Laughing Dog Arts

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Nasturtiums in the snow

We haven't even had a hard frost here in NW Oregon but now we have snow. I still have nasturtiums growing and so went out and picked some this morning. By afternoon it began to snow, as the forecasters have been predicting for several days now.
It's barely cold enough for the snow to stick, so it is melting pretty quickly, but everything is covered, including my bamboo. It is always so pretty, to see the branches bend down with the weight of the snow. They always bounce back.
Hope you all are snug in your homes.  I just came in from feeding the llamas and playing with the dogs in the snow.  Sadie definitely loves the snow!  She played and played, biting the snow, chasing snowballs, making snowdogangels, and generally having a good time.  Rocky just dug in a spot, I think he could hear a mouse under the snow.  The llamas watched us, wondering what the big deal was. I think I shall throw another log on the fire.  I'm sticking close to the stove today, doing hand stitching on some fabric hearts as I listen to the radio.
The sheer heart above I created from a vintage napkin I picked up at a garage sale.  I will embellish it next.  The one below is the first one I have made.  These could be fun Christmas gifts.  Maybe not this orange one, but it's a start.

 Be well.
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22 comments:

maggi21 said...

Wow, snow already. I am glad you managed to get the nasturtiums picked in time, they are so cheerful. Gorgeous heart. Stay warm.

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

i am so envious of you getting snow! boy, i sure do miss it. especially around the holidays. i love being cold and snuggling up with blankets and slippers. a fire sounds nice too! very nice heart. i love to see your creations.

Marlene said...

Love the hearts! Our snow is mostly thick slush this morning. We will be in an icy mess if the temp drops.

Janet Ghio said...

Love the birds singing in the background! Too soon for snow! I'm not ready for it yet, but the cold weather is headed my way (Missouri). Love your hearts!

yoborobo said...

Wait - you have LLAMAS? Jan, I now envision you living a magical life. Playing with llamas and dogs, and coming back inside to conjure up hearts and other lovelies. :) The snow is so pretty. Ours is still a ways off, but we have a lovely mist hanging in the trees out in the woods. Stay snug and say hi to the llamas for me! xox Pam

Carol said...

Hi Jan.
Funny, we have had a hard frost, and the pond has frozen over except where the heater is, but my snapdragons are still blooming. I have decided to have a HUGE spot for them next year.

Linda said...

Oh my...snow already! Those nasturtiums look so sweet, peeping through like that.
Your fabric heart looks great; I think its a winner.

audrey said...

Oh, Jan, two of my favorite things ~ snow and nasturtiums!! I love snow. I think it is so beautiful and refreshing and there is something about snow that always makes me feel peaceful.
You've got the right idea ~ sitting by the fire, stitching, maybe drinking tea.... I'll be right over.
Pretty pretty hearts.
Stay warm.
♥ audrey

Robbie said...

OH, NO!! The 'S' word!! Time to head to Florida!

beadbabe49 said...

It "felt like" snow yesterday, but we're too low to get any...I must have been sensing yours, lol!

Flowermouse Design said...

Thank you for sharing Jan. Sounds like some perfect moments. I´m happy for you. I love your heart - I mean both of them (the one inside and the one you made). Big hugs!!!

Marie S said...

I love the hearts Jan and I think no matter the color they would make awesome ornaments for the tree.
I think it would womderful to stuff the napkin one with lavender, perfect for the drawers
I love the image of the nasturtiums and the snow.
You can keep the snow though, it is beautiful if you do nat have to go out in it.
Have a great week Jan!

Karen S said...

I love nasturtiums! They're about my favorite garden flower -- and they look so pretty in the snow. Did you know that they are edible?

Emma said...

beautiful flowers in lovely snow!

I can' beLIEVE i mised yiour giveaway! i remember seeing your gorgeous heart in my blogroll & thought must get down the list & visit...o, lucky person!

I might have a giveaway for nearly 100 posts & one year!

Anja said...

Your picture of the snow and the nastariums shows you really didn't have had a lot frost. Suddenly you have wintertime, how I envy we are still waiting for snow. The nastariums have stopped blooming since the first frost.
You become a heartfactory, that is really a very nice idea, for a christmas market to sell them.

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Jan,

Just a quick note as we are heading out for Moms surgery this AM.
I love looking at the snow with the nastariums peeking out..wow snow....it will be arounf 70 today I think here!
love the fabric hearts too!

Hugs and enjoy your day!

susan

Marie S said...

I am Thanksful for you, Jan!!
Love and hugs.

Martha Bright said...

It's been months since I saw a nasturtium! Very cool pictures. I like the folk-art heart. Cute how dogs love the snow. Horses do too. But cats, well, that's a different matter...

Heloise said...

Beautiful flowers. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Bunny said...

OH love that heart you are good girl. And Llamas how adorable I have a friend in NH actually Jeannie's daughter she has Alpacas and they are adorable too.
Hugs Bunny

Robin Olsen said...

Love your fearless use of color in that heart. Very fun!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Our first frost in Iowa came really late year also. We were supposed to have snow last weekend but did not get it, more predicted for this weekend.