So far the winter here has been oddly balmy, I was still wearing open toed shoes (much to my sister’s dismay) two weeks ago. But then the temperature finally dropped, and Friday we had our first snow, or rather what the news was calling a ‘wintery mix’ – snow & sleet. The next morning everything was coated in a crystalline crust that crunched under foot. Magic.
The azalea leaves each had their own jacket of ice which slid off as the day got warmer; K rescued a couple and put them in the freezer for me to see when I got home.
(That little act of sweetness will get recorded on the list I started recently entitled “things I am grateful for today” and hung on my wall. Why? ‘Cause happy people do it.)
Inside its warmer, though hardly cozy. I’m usually still decked out in ugg boots (which are not as cute as these), one or two sweaters and drinking multiple cups of tea – my current favorite is a decaf red chai – or occasionally a hot chocolate. Guess it’s putting me in the mood to work on the Judah Ross Fall ’13 collection at least.
My houseplants seem to be doing okay too, the shamrock that unexpectedly sprouted out of my aloe is taking over their pot and the bougainvillea which stubbornly refused to flower all summer is now blooming.
It’s like my very own little piece of summer sun.
Another thing that makes me happy every time I see it (by NC artist Peter Butler):
And here’s the best new song we’ve discovered lately. I might have to listen to it while we’re cooking dinner tonight.
We’re making these AGAIN tonight along with black eyed peas and andioulle sausage. Perfect for a night like this:
P.S. I’m still working on the tutorial ideas. In the meantime, for Rucha: instructions for a DIY duvet covers.