Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Hello from a Steeple Hill blogging newbie!

I'm so happy to be here today.  This is my first time on the Steeple Hill Authors Blog, and it's such a delight to join some of my very favorite authors here!

And today is just delightful, period.  This morning, early fog and slightly warming temperatures created a fairyland outside.  Hoar frost may not have a lovely name, but it creates the most magical landscape, where  long, delicate frost crystals form on every surface, turning branches and twigs into lacy sculptures.  Alas, this beautiful miracle doesn't last long. The slightest breeze and any warmth from the winter sun  shatters the crystals and sends them floating to the ground.  My better camera  refused to read its memory card this morning, so I tried to take some photos with a little, simple one....not the best, but I'm posting some photos here for those of you in warmer climates.

We've already had 60 inches of snow so far, according to the official totals.   I love winter!  It's the perfect season for snuggling in front of the fireplace,  the wonderful aroma of hearty chili simmering away in the Crock-pot, and baking.  I bake all of our own bread, except during the high heat of summer.  My favorite recipe is at my website, if you'd like to try it.  It's at www.roxannerustand.com.  I would absolutely love to hear about some of your favorite recipes for a cold winter day!
The other picture here is  the cover of Fatal Burn, my February Love Inspired Suspense.  It's the second book in what will be a five book series set in my favorite place on earth--the  Rockies.  I'm having such fun writing these stories!

Wishing you all blessings, and the joy of reading the wide range of wonderful books that Steeple Hill has to offer,

Roxanne Rustand
Blogging at "The All Creatures Great and Small Place"


Anonymous said...

Welcome, Roxanne! Your book sounds good. I'll have to check it out!

Sheila Deeth said...

Lovely pictures - sunshine here and a friend beginning to complain of allergies rewaking. The book sounds fun.

RoxanneRustand said...

Thanks for stopping in to say "Hi", Angela and Sheila!!