1. A mat-forming, evergreen shrub (Vaccinium macrocarpum) of eastern North America, having pink flowers and tart, red, edible berries.
2. The berries of this plant, used in sauces, jellies, relishes, and beverages.
1. A small, single-storied house, especially in the country.
2. A small vacation house.
cran·ber·ry cot·tage
1. A tiny house in the woods in the north of Holland.
2. Peace, quiet, paradise.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A little winter.....

This piece of stitching adorns our living room each year in January. This year, it turned out to be prophetic. We spent last weekend at Cranberry Cottage and on Saturday morning awoke to this.....

I was thrilled to see some snow. It was thick wet snow that stuck too. What a pretty sight!

Then on Sunday morning, we had a visit by this little creature. This red squirrel was trying to get the peanut holder from the arbour but Jos has made sure he no long can make it fall off. But we felt for him as he was hungry and put out some peanuts for him. He was adorable with his bushy tail and pointy ears.

Back in the city, the little snow that fell here was all melted by the time we drove home on Sunday afternoon which made it harder to leave the snow still at the cottage. But I can think back to our perfect weekend while I look at my winter tree. All the ornaments are handmade by me.



  1. I will gladly give you our snow along with the freezing rain we had today. Cute little visitor you had. Sorry you had to leave your snow Love you. Mom

  2. Aaaaaah wat lief!! Prachtig zo'n beestje in je tuin enm dan ook nog in de sneeuw!!!! Geeft het nog een extra tintje!!

    Liefs Silvia.

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  4. Finally...some winter! No snow here, but we are finally getting much needed rain in California.
    blessings, jill

  5. Lovely wintery update. I love that little stitched piece.

  6. Mooie foto's en heerlijke sfeer, daar houden wij zo van! Dikke hug, Bep.


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