Saturday, January 8, 2022

WINTER IS HERE


This week, we finally got some cold and snow. While I'm a hot house flower and I enjoy summer the best, I can't lie and do enjoy the winter, especially when it's blanketed in winter white, covering all the decay. I'm still hoping for a huge blow out of a storm though. I got out to capture a few snaps before heading back to Bucks County...
The holly bush catching the dripping water by the icicles during the day is frozen over by morning.
I love icicles. Not only are they cool to see and make for excellent, chilled cock-a-tail stirs, but make for the prefect murder weapon...the evidence melts away!
Lillith awakening to the snow and had a few good frolics out in it. She could spend all day in the show if you'd let her. Buster Borghese, the elder old man now would rather slumber in the warmth of his new posturepedic bed.
Next to the wine cabinet. Of Course.

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  1. I am totally Buster!!

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  2. The sooner we get to Spring the better, I say. Jx

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  3. These are beautiful, Mads. I'm Team Buster.

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    1. Lilith was keeping my tootsies warm last night Deedles. Nothing like a doggie keeping your tootsies warm.

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    2. I wouldn't know, Mads. When Bella sleeps with me, she goes from being a 10 pound bichonpoo to a 2 ton immovable bear camped behind my knees. I wake up with tight leg and back muscles and I practically have to roll out of bed to pee. Now that BH is here to stay, I don't have to worry about it. He's her person.

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    3. Wait...by my estimations Balder half is home retired 2 weeks? And he's still around? Lol!!!

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    4. Yes, he's still around, Mads. I need him to trim my bush. I haven't bought a baseball bat yet. I'm working on patience. So is he, to tell the truth.

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    5. BWAHAHAHAHAHHA I aint asking questions on this one!!!!!

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    6. My other half is away much of the summer sailing; when he's at home I long for a blunt instrument

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    7. Well, Helen, I'm glad I'm not alone. They (whoever they are) say that absence makes the heart grow fonder. I know that I'm probably going to long for a little more fondness in the coming days. So will he :)

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    1. Hibernation season is here, me thinks. Some good sleeps and candle lits evenings.

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  5. Yeah, winter snow and cold is charming for the first day or so. Then it gets real old, real quick.

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  6. Your photos are stunning. I love the snow, but not for long! SG would be with Buster.

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    1. Once the snow gets dirty, It needs to leave and then hit reset for the fresh stuff.

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  7. It was so cold here recently... this week... below zero, just terrible wind chill. Life in hand anytime you step out to shovel (yes, stupid snow). I am in good spirits. Keeping busy and getting lots done around the houses. My Tuxedo is not doing well. So I got a heating pad, put it on the bed and put it on low. He loves it. I think he has an upper raspatory infection. To the vet we go on Monday. Finger crossed. Have a lovely weekend, doll. Enjoy your blog more and more. And appreciate you and your beautiful spirit. Kizzes.

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  8. I love icicles too! Don't eat any yellow snow, eh?

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    1. Tundra, when I left to come home the next day after the snow, I took two long icicles from the edge of the roof, and put them in my coke bottle to keep it chilled on my way home!!

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    2. Good idea, Mistress! When I worked in the High Arctic eons ago, regular forays out to chip ice off small icebergs in the winter was a must for our staff bar. Glacier ice is so compressed and so clear, it literally "disappears" in clear liquids such as gin or vodka and takes hours to melt!

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    3. Ohhhhhhhh that sounds cool! I have always dreamed of going to Iceland or the like to stay in one of those Ice Hotels where everything is made of ice. Nothing like a nice cold gin!!!

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  9. I love your pictures of snow and icicles! Please send some snow our way. It's been three or four years since we've seen any, and I have yet to see our "new" house (3+ years now) covered in a blanket of snow.

    Stay warm, Maddie! xx

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    1. We are slated to get freezing rain tomorrow, so I see a candlelit day watching movies coming. I sure hope we get more snow. We seem to get one snow fall for a season and then that's it.

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  10. We had some snow, too. The dogs went out, the dogs came in, I shoveled, and woke up sore... from shoveling.

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    1. When I got back to Bucks, we definitely didn't get as much snow of Camp Hill did.

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  11. Buster has the right idea!

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    1. I agree...but the only thing missing for me is a man!

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  12. I love the wintery pictures. You could almost sell me on winter.

    But Buster has the best idea...warm snug bed next to wine.

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  13. I envy anyone who has snow right now. It is so magical. I mean look at those icicles!

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  14. "Not only are they cool to see and make for excellent, chilled cock-a-tail stirs, but make for the prefect murder weapon...the evidence melts away!" BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

    So true. If a remember, didn't you use an icicle as a cocktail stir last winter? It was a riot!

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  15. Gosh! I have never seen such long icicles. Beautiful.
    Is there anywhere more desirable to be, than on a posturepaedic bed, next to the wine? I think not.
    Stay warm. Xx

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    1. Those icicles got even longer!!!! I broke one off and used it as a gin stir!!!!

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  16. Those are some serious icicles!!!! I love watching dogs in the snow, but I do think Buster has the best idea for winter. I hope you manage to stay warm.

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  17. There is at least one detective story out there where the killer used an icicle to do the dirty deed and probably more.

    I could never live in a country without seasons, much as I hate the cold. As a gardener I have plants to suit all seasons.

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    1. I agree Helen. I have my favorite seasons, but when the cards are on the table. I love them all too, and couldn't live without them, I think. Otherwise, I feel it would be boring and look then same day in and day out.

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  18. Buster has the right idea,

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  19. I only like snow when I don't have to go anywhere or do anything (like Buster). We're just not equipped to deal with snow around here as we don't often get any worth writing home about, so everything is absolute chaos when snow settles.

    Your iced-up holly and sunlight-through-icicles photos are particularly lovely!

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    1. Same. I am not worried about driving in snow, but then I know how to handle myself. It the other people I worry about. Nothing like a nice winter walk either.

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  20. Buster Borghese in his Posturepedic Bed... OMG that made my Day Maddie! The other visuals are Stunning, but this Desert Rat only likes seeing that much Cold in Images.

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    1. I prefer summer... but I love the winter and cold, because then I get candlelit nights and a toasty bed with the electric blanket!!!!!

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  21. Lovely snow pictures! No snow here yet, but it's getting really cold, so maybe soon.

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    1. Today it's been mostly freezing rain Linda.

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  22. These pics are beautiful...especially the puppers :-)

    Sassybear
    www.idleeyesandadormy.com

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  23. Lovely snow! I miss it so!

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  24. Buster is like my dog - my dog refuses to get out of bed if the temperature slips below 11 Celsius.
    Sx

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    1. And if he's in my bed forget it. He may be there all day with what, an electric blanket.

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  25. I was Buster this morning. The alarm went off at 7am, which is sleeping in for me, and I said "30 more minutes!"

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    1. I say 30 more minutes every day it seems.

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