Pears and Tulips. Snow Covered Branches.



Two nights ago R and I crawled into bed grumbling about snow and cold and wind. We’ve had our fair share of each lately. We love snow, usually. But winter was wearing us down.

How funny, then, to wake up to winter paradise the next morning. It’s like Mother Nature overheard us and decided to win us back. Well done, Mother Nature. I am in love with you again. At least until the next blustery night when the windows rattle and clumps of heavy snow fall intermittently from the roof.

Winter self preservation: a bouquet of tulips and a bowl of green pears. The last one asked to be photographed and I obliged.


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Mac Léinnreply
February 21, 2013 at 8:48 pm

Ugh I feel you on the winter – everyday I think when is this going to end! So glad this morning was good near you. Right now it’s freezing cold as I sit outside in the car…

Sue Schlabach 129twigandvinereply
February 21, 2013 at 8:51 pm
– In reply to: Mac Léinn

Stay warm! Big snow on the way this weekend…

Mac Léinnreply
February 21, 2013 at 8:52 pm
– In reply to: Sue Schlabach 129twigandvine

I heard… Ugh the shoveling! But I do love when it’s all white outside 🙂

February 21, 2013 at 10:23 pm
– In reply to: Sue Schlabach 129twigandvine

Lucky you! Would love a big snow. We’ve had more winter here than sometimes, but no real blizzard yet.

Sue Schlabach 129twigandvinereply
February 24, 2013 at 2:55 pm
– In reply to: Twila

And we’re getting MORE snow today. I’ll try to send some your way. I’m, sadly, getting a little weary of it. xox

February 22, 2013 at 12:09 pm


February 23, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Beautiful contrasts…

February 24, 2013 at 1:26 am

As always, your pictures are gorgeous. The pear on the plate is so simple and pretty.

Sue Schlabach 129twigandvinereply
February 24, 2013 at 2:53 pm
– In reply to: Carys

Thank you so much. Might have to try to paint that pear. I love it too.

February 25, 2013 at 2:56 am

We get snow so rarely here that it’s almost always a treat, at least at first. A very different story from having to cope with it for months, I know. It’s the almost unremitting greyness that spoils winter here. You splashes of pear and tulip colour are most welcome!

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