Monday, January 12, 2009

my first post,let's talk about the weather

same viewpoint,in winter and summer below

A great way to cover a tree stump.

Doesn't the fountain look like a Christmas tree?

Hi everyone,well, here I go.I don't know what I'm doing,as you will soon see, but I'm diving in anyway.I came up with a title 2 months ago and that was as far as I got.I didn't know where to start and still don't really.I want to share my world with you,inside and outside our home.I have shared my cold winter blues woes with many of you at Micasastyle so today I thought I would just start there,with the weather.We are a tough bunch here in Saskatchewan,we often have brutally cold winters and this has been a pretty bad one.We always get snow but lately we have got way more than average years.Today I had to shovel paths in our yard so our dogs could walk out there and they are large dogs.When I opened the door to let them out,we couldn't even see the steps,snow is everywhere and lots of it.I watched them bravely go down where the steps used to be and then it looked like they were wading in water it was so deep.It's really amazing to see so much of it but it is hard work moving it around.I really am tired of it and I miss the warmth of summer and the beauty of the flowers we grow so I thought I would share some pictures with you of both.The season I'm tired of and the one I'm waiting for.These pictures are from our home and also from my mom's.What's your winter been like and do you have any snow?


mbkatc230 said...

Yippe, I get to leave the first comment! I'm so glad you got started. I cannot believe the amount of snow. I'm telling you I would just curl up and never leave the house. But those flowers are amazing, so you have something to look forward to. Hugs, Kathy

marty39 said...

Oh Cyndi, when you said snow you meant it. That is a bunch. I love the way it lays on the tree in the middle of the back yard. When I lived in Oregon I loved to look at the snow pile up on the pine trees just so perfectly that it looked like each flake was placed just so. The flowers in the summer are just gorgeous. You're a great gardener. Can't wait to see more. Hugs, Marty

prof en retraite said...

Oh my goodness Cyndi! You weren't kidding about the snow! I never pictured that much! Your gardens are GORGEOUS! I bet you do miss them! And how nice to see a face to go with your name! You're so pretty! Welcome to blogland, my friend!...hugs...Debbie

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Cyndi,
Yeah! You have created your first post.
How awesome!

Look at all that beautiful snow? I would not even know how to handle that.

Stay warm.
I'm looking forward to reading more from you.
~Melissa :)

Kristen said...

Glad you started and I look forward to seeing your world inside and out :-)

We have only had a few flurries this winter so I want snow. NOT like 8 feet but 1 foot would be nice. It's supposed to get down to 12 friday. Burr

Your flowers are beautiful...see the cold helps plants do their thing!

nikkicrumpet said...

Hi Cyndi! Thanks for stopping by and the very kind comments! I'm so glad you decided to jump into blogland. You'll love it here. There are so many wonderful ladies and so much inspiration. You'll have to post pictures of the inside of your house. I may have missed them on RMS since I haven't been there for about 6 months. I love to garden too so we have a lot in common. The resident guru of gardening is Tootsie over at tootsie'll have to check her out. She has amazing gardens! Hope you have a great time. You'll learn tons as you go along. I've only been here 5 months myself so I'm still figuring it all out!

Kathysue said...

Cyndi, First I must tell you, You are so Pretty. You have what I call a great face.I already liked you just from our visits at Micasa and if I had seen you first I would have wanted to get to know you. You are just adorable.Now girl that is some snow and your yard in the spring is beautiful. I am glad to have gotten to know you and I am looking forward to this journey into the life of Cyndi. Hugs and Congratulations on a wonderful Blog, I am very impressed. Hugs to you my friend,Kathysue

Lynette said...

Welcome to blogland!! I'm an oldie RMS'er and I recognize your name from there - I posted as clm650 and but love blogging! Can't wait to get to know you better through your blog - this is such a great place to be!!
Cannot believe all that snow - you just go ahead and keep it all up there - I am not a cold weather person AT ALL!! LOL
You've already gotten a great start ~

prof en retraite said...

Hi Cyndi! I love your pics!!! Your little granddaughter is soooooo cute!! I also wante dot tell you tha ti appreciate your concern about what's been going on for me. My daughter is expecting and has had some complications. I hate to say too much at the other place w/ you know who around...meanie!! You are doing great!! If you are interested in experimenting with backgrounds, go to
although not right's under construction...and you'll see a nice selection. Have a great day!...Debbie

mbkatc230 said...

Hi again Cyndi! Look how far you've come already. Love your playlist, did you know that Norah Jones went to the same College of Music that Cait attends? For that matter, so did Don Henley of the Eagles. Just a little factoid for ya. Love the sidebar pix that you posted, your grandaughter is adorable. I bet she is just the apple of your eye. Keep up the great work, I'll be watching haha. Hugs, Kathy

marty39 said...

Now aren't you just the smartest thing. I love the pictures of your DH and sons and also your precious granddaughters. What a great family. You DIL is just as beautiful as you are and your youngest sons fiance is a doll. You will have the cutest grandchildren. I can't wait to see more. Hugs, Marty

Kathysue said...

Hi Cyndi, Oh my goodness what a pretty family.Beautiful boys, beautiful DIL and your little angels!I have 3 pretty boys and I have a red head also but his is auburn.We were hoping for one of the grandbabies to be a redhead but they all have brown hair with highlights,you know the kind that look like copper in the sun.Red heads are special people, I have always thought.I use to get stopped when he was 2 and people would actually ask if it was natural.UHH! no I use clairol formula #4 on him at two. I use to answer politely but laught hysterically when I would repeat the story. Keep blogging, I am counting on you to tell me how easy this is ,Hugs, Kathysue

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Cyndi, :)
I thought I would stop by and say Hello and see if you are staying warm.
I hope all is well.
Can you believe we actually had a pipe freeze in our Master Bathroom last night. You know it's cold in NC when that happens. My husband was able to fix it by pouring lots of hot water down the drain and thawing it out. No harm done. WHEW!
We know we were lucky...:)

Have a great weekend.

If you join Tablescape Tuesday with Susan you will meet soooo many new bloggers. It's really a wonderful event.
It's fun too!
I'm planning a Valentine/Anniversary theme table.
Not this week though. :)

prof en retraite said...

Hi Cyndi! Thanks so much for dropping by my tablescape and for your sweet remarks! I had to come see your beautiful garden again...19 degrees here! I'm sure that's warm for you, but we are FREEZING here in the South! Have a great day...Debbie

Kristen said...

I guess I like snow so much because when we get it, it doesn't stick around long.
You guys definately get way more snow than us.

Around here you can tell who is from the south and who is from the north. Then south people are playing and happy. The north are like go away, that's why we moved here!

Melissa Miller said...

I have passed on a very sweet award to you! :)

The Muse said...

Welcome...yes, i offer you a most warm welcome :) i believe you have taken the first step into a caring, exciting and lovely "new world"!

xinex said...

Hi Cyndi! I agree with KathySue, you are so pretty, your whole family is pretty and the grandkids are adorable! Wow oh wow!, it must really be cold there. Thanks for leaving a comment in my brand new blog. The pomanders were not real roses, everything else was. Glad you like them....Christine

Oma aka Meme said...

You have started out while and I am feeling your weather as I live across from you--in Alberta
and I know that you are cold again too- it is horrid here and yes, more snow for us too- our hope is that spring will come- welcome to the blog world and I hope to see you here often - hugs Meme who has cold feet too

Oma aka Meme said...

I meant to say you started out well but I was too cold to proof read first- I am glad to see a neighbor here - I don't see too many Canadian gals yet-
hugs from Meme who is proof reading this comment

mbkatc230 said...

Hi Cyndi! Stop by when you get a chance, there's an award waiting for you. Hugs, Kathy

ann said...

Welcome.I am sooooooooo glad you're here....Look at all that snow.Man-o-man...Ann