Snow and Yoberry (Yogurt Strawberry) Muffins…What a great Saturday!

We have had some very strange weather this winter in Kentucky! It has gone from cold to high 60’s, back to the teens, tornado weather and….finally….snow, beautiful snow!

A peaceful winter morning.

A peaceful winter morning.

We have waited for the snow since the last snow just after Christmas!  The snow we had then didn’t stay on the ground for long. Our weather has been crazy! After the tornado like weather last week we had snow flurries but nothing stuck to the ground. The snow flurries were fun though. The snow flakes were large feather-like flakes and the wind swirled them around in circles. I heard someone say that it looked like being in a snow globe! I thought that was a great way to describe it and I quite enjoyed watching the big flakes swirl around throughout the day…in the snow globe! I was overjoyed when the snow started up again and actually started sticking to the ground at about 12:00 a.m. on Friday morning. I want to take in every minute of it that I can. I went for a walk in my P.J.’s…at midnight!

P J's, snow boots (not tied)...and midnight!

P J’s, snow boots (not tied)…and snow…yes…snow…at midnight!

The snow was nearly all melted away by Friday night. What a wonderful surprise to wake up on Saturday morning to a soft falling snow…sticking to the ground!

I LOVE it!

Snow Love!

Snow Love!

OK…never mind where I got a little off balance…it’s still a heart! And…next time this old gal is going to make a snow angel!

I love the peace that the new snow brings. The sweet, peaceful calm is so welcome and so beautiful!

The quiet of nature.

The quiet of nature!

What a great Saturday morning…watching the snow…and baking some muffins!

Yo...berry muffins!

Yo…berry muffins!

I wrapped these fruit filled, tasty muffins in some wintery fun…

Wintery muffin liners.

Wintery muffin liners.

Poppy and I enjoyed the day…and the muffins!

The dogs enjoyed the snow too!

Poppy and Nella enjoy the morning walk in the snow!

Poppy and Nella enjoy the morning walk in the snow!

Poppy and Bear in the snow!

Poppy and Bear in the snow!

Pogo and Snow...he loves it!

Pogo and Snow…he loves it!

Until we meet again…

Wishing you peaceful, sweet moments to treasure…

with a day that is blessed simply…

and simply blessed!

Happy Trails!


Simple treasures.


Silver White Winters that melt into Spring…and other favorite things!

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It is beautiful here in Kentucky!  ‘Silver White Winter’ has turned into Spring! There really were few ‘wintery’ days…but those few days were definitely beautiful…and a nice change from the Arizona desert scenery!

My thoughts about ‘Winter to Spring’…

There are some wonderful songs from the movie The Sound of Music. I would bet that any of us Baby Boomers (who like musicals and that kind of thing) and even some that were not born in ‘The  Boom’…have some favorite songs from that movie.  One of mine…My Favorite Things! I sang that song to my children when they were sad…or fell and got an ouchie. You know the part….when the dog bites, when the bee stings….when I’m feeling sad…

I simply remember my favorite things and then I don’t feel….soooooooooooo (I’m singing…holding the note)….bad! Now…some of my children claim to not remember that I sang this to them. Maybe they choose not to remember? Hmmm….I know I can carry a tune! Oh well…

I just wanted to share some of the scenery…

and my slant on that great song…

There is also a nice video at the end of this post…I hope you’ll enjoy it!

My Favorite Things

Raindrops on roses….and roses and raindrops.

Bright copper kettles and Whiskers on kittens …

and why do I like whiskers…and love leather gloves…

These are a few of the things that I love….

Brown paper packages tied up with strings

Now the post office won’t take any such thing….

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels,

Well…any colored pony…and…

I think I’ll make strudel.

Please knock, don’t ring…what exactly is this

schnitzel with my noodles thing?

Wild geese that fly with the sun or moon on their wings…

yes….these are a few of my favorite things…

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes…

my daughters and granddaughters….in dresses with sashes,

and blue satin…and sashes.

Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes,

ah yes…the snow….good mascara on lashes,

these are a few of my favorite things….


if the dog bites,

there will be no treats tonight,

when the bee stings,

stay out of their hive and things…

and when I’m feeling sad…

I simply remember my favorite things….

and then I don’ t feel……



On a serious note….

There are times in my life…when I am sad…that I call to mind the faces of my little children, when I sang them this song…how it turned their sad little faces to happy little faces…and then…I don’t feel so bad!

I hope you’ll find a moment to remember some of your favorites things today!

Wishing you a day…simply blessed!


Lorrie Morgan…My Favorite Things