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 1, 2011

The Snow Cometh . . .




Like a big portion of the United States, snow came to the prairie early Tuesday morning. We awoke to a winter wonderland. We, were, however, lucky that the predicted ice did not materialize and so all we have is snow . . .


But lots of snow. The back patio at about noon on Tuesday.

It, of course, snowed all day -- sometimes so heavily that we had a hard time seeing the houses across the street.


Our back patio at 5:30 Tuesday evening! If it continues to snow -- we may lose our chairs!!!



The pond at noon on Tuesday . . .


And at 5:30 on Tuesday . . .


If you live where it snows, you should make sure that whatever pet you own is taller than predicted snowfalls! At noon, there wasn't much of Oliver above the snow!!!


Oliver definitely is not happy!!! So unhappy in fact that he got "stuck" in the snow. Husband Jim had to pick him up and turn him around!!!


Our front porch -- covered and screened and still eerily snow covered!


And what does one do on a snowy day -- cook, of course. A wonderful beefy vegetable soup for lunch. Dinner will be a lentil and sausage soup. Apple crisp for dessert!!!

It's Wednesday and since the world outside is white, I'm joining Kathleen at Faded Charm for White Wednesday and since all of the white is outside, I'm joining Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday.

20 comments:

Pondside said...

Yes, we've been hearing about the storms that are hitting most of the continent - but not here in the Pacific Northwest. It's been cold, but sunny today and I have seen the first daffodil leaves poking up through the soil.
That front porch really does look eerie!

Ann said...

we have had sleet here ALL day, now the snow and winds are starting, that is why we are in the blizzard warning area..lucky us!

Martha said...

Ann -- I saw your area was all"pink" -- pink is never good in weather -- stay inside, warm and safe!

Kate said...

Oh, I cannot imagine having so much snow! But....it can be so beautiful! Glad Oliver got directions!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Ice for Philly tonight... Fun pics, wonderful food and poor Oliver! Stay warm:@)

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

You got more snow than us but boy is it cold! I never thought about all the snow blowing into a screened porch. Do you just let it melt or try to sweep it out?
Lunch looks good. I wish I could have stayed home and baked today!
Stay warm.

Leslie said...

Here in Zone 6 we're getting the ice part of your storm.. however more snow and then again more is expected here on Saturday and then next Tuesday.. one or the other is supposed to be "Significant".. Ironic because my "Significant" is always working in it! :( Your poor doggie looks lost in all that snow!
Leslie
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Mary said...

You have really go the snow!

So far the snow has missed us, we have rain instead which is fine with me.

Good luck and I hope you stay warm!

Light and Voices said...

Snow is taller than your poor doggie. Blizzard warning for our area.
Joyce M

56steps said...

Wow! You did get the snow.

I am in Rhode Island and it snowed yesterday but has been just a mess of frozen stuff this morning.

I agree with your attitude. Snow outside? Time to cook something warm. I think it is chicken curry for us tonight.

-Debra

Brenda Kula said...

I'd say you have some whites to show! Poor Oliver.
Brenda

Everlasting Blooms said...

I think all of the snow you got yesterday hit us last night and I think it's gonna be snowing all day...It's pretty but cold!

Martha said...

It's going to be cold here -- minus 12 is our projected low for tonight -- or as DD says NEGATIVE 12 -- when I asked her why NEGATIVE she responded -- is there anything positive when the temperature is below zero?

Mary said...

Martha it looks like you folks on the prairie have really been hammered by snow this winter. For what its worth, it looks beautiful AND will eventually melt. Stay warm and dry. Blessings...Mary

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Wow, it was fun to see all your snow! We just have extreme cold (15 degrees) and rolling blackouts here in central Texas. Your lunch plans sound wonderful!

From the Kitchen said...

We have similar outside scenes today. It's still snowing here and fluctuates from big flakes to smaller ones and almost zero visibility! Our poor Oliver was not too pleased to head out at 6 a.m.!!

Our lunch was not "summer" pasta salad but hot soup!

Best,
Bonnie

Ellen said...

Oh my, did the winds howl that strongly to blow in so much snow into your screened porch?! Wow! amazing. Glad the ice didn't happen and hope you all stay safe.

xoxo,
Ellen

shopannies said...

it came here as well

Carol said...

Poor Oliver! With those short legs. I'm sure his view of the world is far different from ours.
The soup looks delicious. Love apple crisp too!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love your Eng. barrel, so beautiful, I totally love oriental figurines and accessories and furniture, just great! I guess snow is still coming...although it's beautiful, I remember growing up in NY., when I was a kid, I couldn't get enough rolling down a hill I had in front of my parents's house. Hope soon spring comes, and summer...I miss the 4 seasons.
Thank you for visiting me too. The little girls had a ball helping me with the sandwichs and the choc. chip cookies.
XOXO
FABBY