!!

    http://clairekennedydesign.typepad.com/the_atelier_of_claire_ken/2010/01/im-totally-out-of-it-sometimes.html

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  14. Gosh, those pictures are gorgeous, and look VERY cold. Having grown up in the upper midwest, I'm certainly familiar with the snow and cold, but it's been a LONG time! Youngest DD would love it! or so she thinks! Ha ha!
    I agree with the greeting card comment.

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  15. My friends think I'm krazey, moving to the mountains when I could be at the beach or in Palm Springs. But, I love the cold, seeing the stars at night and in the winter having the silence that only snow brings. Thanks for sharing :-)

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