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Monday, January 4, 2010

keep smiling!


Above is a favorite old wall pocket full of happy snowmen and red festive holiday decorations in my kitchen. Below, bits of tired-looking holiday reds in a winter garden I saw on a walk after our snow filled Christmas week. Visit Mary at Ruby Tuesday for more reds to warm up January.

The cold was our pride, the snow was our beauty. It fell and fell, lacing day and night together in a milky haze, making everything quieter as it fell, so that winter seemed to partake of religion in a way no other season did, hushed, solemn.
-
Patricia Hampl

10 comments:

Ralph said...

The littlest bit of red makes the snowy Minnesota backdrop sparkle. A snowy canvas, and you have received quite a bit of it in the Land o'Lakes. The kitchen snowmen are a bit warmer as they are inside, the look winter perfect for you,,,

Rose said...

I really like both, but that second one really appeals to me.

Judy Merrill-Smith said...

What a great wall pocket that is! Happy New Year!

Marites said...

they are actually nice and add color to the cold weather. Happy New year!

Betty said...

Your wall pocket is very festive.
Nice choice for Ruby Tuesday.

Jesse Mendez said...

Hi,

thanks for sharing these they are very elegant, and I get the feeling that they are very positive....

Happy new year to you also....

Ferdinand said...

Nice article,...

claude said...

Nice decorations, inside and outside, Noni !

Daryl said...

So sweet .. it would make even a Grinch smile

SandyCarlson said...

Your photos are lovely. The Christmas red makes me think it's time to take down my wreath....though I was thinking of ways to make it a Valentine's Day wreath. I have a hard time letting go of the greens.