Morning light breaking through the darkness..
Pine needles sparkling in the snowy sunbeams...
The sun casting a rosy glow over the sleepy landscape...
Snow toppers on the fenceline..
Our neighbor's horses wondering what got me out of bed so early today...
Sadly, I didn't have treats for them. They were sad... poor sweet babies!
Such sad faces in the midst of beauty surrounding them!
The tiniest pine tree adorned in its white loveliness, as the morning rays brushed gently...
An old tree stump decked out with its white top hat..
And what's a lovely snowfall without the snow princess herself, Annie... enjoying every moment!
Snow on the nose.. of course!
The soft glow of morning sunshine adding a dash of color to the otherwise shades of white.
The chickens wanted out, and so out they came! They ran into the garden... their favorite spot to visit (especially the compost pile, lol!)
I was surprised they wanted out... but they didn't seem to mind the snow too much!
Pine trees never look lovelier than when robed in sparkling white!
Morning fog was rolling in, and Annie and I walked together down the road to enjoy and soak in the crisp morning sunshine, and the glorious white snow.
Annie is never happier than when she can play in fresh snow. Maybe she and I are a lot alike!
The color of the skies rapidly changed as the sun warmed the ground, and the rolling fog began to spread.
Is there ever a morning more beautiful than this?
The crunch of the snow beneath my feet was as sweet as beautiful music could ever be...
Our neighbor's yard bathed in fog while the sun breathed out its warm rays in return.
Our morning walk ended, and I came home to find Simba all curled up and cozy...
He doesn't care for the snow at all... spoiled little man that he is... LOL!
After I had just gotten back from my walk, a neighbor pulled into the driveway. She and I have spoken several times in the last few years as we met around town, but we never knew we were neighbors. A week or so ago I was walking with Annie, and she stopped to talk to me and we discovered we were neighbors! I invited her to stop by for a visit when she could, and she chose today to stop by!
How delighted I was to visit with her and her sweet adopted little girl. What a precious visit and time we had enjoying each other's fellowship, and getting to know each other better. I promised her I would visit her soon, and I look forward to doing so in the next few days. We enjoyed a cup of hot tea and some wonderful little iced scotch bread cookies I had made yesterday, and the time flew by, until it was time for her little girl's nap. We promised to get together again very soon, and I was so happy that she found time in this busy season to stop by!
Later in the day today, as time marched on toward suppertime, I realized that my plan for dinner (leftovers from last night's meal) could be changed up a bit, and so I gave my idea a whirl! Last night I made Honey Garlic Chicken, homemade mashed potatoes, and green beans from our garden. It was a YUM meal for sure. I was going to do leftovers again tonight, but then I had a thought... what about making the leftovers into something else. And so I did...
May I introduce to you.... Honey Garlic Shepherd's Pie!
Yummmmmm... was the conclusion of the matter!
I love it when ideas turn into something wonderful like this!
The recipe is quite simple, so simple that it really doesn't require much of a recipe... just a bit of this-n-that... the idea here is to cook once, and eat twice. This is how I love to cook. I always try to stretch my leftovers, and recreate them as much as I can. How about you?
This is what I love about wintertime... enjoying the beautiful snow when it makes its grand appearance, and then spending time in the kitchen creating delights for the family. I hope you have had a most wonderful day yourself and that you are taking time to enjoy the simple things in life. :)