Friday, December 19, 2008

Our world's a picture postcard

We woke up to a fresh layer of powder, with all the trees perfectly flocked. The temperature, just a few degrees below freezing, is comfortable. Sun and snowflakes - slowly drifting by the windows, just like on the cool folks' Wordpress blogs - have alternated throughout the day. Brian ate breakfast quickly and went out to conquer more slopes on his snowboard.
Inside, there is more to delight the eye. Last night Rick brought home this orchid from friend Kathy. A local florist held it for me until we got back from NE; isn't it stunning? While at the florist, Rick saw an arrangement he thought I'd like, so I got an early Christmas present from him along with the belated birthday present from Kathy. That's a Thomas Kincaid collectible cottage in the center.When you flip the switch, the lights inside illuminate a cozy gathering of people around a flickering fireplace!
It occurred to me today that I don't have a single holiday cookie on hand - and Christmas is less than a week away! I pulled out some recipes and ingredients to remedy that, if not today, then Sunday. I want to make Snickerdoodles, Rich & Chewy White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies, Sugar Cookies (with mint chocolate chips), and Krumkake. If the fresh cranberries I purchased awhile back are still good, I'll coat them with chocolate, and probably make a batch of fudge. That will give us plenty to eat and share with friends and neighbors.

That's it from scenic . . .

6 comments:

Karen B. said...

I love your new little cottage, so pretty!

MiniKat said...

I love the cottage. It's so cute with the greenery arrangement. Will you be posting your cookie recipes by chance?

Heather said...

Okay, no fair naming those cookies without recipes! The white chocolate cranberry ones sound divine!! *hint, hint*

Wrensong Farm said...

That cottage is WAY COOL!! :)

Orchids are addicting and oh so easy to care for. My collection is up to 5.

Those cookies sound great, it's probably a good thing I just got my braces on...this will probably be the first Christmas that I haven't gained 5 pounds!

Kathy said...

I love the cottage, too. :) I just with the orchid was the one I originally picked - with bunset/peachy colors blooms. Ah, well...that's orchids for you...at least mine bloom for about 4 months in the dead of winter when I need it. :)

Enjoy!

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

I'll be happy to share recipes. Watch for another post.... (If only posting burned more calories!)