Sunday, January 8, 2012


Winter has emerged spreading her beauty hither and fro...
The lane is enveloped in sparkles and the hills shrouded by a velvet cloak of white.
Magical, breathtaking...

But there is enchantment within the cottage too...

The white hyacinths are beginning to bloom filling the room with fragrance...

And the mice have taken it upon themselves to dress for the Winter's Ball...

Isn't imagination a wonderful thing.

Hope you're enjoying the magnificence of January...

* Costumed mice I've created for a window display in the local quilt shoppe Stitch.


  1. Hello there! Your little costumed mice are simply divine, as your poetic words. I love coming to visit. I always leave with a wonderful feeling of peace. Have a good week. Ros

  2. I love everything.....the snow, the hyacinths, the MICE are TOTALLY adorable.
    Hugs Lynn xxxx

  3. Oh Susan imagination is everything...all that gorgeous white around the moment we are warm here and I will have to imagine snow on our beach (something that is not likely to happen here)...Your mice are quite sweet...and the blooms, perfect!!!

  4. No snow here, but perhaps a mouse or two in the attic. I love your little mouse - he is a very sophisticated chap.

  5. Oh Susan I have missed my visits with you at the cottage. Your imagination has been creating magic, I can see. LOVE the top hats on everyone.....and well, it appears the mice have been very industrious as well,having too much fun. Well you have done it, I wiill have to see for myself!! N.xo

  6. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Your first photo is a picture of beauty, everything looks so magical when it's covered with a layer of snow. We haven't had any yet this year, though there's still plenty of time. I bet your house is filled with a gorgeous scent from the hyacinths, and your little mice are so cute.

  7. What beautiful pictures you inspire me to try to take better pictures. Cheri

  8. A magical scene indeed..and your little mice are adorable! Sending you wishes for a blessed new year filled with all the imagination and enchantment your heart can hold!

  9. Perfection. I am in love with your little mice!
    Wishing you a beauty-filled week,

  10. Hi, thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. I had to do a double take when I saw pictures of your two pussycats. Are they Siamese or Burmese or a mixture like my two, Burmese and Tonkinese? I love all your pictures especially the snow scene. You live in a beautiful place.
    Love from Mum

  11. Dear Susan ~
    Such magic you bring to us with each and every post! Thank you for sharing the beauty that you discover round about your corner of the world.
    Mind your wee mouse ... your kitties might just find the desire for a bit of playtime! I shall be more than delighted to give him sanctuary!
    Warm wishes to you ...
    Judy x

  12. Hmmm.... Mr. Winter seems to be making his round around blogland these days!!

    I love the little mouse ~ adorable!

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend!
    xo Catherine

  13. Oh my goodness the pictures are gorgeous! I love your little mice-they are so sweet:). I am also enjoying your new blog! I have misse visitng you!