Friday, January 24, 2014

Frosty

Frost on my kitchen window
 
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1. We need new windows on the entire main floor of our house. I'm holding off till the spring, because I love frost on glass. With the new high efficiency triple glazed glass, frost will be a thing of the past when the new windows are in.
 
2. I've taken an interest in Permaculture, and I am planning to use some of the principles for my gardens this year. I have been having great fun perusing online garden catalogs from seeds to trees. I am planting by "zone" So far I have decided I will plant 2 hazelnut trees, 3 weeping fruiting mulberry bushes, and a Russian olive tree in the far corner of the yard. This week I am picking out plants for the butterfly and hummingbird garden.
 
3. I got a new washing machine last week. It's a top of the line super duper model. I really wanted something simple, but when I saw this spacey looking stainless steel wonder, with all the neat digital buttons and at least 20 different cycles, water temps and levels, I was hooked. After the delivery guys installed it in the laundry room, Hubbers and I stood there admiring it, and decided to do a load of laundry right away! To make a long story short, after many (and mostly futile) attempts to get the settings right, and push the proper buttons, the machine actually washed the clothes, and even played a cute little song when the load was done. I should have bought a simpler model!
 
4. We are in the midst of another "Polar Vortex" weather wise. I do enjoy winter, but it's so cold that I can't even step out the door. I guess I shouldn't complain, in about six months it will be summer, and it will be so hot that I won't be able to step outside the door. Hmmmmm....
 
5. Hubbers and I estimated that so far this winter, we have spent approximately $150.00 on peanuts for the squirrels. Here's hoping those hazelnut tress I am planting in the spring, grow really fast!
 
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43 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Now that is an absolutely brilliant shot. I ADORE this picture! WOW!!

TexWisGirl said...

laughing at #3. :) #5 - i have SO got you beat on scratch feed $ for the whistlers. :)

i LOVE your frost and can see why you don't want to replace the windows just yet. that would make a most beautiful fabric or wallpaper pattern. :)

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes!! I do love your capture for the day, Karen, and I would be reluctant to replace the windows just yet, too!! Hope you have a lovely weekend! Stay warm and enjoy!!

Jeanne said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, and have to say that i just LOVE this capture of the frost. Great job.

Muffie said...

Tha frost photo is exquisite!! If I could maneuver myself, I'd like to get some photos of the icicles outside my window. Your new washer sounds cool! Don't you love new appliances? Glad you got it working!

Gail Dixon said...

If my washing machine played me a song after every load, I'd be doing a lot more laundry. How fun is that?!

The frost is absolutely gorgeous. It looks like silver sculptures.

Veronica Roth said...

hello my frosty Canadian friend. Your windows look like mine in England. We have a 1950's bungalow and keep planning to replace the single glass windows. Our place here in Vancouver has single glass on part of the house but it's hard to change that because the house is designated heritage. I suppose I could, but then I love the wonky glass. I've spent probably that much on peanuts and bird food this winter too. What can you do? Little guys gotta eat. :) Hope you have a lovely, (and warmer) weekend. :)

Pamela Gordon said...

I love the frosty photo and am thankful for our triple paned windows now. We used to have the single sliders and they would frost up like this. I enjoyed your random 5 today. It's nice to look forward to spring planting season.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Beautiful pic, frost. I should not complain either but we are colder today than Alaska....not prepared

Nancy J said...

Triple paned windows, that should surely keep off any frost. Money for food for any animal is good value, but it can add up so quickly!!! Cheers, keep warm. Jean.

Indrani said...

It makes such a wonderful abstract!

Icy BC said...

WOW..Karen..that picture is jaw-dropping beautiful!

I feel bad for the birds in winter, but 150 is quite an expense. I hope your hazelnut tree growing like weed too :-)

Andaje said...

That photo is "just" AWESOMW Karen - totally love it despite representing the cold

No snow here - just cold and with the windchill.....Brrrrr!!!

Linda W. said...

Ooohhhh....so soft and delicate! I love your creativity!

Nancy Claeys said...

We have one old window in our house that get's those lovely frosty artworks too -- and I'm afraid there will come a day when appliances will be too complicated for me to figure out! :)

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

some one else what speaking the polar vertex. now who was it? i read so many blogs it just is all mush in the brain-o. ha. ha!! you enjoy the new washer. we had to get one a while back. no fun for the pocket book but we love it all the same. i can only imagine washing by hand. talk about work. wow, i would be talking now. can you hear me? ( i feel i am speaking an Australian accent, & i have no clue why??) at least i can hear it as i type. weird. have a great weekend!! ( :

RedPat said...

That's a beautiful frost shot! We have insulated windows everywhere except the front door and even there it must be really cold before we get frost. It's becoming a thing of the past.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

What beautiful frost! I love it! You captured a great photo of it. We need to put in some new windows, too, and I'm kind of dreading all the mess and upheaval. It's frigid cold here, too. We're not used to it!

Judy at Peace Be With You said...

Great photo. You managed to make frost appealing for me, which is a miracle for this Florida gal.

eileeninmd said...

I love the frosty image, so pretty. I do wish the weather would warm up, I am sick of the cold and snow.

Have a happy weekend!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Love your frost picture and OMG I love my little squirrels and feed them peanuts too. Also have a special bird feeder set up just for THEM so they don't rob the other ones. A bowl of cracked corn on the porch for THEM, etc. I enjoy them so much / glad to find another on the same page :) in the summer they'd come as close as a foot away from me on the front porch :)

Photo Pincher said...

I always loved frost on windows. Makes beautiful and interesting composition.

Linda@Creekside said...

What a gorgeous shot this is! You are an amazing photographer ... fabulous!

;-}

Cheryl @ TFD said...

That is the prettiest frost photo I've seen this year! Love it. We need new windows, too. But after new roofing last year and foundation work this year, the windows will probably have to wait until next year!

Les... said...

Gee, that sure is one hell of a WOW shot!!!!!
Absolutely perfect and beautiful!!

well done, keep warm!
*VBS*

Jim said...

Hi Karen ~~ New washing machines are nice aren't they? Ours isn't the super duperest but close. It has ding, dings when done, no music. Actually it was a new last-years-model about three years ago. It takes the special detergent though.

You new windows too will be nice. It sounds like they are the thermal types. That will work good with the cold winters that are coming with the Global Warming.

Thank you for visiting and for your nice comment.
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Al said...

Such a beautiful frosty photo.

Rambling Woods said...

Beautiful photo.... I should do some garden planning... Michelle

Me said...

This has to be one of the coolest pic`s ever, or should I say coldest. Love it.

Stephanie said...

Your frost image is gorgeous! Love it!

Terri Buster said...

Your window frost is beautiful. We need new windows too, ours sweat horribly and have ruined the edges of the casing. Double paned even..I guess we need triple.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Frost on the window can make such a beautiful design. I have a couple of windows like that. Loved reading your random 5's.
Stay warm!

Nonnie said...

what an amazing pattern- like fern leaves! however, with new windows, you will stay warmer and probably have lower utility bills.

Debbie said...

i would have more love for the washer if it, washed, dried, folded and put those clothes away!!

the ice is really beautiful!!

Vee said...

Beautiful photography! Michele mentioned your blog while commenting at mine. Wait three years after the new windows have been installed...I now have perfectly lovely frost. Sigh.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh my gosh that top photo is just incredible... that is photographic art. Could you leave one window somewhere out of the way :>).

EG CameraGirl said...

Jack Frost sure is one great artist!

I laughed when I read #4. How TRUE!

Lola said...

Great captures!

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Carol L McKenna said...

Exquisite photography of nature ice ~

carol, xxx
www.acreativeharbor.com

Gunilla Bäck said...

Amazing patterns, they're like feathers.

Ileana said...

Absolutely wonderful shot!

Laura said...

The frost is gorgeous!!! But warmth is essential, so I hope the new windows do the trick for you. We put in new ones upstairs last year… downstairs is still the old ones. I do miss frost in through the bedroom view… and I'm thankful for warmth and garage windows. Thanks for sharing the love up-close!

kissed by an angel said...

The ice crystals on your window are so beautiful! They look like little feathers! I like that very much!!!
Random fact number four made me smile, too...
Enjoy a good time :)