Linking up with Hazel for my take on a wintery theme. Here in South East Queensland we are very spoilt and enjoy cool mornings (it was 5 deg.C) here this morning. Gorgeous balmy days (19 deg.C today I think or thereabouts).
The fun part though is that it is definitely cool enough for a fire, which is something we all look forward to at night. Being on 5 acres, there are always trees that need trimming or removing, so we always have wood sawn up and stockpiled for winter.
Say hello to our (oh my goodness that does look rustic!) fireplace. It is fairly old. We have been in the house nearly 20 years and the fireplace was here when we bought it. It was made locally and called a Maleny Hot Drum. I believe they are still being made in Maleny.
In that length of time we have replaced the flue and repainted the fireplace many times. Looks like it is ready for some treatment! The big cast iron kettle is kept full of water to keep some moisture in the air. It weighs a ton but we have never made tea from it! It was a present from friends when we first moved here.
So that it one of my favourite parts of winter here. The novelty of having a roaring fire! How is winter treating you at the moment?
Cheers for now - Wendy