Linderhof


Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas


Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Let it Snow . . . let it snow . . .

We, on the prairie, feel fortunate that Monday's snow was measured by a few inches and not feet like our neighbors to the East. It was a wet snow and so it turned Linderhof into a winter wonderland for not only was snow on the ground but it turned the trees into white wonders.
The birds were busy at the feeders -- there are two male cardinals in the picture -- can you spot them? There are three more males that come visit plus their ladies often accompany them.
A summer table with a snow "tablecloth" and snow "chair pads". The branches hang low with the weight of the snow.
Although Oliver's breed was bred to herd cattle. And most cattle are kept outside, Oliver feels that having to go out into the cold snowy landscape is not what a dog should do!
And so he yearns to get back inside but, wait, is that the pesky cat . . . . his job, you see, is to make sure that the cat doesn't bother the garden birds!

It wasn't that pesky cat and so he quickly and happily came back inside. A dog, after all, needs to be where his Master and Mistress are. Not outside, all by himself!

It's Wednesday and time to visit Susan at A Southern Daydreamer and see what outdoor scenes there are this Wednesday. With the snows that have fallen lately (the ones not on the prairie that were measured in feed not inches) I'm sure there may be some more winter white posts.

17 comments:

2Sammi said...

Martha,
Oliver is precious.....I love Corgi's.

Renee

Light and Voices said...

Oliver is adorable.
Joyce, IL, USA

Really Rainey said...

Oliver is SO handsome... My Gadget would love him too, she is half Corgi and half sheltie. She is so much Corgi tho... Personality plus! Looks like loads more snow heading your way too... Also your soaps are heading your way too... I just found your address buried in my in-bin... I had been looking for it under your blog name... not your name... You are so patient! Thank you!

Really Rainey~

Allie and Pattie said...

Martha, we are seeing all our friends up North buried under this year's snow. Hoping everyone stays safe and warm. I know it causes a lot of hassle, but it truly is beautiful
xoxo Pattie

eileeninmd said...

Lovely snowy scenes, I feel sorry for poor Oliver.

Christine L. Mitchell said...

The snow did fall pretty this time. I love it when the fat flakes stick on the tree branches and give us a little winter "art" for a day or two.

Oliver is a treat!

bj said...

brrrrr. pretty but so cold looking.
O, yes, I did spy the pretty red birds..and I do love Oliver..so cute.

I thought, all this time, I was a follower but when I just checked, I wasn't...just an oversight..so sorry...and I AM following now.
hugs, bj

Southerncook said...

Martha, What a fabulous Outdoor Wed. post. It truly is a Winter Wonderland in your neck of the woods. Of course, Ollie is adorable and I'm sure he isn't wild about the snow.

Carolyn

Ms. Bake-it said...

Oliver is absolutely precious! Corgis are amazing dogs. So very smart and mischievous!

~ Tracy

BumbleVee said...

I've always loved a Corgi face.... if I ever get a dog......

and, hey< I've never seen a cardinal in real life. I guess they don't come this far north..darn it. They are absolutely amazing looking birds. In a snow pic... they are pretty special... I'd be sitting out there trying for many shots knowing me....

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

We had about 11 inches of new snow here yesterday! Poor Oliver.

Moonshadow said...

Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog. I'm always eager to meet fellow Kansans. It's nice to finally have a real winter, they had been so lacking in snow the past few years. :)

Mary said...

What gorgeous photos, Martha. It really does look like a winter wonderland. I'd keep my eyes on Oliver. If the snow continues too long he just might resign :-). Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Tracy F . said...

Beautiful snow scenes and Oliver is adorable. I used to have an "Oliver" who was a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.Stay safe and warm!

Linda Q said...

Awww, Oliver is darling. I have been thinking of getting a Corgi, what can you tell me about them?!
Glad you didn't get burried too!
We had that last year, so I am glad it is someone else's turn this Winter.
Linda

My Slice of Heaven said...

Your snowy pictures are so pretty, but brrrrrr..., they make me chilly just looking at them! Anita

Sarah Punch said...

Wow - the picture looks just so beautiful with all the snow in the big trees!