|Little snowflakes land softly on the leaves of our front-yard bush. |
I caught these pictures in the early morning before the family got up.
|A tree branch in our yard, and behind it the space where a car had been parked|
most of the night. It must have left in the very early morning.
|Backyard blackberry bushes sleep for the winter,|
but their leaves are still busy catching snow.
It seemed like a good day to stay in, stay warm, and eat good food. I had put a roast in the crockpot last night before bed so it simmered all night, filled the house with good smells of bay leaves and the wine it was marinating in. We ate it for lunch with vegetables I roasted in the oven. A cold winter night demands hearty, spicy food to warm you and fill you up so I sauteed chipotle chicken sausage. To go with it, I made a stock pot on the stove of homemade vegetable soup. Spices went in, steam rose up from the shiny pot, and into our bowls it went. Gingerbread and eggnog are two of the best tastes of winter, so we chased down almond butter fudge with afternoon gingerbread spice lattes and finished off the day with homemade eggnog ice cream. A beautiful day of snow. A good day for eating.
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