We have been unseasonably warm for Wisconsin this time of year. Today it got up to 51 degrees! Now I know, some of you are thinking hey that's cold. But our average high temp for this time of year is only about 38 degrees. While I am enjoying this warmer weather, today I actually started wishing for snow! I had started stringing lights and decorating our front porch for Christmas and this may have been why. Now, bite my tongue! Come March, I'll be eating these words as we get slammed with snow over and over again! The pic above is of my daughter and step-son taken about 10 years ago. Look how happily they are shoveling our driveway. Boy, have times changed!
Every year Dan and I try to make it to a display of Rotary lights in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. These pics were taken last year before I started blogging and right around December 1st. As you can see, we already had a lot of snow on the ground. This is just a phenomenal display of over 2.5 million lights!
Riverside Park is located right next to the Mississippi and with all the snow last year it was a true Winter Wonderland!
They have live nativities, carolers, and even a steamboat lit up with lights! There are Christmas songs playing, hot cocoa for sale and even a warm igloo to thaw out your toes while you listen to local high school choirs! Now that I'm a blogger I will be sure to take lots of pics this year and hopefully you will see some of that white stuff too! So how's the weather in your neck of the woods? Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Please Join our hostess Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer for more Outdoor Wednesday Posts! Cindy
Welcome to Applestone Cottage. My husband Dan and I bought this cottage in the hills of Western Wisconsin 2 years ago. My husband Dan is a building construction and woodworking teacher at our local high school. He loves to build and I love to decorate on a shoe-string budget. With an empty nest looming, we wanted to take our life in a new direction. We found our little stone cottage on 2 acres surrounded by apple trees. Hence, Applestone Cottage began. Please join us as we turn on little cottage in the country into an inviting little home. Cindy