Thursday, February 3, 2011

Winter, Midway...

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February is here! We have made it halfway through winter! And while it is dumping snow on just about every part of this country, here we are in our Colorado mountains, at 7000-8000 feet, and we have just had only our second real storm of the winter. If you can even call it a storm, barely more than a few inches of snow, when in other years it would not be unusual for us to have at least several feet of snow by now, if not much more.

It leaves me feeling a bit confused, almost like it's no season in particular. However, it is super super freezing quite often, so I guess there is really no doubting it is still winter.

Other days though it's warm enough to go out and pretend that spring might be on it's way soon.

The girls are always up for outdoor adventures, no matter what the season.

This day they set out on a picnic...

Seeking just the right spot, which was beyond the snow on a sunny stone wall...

Waving good-bye to daddy.

Whispering sister secrets?

Smile for mama.

They said they were going to stay outside the whole entire day. But after about 10 minutes they came in. They said they missed me too much and wanted to come be with me :)


This was another day. They were traveling to Wisconsin. On foot, because they don't have a wagon.

They are Caroline and Charles Ingalls.

See Pa's suspenders? He (she) finger-knitted them all by him(her)self.


And now we begin the new month. I guess I don't really have a Brigid or Candlemas post this year. We did have a nice day, perhaps most memorable part being the wonderful Brigid stories we shared together. (Here is my Candlemas post from last year, you see we do so love Brigid...)

I always look forward to these special days in February, we sure can all use some extra joy and fun to help get us through the last long stretch of winter. (I pretend that it won't be too long...)

Hope everyone in the snowy lands finds time to enjoy some nice coziness!


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16 comments:

gardenmama said...

Dear Renee,
Weather is a funny thing isn't it!? For me moving away from the mountains to live along the ocean my goodness I thought surely I would avoid the snow but this year it has been equal to the snow we were used to and you, such little snow... Oh the sun in these first photos, I can just feel it and remember how the beginning of spring feels while the snow starts to melt and the sun is warming and you just wish to be outside all day. Your girls play is lovely, they are growing tall Renee! I love their bonnets and suspenders : ) Sending love to you my friend xoxo

The Provincial Homemaker said...

Goodness, your girls could just have stepped of the set of Little HOuse on the Prairie. Adorable.

Linda said...

Dear Renee
Such a wonderful post, the snow looks amazing, so soft and white... I wish we had snow in our winters:) We can already feel the chill in the air down south here. I think we will be having an early autumnn.
Be well my friend,
xo
Linda

softearthart said...

Just lovely , I love what your dear girls are wearing, cheers Marie

Sarah said...

That is too cute. I remember taking little picnics like that when I was a girl.

Wendi said...

That is so sweet! I used to do the same thing when I was little.:o) How wonderful for them that they have each other to play with.

a little crafty nest said...

Oh, Renee, what sweet and beautiful girls you have! These pictures are timeless. Are they playing Little House in all the photos or just the last ones? I guess, I'm wondering if the clothing is regular day wear. And if it is, oh lucky lucky them...I love love that! But I suppose you know that by now. Now, if the tea leaves isn't happening for you, what about an embroidery project together:)
xo Jules

sheepish said...

It is such a wonderful thing to see kids playing outside, no matter the season or weather. Snow especially!

Melanie~Our Ash Grove said...

Oh, Renee. Oh my- these girls of yours! Oh how Ella would have fun with them! <3 I cannot get over the sweetness of their outfits out in the snow! What are those great brown boots?

Catherine said...

Your girls are so, so sweet! My girls are also playing at being the Ingalls! Sister fun and sister's secrets are the best!

W-S Wanderings said...

I *love* the Ingalls, and dearly wanted to be a part of their family as a child. These shots paint such a beautiful picture of the imagination and wonder of childhood.

And the stone wall! I want a stone wall :-)

kendra said...

oh, these images are so dear! love the finger-knitted suspenders! i would have a hard time not joining in on the 'ingalls' inspired play myself!

earthboysblog said...

Look at those precious little girls, so sweet in their little bonnets - sometimes I wish I could dress my boys like that, maybe that's why I keep their hair long :). So adorable. My boys are the same, just a little wilder, climbing down the palm trees now from the bedroom window upstairs. I have been so busy Renee, with all the horsey stuff and getting the veggies growing, have been out late every evening until sunset - it's such a beautiful time of the year.. I wish you guys were here. xxx

momma rae said...

be still my heart. xoxo

p.s. you made those bonnets, of course? i want to make one for sienna. she hasn't had one in many years and i miss seeing her in a bonnet!

leaningapplemama said...

love love love. your girls are too sweet with each other. we have a lot of dinosaur and monster talk here in boyville:) it is fun to see the other side. take care. pennie

Meadow said...

Your bonnets are sweet too! We also love the Little House stories here and seeing "Caroline" and "Pa" and all that snow is reminding me of The Long Winter stories.