Sunday, January 25, 2015

Morning Snow in January

 We awoke  Saturday morning to snow.  Strange to think that we've had so little of it this year - not much more than dusting up until now.  This weekend, we only ended up with about 5 inches, but it was enough to make the kids happy.

 I really like the way our front lawn looks covered in snow.  Ever since we cut down the old maples and choke cherry trees that once lined it, it seems much more expansive.  The large pine on the right started its life as a Christmas tree.  I'd love to cover it in lights one of these days.  The fruit trees I planted last spring are still pretty small, but doing well.  To the left, you can see the currant bushes that I moved from the backyard this past fall.

 Our dog Lucy loves the snow.   It doesn't take long for her to find a ball buried deep.

By midday, it began to rain and the yard turned rather slushy.  Tomorrow night, we're expected to get our first major storm of the year with 20 inches of snow and strong winds in the forecast.  We're keeping our fingers crossed that we won't lose power, which is an all too often occurrence in our neck of the woods.


  1. Lucy is beautiful! She looks so much like my boy, Capo, with big brown eyes and a white blaze on his chest. Please give her an extra treat from us.

    My dad planted two Christmas trees in our front yard when my big brother and sister were born that lived for many, many years.

    Fingers crossed that your power stays on.

  2. Beautiful, absolutely beautiful! We were taking a very guilty pleasure in 80°F+ temps today. My husband and I enjoyed a late afternoon stroll on the beach, where it was a rare windless and crystal clear day. The warm weather is nice but I truly wish it would rain, lots of rain, though any amount of rain would be good. It looks like we're in for another year of drought. It's scary.

  3. We love snow around here and this year it has been pretty consistent...not too much, not too little, but just right - I can't remember the last time I said that about something weather related! In another month, I'll probably be itching for spring to arrive, but for now, we're good.

    I do love a good storm though (minus the power issues!) - nothing beats sitting in front of a cozy fire, while a storm is raging outside. Stay warm!