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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Snow musings

97 hours of snowfall. We received over 4 feet of snow. And today, a beautiful blue sky and sunshine. Get out the sunglasses!!! 

Snow covered

Now I can think about something else besides how much it is snowing!!  

But of course all my thoughts are of snow! And how beautiful it all looks. Our dwarf alberta spruces in front of the house look like little gnomes guarding our home.  In the backyard the honeysuckle vine, all twisted and curved, is painted with snow.  The various evergreen trees hold snow puffs on all their branches. The garden beds are buried and holding in their warmth, giving rest to all the underground life.  The birdhouses and feeders all have high domed hats on, icicles forming like stalactites hang down, reflecting the short bit of sunshine we had this morning.  The sparrows huddle together in the rafters of our covered porch, twittering about the weather. The snow has fallen whisper soft, like a brush against the cheek, asking Mother Nature to help it decorate our little town for the holidays.

And now the sun is gone, the sky is gray and eager to continue with its onslaught. The snow is falling heavier than ever. I think it is time to add another log onto the steadily burning wood stove fire. 

Snowmen fall from heaven... unassembled.  ~Author Unknown


mxtodis123 said...

It's beautiful...and still snowing? My goodness, are you ever going to be able to get out? Reminds me of the old days when I lived in the country.

SpiritWings said...

Wow... 4ft and still snowing!! Your picture looks like a perfect winter wonderland. =]

Hope you have a snow blower...or at least alot of extra help in getting out.
Stay safe and warm

Aisha said...

i love snow days, they are great days to get back to just being apart of nature, it's a pain to shovel but great to look at and play in.
Have fun
blessed be

Anonymous said...

It can be really fun reading another language while being tired :-) For a long time I wondered what Your dwarf alberta was doing :-) :-) :-) I did think maybe spruces were another word for running :-) :-) :-)

But when I realized that You were writing about dwarf trees I started laughing and I just can´t stop :-) :-) :-)Tears are flowing out of my eyes right now :-) :-) :-)

Have a great day now!

Robin Larkspur said...

Christer, that is too funny, and I am glad you got a good laugh!! I wish I could read and write in another language! my poor dwarf alberta...running all over the yard!!! LOL!