Yesterday we had snow, and I am happy to report it was a Goldilocks’s storm where we got exactly the right amount—about six inches—and it wasn’t too wet or too heavy. No problem at all for Clif and Little Green, our trusty electric snow thrower.
Outside, it was a world of quiet and white with a touch of color here and there. Midwinter in Maine.
This morning when I got up, the sky had cleared and the temperature had dropped.
Out I went to take a picture of our snug, cozy home.
I hope I’m not being too presumptuous by borrowing a description from my friends across the pond to describe our home. That is, a chocolate box house.
More snow is predicted for Saturday, another seven inches or so. Again, just the right amount of snow.
Clif and Little Green will be ready. And who knows? Maybe snow-gauge Clif will soon make an appearance.
52 thoughts on “A Chocolate Box House?”
Looks beautiful, Laurie! Gives a new and better meaning the the phrase “perfect storm”. 🙂
The photos are lovely, but I haven’t a clue what a “chocolate box house” might be. If it involves chocolate, it has to be a good thing!
The house is the chocolate wafer, the snow is the icing. 🙂
Nothing like a cozy home on a bitter day like this. I’m so grateful for ours, too!
Then, here it might be a gingerbread house, all frosted with a thick layer of snow icing. Beautiful pictures, especially the one with a are but of oak leaf!
That was supposed to be a wee bit of oak leaf.lol
Your thermometer is showing a REALLY cold temperature. Your cute house will keep you warm.
Lovely pictures, well snapped.
Your home looks so cosy in the woods and snow Laurie and we are really looking forward to following snow-gauge Clif again this season! xxx
Many thanks! He’ll soon be out.
It’s totally a “chocolate box cover house”. Soooo gorgeous!
As beautiful as it looks, please keep the snow there! 😀
Thanks! We’ll do our best to keep the snow here in Maine, where unless we got over a foot, we don’t panic. 😉
That looks like a lot of snow to me! And -15C…it has been a long time since I experienced temperatures like that. Looks pretty and a really chocolate box house!
Many thanks! And, yes, very cold right now in Maine. Typical for January.
It looks pretty calm and peaceful.But…..I hope we won’t get any snow this year 😀 We still have abnormal high temperatures for this season.
Sounds as though you just might get your wish.
I am not so sure,in recent years we had soft Winters with no snow, so the plants came out early and then in April we got a few days of severe frosts so a lot of plants and bushes were badly damaged, then shortly after came the high temperatures and was death for several plants. So abnormal is the new normal I’m afraid.
Unfortunately that does seem to be the case. As I am fond of saying, “Weird is the new normal.” Sigh.
Unfortunately indeed !
Yes! A pretty picture indeed – just right to adorn the top of a box of chocolates. 🙂
Seven inches of snow would lead to chaos here.
Ah. It’s beautiful. I love your descriptions and your chocolate-box house, Laurie.
Thanks so much!
I love the warm red colour on your chocolate box house, it looks nice against the snow..
I’m envious, Laurie. We haven’t had snow since December, and desperately need the moisture. You chocolate box house looks even prettier surrounded and covered by a layer of white.
Thanks, Tanja! Hope snow comes your way soon.
That would be nice!
Is it really nearly time for Snow Gauge Clif? It seems so recently we bid him farewell.
How the time does fly!
Beautiful shots Laurie. You are right about your chocolate box house. I hope we too have snow instead of nonstop rains.
A beautiful set
Thanks, Derrick! More snow to come.
Glad you got the perfect amount of snow, but I sure was looking forward to something made with chocolate. 🙂
It’s wonderful to be so accepting of the cold and snow. I’m sure it helps to be prepared, and living in Maine you have to be. Here in Central Texas, a half-inch of snow is a catastrophe! Schools close, people slide around… it’s crazy. Glad you’re safe and warm (and it’s about 65F and sunny here!)
I am a fifth-generation Mainer. Snow in January seems normal. As does the cold. All depends on where you live and what you are used to.
Your house is beautiful–as is the snow. The house looks like the first house my parents bought, which I lived in until I was 11, I think. It was sturdy and snug.
Our home is very modest, but it is just right for us.
I like small, one level houses that open to the outdoors. I can see why it’s perfect.
Lovely to see another North Country lover’s home! Our snug cottage is sporting a totally refurbished chimney and fireplace. It was built in 1934 by amateurs, apparently. We’re sitting before the fire as I write. Thanks for sharing.
Your snug cottage sounds very cozy indeed!
Love that beautiful winter scenery has finally arrived and the photos! Your home looks lovely throughout all the beautiful seasons in Maine!🙂
A-w-w-wl, thanks so much!
Postcard material-it makes me so happy to think of you cozy, warm and with a wonderland to view.
Thanks so much.
Not at all!
Snow is beautiful when you don’t have to drive in it. Enjoy.
You bet! And because my husband and I work from home, we don’t have to drive in it.
Amazing. That is my dream. Working from home and look at beautiful snow.
It does have its advantages. 😉
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