Monday, January 10, 2011

Snow Day!

Yippee! We woke up to the first snow of 2011! This was actually our second snow of the winter. Some of you may wonder what's the big deal...well, here in the southern part of North Carolina it is very unusual to get even one snow during the winter season. Last year we managed to get several measurable snowstorms. I wonder if our weather pattern is changing.

This was the view from my front porch this morning.

What does a young country girl do when it snows?

Doughnuts on a four wheeler! That was Carson's idea of fun.

My idea of fun was a little different. I kind of liked sitting by the fire drinking my coffee.

And when I got tired of that, I sat in the sunroom drinking my coffee.

Then, I did a little garden daydreaming.

After that, I heard the kitchen calling my name.

There is nothing like ending a snow day with a bowl of delicious mushroom and potato soup.

Snow days in the south are glorious! Since we are so unprepared for clearing the roads and sidewalks down here everything seems to stand still for a day or so...and that's not a bad thing. What do you do on snow days?


My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I usually love to bake something when I am "snowed in". I like your idea of sitting by the fire and sipping some coffee. Enjoy the snow while it lasts.


Simple Southern Happiness said...

weeee you have snow too, I DO think our weather pattern is changing. We had 3 snow events last year and now this big one, we wont be able to get out they say till Saturday.

Your fire and the sunroom are places great for daydreaming about summer gardening. Then to top it off your warm soup. Nice touch on a cold winter day.

Stay warm!

The White Farmhouse said...

No recipe?! Your soup looks super yummy! Sounds great too. Carson looks like she is having lots of fun. I usually do on snow days what I do on non snow days. Stay in jammies and think about what I could do and get nothing done! Looks like you enjoyed your day!

Glenda said...

Oh, I wish we had gotten snow! It's terribly cold, down in the low 20's at night . . . but no pretty white stuff! The view out your sunroom window is gorgeous; I could sit there quite a while! Speaking of sitting, I've been doing just that a lot for the past 8 days as I've recovered from the flu, but that's not the same! I have enjoyed watching the birds flock around the feeders, however. Enjoy the beautiful snow!

Joan Elizabeth said...

I am thrilled for you. I get very excited when very rare snow falls around these parts.

FlowerLady said...

Snow days? It would be nice occasionally to have them, but alas, not down here.

It sounds like you had a lovely day and your soup looks delicious.


Allison said...

I loved your snow day! What do I do on a snow day? Shovel, and mop up the mess of dirty boots ... and drink coffee anywhere I can - like YOU! :D

Paula said...

Boy, that soup looks really good!

We have just a dusting of snow here. I'm off from school and plan to enjoy every minute.

Your snow scenes sure are pretty!

Grace on the Narrow Path said...

I love where you live. The sunroom is beautiful!!! You are blessed my friend. We have ice today and I am feeling a bit shut in. The roads are iced over.

Pam said...

I simply visit you and enjoy your snowy views from a seat by the fireplace.
Boy, you sure do make delicious soup, Carla!.. thanks for the beautiful North Carolina scenes.

Warm hugs,

Jackie said...

I'm like you. Snow is best enjoyed in a warm house sipping spiced tea,cooking comfort food, and watching those brave ones from the window. Not that we got any snow...snifff..sniffffffff.

Kathy and Robert said...

Love the views! How about doughnuts and cocoa in front of that fire? When we hear the word snow, we head south...but lately that wouldn't even work with all the snow they've had!
What time will soup be served tomorrow???

Blessings, Kathy

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Your views are beautiful!
I love to sit by the fire too! I wish I had more time to enjoy our woodstove/fireplace, but I'm so thankful for it. There is nothing like the warm, cozy heat from wood. So glad you are enjoying your snow event-even though it snows here all the time-I always enjoy a good snowstorm-except in April, when I start to long for Spring to stick around. I know what you mean though about everything shutting down-I used to live in southern Missouri and it was the same way.
I have been to your beautiful state to do antique shows-such a lovely part of our country!
Have a great day! With blessings from the Cabin,

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

I think what you did would suit me just fine except I think I would also like to do donuts in the snow on a four wheeler!The soup looks delicious.

Ann Nichols said...

Oh... it's all so pretty!! All the views and the outdoor fun and the soup!! "Just a Snowy Day!" Perfect!

tina said...

That soup looks so good! I'm making beef stew tonight but it doesn't look anywhere that good! I bet Carson had so much fun doing donuts!

Becky said...

Saw your comment at Glenda's and had to say I love that you have a motto for the year. I do a word of the year ... this year is PURPOSE.

And ... what a great snow day. I used to live in NC and I know just how amazing it is to get that kind of snow. And you have the same color dutch oven as I have. Which I love to fill with all sorts of winter foods ... soup is a favorite. Yours looks delicious.