Finally…It’s Looking Like Winter

December was a pretty painless month weather wise for us in northern Illinois.  The temperature stayed right around freezing, not very cold for us.  So, no weather excuses for not getting the Christmas shopping done.  Well, it’s a new year and new weather.  This morning we woke to a winter wonderland.  It’s still snowing mid morning with more coming tomorrow.  After that it will get very cold.  Winter is finally here!

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A snowy view out my bay window in the kitchen…

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…and out the front door…

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…and out my sewing room window.

Sugar (Fairyland Pukipuki) has never felt snow.  I know, it’s my fault.  She hasn’t had proper winter clothing.  However, last week I knit her a bulky wool sweater which will keep her nice and warm.  She’s got some waterproof boots and leggings too.  She donned her winter gear and begged me to take her out on the sled.  She needed a few extra pieces so I found some scrap yarn to wrap around her neck as a scarf and dug out her little pixie hat to keep her ears warm.  I think she’s ready to experience snow.

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“Please, please, please…”, begged little Sugar.

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Like all little ones, Sugar LOVED playing in the snow with her puppy!

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Do you see the snowflake in Sugar’s hair?

13 thoughts on “Finally…It’s Looking Like Winter

  1. Marina

    WOW!!! You certainly do have a winter wonderland… Hope you’re ready for it. Love the b&w photos and your bay window. Little Sugar looks absolutely toasty and happy in her new garb for the snowy photo shoot. Thank you, Cindy, for sharing your delightful and inspiring work, Wishing you and yours a very happy, healthy, prosperous New Year! Marina

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Marina, Thank you for continually sharing your sweet comments with me. They are so appreciated. I’ve lived in Illinois my entire life so snow and cold in winter is “normal” for me. Some day, though, I wouldn’t mind living somewhere a bit (or a lot) warmer in winter. Happy New Year to you, too, Marina!

  2. Carol Christiansen

    Cindy, your wintry pictures are beautiful! Thank you for them & for your New Year Wishes. May you & your family also have a very Happy New Year! Warmest Hugs! Carol

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Carol, I am glad you enjoyed seeing our snowy day. We’re in for more snow and extreme cold which will be hard after our easy December. So nice to hear from you!

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Jeanne, So nice to see you here. I’ve no idea why you weren’t able to post a reply, but I’m glad you found a way. Sugar is such a delightful little one and the camera loves her face. 🙂

  3. Sharon in Spain x

    Lovely photos and such a cute little girl enjoying the snow….but please keep it there….our winters are very very chort but I’m ALREADY ready for Spring!!!!! 🙂
    Big hugs Sharon xx

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Are you sure you don’t want a bit of snow, Sharon? I can even send you some negative wind chill temps. They’re saying not to be surprised if we have a -50 wind chill on Wednesday. Oh, what fun!!! I am just kidding about the fun part. If spring started next week I would be quite happy. I am trying to make the best of this season called winter. The way time has been flying by it’ll be April before I know it.


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