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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Snow day!!!

Today we are enjoying the beauty around us ~ no school, no driving, no worries!  My kids love to play outside in this weather & come in to leave wet clothes all over the floor of the laundry room…drink half of the hot chocolate in their cup and then head back outside to do it all over again.  Me…? I’m inside peeking through the window watching them have a good time! brrrr…..don’t know how they do it.

I will admit it’s all just so lovely out there, so I bundled up to snap a few photo’s for you to enjoy too! 

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My heart smiled when I saw a little life left out there in the garden!  I had to remind the gardener in me how fabulous this weather is for the upcoming spring/summer blooms for my tulips and peonies!

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The prettiest are the birdhouses scattered around the back yard gardens of Fishtail Cottage…

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Although this little guy is the little birdie I’ve seen the most of!  So glad he has found food this time of year!

 

 

 

 

 

Millie and Sophie are loving the snow too – I haven’t shared a photo of them in a while, look how big they’ve grown! & of course, we can’t forget to share Charlie!

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I think my chickens are a little chilled ~ they’ve stopped laying eggs for me! but the coop is sure pretty!

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Thanks so much for coming by this snowy day here at Fishtail Cottage!  Be sure to enter the bracelet giveaway by clicking here if you haven’t already done so! With Valentines Day less than a month away ~ I created some fabulous goodies to add to your Valentine Décor by ordering from Fishtail Cottage’s Etsy Store ~ click here to see the post about what’s new!

To see what I am linking to this week – please check my “Cottage Links” label…xoxo, tracie

PS - Fishtail Cottage is now on Facebook

42 comments:

Donna said...

What beautiful photos! I could hardly believe my eyes when I woke up this morning. I'm not a "snow person", but I must admit that it is gorgeous! Just glad that I don't have to get out and drive in the stuff! And the hummers have been at our feeder, too. I wonder how the poor little guys keep warm?

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Beautiful photographs Tracie! Sweet little hummingbird and pups too!

Pamela Gordon said...

Isn't a snowfall pretty? I expect they are rare where you live. Your gardens look beautiful in their winter coat. I can't believe you have flowers in bud with snow on them and a hummingbird at the feeder!! Enjoy.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

oh it's just beautiful Tracie, love all your wonderful bird "barns"!!! stay warm! xoxo

Japolina said...

So pretty. So different than the picture that I posted on my blog of Florida winter

Marydon said...

Sigh! I wish that gorgeous white fluffy beauty was HERE, Travie. You captured it all so elegantly.

Have a lovely eve ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Antiques And Teacups said...

Yep...us too. 6 inches today, but sounds like we're in for it tomorrow! Stay warm! Have a cuppa and read!
Ruth

Gatsbys Gardens said...

You have more snow than we do!

Eileen

Petite Michelle Louise said...

what an enchanting winter wonderland! such beauty tracie..love! ;)

NanaDiana said...

Beautiful pictures! Your gardens are as pretty in the winter as they are in the summer. GORGEOUS! xo Diana ps...snowing here tonight, too.

Terry said...

I hate winter, but this snow is so beautiful. I should be thankful since it helps the plants prepare for their arrival in the spring and gives me a chance to rest up for yard work, plus I get to do tons of project. Okay, maybe I don't hate winter...just the COLD.

Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

Your winter garden is so serene ... no wonder the fur babies and kiddies are having fun!

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

The snow looks so pretty! How fun to have a snow day. My kids do the same thing with the hot chocolate and the in and out. I love all of your birdhouses, and I can't believe you have a hummingbird with the snow! Do they stay there year round? Thank goodness you feed him, the flowers look like they won't be offering much now. They, too, looked pretty with the snow on them.
Happy snow day!

~Shanon

Faded Charm said...

Looks like we're in the same boat. Beautiful photos you took...you must be braver than me because I didn't want to venture very far. It's been so blustery!!

xoxo
Kathleen

Ginger Zuck said...

I've missed your kids, especially Sophie. They are all too cute and I love them in the snow. Have a wonderful rest of the week.

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh how well I remember those snow days when I was a child, Tracie! We did the same thing! My dad used to spend his evenings icing our back yard for a skating rink....sweet man. :) Your backyard is so pretty, Tracie! Love all your birdhouses - and your furbabies are addddooorable!!

xoxo laurie

Bella said...

Hi Tracie,
Love all the pretty snow up there, ours has come and gone more times than I can count!
Glad to see you feed the Anne's hummers too, I was here a lot of years before I realized they stayed.. tough little buggers!
The little wings were Pier One Christmas...
Stay Warm!
Bella

weisser traum said...

morgen meine liebe
oh deine hundlis soooo süss.
schau mal bei mir rein habe auch drei süsse hundlis.
herzlichst daniela

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Your garden is so lovely in the snow. Stunning photos, Tracie!

Bumble Lush Kitchen Garden said...

I remember doing the same thing when I was a kid! And now that I'm an adult I do exactly what you do. :)
These are gorgeous photos, especially of the few bits of red color, and your pups! Stay warm!

Larry said...

Such beautiful photos today! Larry

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Such beautiful pics...no snow here but dreaming of some!
Lorraine

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

WELL, they are pretty pictures (especially the puppies!) but I sure do hate Winter -- LOL! Much prefer spring and summer! Love the bird houses too!

Curtains in My Tree said...

Millie Sophie & Charlie sure look cute out in the snow

all great pictures really

Patti said...

Lovely photos - I saw on the news that you had quite a bit of snow there - enjoy it!

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Beautiful pics! Your fur babies are enjoying the snow too! So cute!

Red Gate Farm said...

Tracie I love all your snowy garden photos! We got our share of snow too and now the super chilly temps that can hit us here in Whatcom county!

Stay safe and enjoy it while we have it!

Chris

Cindy said...

Oh my goodness, Fishtail Cottage is gorgeous in the snow... and the doggies look adorable! I love the frosty snowy roses... you have such an enchanting place...

Cindy

Rebecca said...

Your doggies are so cute! We've had a mild winter and snow only in October...very strange!

Mariaelena said...

lovely photos...Mariaelena

jewels in the garden +: ) said...

I don't get to experience snow here so I enjoyed visiting your snow day!
Julie

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What wonderful snow scenes! Snow changes the look of everything. Thanks for sharing. I don't think we are going to get any!

lynn said...

so beautiful! love the fur babies and gorgeous bird houses!

Naperville Now said...

roses in snow and Shih-Tzus! doesn't get much better than that.

Ruth Sagrario Macotela said...

What a lovely view you have right now, everything is magnificent!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

The snow makes your garden look magical! I love the photos. I hope your chickens warm up soon! :)

michele said...

we are proud shih tzu owners and now i'm inspired to do a photo shoot out in the snow!

my giveaway ends 1/23. hope you win!

http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/01/something-old-something-new-giveaway.html

smiles to you.

michele

Honey at 2805 said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful snow pictures at Potpourri Friday!

anthony said...

all photograph are so beautiful but birds houses photograph more beautiful.

anthony said...

all photograph are so beautiful but birds houses photograph more beautiful.
Kaplan Step 2

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Your photos are lovely Tracie~ Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

David Shields said...

very nice photographs.