This morning, we awoke
to find these pansies which we had planted not that too long ago
To be huddling under a blanket of snow
And not just a dusting
But a real snow
We were glad we filled the feeders yesterday
For the back garden was snow covered
As was the patio
About 4 inches we estimate
Snow falls on the prairie mainly in January
sometimes in February
rarely in December
(we always dream of a White Christmas -- sigh)
but hardly ever in March
and almost never the end of March!
It is beautiful
And the snow kept us inside today
Church was cancelled
And we lingered over breakfast
And the morning papers
And another cup of tea
Thursday, we found something in the back garden
This little guy
I immediately posted his picture on facebook
Because I was sure he was lost
But no one even commented on the post
I must admit he is working his way into our hearts
And Dolly likes him
He doesn't have a name
But I did buy him a collar!
And with the cold and snow
Snuggling on an afghan on the sofa seems to be the perfect thing to do!
Unlike the corgi, he does like the sofa!
The top of the Chinese chest in the dining room was filled with blue and white bowls.
They've been there a long time
And are purely decorative
They serve no purpose and I really don't use them
They're ringed by part of my collection of silver napkin rings
And I do think they look nice but . . .
It is a flat surface and it would make for good storage
The blue and white bowls, alas, got relegated to the basement
And in their place the bigger pieces of silver that previously resided in the cabinet itself
Freeing up room for my Old Paris tea set
The two silver chafing dishes, the silver dome, my silver coffee urn and the silver epergne
And next to the cabinet is the old server
Which held some of the blue and white china
I felt that
I needed even more room in the Chinese cabinet
And decided in was the perfect place for storing more silver --
My Grandmother's teapot, the old Estate sale find teapot, a silver water pitcher I fell in love with and a chocolate pot
In the middle is the silver curate which I had stored under the sink
And was a real pain to get out and put back . . . and I did that
times in the last month or so
I needed a much more accessible spot
And that was really why I decided to make some changes
A storage place for the curate
I'll have to polish a bit more often
because silver stored in light tarnishes much quicker
But that's okay
I really do like to polish silver!
And with the snow today and a new cookbook to peruse
Sunday lunch was chicken breasts poached in cream
Husband Jim pronounced it delicious!
The new cookbook -- The Canal House Volume 3 -- Winter and Spring