Winter Notebook

The past few years, I've made an effort to find the beauty in winter. I bought a bird ID book and began keeping a Life List. I also participated in the nationwide count. 

The cold, dark days of winter can be a challenge. Rewire your brain by getting out into the great outdoors.

Scenes from the Winter of 2016
We hadn't seen a deep, old fashioned snow in years, and I enjoyed every moment. I couldn't stay indoors: I put on my Wellies and trudged outside, joyfully refilling the bird feeders. 

A most unusual tablescape.

Cold Weather Activities

Gussy Up a Store-Bought Bird Feeder

Dreaming About Spring Gardening 

Forcing Bulbs

An underrated pleasure: the joy of being home.

Baking is a delicious activity.

Simple Fruit Tart  will brighten a winter day.

A creative culinary activity: making winter salads

Winter Citrus Salad

If the weather permits, invite friends to dinner.

Christmas is the perfect time to let your house sparkle.


  1. Sitting here on a cold WI morning and feeling blue. Found your Winter Notebook and it's lovely! Thanks for the inspiration and warm encouragement.

    1. Valorie, I'm thrilled that you were inspired! Thank you so much for your uplifting comment and for looking at the notebook.

  2. Enjoyed your Winter notebook. It was relaxing to view. Merry Christmas, Linda