Hi everyone. Yeesh, it's so cold. I suppose I'll have to give in and put my shorts away. The other day this Weather Alert came up on my phone:
Ice Accretion Advisory from 1/7/2015 6:00:00 PM to 1/8/2015 6:00:00 AM
GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...FREEZING SPRAY ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM WEDNESDAY TO 6 AM * WINDS...NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT.* SEAS...6 TO 9 FEET
What the heck is a Spray Advisory?
FREEZING SPRAY...MODERATE VESSEL ICING. OPERATING A VESSEL IN GALE CONDITIONS REQUIRES EXPERIENCE AND PROPERLY EQUIPPED VESSELS. IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT MARINERS WITHOUT THE PROPER EXPERIENCE SEEK SAFE HARBOR PRIOR TO THE ONSET OF GALE CONDITIONS.A FREEZING SPRAY ADVISORYMEANS THAT LIGHT TO MODERATE ACCUMULATION OF ICE IS EXPECTED ON VESSELS. OPERATING A VESSEL IN FREEZING SPRAY CAN BE HAZARDOUS. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT VESSELS BE PREPARED TO TAKE APPROPRIATE COUNTER MEASURES BEFORE PUTTING TO SEA OR ENTER THE ADVISORY AREA.
|I love this huge old anchor.|
Fishing boats behind, at their dock.
And yes, the snow came and the wind howled.
Mo quite likes the snow!
He is not so happy about high winds. The gale makes his leash thrum and frightens him. He sits and looks so perplexed.
Now, in early January, my house is again neutral, currently in its winter garb of white, taupe and black with accents of deep turquoise and some bits of cobalt blue.
I always worry that my small space will look cluttered. But in the pix, it looks quite sparse?
|black and white toile/ taupse suzani floral|
|black/ white/ turquoise batik.|
How I wish I'd bought many yards of this beauty!
A big brown crock with wintery berries, a fragrant fir-scented candle in a rusty tin star dish.
A favorite blue and white quilt. It's a rescue and quite tattered but I love it.
The cottage is so quiet now, just the wind and Mo's snoring. All its glittery party finery is put away. I love Christmas's Scandinavian red and white, and the Tree, and the glittering glass ornaments...but by January it comes as a relief to return to the tranquil colors of the winter beach.
I haven't changed the transferware plate rack yet. It will soon have my blue and black collection.
I am liking this pine dresser done more simply.
For awhile I think I will keep it simple, with just my white ironstone pitchers and platters, and a few bits of mercury glass.
The tarnished mirrored orbs remind me of the icy winter ocean, gleaming coldly under the pale lemon yellow winter sun.
Now is the time to bundle up and walk briskly, time for savory beef stew simmering on the stove top, for hot chocolate and Earl Grey tea, spiked these afternoons with a thimbleful of peach Grand Marnier, a gift from a friend. Time for hand quilting--and knitting, if only Mo will let me work in peace sometimes.
Hope you too are home safe, and warm, and cozy.
gone to the beach....