Thursday, January 10, 2019

First Post of 2019

I tell you what: that is some inspired title right there! Sometimes, all that I need to snap out of a blogging slump is to come up with a great title. This one...oh well!

The other thing that helps me snap out of a blogging slump is a great photo. I do have a photo that I love. I took very few photos on Christmas Day. I was trying to capture the grandsons...it just isn't working these days. They do not want their photos taken. Goodness knows if I will ever be able to share them again!


I don't think that my son wanted his photo taken either, but he's nicer about saying no, please put the camera down, no thank you...really, just no.


This year is the first year in a long time that I have had candles at the windows. They are still burning as I type because winter is so long in Maine that I think it will help my spirits and perhaps others' spirits as well. I know that some people keep their candles up all year long, but mine may only stay up until the first day of spring.

On foul weather days, I keep some candles on so that there is some warmth and cheer.


Today was a foul weather day...lots of rain after snow and now there is lots of ice. I understand that a bunch of us are in for foul weather in the next few days.

So that's the extent of it from my corner. I certainly hope that there is more to share next time because you are doing great chatting about interesting things. 







53 comments:

  1. I love your house and those candles make such a warm glow. I am thinking that you will have plenty to share with us.

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  2. The candles are such a pretty touch...makes your house look like it should be in the Christmas village! And I love your new banner too. I almost mentioned you in my post today....I was going to tease you and say Vee thinks people have alligators in their front yards! And I found one! hahahaha! I should have teased you! Hugs!

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    1. I don’t know about front yards, but my Florida uncle had more than one in his backyard. 😳 They’re in the parking lots, too! 😨

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  3. The candles in the window just says cozy! We have sunshine thank goodness after tons of rain. Though we are suppose to get a "wintery mix" over the weekend.

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  4. Always love to hear from you Vee. I think one of the best things about blogging is that I have learned so much about the other parts of the country...not the touristy things, but the everyday life of real people. I would leave those candles up to if I lived in Maine. They are quite pretty. Your header is pretty too.

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  5. I love warm twinkly lights on dark winter days too. It looks so pretty.

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  6. The candles are very pretty and welcoming!

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  7. How cozy and warm! I'm in the south but it was 24 this morning and no snow and get this....the weeds never die down here! Stay warm and cozy. What a nice looking son you have...I hope you get pictures of the others soon. ...lol!

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  8. Hi Vee!

    Happy 2019! I know what you mean about photos, I took two photos on Christmas Eve, and neither one was share-worthy. I guess I'm just trying to live in the moment these days.

    I think the candles in your window are beautiful, such a nice soft glow. I heard that the East coast was suppose to get a doozy today, I hope you fare well. I woke up to snow falling this morning, it's suppose to last most of the day, but nothing to worry about.

    Enjoy your week!!

    Hugs and Love,
    Barb

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  9. Vee, I'm with you about the photos from this Christmas. The important thing is that you enjoyed your family during the season. I think if I lived in New England I would keep those lovely candles in my windows all winter, too! Stay safe and cozy. ♥

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  10. Always nice to see a new post from your corner. I agree with Sandy's comment about learning about different parts of the country and other countries too. I can't say I envy your long winters, but I do think keeping your candles in the windows is a lovely idea to make the most of things. There is something so warm and cozy about candles in the window especially on a snowy day.
    I hope your pictures of the grandsons haven't come to a complete halt. I'd better keep chasing Jaxson around while the getting is (fairly) good :).

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  11. I keep my candles on year round. I've had so many people tell me they enjoy seeing them when they drive by.

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  12. A feast for the eyes to see the candles in the window, making your beautiful home so inviting. Not sure how much longer my family will put up with the photos, but I am making the most of it while I can.

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  13. Your candles in the windows ... so warm and welcoming. Love them. It's been awhile since I did that. Ought to think about it, maybe, for the rest of the winter, especially once the tree comes down.

    Snow showers and blustery winds here today. Little pellets of ice coming off the trees as I drove home from the grocery store ... a few hit the windshield with quite a bit of force. One actually hit me as I was carrying groceries in ... an unexpected hazard!

    That is a great photo of your son ... sure looks as if he is (good-naturedly) suggesting you tone down the photo taking. Too bad the grandsons are resisting photos. Mine are still pretty much on board with it ... good thing, because their moms take a lot of photos.

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  14. Vee, I enjoy so much your pictures, even when there aren't many. I love living in Florida, but at the same time, photos of New England life are beautiful, too, and I do a bit of vicarious living in your area via what you post.

    Candles in the window -- such a cheery sight, warming souls tempted to let the chills of winter darken thoughts.

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  15. What is it about candles that take the chill off my spirit and warm my soul? I love to have candles lit year round.
    Happy 2019, Vee. May it be filled with evidences of His care and love.

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  16. I love candles at the window, Vee. Across from my late Mom's, and now my sister's house, there's a home that has candles on year 'round, and it's such a warm, cozy glow.
    Your son was a good sport about the picture! Better luck next time with the grandsons. xo

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  17. How nice, warm and cozy Vee. Love the candles in the windows. WOW at the snow! It looks so pretty. I am sure if I had to live in it it might be so inviting huh? Love to see your posts and your pictures. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  18. I love the candles....weather here in western NY is typical for January...cold, cold,cold...I mentioned cold right ? Grin

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  19. While living in our little village in Maine, most homes in our neighborhood kept candles in the windows...it was a beautiful sight to see that on cold winter nights....just a beautiful warm look to welcome us home!

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  20. Well shucks...I lost my comment. As I was saying, I know what you mean about those grandkids...at least my younger two are still OK with cheesing for the camera. I do love your window candles. I used to have them in every window and I'm not sure why I stopped. I have seen some who leave them in the windows year 'round. I may have to think about getting mine back out some day...I do love they way they warm up a room and the view from the outside is so inviting! I do hope that 2019 brings along many wonderful blessings with it for you!

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    1. You have been losing way too many comments here lately. So annoying! I am really sorry and I am glad that you stuck to it.

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  21. I love your photos! I keep a soft spot in my heart for candles in windows. I may bring some down here to the country. Only we and Mr. Jackson’s cows will see them but that doesn’t matter to me.

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  22. I've kept the lights up around the mantel and probably will all the time. It just looks so pretty lit up.
    I don't mind the snow but ice is not good.
    Another snowy day here for us.

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  23. Hello Vee, so nice to see you post. I hear you about Christmas photos. The grandkids were in constant movement, and the day grey, so almost everything is a blur. I think candles in windows are one of the most welcoming sights. Keep them up just as long as possible!

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  24. Your candles look so cozy! Light is such a wonderful decorating and mood-lifting tool during the long winter days.

    I loved my window candles at The Farmhouse and, as you have planned, I kept them up until spring. The window arrangement is so different at Pineapple House. I have not yet figured out which windows would be best for candles.

    Nice picture of your son . . . even if he did not really want to be photographed. :)

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  25. Aww, love your candles! Warm, cozy and heartwarming and really a good feeling to see! Good looking son!

    Nancy

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  26. Well, seems I can no longer comment here using Safari Vee! So now I'm trying Chrome - fingers crossed it publishes! This is happening with more and more Blogger blogs - Google shenanigans I guess regarding those of you who opted for Google+?
    Loved your house with the glowing candles. . . . . real feel of hygge as the Danes say. I've left several up too - the programmable safe ones - like the newer versions on my mantel, they actually flicker.

    Be careful on the ice. Very cold here now and perhaps a dusting of snow by early next week.
    Hugs - Mary

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    1. Good! groogle +? Not I! Never. I am no fan of grrrroogle. 🙃

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  27. I haven't been posting much at all and I barely took any pictures at Christmas. I still need to post them!!! I love the candles in the windows. They look awesome.

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  28. I understand completely about folks we love not loving getting their picture taken, ha! That's why I just tend to take pictures of things, because they can't loudly complain, lol! Love the candles in your windows, it does help to have extra lights around the home and candles too, they just add a special ambience in the winter since the sun is so lacking. We had one nice snowstorm and day of sunshine, and we are back now into the gray/fog/rain/ice! Strange winter for sure. I'd take the snow over rain and ice. Always so fun to pop in for a visit with you over a hot cup of tea while it drips outside :) Blessings!

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  29. My oldest grandson who is a young teenager definitely does NOT want his picture taken. None of the rest have rebelled as yet! I hope to get some photos of my granddaughters when they come for dinner tonight. We'll see! I am always so happy when I find a new post from you, Vee.

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  30. Love the photo of your son! I can understand needing the candles to be on...even during the day. It just makes things seem so much cozier somehow. My husband and I spent two weeks in Maine (Richmond) last fall. It was at the first of October and the trees were just gorgeous! Maine is a beautiful state.

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  31. Your first line could of been the title and then add the 2019! I can never think of one either! I love the candles in the window. I use to love them when I was little! When I was little, and we drove past New England houses the single candle in all the windows looked so magical and special. I also like when they hung a wreath from every window too. I am glad you keep them up. It sounds like a great holiday even though it was hard to snap photos of loved ones. xo Su

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  32. We light candles every night when the sun sets so early. Cheers us up too. Not much going on here either, January is typically a drab month compared the excitement of the holidays. Stay warm!

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  33. I am in a blogging slump too. And a life slump. Just not a lot going on. I like your candles in the window. I have always liked that look. Excuse me while I go put candles in my window now.

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  34. Vee, I like the idea of a candle in the window to lift your (and others') spirits. Cozy touches really do make a difference.

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  35. We had our first significant snow this winter with 7" making it difficult to get out of our driveway. We really should have considered a four wheel drive vehicle when we moved to the country thirteen years ago. I like the candles in your window, too!

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  36. Just something so warm and cozy about the beauty and glow in the light of a candle. Love your home too! My sister has always wanted to live in Maine :-) I've never even visited before, but would love too. Martha's Vineyard is another place I'd love to travel to. Hope you are having a great evening.

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  37. I love lights in the windows. I grew up in a fairly large home and every year the white candles would come out and there would be one lit in every single window. We would go around and light them each evening and turn them off when we went to bed. It was quite a project. These were before the days of battery operated candles, which certainly would have made it easier. I remember coming down the road at night towards home and seeing those white candles in the windows. A warm comforting feeling. My mother is 87 now, my father passed 15 years ago. There are no more candles in the windows.

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    1. That home, already lovely, would be even more beautiful with candles in the window. Perhaps one day it shall have them again.

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  38. It's a lovely title, in my view. Says exactly what it is.

    I keep twinkle lights up around the house until Spring, because the days grow dark early for several weeks yet. It's nice and cozy. I love your candles in the window. My sills aren't wide enough but I do have a lamp in the front window. Both hubby and I take responsibility to turning it on at first signs of darkness.

    Wishing you a beautiful day. I'm finally getting back online and trying to visit all my favourite bloggers, including your beautiful self.

    Brenda xox

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  39. Hello, dear Vee, I thought it was about time to emerge from my cocoon, what a joy to check my friend's list and to see you are blogging. I like your candles in the windows, so cozy. Looks like you are in full winter too,it has been mild here in the South, until now, though no snow, just rain day after day.
    Your son is so handsome, I bet those grands are really growing too!
    Think of you so often.
    Love,
    Sue

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  40. I'm thinking you must be getting our winter and then some! We haven't really seen winter at all. Today was a most glorious 'spring' day. I like the candles in your windows!

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  41. Our winter is sooo mild...unless late Jan or Feb brings snow or rain, our spring is going to be so dry and the sand will blow so thick when the wind blows... and the wind blows all spring long. Needless to say that spring is my least favorite season. I am really looking forward to summer,tho....

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  42. Hello Vee, I almost missed your first post of 2019 because of hitting the road and keeping my computer shut down for a few days in a row...unheard of but possible. Glad you have some things to cheer you on gloomy days. Oye...that ice. I'm learning about that this winter and how it can linger and hide under fresh snow. Your son's face says okay take it, his hand is saying no stop. :) Love it.

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  43. Hi Vee,

    My two recent blog post titles might give yours a run for its money. Talk about (un)inspired. ;>) First of all, I love your current header -- perfect for this season! Secondly, your son is very handsome, and I can tell that he's not excited about having his picture taken. I know how he feels; I've always been camera shy.

    I love the images of your house in winter -- so cozy. I love to see how others make their houses a home; I see so many that I would love to visit. I like your idea about the candles in winter. I just now took most of mine down this week; I'm still leaving a few up for the darker months. It is a cheering sight to me.

    I hope you're doing well and staying warm. Have a lovely weekend!!

    Warm hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  44. We’ve digging ourselves out of a wintry storm..It’s beautiful to look at but cold BR-r-r-r-r-r... Candles in the windows always give me a warm and cosy feeling.. My neighbour keeps them in her windows all year round.Hopefully the sun will shine for you tomorrow... in the meantime smile and be HAPPY...Hugs

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  45. Visiting this post again. Just checked through you comments and the one I know I wrote is not there. I've been commenting from iPad more than desktop lately and it seems they are not always showing up. Not sure why. Anyway, love seeing your posts. That was some nasty weather yesterday, wasn't it? Hope you are safe, warm and dry. Love the candles in the windows. I'd keep mine there all winter if hubby wasn't so darned anxious to put them away after Christmas...

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    1. All of your comments, Linda H, have been going to moderation. I have no idea why. If you ever have troubles like this again, please email me directly. Comments have not been coming to my email for months no matter what I do.

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  46. Hello Vee, I love the coziness candles bring to any setting. I especially like to light mine in the evening I light up the yankee candles and it calms me. Have a blessed day

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