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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

SNOW DAY!!

Did somebody say the word 'Spring' the other day?
Ooops! I think that was me....
But I also said "Not quite."
It's funny to think that only yesterday, my girlfriends and I were on the beach collecting sea glass.
It was a mighty cold wind BUT the sun was out and the ground was green...I swear!
This morning when I woke at 7 I drew back the bedroom curtains to this...
Seems we've had a little late blast of winter here on the coast...
The walk out to the barn was quiet...
Not very many people out on the roads this morning...
I love being the first to walk in new fallen snow!
Ahead is a blanket of pure white...
 and behind, only tracks from myself and Griffin...
 For those of us in this temperate climate, there is a few things we tend to do when it snows like this.
A: Hope that we don't have to drive, because frankly, we're no good at it.
and
B: Get out the camera and head outside.
and 
C: Hopefully make it to the grocery and video store to stock up for the next few days.
I love that snow changes the look of everything.
It's work is magical.
Delicately sugar coating even the most mundane things...
Even the most ugliest of ducklings can become a thing of beauty and form...
And the most lovely things become even more precious...
I remember when the t.v signal would go out when I was a kid and we called the fuzz "bees in a snowstorm".
Well here's the real thing!
Trees are cloaked in white fur...
Turning some to remind me of Sesame Street's Snuffulupagus...
Down at the usually dark slough, the reflection took on a new light...
The hen house transformed into a future Christmas card...
And the field becomes a winter wonderland...
Snow...clean, quiet, peaceful snow...
 Our little resident Anna's hummingbird, still coming to the feeder between night time torpor...
...and Griffin, just like a kid, wants to play in it all day long!
The best part about snow around here is that it never lasts for long.
We enjoy it whilst we can, for, really...I think I saw some crocus' poking their little heads out just yesterday...

4 comments:

farmlady said...

Only you can make a poem out of a spring snowstorm.
My husband's uncle called last night,from Seattle,and said that it was snowing. The news is telling us that we will have snow on Friday. RIGHT HERE in the lower foothills. I can't wait. It's coming our way.
Your photos are really wonderful. Such exquisite beauty...

Regina said...

Giffin's face! All time favorite. I like to have a print of it and frame it. We talk! Could not get a good one of Rosie in the snow. She moves to fast.

Cobalt Violet said...

Beautiful post once again, Kerry. Wow, it looks like you are another planet! So gorgeous. It's going to rain in LA again. No one here can drive in the rain, so if it snowed? People would loose their minds!

Stay cozy!

Brenda Stratton said...

Beautiful Kerry. You'll be very much as home here in Newfoundland when you come to visit! I haven't written lately but I always check in. I adore your blog. xxxb