December 12, 2012

Winter Inspirations - First Snow

Did you hear that happy sigh?  That deep down in my bones completely happy sigh.  Yeah, that's how I'm feeling right now.

Life here is everything I dreamed it would be.  Peaceful, sweet, calm.  We have had to turn towards each other because the distractions are so much less in a small town.  We've grown closer together over the last month, which is an accomplishment with teenage girls. We've turned inward as the year ends and Christmas beckons us to prepare our hearts.  Our spirits are more alive than they have been in years. 
 
These are photos from our first snow two days ago.  I woke up absolutely giddy seeing the fields and trees covered in a blanket of white.  These two pines tower in our front yard.  Yep, twin pines.  I think that's what I'd name this place.  These trees are about 30 feet tall.  I don't think you get that from the photo.

 A little juniper bush in our driveway.  The snow hung perfectly to it's feathery branches.

This had me thinking about the little birds we were watching frantically swooping in our backyard earlier this weekend.  Jess found them entertaining.  Oliver (the cat) found them mouth-watering.  It had me thinking we need to make some find of bird seed thingy for the trees.  I need to google that.  Bird seed thingy. 

Did I mention in my giddiness at sunrise I threw on my shoes, coat, gloves, hat and scarf and ran outside with my camera.  I was greeted by the most amazing pink and purple hazy sky, it was the perfect background for our winter wonderland.  This is the view from my studio.

 Sigh...

Inspiration is found in the grand views and the minute details.  Happiness abounds in the Humble Home.

And speaking of happiness, Becky Meverden won the Charmed Pendants giveaway.  Yeah Becky!  She is a frequent Humblebeads shopper, so I was happy to see a familiar name drawn. Thanks to everyone who commented and pinned their favorite collection.  It was fun to hear from you!

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12 comments:

A Polymer Penchant said...

Heather I love seeing your joy! It's wonderful to hear about your family and your happy place bringing you more than you even expected. I hope you have a wonderful holiday time

Libellula Jewelry said...

Thank you for sharing those gorgeous photos. The fluffy snow on the branch is so lovely. When I lived the part of the South that gets snow, we rarely had the dry, fluffy snow but it was so beautiful on those rare occasions when we did!

Juli Cannon said...



The photos are beautiful. I can feel the happiness in your words, and I am so happy for y'all.

Life is made of such things, and I wish y'all many years of those things. :)

Kathy Lindemer said...

Lovely photos! I can see you are enjoying your new home. I hope you have a wonderful and white Christmas.

SummersStudio said...

Beautiftul! It so good to hear how you've settled into the happy Humble Home.

Cassi Renee said...

That photo of the stone bird peeking out the snow is fabulous --you caught the snowflakes on the edge so clearly.

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

What a beautiful view, especially from your studio where nature's beauty will inspire your magnificent art! So glad to hear you are happy in your new home and that it is everything you dreamed of. Enjoy the beauty of the season and please send some snow my way! :)

Terri D. said...

The photos are absolutely beautiful!

Rebecca said...

So beautiful....I never thought I'd be a country girl but seeing pictures like these, and craving peace and and calm right now, I feel I could be persuaded....

Copper Diem said...

It looks so pretty there! So glad you found your "home"

TesoriTrovati said...

It gives me such great pleasure to know that you and your whole family are doing so well in your new space. It really does look magical. Can there be a more perfect sunrise color? Thank you for sharing your happiness with us! Enjoy the day!
Erin

mairedodd said...

i must have missed this most wonderful news! the changes and the beauty you are experiencing sound like just what your soul needed ...
wishing you all the best -