Hi everyone! I'm hoping you're all staying warm and dry on this blustery Saturday. It's no secret that by the time this post is up, we'll be seeing the snow fall again. The weather service says we can now expect about a foot of the white stuff. Today is Pink Saturday, and unfortunately, I forgot to notify Beverly in time. Hopefully, I'll see some of you anyway. Since we're in the middle of a snowstorm anyway, I've decided to share a winter's view of one of our local landmarks, Poole Forge. It's an old iron baron's estate, and it really is lovely any time of the year.
Before we travel to Poole Forge, however, I'd like to introduce you to Judy at French Laundry. She is a lovely person with a compelling story (check out her profile). Instead of allowing adversity to get her down, she has used it as a springboard to a rich and fulfilling life and she takes none of it for granted. She collects Limoges china, and has the most beautiful collection of hand painted porcelain buttons I've ever seen. Stop by, feast your eyes, and gain inspiration for your soul!
I have one pink item today, but I'm absolutely in love with it. Every time I see that face, I laugh. Meet Miss Piggy Memominder. She was made in Japan, probably around the 40s. I've never seen anything quite like her. In the front, she holds a memo pad. On the side is a hole for a pen. I'm not sure what the hole on top of her head is for. Any ideas?
On her back she has a place to store letters. She's a most useful pig!
Okay, everyone on the bus! We're taking a drive to Poole Forge. This is what it looked like in December, after our first snow of the season.
This bridge is at least 110 years old. People still drive cars and horses and buggies over it every day. It seems to have been a tradition to carve one's name and date into the inside. I found carvings from as early as 1801.
The trees are tall and imposing on this farm behind the bridge. They've probably been there even longer. Just look at that sky. Have you ever seen such a brilliant shade of blue.
A quiet place to reflect:
I often think about how much history has passed by this creek.
The caretaker's cottage:
The snowfall reveals the wanderings of God's creatures.
Have a wonderful weekend and God keep you until next time!
Digital Scrapbooking items: from the "Frosted" collection by Michelle Coleman (a free download); I used the collection to create my own original compositions.