Thursday, January 12, 2012

This or That Thursday: A Baker's Dozen eDition

We went for our annual New Year Hike last week. It was cold and it felt like winter. And it just might be the only winter we get. Like most areas, we've been experiencing  very mild temps for January. We still enjoyed getting out to the back woods for the first time in a long stretch. You can read all about it here if you wish.




This is one of my favourite homes in the area. Situated at the intersection of a small hamlet, it was once an inn, serving as a place of respite for weary travelers.  I have a thing for Georgian houses and it's this well kept home that reminds me that another house I wrote about (here) has the potential to be just as swoony with a little TLC.

And just down the road from the old inn, I found this swoony sunset.

The little egg bound hen is doing well and has taken up foraging again with her flock. She was the largest of the girls, girth-wise, but I think a couple of days of minimal snacking has slimmed her down in the mid-section for I can no longer tell them apart but I think that is her on the right. The fact that she seems a little stand off-ish with me may or may not be part of my deductive reasoning.


The russian sage may have lost its blooms but I think it looks pretty darn good for January. And I thought there would be nothing to photograph all winter long. I also thought we'd be skating on the pond by now but the only one able to exercise while gliding thus far is Ember. Although.....my abs get a great work out every time I see her out there and....GASP!


~Be well friends!~

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26 comments:

Pieni Lintu said...

Very beautiful!!!

Linda Makiej said...

Beautiful!! and what a stunning sunset!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

These are so lovely!

Danelle said...

Beautiful shots. Love the sunset!

Gail said...

Beautiful pictures...I love the first.

Jeanne said...

Lovely photos and what a great old house! What a beautiful photo also of the sunset!

Katherines Corner said...

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Sherri B. said...

What beautiful captures...this looks like a wonderful walk to go on. Lots of pretty things to take pictures of!

Kenya G. Johnson said...

Beautiful pics. I love it when you can "feel" the photo. Great work. Found you on Katherine's Corner.

Deb said...

You live in such a swoony place. I agree, that house is totally swoony!

Vickie Cook said...

Lovely pictures. It has been a very mild winter her in Arkansas as well this year. Forecasts are calling for February to be a doosie.

I am following you through the favorite things hop.

Have a great day!

Vickie
http://victoriasvoice44.blogspot.com

DaenelT said...

Such lovely pictures.

I like looking at old homes too, my dream is to live in a Victorian and restore it. So much history and charm.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

The house is quite beautiful, but that sunset beats all! Breathtakingly gorgeous!!! & it's a barn, too, huge bonus!!! =)

Ellie said...

Oh what a beautiful sunset - such a red sky and I really love the picture of your hens. Lovely pictures.

Seeing Each Day said...

You've made the house look even more picturesque with your capture of it in the evening and particular viewpoint. Can't get over that vivid orange sky in your sunset photo.

deb duty said...

Gorgeous images! The colors in the first one are so beautiful. Sounds like a lovely walk!

Vanessa said...

What lovely pictures. I really love the house as well.

Vanessa

Rose said...

Oh, I so love that first shot! Just really love it.

Elaine A. said...

That first shot would make a fabulous painting too.

And yes, that sunset is super "swoony" - love it! :)

Kim said...

Our winter has been pretty mild, too. Now today we got snow.
The photos are gorgeous.

Tamar SB said...

These are stunning! Love the old Georgian house in the night light!

Gina Kleinworth said...

What beautiful views- I especially love that first one.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

exquisite shots!
it's really hard to pick a favourite.

your photos are always worth the look! thanks so much for sharing:)

shirley said...

Beautiful! I love the first and third ones the best, but they are all wonderful.

Saun said...

Beautiful!!!

Flat Creek Farm said...

Beautiful.. all of them!! Is Ember trying to go skating? oh no!! I love that texture w/ your Russian Sage.. bunches! -Tammy