Sunday, December 29, 2013

STOPPING BY THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED


Morning temperatures finally “warmed up” to less than arctic so I got out my snowshoes and wandered about the Hundred Acre Woods.

Being fine today doesn’t Mean Anything.  It may hail a good deal tomorrow—blizzards and whatnot.

 It appears the Woozels have been out again.  Or maybe  just some deer.

Winter fog makes everything seem fuzzy white.  The rodeo grounds look much different than they do on a sweaty summer day.

Sometimes the fog lifts with the morning.  Here we see a picturesque sunrise over our fair city’s sewage plant.


The same river that swamped the campgrounds was now almost frozen in its bed.


 Freezing fog has the ability to crochet lace on every surface.

Even barbed wire fences appear like the doilies my grandma used to decorate her sofa.


 On a side note my sourdough bread is looking and tasting better all the time.

I’ve had a lot of success since I figured out how to keep the rising dough warm by stashing it in a picnic cooler along with bottles full of hot water. 

15 comments:

Alica said...

Beautiful pictures, Leenie! I love seeing the hoarfrost...is that's what you call it out there? We don't have it here, and it's so pretty!

joeh said...

It takes a good photographer to make a sunrise over a sewage plant look good.

fishducky said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Linda Sue said...

Clever way to raise the dough! You are a genius! The bread looks magnificent, Leenie! Your winter looks beautiful- LOOKS, I said.The older I get, the less fond of snow I become, I know, sissy pants ,me. I suppose DH is out catching some frozen fish?

Val said...

Well. Each time I was about to declare my favorite picture, the next surpassed it.

Delores said...

Winter shots are so pretty...as long as you are inside and warm while looking at them lol.

Joanne Noragon said...

Winter can be lovely. And long lived. Keep warm.

Terry and Linda said...

I loved each and every photo! I think my favorite was the sewage plant HA :)

Linda
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Sarah said...

Your bread looks very good Leenie! It is good to have fresh bread to come home to after a chilly walk. I loved reading about your childhood toboggan and train journey too. What a way to travel!

Florida Farm Girl said...

Oh, your bread does look delicious! Love that dense texture. Do you have a special recipe that you'd share?

Pearl said...

And thank you very much, Leenie, for sending all that cold this way. :-) Minneapolis is in the middle of a four day snap -- not even getting to zero!

I do enjoy complaining about it, though. :-)

Lovely photos, as always.

Pearl

Buttons said...

Oh I wish I had a loaf of that waiting for me when I get home from the woods. Oh how I wish you lived closer we could so enjoy snowshoeing together my friend. Hug B

elizabeth said...

Happy New Year!
Blissful winter photos. Loved the top one best.

TALON said...

Stunning, stunning photos, Leenie. That fence does resemble a doily.

And your bread looks amazing! Got my butter, cut some sharp cheddar...just waiting patiently for my slice. :)

Wishing you an amazing baby-step full year!

elizabeth said...

Congratulations of the Etsy sales (I read it on a comment you made to Linda Sue.
This is such exciting news!