Snow! It isn't a big surprise. The area is prepared. It starts to fall and the plows are out on the streets. They've been on the streets for almost twenty-four hours now. It has been a few years since this much snow has fallen and we have been lulled into thinking it isn't going to happen again this year. We were wrong. Snow is on the ground and the trees and the wires. It is a beautiful sight. The photos are in full color. There just isn't much color around at the moment.
This scene is in front of the house.
Our little bird "condo" has a chalet look.
Mary from One Perfect Bite suggested that I mull some cider and sip it in front of the fire.
1 quart apple cider
5 whole cloves
1 cinnamon stick
1 tsp candied ginger
4 slices of orange
1. Place the cloves, cinnamon stick and ginger in cheesecloth and tie. Pour the cider into a large pot, add the cheesecloth bundle and the orange slices. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer, slightly covered, for twenty minutes. Remove the spices and orange slices.
2. Light a fire in the fireplace and pour yourself a cup.