Just a little Valentine mood MUSICA for some of my very favorite people . . . ♥

Yesterday most of our snow had melted, the grass was green, and I was having little pangs of Spring Fever . . . and today, as the sun began to come up, I looked outside to one of the prettiest snowstorms I’ve seen in a long time.

Just a beautiful day on the island.  My girlfriend Margot called at 6am to say, “You have to go look at the sunrise!”  One look and I burrowed right back into winter . . .

And now, the wind is blowing clumps of snow off roofs and trees and making it look like it’s snowing, but it’s not.

It’s just adding to the romance of an already romantic day…

As does this . . .

It’s the feet I love the most.

I took Joe his breakfast a while ago.  His Valentine’s present.

I made it in a cookie cutter.

Happy Valentine’s Day Girlfriends! I hope you’ve all received your Valentine Willards! Just as you read, we’re having a drawing for a pre-publication copy of my new book A FINE ROMANCE! 

To be entered, just leave a comment (click on the tiny grey word “comments” just under this post). Sometime after the 20th, Vanna, our resident chooser-in-chief, will pick the winning name! When the book comes in, I’ll sign it and send it to the lucky winner. Until then, especially for today, I’m sending you virtual chocolate kisses and red roses and hope (sweetheart or no sweetheart, no one needs a sweetheart to celebrate Valentine’s Day) that your day includes something special just for you. xoxo Make all your Valentine dreams come true no matter what and be your own darling sweetheart!  Love you, THANK YOU!  I’m thrilled about the book, you just have to know … yesterday, I wrote the ending and I made myself cry!  Thank you for joining me on this book-writing adventure! xoxo P.S. Just in case you need it, you can view WILLARD here!

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2,234 Responses to HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

  1. Shelley says:

    You so make me smile! Thank you, Susan Branch, for always enchanting and stirring my soul!!!

    • Barbara Rockwell says:

      Thank you for taking my heart and soul with you on such beautiful journeys. I can only dream abut such places!

  2. Carol says:

    How do I get that bird off there. It surprises me every time!

  3. Lynne neall says:

    Hi Sue , just returned from England had to take an emergency trip, My father was taken ill, and sadly I lost him, but I thought of you while standing in a quiet field in the North of England thinking how beautiful it looked, Can’t wait for this book . please hurry ,

    • sbranch says:

      I am so sorry about your dad. But a field in North England is where I’d wish to be for that. Can’t help having tears in my eyes to think of it.

  4. Melanie Philipp says:

    Have been enjoying the beautiful and romantic pictures of Chatsworth! Mow I have to go dig out my DVR of ‘Pride & Prejudice’. Thanks Susan!

  5. Nancy Roth says:

    Hi Susan, Greetings from the Northland, northern Minnesota, that is!! I love your blog and how happy you make your girlfriends feel!! I just ordered “A Fine Romanace” for my daughter and I. We are so excited! I will be an arm chair traveler so will definitely feel like I am really visiting England with your posts and pictures. Thank you so much. We are looking forward to sunny days and happy thoughts. Warmly, Nancy

  6. Mary Naron says:

    Can’t wait for your book! My Susan Branch collection keeps me sane while I am away from MV. Looking forward to moving back when my husband finishes his career with the USCG!

  7. suzanne Stryker says:

    dear susan, you’ve been my friend since 1989 when I found your cookbooks, I can’t remember which one as now I have them all.and I was lucky to find a brand new recipe binder/scrapbook on ebay that made me feel as happy as Christmas morning when I was 7. it’s rare but precious when one finds another
    who too wants to be 10-12, when in truth i am way beyond. but my fun interests
    seem to center on this time, i wish i was still a girl scout earning badges-something i didn’t do very well at the time so I want a do over. I, enjoy england and the pristine views . makes me want to garden which brings me to my wish that you would do a garden book-i still have a cutout from your 2000 calender about making a beautiful arrangement. i hope you are still enjoying England–as always i am late to this party. thanks for so much fun and comro dery, it’s 4 am so please forgive my spelling. susie from colorado



  8. Asha says:

    Oh Susan! What a remarkable post! Thank you so much. I loved the tour of the English countryside and I especially enjoyed the add on. The interview with Julian Fellows was great. Glad I didn’t read it before last weekend. A very sad ending to this season. Speaking of weekend, we are gearing up for another weekend snow storm here in New England. We will be cozy in front of the fireplace and hope you and Joe and the kitties will too! God bless you, Girlfriend. I feel truly blessed to have found your blog. Love you! oxoxox

  9. Amy Lynn says:

    Happy Valentines Day!

  10. Julie p says:

    Hi, Susan. I am new to your world and it is delightful. Did I see somewhere that you have or are going to have a book on Autumn? I would love to see that. Have a wonderful day.

    Julie p

    • sbranch says:

      I did write a book called Autumn, click there, scroll down and you can read a little about it. Unfortunately, it’s out of print, but we do try and find used copies to offer in the vintage section of my web store. You can also try Ebay or the 2nd hand books on Amazon.

  11. MaryAnn says:

    You are just GREAT! thank you for bringing dreams to life.

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