Last night the temperatures dropped and the winds began there little dance, softly stirring against the window until within in a few minutes it reached its full force and withdrew only to crash against the window once more. It was like a wave constantly pounding the shore. As I looked out of the window, a mix of ice/snow began to fall and joined the wind to remind us that the elements are changeable and powerful.
Overnight the winds have dried up the puddles, leaving in its place a little ice but no trace of the snow that fell.
As I look once again out of the window, the snow is falling softly and now creating a wonderful white blanket on the ground. The stove is already lit and the flames are dancing behind the glass ensuring that we are warm and cosy in our little cottage.
I have just made two varieties of soup so that they can be warmed on the stove in the event of a power cut. Leek and sweet potato with a hint of nutmeg...
...tomato and basil.
A loaf of wholemeal bread has just been taken out of the breadmaker to go along with it.
As I look out of the window the snow has stopped and Mother Natures white blanket once again removed. I am so thankful that I have no reason to leave the cosiness of this cottage today instead I will admire Gods bounty from the window. The perfect sort of day for sitting by the stove with a crochet project around my knees and a good film. What are your plans for today?
See you soon.
Ooh, those soups sound to be just the job! Look after yourselves.ReplyDelete
You sound cosy and will be all tucked up with some good hearty soups and the staff of life bread. Plus of course a little crochet.ReplyDelete
No snow for us but we have had a good frost this morning.ReplyDelete
Your soups look so good.
That's what I did - crochet and enjoy the day. Daughter did all the dishes as school was closed. We expect more snow today though.ReplyDelete
Day off today- YAY! Just relaxing, still deciding what to do. Ginger is in Sarah's van having her beauty treatments- hair cut, nails clipped, ears cleaned, warm hydro bath, blow dry- why can't I be a doggie?! I think I will crochet and watch snooker after lunch and going out this evening to our Thursday Kingdom meeting. Have a great day. Best, Jane xReplyDelete
Thank God for home and warm soup to keep warm. away from the cold.ReplyDelete
Oh your soup look so good! Warmm bread, soup, crafting...my kind of day. We have had our fair share of ice here as well...I'm tired of it...would actually like some snow!ReplyDelete
First cold night here, no frost, but think that might change tonight.ReplyDelete
Your weather calls for your yummy soups. I do hope you don't lose power. Enjoy a cozy day. ♥ReplyDelete
Stay lovely and warm in your cosy cottage. There is a cold wind blowing here but no sign of snow yet. XReplyDelete
It's good to have soup on such a cold day. It is much colder here today but with bright sunshine rather than snow:)ReplyDelete
Your description of what you see, and the food prepared is so heartwarming. I feel like I am sitting next to you by the fire all warm and cozy on a cold winter day. Enjoy yourself dearie. xoReplyDelete
I'm so glad you have no where to go and can enjoy your wonderful cozy cottage while the wind and weather gales outside. We are also tucked in by our fireside and I will be crocheting and watching TV and relaxing. I swam yesterday and will tomorrow.. but today I get to stay home. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)ReplyDelete
How fortunate that you can stay at home on this wintery day!ReplyDelete
Both soups look delicious. Add fresh bread and what more could anyone want!!
Soup is wonderful on a cold day. We're due for a snowstorm this weekend so we shall see! It's due to be really cold the beginning of next week - down at low as minus 19c. I shall be staying in if that is the case. Stay warm!ReplyDelete
wow! soup is perfect for this kind of days!ReplyDelete
Oh what a skettle of fish... I love your view. It seems indeed like a piece of heaven on earth. The bread warmly from the bread maker sounds delightful. I wrote a post on England and I am now cutting a pattern to make a victorian skirt for my mermaid author reading on sunday. Have a warm and toasty day...ReplyDelete
You do get wild weather there. It must be exciting, as long as you are cozy and warm, inside your cottage. :-)ReplyDelete
Soup is perfect, in such weather.
We are finally expecting our first snow storm, this weekend. It's more natural, than our no snow weather, for here, in the NE.
stay warm!! I've been eating ramen soup every single day and loving it. Soup tastes so good and warms my body and soul!ReplyDelete
The soups look very yummy. It hasn't quite snowing here since last night. I've already shoveled once but it needs to be done again. -14 degrees C, a bit chilly!!!ReplyDelete
We will be getting snow here in NH this weekend and I have already planned to make some soup and bread. Mine will be turkey soup and possibly a pot of chili. Your soups look wonderful, as always.ReplyDelete
Such changeable weather. Soup and bread are wonderful tummy warmers. Soup's on the menu here for tomorrow (Friday night). Stay cozy.ReplyDelete
You paint such a beautiful picture. I was stuck in an exam room with 40 students when it started to snow. At least it gave me something to look at while it lasted.ReplyDelete
Ooh best to stay indoors with a bowl of soup by the sounds of it.ReplyDelete
It is perfect weather for soup or your perfect soup is right for the weather - take your pick! Jo xxReplyDelete
Snowy days are the coziest! It is so fun from the inside looking out at least! Driving in it, not so much! I enjoy cozy snowy days as you do! And soup is perfect for those days! I make a lot of soup during the winter, it just warms your bones! Blessings to you!ReplyDelete
We had one of those days where it felt like spring. Tomorrow will probably be cold again, but we have been enjoying today. We went for a little drive and ended up at Steve's sisiter's for coffee and a good chat.ReplyDelete
Thank you for visiting Lisa's blog. I think that she has a lot of great ideas and on a budget . . . that's always a plus.
Have a sweet day and enjoy your cozy home :)
We are expecting a bit of snow this weekend.....or a whole lot depending on the moment. I too have plans for some soup cooking also. Your soups look delicious. Stay warm and cozy.ReplyDelete
Leek and sweet potato soup sounds like heaven.ReplyDelete
We are continuing to stay indoors in the warm so that Mr P can fully recover from his chest infection. It's a grey day due to the blanket of cloud covering the region. We're thankful that the light snow has gone for the moment. Soup is a good idea especially with some home made bread. We shall have something baking in the oven for our evening meal later. Enjoy the cosiness and warmth of your home whatever you're doing today.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for stopping by!!! Nothing like soup on a cold Winter day and we may get a foot of snow this weekend!!ReplyDelete
Oh you do sound warm and cosy and what could be better than soup when the weather is what it is …ReplyDelete
Love the look and sound of both of these.
All the best Jan
Your soups sound delicious! Megan helped me make dinner, she made the pizza crust while I cooked up the hamburger I bought yesterday after a root canal appt. Yummy dinner and leftovers. I didn't do much today but was online for a rally for Young Living for a few hours. Chilly weekend here. Take care and enjoy your food! I'm glad we have a gas stove for cooking as well! xxReplyDelete
That does it! I'm hauling out the breadmaker. Have never totally mastered it. Sometimes it sinks in the middle. I'll give it another try.ReplyDelete