What a scrumptious week, snow garden in the desert included.
It almost always snows once or twice in February, here at the country house. (Hooray!)
It melts the next morning or the same day, but still it's snow, and I would never turn it away.
We are at a bit higher elevation than Tucson, so it's a tad cooler, and chances of snow are a smidge higher.
On Tuesday night I went on an errand, and felt a coldness in the air that made me shiver. It was that sort of coldness that told me, feels like it could snow. Lovee said, probably not. But, I could feel it. Like a cold winter whisper.
So on Valentine's day, when heavy rain turned to snow, all I could do was jump up and down in the window, whilst giggling like a crazed person and exclaiming, I knew it, I knew it!! I knew it would snow!
Of course, I had to run around in it until I was so cold and so wet that I couldn't move my fingers.
But it was beyond delightful, really.
Looking up, watching snow coming out of the sky -
All of a sudden, the white stuff really started to stick.
But the one thing that always gets me, is the silence.
Oh, that beautiful silence of snow fall.
Everything looks lovely with powdered sugar on it, doesn't it?
Snow makes everything dreamy...
The gnomes thought a little snow and dark skies were okay, but only every once in a while.
They say they like the sun more. But I say, ah phooey, I LOVE the snow!
We always have dry + sun. I say, rain and snow and grey skies are welcome more often, if they'd like. Mister Lovee told me that, some people in areas where it rains a lot don't even have a garden hose. Is that true? I suppose if you get rain several times a week, it must be true?
Here, where you can count yearly rain days on your hands and toes, it seems amazing to not ever need a garden hose. Here it goes like this, no water hose = no garden. Well, except for native plants that is. Cactus and such.
So, a moist week plus snow, is a great gift in the desert.
An awesome gift.
The boys went mad in it.
Miles got so soaked, he turned super golden in his wet coat.
Sort of tripped my heart up a couple of times when I caught sight of him running around. He sort of looked like you know who, from the corner of my eye. Heart gasp.
Oh those boys, played and played and played.
It took 10 towels to get them a little dry.
Then they ate and ate, and slept and slept.
Those loves of mine...
Snow in the vegetable garden was my fave...
Pumpkin heads, dusted with fluff...
And, gourds too!
Pretty pretty snow day it was, me thinks.
The winter veggies didn't mind the snow at all.
We have had such a warm winter, that a little snow really hit the spot.
One of the little Christmas trees, that was in my house and is now planted cozy in the ground, really was something out there. For a moment, I felt the spirit of Christmas again. It was wonderful!
And so, we changed our plans and had a cozy fantastic Valentine's day. Me baking my yearly cookies...
Packaging oodles of them. Sending them out into the world...
I changed them up a little, adding some red food coloring to the butter-cream to make it pink. I loved it, and it made it look like frosting - but it is just pure butter and a little powdered sugar (with raspberry jam in the center). Sinfully delicious...
Making these really makes it feel like a special day to me...
But the most important thing is that, the recipients liked them. That is the reason after-all, that I make these difficult but delicious little heart loves ;)
A quiet snow filled baking day.
What more could I ask for?
It is a beautiful grey sky Friday.
I hope our constant sun is visiting you instead. Also - I wouldn't mind if anyone would like to share some snow with me again ;)
I do love the sunny and happy days here, but a little grey from time to time sure hits the spot.
Happiest little weekend!!!