Tuesday, December 14, 2010

White Stuff & Holiday Flavors

You know the old New England saying..."If you don't like the weather just wait five minutes"?   Well I wouldn't say it was literal but yesterday's temps were in the low 50's and it drizzled on an off all day.  It felt more like spring planting weather than mid-December "put-the-tree-up" weather.

I was feeling a little better so I stopped at my favorite garden center for a "feel good" trip through their greenhouse but I was one of only a couple of customers who came in.  The weekend rain had apparently dampened every one's holiday spirits and no one was interested in buying trees or wreaths.  The staff were all hoping for a little snow to make business pick up.  Apparently snow is a shopping stimulant and rain is a shopping suppressant, LOL :)

Well that was yesterday and this is what I woke up to this morning.  It's a start on a white Christmas but I think we still have a ways to go.

Besides the usual goodies that I look forward to during the holidays, I love the limited edition coffee flavors that show up now.  I just finished my bag of "Pumpkin Spice" coffee that I bought before Thanksgiving and this morning I woke up to the smell of "Gingerbread Cookie".   When that's gone I have a bag of "Cinnamon Sticky Bun" in the freezer, Yumm!  I'm not a heavy coffee drinker and only have one or two cups in the morning but I really look forward to that first cup and savoring it.  Who said mornings are bad?


  1. We have had snow...not too much...just right. It covers the dead yard and we have many squirrel footprints in the yard. Our neighbor's yards are pristine! HA! but I love the squirrels.
    Your wreaths are BEAUTIFUL!

  2. Beleive it or not we don't have a lot of squirrels here, I guess there are just too many predators. Lots of owls and fisher cats.


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