Monday, 1 February 2016

Welcoming February...Then & Now....








 All of the above pictures...are...from last February!!! 2015!!!
We were knee deep in snow...

Today??

Well...this is my kitchen this afternoon...sun beaming in...
Not a flake in sight...
...5*c...
Wednesday is to be 11*c..with a huge wind rain storm moving in...

My Miscanthus grass...outside my kitchen...still has its plumes...
Glorious in the bright sunshine!! 


Tomorrow I will show you the cottage from one year ago...
And..how it looked last Friday...
Unbelievable!!!

Now...for your viewing pleasure...a few Begonias from last Summer at the cottage...candy for your eyes!!

Hope you are all having a great day...

What is your weather doing??? 

Any big plans for the week???

I got my linens all packed...my clothes all packed...well...first draft! hahaha! 

I got my kitchen staples packed...spices etc...

Getting excited!!!!
 


Have a great evening...

Downton was a wee bit better last night...quite a scene at the dinner table!!

                             Cheers!  :o)

                                 linda ♥️

45 comments:

  1. Hi Linda!!! Love your header, look amazing and cute.
    How is Miss V ??
    And love yours snowed pictures, send you love!!

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    1. HI Gloria!
      Miss V is good....she was here on Sunday....and we will have her on Wednesday!
      I will try and get a few new photos!
      Enjoy your week....

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  2. My friend Nancy never wants to spoil Downton for me..and asked this morning via email if I had watched it..:) We watch the next night..so tonight..and as far as I am concerned your words are..almost..a glowing recommendation;)
    Your new header is adorb!
    Today was like SPRING...and sunny and gorgeous..a bit of wind but who cares..unbelievable..gutters running..snow and paths all melting..
    Plans? The best..Littles..Costco..baking..cooking..taking pics..watering plants..life.

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    1. ! I think you will enjoy it!
      You have a great week planned out! I love everything!
      I need to pay some attention to my house plants too!
      Enjoy the show!

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    2. I did..Carosn better stop being critical though..best way to discourage soemone from wanting to do better..

      he is a fussy fella..I love him..but he is fussy.
      the girls are so thin...so so thin..

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    3. Very thin....especially snobby Mary! Hahaha!

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  3. Like the header, Linda.

    What a difference a year makes ~ totally different weather . . . :)
    Love the blooms . . . in fact all the photos, last year and this . .

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    1. Hi Eddie.....
      I liked the pic for the header...cute bird!
      Totally different weather! Hope it stays like this!

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  4. LOLOL! that's because all your snow has decided to hit the northeastern US this year!
    it's giving you a break.
    and oh cc girl.
    when i came here and that darling wee sparrow face greeted me first thing!!!
    such an adorable little fellow so up close and personal!
    they are my favorites.
    they're not all bright and flashy and maybe no one would call them gorgeous.
    but they get along well with others. they're not bullies.
    and they're the little common folk of the bird world. i just love them.
    so thank you. and... the begonias aren't half bad either! LOLOL!
    XO♥

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    1. Isn't that the cutest wee guy? I had to feature him....
      Love the Begonias...can't wait to plant more this summer...
      Enjoy your week...

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  5. Love your header . We are having the same weather as you are all though we are only a few hours south west of you we can have very different weather yup rain storm coming for us tomorrow evening and overnight into Wednesday thank goodness it isn't snow cause all our snow is gone now , but I hear snow for the northern parts of our Ontario with the storm YIKES ! Lovely photos , the sun and warmer temps have been just wonderful hasn't it ? Oh yeah your leaving to warmer climates soon I bet your excited about that . Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

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    1. Yes....we are starting to get anxious....enjoy your evening

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  6. We had sunshine today and warmer temps are expected the next few days!
    I'm sure the cold and snow will show up eventually!
    You're doing great on the packing! Won't be long now!

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    1. Hope the clear weather holds...til we get thru Ohio!
      I was pleased with my packing...wish I had some newer summer clothes :o(

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  7. Hi Linda - nice weather you are having and so different from your pics of last year, although I think the snow is beautiful, especially when you can view it from a comfortable place at the window! :) Lovely little birdies and those begonias are one of my favorite flowers...like roses that will grow in the shade. I love your cardinal photos, too. We don't have them here - such amazing birds. We are having a mild winter here in Western Washington State, so far, although today was cool - barely out of the 30's. Take care - I will stop by your lovely blog again! (New follower) xx Karen

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    1. Hi Karen....so glad to have you here!
      Begonias are the best flowers...I had some beauties last summer...
      Looking forward to seeing you again!

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  8. Beautiful photos from last year. What a difference from this year. The sun spilling in to your kitchen looked so warm and inviting. We've had several wonderful days. Sunny and 68 degrees Farenheit today. It was gorgeous. Hopefully, you will have equally nice days on your vacation.

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    1. I sure hope your warmth continues...I will be South next week!
      Enjoy your week,Laurie

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  9. You're right, that was quite a scene - lot of ketchup or something! Sitting here tonight in the dark with no hydro; luckily our ipads still work.

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    1. Hi Furry!
      Hahaha....you saw that! Love when it splattered on his wife!
      No hydro? Why?

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  10. Amazing before and afters. Crazy weather! Personally, I miss winter but I'm in the vast minority. Just doesn't seem right.
    Those are candy-coloured flowers!
    I bet you're getting excited for your trip. Did you get the fun image in an e-mail I sent a while ago about the loonie? Hope so!

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    1. Crazy!
      Yes...getting organized.....
      Hmmmmm.....don't recall! Was it worth $1 US? Hahaha!

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  11. Beautiful photos again,Linda...I love the cardinal, have never seen a real one!! Very hot here, we have had endless days of 26 deg C plus, it's quite exhausting! Grandson T had his first day at school yesterday and little sister G started pre school today, they grow up so fast....am planning an Italian dinner for some of my family this week...homemade spinach and ricotta ravioli, tomato sauce made with our homegrown tomatoes, and a tiramisu ice cream to finish off !!! Enjoy your day with Miss V, we will have our two precious ones after school each Wednesday starting next week! such fun....X

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    1. I hear it is very hot down under.....Geesh!
      They do grow fast....don't remember mine growing so fast!
      You are a busy gal....I like that!
      Sounds delicious....
      Enjoy the kiddies...so glad you decided to start leaving comments!

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  12. What a lovely way to begin February. Alsolutely beautiful pictures. I think this is going to be a good month.

    I was gone all weekend with a couple of my daughters....my dearest was happy to have me home....he was looking forward to dinner, so I made one of his favorites. Panko crusted tilapia, fresh green beans with saute onions and mushrooms and little red potatoes with butter and parsley. Real special...a glass of wine.

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    1. HI Wanda....glad you are back...
      Your dearest missed you....and your delicious meals....MEN....strange creatures....
      Enjoy your week....

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  13. Oh, so envy you. Packing up to head south. No snow here either, but it's just so miserable with the wind and rain..

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    1. Been really windy here too!! What's up with that???
      But...you have flowers in your garden♥️

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  14. Wow, what a difference a year makes! You are having an easy time of it this winter, that's for sure! Hardly winter at all. The begonia pictures are glorious - love them!

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    1. It sure is! and I like it! hahaha!

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  15. I echo Devon's comment, "what a difference a year makes." Love the photo of the sun beaming into your kitchen, so cozy. Yes, Downton was quite a spectacle. It was fun reading comments on a Downton Abbey Facebook page. Everyone was very worried about Lord Grantham and nobody seems to like Lady Mary, too snobby. Have fun with Miss V. tomorrow...

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    1. I agree...too snobby!
      Have some crafts planned for tomorrow!

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  16. Happy February, Linda! Isn't this weather unbelievable? It really doesn't feel like winter this year. I can just imagine how excited you are about your upcoming trip!

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    1. Happy February to you too Martha!
      Yes....getting nervous!

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  17. And which winter do you prefer? I think I'd like more snow, but maybe not those bone aching freezing temps of last winter! I hope you don't miss out on our Spring! I have the same grass as you around our pond, but the fronds all got blown away in the winds. Yours looks nice and fluffy :)
    Wendy

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    1. I would like more snow too....especially at Christmas....
      No fear....ill be back for that!
      These grasses are right outside my kitchen....more sheltered from the winds...the ones at the cottage are raggedy!

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  18. I'm loving this weather, even with a big rain storm coming. Happy packing and repacking :)

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    1. Ha! I will look at everything....again!

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  19. It is one of the great things of blogging to be able to look back at what you were doing at different times and what the weather was. Amazing how different it has been from last year hey! xx

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    1. Absolutely Amy! Great way to keep a diary!
      Of course....not too private! Hahaha!

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  20. Linda, I can't believe the difference in the weather there (and at the cottage) from last year this time. It's much the same here too I guess although it's snowing today and will change to rain this evening. Tomorrow may reach +12! Really strange. I am enjoying seeing your summer blooms. The colour is so beautiful with our boring landscape right now. Have a great day! Hugs.

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