Monday, December 31, 2012

On the Very Last Day of the Year

We are covered in white...glorious white.  Notice my tiny greenhouse right there, all tucked in for winter.  

Day before yesterday, it snowed and snowed, and then we got a little more.  

No pictures of this, but at one point I called shotgun to ride along with Henri.  It was the first time I had ever been inside a truck while it rammed a 4 ft. snow bank.   For that I was not prepared.  Surprisingly (to me), after the initial jolt I found it rather exhilarating.  Who knew!

A feathered friend we met during today's walk.  

Here is the street view of how winter changed up my kitchen window box.  Getting dark...time to go inside.

My shop, Frenchman's Bay Tea Co., is officially closed for the season.  This is how it looked last night at sunset.

We decided to let the snow pile up over there.  For now, it will serve as a dreamy white winter wonderland, where the focus of my many thoughts and dreams for it will await in anticipation of a spring reopening!  Wishing everyone a safe and very blessed New Year!   

And for some reason before I go to bed tonight as I look out my window, I want to end the year with this quote from John Irving's The Cider House Rules.

  "Goodnight all you Princes of Maine, all you Kings of New England."  


Terra said...

Your photos are all beautiful, and now you have been in a truck as it hits a snow bank. It must be winter indeed!

jennyfreckles said...

Beautiful photos, it looks glorious. A very happy New Year Lili. Stay safe and warm.

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Good to see the snow your way :O) So nice to have you back in blogland. Have a very safe and warm New Year. Absolutely love the quote . . . great movie too. Love you, xo

Country Girl said...

Absolutely incredible images here, Lili. Love the bird, the landscape, the sunset! And that quote? Perfect. Just perfect.

Wishing you peace, prosperity, love, and hope in the coming year, my friend. xoxo

regan said...

Beautiful pics! And I'm guessing the guys get their macho on when wonder they like it! :o)

I love that quote, too! Happy 2013!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wonderful photos - happy new year my friend!

Rain said...

It is beautiful... But hubby's parked too close to metal roofed garage again....3rd windshield ..... Hard to teach an ole dog new tricks...!! Can't wait to come to your shop this spring-! It's a must do this year!! Blessings and warm fire Lili!
Fondly, Rain :)

Daryl E said...

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stevie said...

Yikes! That is a lot of snow!!!! That snow would shut us down for a month in NC :) Stevie @

Privet and Holly said...

Just so, so lovely,
Lili!! I read it twice,
it was so serene and

Thank you for being
such a wonderful blog
friend over the years.
I wish you a 2013 that
is worthy of your sweet

xo Suzanne

PS: The John Irving quote
gave me chills....