My Garden Retreat

My Garden Retreat
photo Gridley Graves for Country Living

The 1st Snow...on a White Wednesday!

Every December...
I begin my watch for the First Snow of Winter.

It doesn't have to be a very large accumulation or anything like that...
just snow...

covering the ground
so that I can't see grass. almost cover all the grass will work too!

I was up just before 7...and couldn't wait!

So here is our it will remain for the Winter.

And my raised herb beds.

What is it about Snow that makes me smile?

I really don't know...but even when the yard is unkept because of our schedules
and I can see things that didn't get put away for the Winter...

The Snow makes everything better...It even has a way of making me feel better.

My little garden lady...Her flowers were still blooming in her urn...last week!

These photos were taken on Monday...
And saved for today's post...
Of  late...I have felt more Blue than White so...
I thought I would share happy thoughts...

Snow and Winter Lovelies!

Today...we have icy rain...and wind!

It's very cold out and I am very Thankful...I am working at Home today...

The view from my porch is not as lovely...but I have the memories of Monday...
And the 1st keep me going.

I hope you all have a Wonderful White Wednesday!

Please Visit Kathleen at Faded Charm for more Wonderments in White!

Thank you Kathleen for Hosting this event ...I look forward to it each week!

I will close with a photo of my latest Etsy add...
One of my Lumbar pillows...

This one turned out really well...It has lots of little extra's and is even Black and Cream toile on the back!

I only have the one...

Have a Wonderful Week...donna


  1. Your garden looks lovely clothed in white! Snow is such fun...when you're on the inside looking out. LOL
    PS The pillow is absolutely yummy!

  2. Donna the pillow is gorgeous!!! You do create the most wonderful things.
    Isn't the snow just magic?! Your place looks lovely dressed in the first snow of the season. I love your urn and your beautiful garden lady. It's good thing that you live so far away or I would be nagging you for that little tresure. I can't seem to get enough urns and statues to place around.
    I would love to send you the biggest hug I can muster up today dearest Donna to help take the blues from you.

  3. Beautiful white photos today. I love how the snow looks covering the outside structures and statues. Thanks for sharing then with us.

    Stay warm and dry.


  4. Beautiful... I wish it snowed where I live for Ca it is a bit chilly right now so I am happy :)... I hope your week is going well so far.


  5. Hi Donna,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog! It is always nice to meet new friends! I adore your Potager!! I also love your lady statue. She is gorgeous.
    Indiana huh?? My son lives in Huntington . Is that close to you??
    Have a wonderful day!
    PS LOVE your pillow too

  6. i'm with you on snow! it's so lovely, especially when the sun makes it sparkle!!! super-fantastic pillow too. :)

  7. Donna - Your garden is wonderful in it's white sorry to hear you have been rather my are such a ray of sunshine for me...glad tidings and hugs to you! - Denise

  8. That snow is just beautiful! Having never lived in a snowy area, I don't think I would last too long in the cold, but it sure looks like winter and does make everything look so pretty!
    Sharon :-)

  9. Hi Donna, everything looks so beautiful with a dusting of snow. We've had flakes, but nothing more than a trace, but good grief it's been soooo cold, makes me just want to stay in with a cuppa hot cocoa. Loved seeing your garden. Your little lady is so elegant. Hope your OK, and that your blues are fleeting.
    Love you,

  10. Yeah the winter wonderland is gorgeous too! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! Now I have to go check out more of your blog!

  11. What an elegant garden, all clothed in white! It reminds me a bit of a garden from a Jane Austen tale, I can almost see Miss Bennett and Darcy taking a turn around the perimeter.

    You KNOW that I'll be thinking about ya today, right? Big hugs from slightly warmer Texas today!

  12. Donna your garden looks just beautiful with a pretty blanket of snow on it!!!

    I received my stocking yesterday and I LOOOOOOVE it!!! Thank you so much for the extra goodies too and the beautiful was so much fun to open!!

    Blessings to you my talented friend!

    :) T

  13. I've been the same way. I could hardly sleep waiting for our first big snow to hit the other night. Of course, once we get to the middle of January I'm ready for Spring again. *smiles*

    Have a blessed Christmas... Polly

  14. The first snow is absolutely magical to me too :-)


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