what you do

for (blogging) love!

I wanted to get outside

to take a picture for you …

I met with a “little resistance”

So I reached around the door,

and even though I was buffetted by howling winds and blowing snow,

I still managed to capture this shot for you.

Yes, there are drifts to the windows …

I took the next picture through the kitchen window

There is a road out there that you can normally see. But there is absolutely nothing on it – not even our plows – they have been off the roads since 6 am this morning.

However, little things like whiteouts and blizzard conditions mean nothing to Sophie, the Wonderdog!

Lily and Jack are snug inside the barn and wouldn’t dream of venturing out.

I’m of the same opinion.

It’s a good day for cozy fires, a mug of cocoa and a book.

Speaking of which – here are my LM Montgomery choices for for the Lucy Maud Montgomery Reading Challenge

The Story Girl and The Golden Road – the books which inspired the “Road To Avonlea” series.

I was so tempted to re-read one of my old favourites like The Blue Castle or Anne of Ingleside or Jane of Lantern Hill. But I have them almost memorized. I may have read The Story Girl and The Golden Road but it was in the far distant past and I can’t remember the story.

If you’d like to join in the fun, pop over to Carrie’s at Reading to Know and sign up with your choice of Montgomery books.

And now, I am going to snuggle down in front of the fire, sip my cocoa (of course with marshmallows on top) and begin …

The Story Girl

by L M Montgomery

“I DO like a road, because you can be always wondering what is at the end of it.”

The Story Girl said that once upon a time. Felix and I, on the May morning when we left Toronto for Prince Edward Island, had not then heard her say it, and, indeed, were but barely aware of the existence of such a person as the Story Girl…”

Happy first day of 2009!

with love,


15 thoughts on “what you do

  1. "I DO like a road, because you can be always wondering what is at the end of it." Montgomery loved the mystery of a road didn’t she? It’s what inspired my blog title.I loved your snow photos! So deep!


  2. Now, THAT is real snow! Brrrrr! And here I was thinking I am too cold this evening when it is 53F outside and slightly foggy.Knowing what similar tastes we have in books, I really must check out some Lucy Maud Montgomery books at the library. I don’t believe I’ve ever read anything except Anne of Green Gables, and that was a very long time ago. Thank you for the recommendation, and enjoy your cozy "inside" days with those wonderful stories.Also, congratulations on your wedding anniversary!


  3. Crazy weather. Now you’ve done it. Made me want to read those books. I am in the middle of something else so I guess it will have to wait. Enjoy the snow and the cute little dog.


  4. I love that snow!! And, of course, I’ve not heard of either of those LMM books…but I’m going to hunt them down!What better time to cuddle up with a good book than when you’re snowed in:)


  5. I haven’t read either of those books. They sound wonderful. I just dug out all the L.M. Montgomery books I own this afternoon. I will have to decide soon. There are quite a few I’ve never read and may want to look for something new. Our days have been so full with my Dad in the hospital. He’s home now and life is beginning to get sorted out again. Perhaps this week….The pictures are amazing. We lived in the north for a long time and I remember those kinds of days. A nice cozy sofa and a hot chocolate seem just the thing to me!


  6. My daughter Sarah is a real snow lover! She is very envious of your snow! We haven’t had anything but flurries so far. I am very content with no snow and especially no ice. Working for the power company, my husband gets called into work too much for me to like it. But I did enjoy your snow photos!


  7. UNBELIEVABLE snow drifts! That’s incredible. I’m reading The Story Girl also because of the Road to Avonlea series. Having just received the Seventh and final season for Christmas (I’ve seen them all before but am watching them again on DVD!) I figured I could brush up on the actual "facts" behind the screen story.Thanks for joining in!


  8. Kathie. . .I was just smiling as I was watching the CBC news channel and they were interviewing PEI folks . . . and I thought. . .how fun would that be, if they had found you. It looks blizzardy to be sure. . .stay safe and warm and enjoy those books. . .and oh. . . your new header and template is extraordinarily gorgeous. . .the best out there. . .


  9. Brrr. What a year for weather. I don’t remember so much snow at Christmas time in a long, long time as we’ve had here this year. And more is expected to day. I think I’ll take your suggestion and make some cocoa and find my book! :v)


  10. I am in awe of your persistence in getting the photos for us! Wow! I’ve never heard of or read The Story Girl or The Golden Road. Now I will have to see if the local library has copies. I’m so glad to know you love The Blue Castle, too!


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