Hi everyone. Happy Thursday to you.
Yesterday I woke up to some fresh snow, about 3 inches.
It had turned to rain just before I got up in the morning, and it rained all day. Even with the rain there is still a little bit of snow on the ground today. I saw on the news that for some of you who stop by, winter has definitely arrived with bitterly cold temperatures and maybe even (a lot of) snow.
Personally I'm not ready for winter yet, but I'm happy that at least most of the outdoor chores are done. That includes the bees. I took this next photo back when autumn was still unusually mild a week or so ago, and I've since added a couple more bags of leaves around the bottom of the hive. The bags of leaves act as insulation to the space underneath the hive. I'm keeping my fingers crossed it helps this winter as I'd like to still have a living colony come spring.
Today is Thursday and time for Rain's Art and Dinner Date. This week Rain's theme is cups, and although
I don't have any cup art to share, here's a photo that I also shared this past T Day of some homemade cookies and a cup of tea.
The cookies have chocolate chips, some crushed up holiday pretzels and some pistachios tossed in. The holiday pretzels were thin with a white yogurt coating sprinkled with chopped up bits of peppermint. Those pretzels are too yummy and adding them to the cookies did give a bit of peppermint flavor.
And I do have a page from my western National Park trip journal I am working on. It has glasses rather than cups, but since they are both drinking vessels, let me share it. I can't say it's the best page I've ever made as the Mexican bunting is a little too big and my margarita glasses are floating mid-page, but I do really like how my "homemade" paper tortilla chips came out.
As my page has to do with food, I am also linking up to Bleubeard's and Elizabeth's food or collage fodder or combine both challenge over at Art Journal Journey.
That's all for me today. Thanks for visiting.