06 Jan 2010

Weather isn’t news.

Unless it’s a hurricane. Or unless you’re in Britain, where it’s apparently more important than anything going on in, say, the government, or the finance sector.

The top story today is: It’s snowing. (Inside sources report that this is largely due to something called Winter.) Not that I’m complaining, mind. Hearing about falling snow instead of falling bombs makes for a nice change.

I don’t really have a lot to report today. I mostly wanted to bump Pam’s pumpkins down the page, as I’m kind of tired of looking at them, and I figured you probably were too. Instead of pumpkins I thought I’d share this morning’s monochrome view across my valley.


I’m going to be joining Ruby on that sofa shortly, to work through the “technical issues” in the Driving Miss Daisy pattern. All in all, a pretty sweet way to spend a morning. Not bad at all.

Posted on January 6, in Blog


  1. glittrgirl wrote:

    Gorgeous view Brenda!

    Posted on 1.6.10 ·
  2. Samantha wrote:

    Most wonderful………………………………….oh to sit on that sofa and knit an afternoon away………………..

    Posted on 1.6.10 ·
  3. meg wrote:

    I love the new windows. And I like the new center opening. Well done my dear, well done!

    Posted on 1.6.10 ·
  4. jenny wrote:

    Yes, but you are from Portland! Have you forgotten how an entire city can be shut-down by one or two inches of the beautiful white stuff? (For what it’s worth, weather is still news here in p-town. Hours of extended coverage due to a “surprise” snow event a week ago.)

    Posted on 1.6.10 ·
  5. tonya wrote:

    That is a great view even if it’s not colorful. Sometimes shades of grey can be just as wonderful.

    Posted on 1.6.10 ·
  6. Jaimee wrote:

    Oh, such a lovely view. I hope the knitting went well, and I just wanted to say thank you for producing such a great podcast. I just enjoy listening so very much.

    Posted on 1.7.10 ·
  7. Nina wrote:

    Wow Brenda, that is a fantastic view! I can’t complain about our views here on the coast of Maine, but your valley and your new windows are gorgeous. I hope you enjoyed the day!

    Posted on 1.7.10 ·
  8. Ricky wrote:

    What a view! Your new doors show it beautifully.

    Posted on 1.7.10 ·
  9. Katherine wrote:

    What a delightful view!

    I am also always mystified how 3 inches of snow can shut St. Louis down, but I’m always grateful for the break.

    Thanks for a wonderful podcast as always.

    Posted on 1.7.10 ·
  10. Mioshee wrote:

    Beautiful view! You’re one lucky gal!

    Posted on 1.8.10 ·
  11. Karen S wrote:

    Oh my… I’m almost ready to kill (or at least give up a large chunk of my stash) for that view. It’s simply gorgeous!

    Posted on 1.10.10 ·
  12. Wendi in Biarritz wrote:

    Hi Brenda,
    I found your podcast over the holidays and selfishly downloaded ALL of them and have been devouring them as quickly as the Christmas chocolates. I’ve started listening to episodes back in the beginning and am looking forward to and at the same time dreading catching up. Once I catch up I won’t be able to listen to 3 episodes in one day! Keep ’em coming!

    Posted on 1.10.10 ·
  13. Tina wrote:

    What a view! Absolutely gorgeous and thank you for sharing.

    Posted on 1.10.10 ·
  14. mara wrote:

    hi brenda,
    wow you have the best view ever! really really beautiful. i would love to sit on your couch and knit:-) sitting in bed instead, should sleep, but will finish the sock for my friend and listen to you! mara

    Posted on 1.11.10 ·
  15. Denise wrote:

    I recently found your podcast and am enjoying listening to an American living somewhere other than the USA. I live in Beijing China and have lived here 8 years. Beijing also falls apart when it snows around 2″ which only happens once or twice a season on average. It has snowed three times so far this year, so it has been a mess. I hail from MN so it is hard to believe they can’t handle the snow, but then again they “shovel” the main streets with brooms, so……..

    Posted on 1.12.10 ·
  16. Elisa wrote:

    I wondered how an American ended up in Wales and why you stay. I can see now why; what a beautiful view! Just recently discovered your podcast and I love it. I really like the music breaks and the music you choose. I’m working my way through them all! Great podcast! Thanks so much!

    Posted on 1.13.10 ·
  17. Kathy wrote:

    Absolutely beautiful view that demands a cup of tea, knitting, and hours of quiet.

    Posted on 1.14.10 ·
  18. Amanda wrote:

    I just set your picture as my desktop background at work. Gorgeous! And it sort of makes me feel like I have a window in my office. 🙂

    Posted on 1.14.10 ·
  19. Natalie wrote:

    Wow…this is just an absolutely beautiful view! Thank you for sharing.

    Posted on 1.15.10 ·
  20. Heck, that could be the view down my valley, if it wasn’t for some big trees blocking part of the view. I’m a Canoock living in Pembrokeshire, and fellow Teaching Sells student (where I came across your post in the archives). Hi, nice to meet another one on my door step, and with a few parallels. And that is one hell of a beautiful photo and view.

    Posted on 1.18.10 ·
  21. yarnsnob wrote:

    If I had that window with a lovely view, I would place the couch facing it, snuggle up with a blanket, dog and cat, and NEVER leave!
    Get well soon.

    Posted on 2.4.10 ·

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