Wednesday, December 17, 2008

winter sunshine.


In between all the deep cold and snow we have had glimpses of bright sunshine. There isn't anything quite as lovely as that frosty winter beaming off of white snow sunshine. It streams in our front windows and the boys immediately prepare for a beach party. Beach blanket, sunglasses, and lots of bare skin (check!) - and they lay in the sunshine, soaking it all up, chatting away.


G said "Ahhhhhh, this is the life."


Yes, it is.

19 comments:

Stephanie said...

One of my Very Favorite Things is sunlight streaming in though the window.
I can well understand their joy and celebration.

Marina said...

I love the sun streaming down on your boys faces!

When I moved to Madison right after going to college in Los Angeles, I made the mistake of thinking that even winter sun=warmth and strolled down State street in shorts in March- doh!

I love reading your blog, Denise, it reminds me so much of my beloved former home :).

Dawn said...

Ahhh...I love winter sunshine!

Mon said...

Indoor beach party! How totally fun. I'm too much of a wimp in cold weather, no matter how warm it is inside, bare skin ain't gonna happen.

Dawn said...

When we were in MO last Dec, we got to experience what you described. The sun would be so bright but it was so cold outside....us San Diegans had a hard time computing that!

Love the close-ups of the boys~

Tara said...

All that glorious light reflected in those big brown eyes- too cute!

It is still snowing here- started early this a.m.- maybe some sunshine will grace us tomorrow ;)

Sara said...

Love those beams of sunshine. Our cat lays in them, moving as they move. My son however just asks me to shut the curtains. Someday he will appreciate it more.

Sharon said...

Sounds Wonderful!

steph said...

toasty little dudes!
we don't have enough south-facing windows in this house. Our next house...I think we'll have a whole wall of them!

anthromama said...

We are having a sparkling blue day, which is dazzling us with diamonds all around. But we don't have the heat turned up quite enough for an indoor beach party!

denise said...

Yeah, we don't keep our house too warm either...but on bright sunny days, they are good on a blanket for a bit basking! Our green built home is pretty decent at keeping the heat IN! :)

Anet said...

Oh I need to have a beach party every time the sun shines during this Michigan winter! Which is not very often.

so NOT cool said...

Eyes can be so difficult to capture, but you really did it here!

Joy said...

What great photos! They look like they're having a fantastic time in the winter sun.

Eluciq said...

love those up close sunshiney smiles...fabulous!

Yarrow said...

What beautiful brown eyes! Lovely post. Blessings.

Lisa Anne said...

I love sitting in sunny spots on cold winter days, I especially do this when I have a cold, it always makes me feel better

Darla said...

I love the warmth of the winter sun. So healing. Great photos.

Anonymous said...

Your blog is just absolutely beautiful. It captures all things childhood, not to mention Madison.

Ginger