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.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Reprise -- Let It Snow, Let It Snow

With temperatures constantly in triple digits for what seems like most of July, it's fun to go back and remember that the weather will not always remain in the triple digits!!!!

In fact, sometimes in winter, we long for warmer temperatures. I'm not certain that we long for 100 degrees, but . . .

That is one good thing, I guess, about living in a four season clime -- we get summer which is hot and humid and dry and we get winter which is cold and sometimes snowy and icy and then we get Spring and Fall -- the perfect seasons!

We're tired of summer and yearn for fall. Since we were gone for Spring, it seems to me as if we skipped Spring and went from Winter to Summer! And Summer at it's hottest!!!

This post, from February 2010, reminds me that the 100 plus degree temperatures won't last forever and just looking at these pictures makes me feel a bit cooler!

I'm joining Chari at Happy To Design for Sunday Favorites.

Enjoy the snow with an icy glass of tea -- you'll be cooler just looking at the garden full of "white stuff"!

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!


Suzie said...

Ooooh, that was SO nice. I cooled off a bit just looking at your photos!

And remember. .start counting the number of foggy days that you have in August. They are supposed to be an indicator of how many snow storms you have this coming Winter!


I'm visiting my daughter where she lives in Guayaquil, by the coast and here when cool, like now is yeah, the winter wonderland photos made me cool off, too! Thanks for sharing, the four seasons are gorgeous!! Love, FABBY

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Martha said...

Pat we didn't get your rain!!!! We could have used it!

Bernideen said...

Yes...just looking at these photos made me feel cooler. We have 85 degrees today.

Mary said...

What refreshing pictures to see in this time of heat. Don't really want to see snow again any time soon, though.

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

Thanks for the respite from the heat! We aren't as hot as Kansas, but it's gone on too long! And I always love seeing Oliver!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Martha...

Brrrr!!! Oh my...your post reminded me that this summer heat will come to an end! After living in south Texas for 30 years where we basically only had two and cold, I'm glad that I live in Colorado with it's four seasons! Like you, I love the spring and autumn!

Well dear friend, Linderhof looks especially beautiful all dressed up in its white winter frocks! I enjoyed your photos and I do believe that I'm even feeling a bit cooler! Hehe! Thank you so much for sharing this lovely post with us for the Sunday Favorites party this week!

Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!

Southerncook said...

I feel as you do, I have had all this fun of summer heat that I can stand. I am sooooooooo looking forward to Fall. Your snowy pictures definitely had a cooling effect.


Patricia said...

Oh, ..... if only!!!!

Could you send some of that our way please????

Over 100* more than 40 days so far, and counting as August hasn't started yet!

Lovely post, Martha....great timing!

Ben said...

Isn't it funny how animals that have done things a certain way for centuries have no problem adjusting to human comforts in a short period of time? lol

Thank you for a most welcome, cooling post, Martha.


Anonymous said...

Living in the desert, we don't ever see the snow, but boy is it hot right now. This looks so cool. I can't wait for the cooler weather again. Great cool post. Hugs, Marty

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh, Martha, what a COOL post.
hahahaha ... yes, a bad joke, but it's still early in the day for a Sunday.

I also looked at some snow pictures the other day, hoping to feel cooler. Didn't work.

Luckily, Dion LOVES the snow, although long haired spaniels come back in the house loaded with hard messy "snow balls" stuck all over their bellies and feet. What a mess!

It's the last day of July. Is August on the prairie usually as hot, or does it begin to temper? August here can be hot in the day, but usually the nights begin to cool down, and we do get some crystal clear cool August days that are just complete gifts from Nature.

Happy last day of July!

The Sewing and Knitting Loft said...

I am looking forward to snow days here! We are at day 30 of 100+ temps!

Connie said...

Thanks for the cool reminder as we suffer through another Kansas summer!

Connie in K.C.

Keetha Broyles said...

Have you noticed that no matter what the weather is like, we humans tend to complain about it? I'm really trying to enjoy whatever weather comes our way - - - in its own season.

The hail today was a little scary though.