It has been an unusual winter this year. Spring temperatures during the typically coldest time of the year. Quite frankly, I have not missed the -30 degrees below zero and the 50 mile an hour constant wind, but it has been dry and a few weeks ago we finally got some much needed snow.
A roaring fire in the wood stove kept me toasty and warm. I spent my time curled up on the couch pouring over seed catalogs, painting in my art room, reading from the nature writings of Burroughs and Muir, and sipping hot chocolate.
I love cold days when you have to stay in. Unless..... they linger around for too long.
The evergreen bushes are filled with little birds using their branches as shelter from the cold.
While keeping toasty indoors, I have been working on painting the interior of the house.
I choose a warm rust color for the entrance room.
The room is quite small, about 9x10' so I was a bit concerned about using a dark color, but the double doors to the sun-room allow in enough light.
I made a new table for the kitchen. Using a narrow sofa table, I painted it white and then distressed it. Then I added boards I have been saving from a recycled water bed project for the top. It is a long narrow table, just right for our tiny house. It fits 4 chairs when pushed up under the window, but will fit several more when pulled away from the wall.
I found this old paint by number painting at the thrift store and knew it would look perfect hanging on the kitchen wall.
How have you been spending your cold winter days?