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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Pull Up A Chair



Goodness the weather has turned bitterly cold.
The sun has shone all day long, but the wind has been horrendous, and temperatures have barely made it over the freezing mark.
We had a similar weather pattern last year, all the spring bulbs had popped up their shoots, and then along came snow.....

It's been a good day to stay close by the hearth side, indulge in a bowl of homemade soup, and enjoy the company of a portly cat by your side.

Hope you are all having a warm and snugly weekend.

20 comments:

Theanne said...

bless goodness if it didn't get cooler here in west central Florida too! And we had rain...yay! Yes your fireside sounds excellent!

Sall's Country Life said...

Oh that looks wonderful! I just went to put on another pair of socks, it's cold here! I have the portly cat and would love to sit a spell by your fire!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

A wonderful fireplace, with a cup of hot coffee !!!!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I can feel the warmth of the fire just looking at your picture!!

Jo, I've missed your last few posts and am glad on a cold night in Virginia I get the chance to catch up on your beautiful blog. I'm so sorry about the loss of your friend...But I'm glad you also have the warmth of your precious Oliver during a sad time, and on a cold night...Take care and stay warm!!

Terry said...

The fire is lovely. It's a cold and nasty day here.

Country Gal said...

Lovely photo makes me feel warm !Weird weather every where I think ! We just finished a snow storm today that started yesterday and it is bitterly cold here as well windy and minus 15 BRRR ! Stay warm and cozy I know we will be !

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Thank you for the well wishes for my brother Burt!
I wish I could come sit by your fire.
It looks so welcoming. I would like some soup too- please!
love
tweedles

Denise said...

Ah now, I would love to pull a chair up to that wonderful fire. I can almost feel cozy warmth of the hot embers. Okay Jo, put the kettle on, I'll be right on over ;)

p.s. bitterly cold here tonight too, and I can hear the wind outside as I type.

Nick said...

Yes, I know exactly what you mean. Here it's been -12C at night, with a daytime maximum of around -3C for the past 2 weeks. Beautiful - but not warm!

Sandra said...

I am sitting here in a flannel nightgown, with socks on my feet, the dogs are wrapped in blankets under my elbow and I am holding my hands out to your fire. ahhhh. this is FLORIDA for Pete's sake. it is 38 and the wind is howling and feels like 18 out there. this too shall pass.

DJan said...

Such a great picture! I am warmed through and through. Thanks, Jo! :-)

Christine said...

That looks so inviting! I do want to pull up a chair. It is freezing here, too.

cheshire wife said...

Thank goodness for central heating. I rarely have time to sit by the fire.

Michelle said...

We are all very cold here in Kentucky. Wild wind and chilly temps. Possibly more snow on the way. Brrrr....

greenthumb said...

Hi, sounds very cold indeed we are having hot days with lots of rain. Lovely photos.

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

We've had a fire going and the soup pot on all weekend. After a long mild spell, we are expecting winter precipation (snow/sleet) tomorrow morning! I'll be cuddling with my ginger cats--remind me of your Oliver!
V

Josie Ray said...

Thank you for the warmth of the fireside. What a wonderful post.

Doc said...

I built a fire yesterday evening, went in and grabbed a cup of coffee only to return to a dog in my favorite chair and other two dogs and the cat curled up in front of the fire. I went and sat in the kitchen to drink my coffee and read the paper.

Anonymous said...

I passed this magnolia tree in the neighborhood and realized the white
spots along the branches were blossoms..this time of year?.. well, it had been quite warm.
Now with the frigid weather, I am
afraid to look at that glorious
tree, for fear we shall have a
repeat of that former year when all the blossoms shriveled in their
bursting.
Glad the kettle is on...I've got
the scones all packed in the basket
ready to deliver.
gentility

Barbara said...

Been very cold here, warmer today but set to drop again tomorrow. At least it is above freezing though which helps.