We got our first big snow storm of the winter season over the weekend, which dumped about 8-10″ of fresh snow.
It was heavy snow since it started out as rain, so I’m grateful for the new ATV with a plow on it.
I broke out my snowshoes for the first time in many years. I couldn’t even remember how to put them on!
It was great to be out there exploring without sinking into the snow.
It’s a magical, winter wonderland around here now so I’m excited for winter sports, especially hiking with my snowshoes.
I was so excited when I found some tulips coming up already!
We’ve had an unusually mild winter this year, with less than half our average snowfall. These tulips came up about a month early, but I’m not complaining. I am ready for gardening season, especially since I wasn’t into it last year with my usual zest.
To my surprise, I was excited to wake up to a winter wonderland scene this morning!
I think about 4-5 inches of snow fell overnight.
It was falling in really huge fluffy snowflakes, coating every single branch and twig, making for great practice with my new camera.
What I really want to be able to do with my fancy camera is to take closeups of interesting things I find in our gardens and on the trails.
Until our flowers come back to life, I am practicing on other things throughout our yard, such as these conifer branches.
Such a beautiful scene looking out the windows today.
I will definitely be going back outside to play some more.
This is what it looks like here today:
This is a really bad joke for April Fool’s Day, so I wish whoever ordered this would take it back.
I don’t think it’s one bit funny (or pretty).
This was the scene I saw when I looked out the windows this morning!
Come on, it’s March!
If I complain about being anxious for Spring, now you know why!
I try really hard not to complain about anything, especially winter weather.
I am so happy to report that the sun came out!
I love the shadows cast across the snowy yard.
I also love to follow the trails created by various wildlife, mainly rabbits, I suspect.
It’s very very cold out there today, but I’m going to venture out anyway. I have lots of homework to get done this weekend, so I hope the sun keeps pouring those rays into the house, especially warming my sewing room which has become my art studio too. I also look forward to working on a new page for my art journal.
Stay warm my northern friends, and cherish your sunshine and warmer temps, my southern friends.
We’ve had so many snowy days lately that I’m starting to feel like we live in a snow globe.
Most days, we just had flurries.
But earlier this week, we had a big snow storm which dropped at least five inches.
Although it really freshened up everything,
I could really go for a day of sunshine now!
UPDATE: The sun has come out today! Thank you for all your wishes – they worked!
The Upper Midwest got dumped on this weekend! I’m guessing we got about 10 inches of snow so far.
Everything looks so beautiful, frosted in a thick layer of snow.
Now we have blizzard warnings because of the gusting winds and sub-zero temperatures.
The plow cleared our street and now there is a huge wall of snow at the end of our driveway. I’m sure it will take us awhile to clean off the driveway. Thanks goodness we have a snowblower! Good thing we went to the grocery store on Friday night instead of our usual Sunday morning field trip.