Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Goings on at the manor house

Today I took a walk in the snow with George.

It was difficult because the wind thought it was the boss of me.

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Which, of course, it was.

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Hello, pup.

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I didn’t do much else. At noon, I took a shower and put my pajamas back on.

I felt it was the right thing to do.

I wrote a post and read all of your answers to my questions. It felt good to feel connected.

And I like knowing what you’re all up to.


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I made bruschetta and served it on one of the new porcelain trays that we won in the Dirty Santa game at my in-laws house. I love my new trays.

 They’re from Sur la Table in NYC.


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And then I ate it all.

* Burp *

I watched one of The Thin Man movies that Santa brought for me.
And every now and then, I snapped a bird photo.

Sometimes we just leave the camera by one of the windows where the feeders are.

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I captured this little junco today. I like the light.

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And then I watched the sun set.

And all in all, it was a very nice day.

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Psst ~ It’s not too late to get into the secret.

Until tomorrow, then . . .

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44 comments:

Steph said...

Love that little junco! Sounds like a perfect day to me Kate. ;)

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

What a gorgeous little bird! I am envious of your spectacular avian captures. And that sunset photo... Amazing. Its almost abstract looking

Dawn said...

What an absolutely perfect day! And lovely photos to capture it all! Thank you for sharing!

beth said...

oh that bird !!!
and yep....pajamas and late showers have been my last couple of days here, too :)

Jeanne Walker said...

WOW...the capture of the sunset is amazing...the colors are so vibrant...brought to you by God!

Love the little junco...we don't have 'em down here, or at least I haven't seen any that I know of!

Hugs!

SouthernSass said...

I like your new tray too. The sunset was beautiful!

Kacey said...

Poor cold fluffy junco! It sounds like a perfect day to me though!

texwisgirl said...

Love your birdies. And that one is precious!

Jill of All Trades said...

Oh pretty, pretty pictures but I'm glad it is in pictures and not here. So hate the snow...love the pictures though! Carla

Char said...

a good day...a good movie...and good food. life is good.

mrs mediocrity said...

What a gorgeous sunset it was! Love the little junco, my husband bought me a zoom lens for xmas, so i am hoping i can get some bird shots!
pajama days rule.

Char said...

results are in!! you made the finalists!! congrats!

His Song to Sing said...

Congrats on being a finalist on PW's site! After reading your very first post I'm in awe of how far you've come. Since your blog is my ideal of what I'd love my blog to become, your first post gives me hope. Thanks for showing me the way (tho I've along way to go).

Happy New Year! Looking forward to your 4th year of posts.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I went back twice just to look at that amazing sunset. Lovely day, great photos!!

Oliag said...

Lovely lovely birdys, lovely lovely food, and what a lovely, lovely day!

Oh and a great big Congratulations on making the finals at PW!

Sweetpea said...

Here I am, propped up in my flannel-clad beddiebye, all cozied up in my worn out favorite flannel pj's and having a grand time zipping around the blogoverse and WHUT do I happen upon??? YOU'RE A FINALIST OVER AT PW'S place! WOOOOOO HOOOOOO!!!!!

Annie said...

Oh, I got a similar sunset shot last night...after all our rain and floods, the first glimpse of the sky for the last six weeks.

Love the birdy. Also the cardinal at PW photography ...it seems to be a popular finalist Kate. It is a great photo!!

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Mental P Mama said...

Beautiful;) That baguette looks like it's toasted jusssst riiiiight;)

Snappy Di said...

hee hee,,,,, love the sound of your day. Jammies at noon works for me some days too. Heck, some days I just don't even get out of them!

Di

Sarah said...

Congratulations! You made it to the final bokeh photos on PW! And according to the comments people love your birdy! As do I....

Gail said...

Sounds like the perfect day to me...enjoy another.

Hartwood Roses said...

You went out into that wind on purpose??? I had to go get some cuttings from the garden, and I thought my cuttings and I were going to be blown into the next county. There were a couple of gusts that blew me sideways and I had to brace myself.

I spent a few minutes at the dining room window yesterday evening, watching the same beautiful sunset.

Jayne said...

LOVE that junco!

Sarah said...

Hooray! You made the Finalists! Way To Go! I just saw it.

Love your trays (I have some and I use them for EVERYTHING!) Lovely sunset!

Good Luck!

scottweberpdx said...

Lovely...and that sunset...wow!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Sounds a perfect day to me - like the look of that bruschetta! Happy New Year

Daryl said...

OMG that sunset .. and I am in love with the chubby little bird ...

The Japanese Redneck said...

Wow, amazing photos. Day in the jammies sounds good to me.

suzette said...

Congrats on being a bokeh finalist over at PW's place. I love that photo, and I'm thinking it's the winnah! I find lots to like among your photos...glad to see others agree.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

We had wind here. I am glad George likes the snow!
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beth said...

I heard u are a pioneer woman finalist...u better run or I'm going to start questioning ree and her taste of beautiful things....

beth said...

Oops...I'm on my phone and that should be win not run

Di said...

Love the pictures! Sounds like a nice relaxing day. Good luck over on PW.

Mary said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! Best of luck at PW's!

Ellen said...

The bird is the word....smiles.

Jerry Jones said...

What a day!
Love the first image, such a beautiful home.

Allison Shops said...

So cute! I fed the birds at our last home and I do miss watching them all day (in my pajamas).

Allison
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Snappy Di said...

Congratulations on your runner up win over at the Pioneer Woman on your cardinal photo... woo hooooo for you!!

Di

nancy in ks said...

Well, I'm bummed.

In my eyes, there was no contest after you posted mama bird. The other photos were nice and some were gorgeous, but nothing compared to your photo. So I"m declaring you the winner in my world of make believe, (where it is always pleasant and everything is easy).

Congratulations on that stunning photo and for being the winner in so many people's eyes.

Country Girl said...

Oh, I was only a little bit bummed. It's all subjective, really. And after last year, with the male cardinal and having that as a crowd favorite and then not winning ~ I was totally prepared for it!

Just glad to have been honored, plus I've already sold several prints so that was a nice bonus! Thanks, all.

Carolynn said...

Love that little Jinko! So incredibly sweet. Looks like he's wearing an overstuffed parka out there in the cold.

Joy said...

The Junco is precious! I like your tray also. I have a thing about pretty dishes, now I'm inspired to find something new for myself.

Joy said...

Oh, and I love the CU of George's eye and the awesome sunset sky.