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January 1, 2018

Happy New Year and Snow!

We got dumped on with about 24” of snow on Saturday.  It started suddenly and just kept coming all day and into the night.

It’s a winter wonderland and very pretty.
Dan cleared the driveway twice on Saturday and again on Sunday along with the deck which was loaded.  This is a bit early for us to have such a large snowfall at one time.

My little Japanese Garden is completely covered in snow.  It’s so cold (4 deg.) out I’m just snapping pictures through the windows. 

The sun made it’s way out on Sunday and it was quite a welcome sight especially after being covered in a gray dome for two days.

This is  why I like blue spruce trees- they can handle the big snow and ice.  I started this one with no more than a little branch size that I got on Earth Day about 20 years ago. 

While Dan was outside I started to take down my Christmas decorations.  We were going to go downstate to see the family for a belated Christmas gathering but because of the deep freeze and heavy winter storm we opted to stay home.  

I prepared a cup of hot chocolate for Dan when he came in.  
My big plan to start the New Year is to put the holiday deco away and put my regular deco accents back out.   My office area is a disaster so I have to get to work in there, clean my china cabinet, etc., etc., etc. 

In many ways I am glad to say goodbye to 2017 and look forward to 2018!

Wishing you all a Happy New Year!


  1. Happy New Year.
    Love looking at the snow photos,
    but glad we just had snow on Christmas day.
    Keep warm.

  2. Your snow is beautiful, Liz. The blue spruce is especially lovely in its coat of snow icing. It's very cold here as well, but without the snow it's that brown color that sets in winter. I think that's why I love snow so much. It covers the brown!
    Happy New Year, dear Liz. I hope it is a wonderful year for you and Dan. ♥

  3. Wow Liz you really got slammed with the snow. Sorry it messed with your plans to go down state. Hope you can reschedule that soon. We got snow on Christmas Eve and Christmas day but since then it has just been so cold. -2 today. Just trying to start the new year out cozy and warm. Dan looks so cute with his nice hot cup of chocolate for working so hard on the drive and deck. Have a great start to this brand new week of the new year.

  4. What a snow storm!! We are in the deep freeze in Missouri, too but very little snow. Wishing you a warm and wonderful 2018!

  5. Happy New Year Liz! I can't wrap my brain around that much snow, it's so beautiful if you don't have to get out in it or shovel it. :) Seeing your gorgeous and stately blue spruce tree makes me want to plant one!

  6. Happy New Year Liz! That is one gorgeous Blue Spruce! Your yard looks gorgeous all covered with snow. I wish we had snow here, but it's just COLD! (high of 30's this week)

  7. Happy New Years Liz,

    Your snow is so pretty...but I can understand the issues it can cause. Love your tree ...how they stand the snow and ice is surprising to me too..

    Blessings my friend and stay warm!

  8. The snow is lovely to look at, but I grow weary of it all rather quickly. Here in Minnesota, we haven't even hit zero for several days. I do have lots of indoor projects to keep me busy. Now, to just come up with the motivation to do them. Happy winter!

  9. The snow looks so pretty! I just wish it didn't always have to last so long. Stay warm. We're in the deep freeze here too!

  10. Wow, that is a lot of snow. I would opt to stay home too with all of that weather. The tree looks beautiful. The snow must be Fun to look at, but not shovel. May your new year sparkle. Xo

  11. Your spruce is a gorgeous tree. I've never been able to get those little sprigs to take root. Stay warm. Happy New Year. Your blog design is gorgeous.


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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