the view from my window

I’ll tell ya, I have never been more surprised upon awakening than I was this morning.   I opened my eyes to Mateo’s sleepy little face nuzzled up next to my cheek.  I laid there watching him for a few minutes and then as he woke, I enjoyed his sleepy, almost drunken like smile.  At some point my eyes caught a wush of white flying by outside, looked out towards the windows and I tell ya, I almost fell out of bed from the shock.

Yesterday, the boys and I were out and about in long sleeved tshirts, no sweater, no feeling of being too cold, just a really nice sunny day with temps of about 47.  This morning it’s a winter wonderland out there.  How or when this happened, I can only imagine it snowed all night and snow it must have for there are about 5 inches of it already.  Five inches where yesterday there was grass.

I ran around waking the rest of my brood just to watch their amazement at it all.  Truly, this is breathtaking.  I hope we always feel this wonderment at seeing it though I am sure at some point it will become very much commonplace.

I felt the need to start a new project, though I have 3 others in my knitting basket.  I remembered that extra bulky yarn in my studio from my trip to the Purl SOHO.  A new cowl was cast on.  A cowl for me.  The yarn is Cascade Magnum and I originally bought this gynormous yarn thinking I would crochet a doily rug for my bedroom but then thought of how dirty it would get from admiring little feet visiting it.  I think I will make one eventually but perhaps a darker color, yes?

So, as I sit by the woodstove with peppermint tea in hand, I thank God for the seasons and for the view from my window.

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7 Responses to the view from my window

  1. Sharron January 22, 2014 at 1:27 pm #

    Learn to embrace it! That's how it is here in these parts. Not usually this much snow, but always the ups and downs and never knowing what to expect. Even in the spring when I pack away the winter clothes, I don't really put them "away" because there will always be another spell of cold, and the same holds true in the fall. I dream of closets big enough to hold it all in each room! LOL

  2. Julie January 22, 2014 at 3:23 am #

    Was it there not to love about winter, right?! A quick tip (I reside in Northern British Columbia where we get tones of snow); do not leave wooden chairs outside!! The snow will wreck them before you know it!!

    • farmishmomma January 22, 2014 at 4:48 pm #

      ah, had no clue!!! Thank you, I rather like my rocking chairs 🙂

  3. Colleen January 21, 2014 at 11:21 pm #

    It is beginning the wonder and magic of the seasons. They will have many special memories now.

  4. Sue D. January 21, 2014 at 11:07 pm #

    Thanks, Tricia, for the memories!!! We moved down to FL 7 1/2 years ago from CT … didn't really miss the snow that much until I saw your pictures. Brings back many memories from before my babies all grew up. Sigh! (I love your blog, by the way!)

  5. Bernadette January 21, 2014 at 7:20 pm #

    So pretty! Keep warm, and happy belated birthday! 🙂

  6. Kim January 21, 2014 at 5:26 pm #

    I've lived in MN all of my life. After so many years, I'm still amazed at an overnight snowfall. God's beauty is breathtaking! Thank you for the reminder.

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