Saturday, February 09, 2008

storm on the prairies

thursday and friday were beautiful days, here in my little town ... the sun felt warm on my face as i walked to work ... there was a freshness and even a hint of spring in the air ...

but that was then ... and this is now!!!

even tho' we only received a few inches of snow - there is a blizzard out there with highways closed all over the province ... it's the wind that is the culprit - making the snow swirl and dance to it's tune ... blinding the motorist and causing the wind to bite anyone who dares go walking in it!



as long as i don't have to go anywhere, i don't mind a day like this ... leo and i have been enjoying our saturday and the coziness of our condo ... he has been watching hockey ... and i have had my nose in a book (the Brushstroke Legacy, a novel ... by Lauraine Snelling) ... *smile* ... it has been lovely ...




here is a pic of my teenie tiny rose plant ... it brightens up the dining room table with it's offering of delicate little flowers ... it doesn't seem to mind the storm raging just a few feet away ...

i am still in hibernation mode ... now it's back to my book! blessings on ya!

Any proverbs about weather are doubly true during a storm. ~Ed Northstrum


15 comments:

Nancy said...

We are getting another storm tonite too, It is blowing & snowing like crazy again, we just had one real bad one last wed. but it is warm in the house..

Mari said...

I'm glad you can stay in with your nose in a book and flowers on the table. As Nancy said - it is getting bad here again. My daughter just came home and said the roads were quite bad. I have to go in to work in the morning so hopefully the storm will slow down. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Flip Flop Floozie said...

White outs are just awful!! I know we had the same thing in Illinois when I was there only a FOG white out!! When i used to live in Illinois we had white outs from wind and snow a lot!! I was always out in them because of work. So glad that you could stay at home.
Just to let you know on my post today this TV was not stolen but about 2 years ago one just like it was.
Hope tomorrow is better outside for you.
Sandy

Anonymous said...

Hope you will all be ok there...storms are not so bad, when you can look out on them from inside! I love the rose...it must be happy there with you to bloom so well! Blessings on you!
Elizabeth

Rita said...

Hi Saija, You've had the wind, cold, and snow; we've had the rain, wind, and tornadoes. Spring MUST be just around the corner! ;) Hugs and blessings to you and Leo.

Mimi said...

enjoy your book and the coziness of your condo...
Blessings,
Mimi

Cathy said...

I'm glad you two are warm and cozy in your home. I saw some lovely roses the other day, and maybe I need to buy some to cheer up my home. Pretty flowers always motivate me to clean up and make everything look nice. :o)

Catherine said...

I hope you enjoyed your cozy day! Just popping in to say hi. I haven't been able to blog in awhile... just one thing after another... but I hope to get back to it this week. Stay warm!!

Amrita said...

Such lovely roses to keeo you warm and cheerful as the storm rages outside. Take care.

Penless Thoughts said...

Lovely post of the glass 1/2 full!!!
Susan

Pat said...

Hubby near by, roses on a table, a good book - and the wind blowing outside. Sounds like a cozy and God given day to give thanks for your blessings. Sometimes what seems like a storm is actually a lovely scene. You just painted the lovliest!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I love you teeny tiny little rose plant. What a beautiful sight on a stormy day. The promise of tomorrow, all bright and sunny. So just read on my friend, Spring will be here soon. connie from Texas

Vicki said...

Oh, how I love those miniature roses...your home is so lovely, as is your heart and spirit.

blessings,
Vicki

Felisol said...

Dear Saija,
I like weather. Give me howling storm, snow, roaring thunder, smiling sun, anything but weeks of gray sky and clammy fog in the limbo.
February second was first Spring Day after the old calendar. We are luckily heading towards warmer day. The birch I took in for lent has already sprung, Gunnar's nose started to flow. I did not think his allergy could be affected by some tiny mouse ear leaves, but I was wrong. Gunnar said nothing.
Now my colorful bouquet is placed at the terrace.
Give Leo my best.
Yours Felisol

Saija said...

hey blog buds ...

as always, you guys cheer me and make me smile ... i am so glad that the Lord has lead you into my life ... may your week be blessed!!! thank you for stopping by!

oh, p.s., it has warmed up today (relative term) and so i am off to another day at the Library ...