Saturday, February 6, 2010

Snowbound 2

As I write this it’s Saturday evening. The snow stopped late this afternoon, 24 hours after it began and all-told we look to have at least 2-feet, possibly more with drifts of 4 to 5-feet.

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I took these photos from the windows of the breakfast nook earlier this afternoon. All day long the snow would turn fine and misty and then big fluffy flakes would fall for awhile.

My husband took George on several walks and I was out there once. But you really can’t get very far because of how deep it is. Walking is very difficult but it helped to use the poles.

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It’s so quiet outside now.

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Tomorrow we begin the job of digging out around the house. We have one door that we can get in and out of, so this is good.

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It will still be awhile before that driveway gets plowed out. But until then, all is fine.

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And beautiful.

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Absolutely beautiful.

Respectfully submitted,

37 comments:

Annie said...

So glad to hear you are ok...those photos are wonderful Kate. We haven't had any snow here. Sounds like the power is still on for you. Hope it won't be long before they dig out the driveway!

Deb said...

wow you have really got a lot of snow...pretty photos...pretty birds...

Deb said...

Such gorgeous photos Kate! You really did get tons of snow. Don't the Cardinals look stunning in a snowy garden ♥

Deb said...

I didn't know that all Deb's read your blog, Kate!

Love the photos. Wish I could enjoy this snow storm with you but I am glad that I am far removed from it!

Hilary said...

It is beautiful, but with all due respect, you can keep it.
Glad to know you are safe and warm though.

Razzberry Corner said...

Isn't the snow beautiful? Peaceful, quiet, cold, pretty. I trekked around our home earlier, got really cold and wet, but enjoyed the snow. Thanks for sharing your pictures, Kate.

-Lynn

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

very very beautiful....

love seeing the birdies.....

glad your o.k.

been watching it on the weather channel all day....

kary

Anonymous said...

Dee from Tennessee

Wow...double wow! Glad y'all are okay-- stay safe!

tainterturtles said...

Kate.....I think you captured the beauty of today. Good luck digging out tomorrow. Remember to smile while digging!!!!!!!!

Jill of All Trades said...

It is quite beautiful and amazing how quiet it can get. They're' predicting more for us here on Monday...EGADS...this has been the snowiest winter we've ever had. Makes me want to move south for the winter, really!

Snappy Di said...

When I see great photos of cardinals I just sigh... seriously. They are the loveliest birds on a snowy day.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Marla said...

It's so gorgeous. We've been getting a lot of snow here in Oklahoma, but nothing compared to what you've got there... maybe a foot in the last week.

The weather men are saying there will be another storm tomorrow. Yuck. I'm ready for spring.

Ms. ~K said...

I found your wonderful blog through Daily Dose of Jack!!! He said you take beautiful photos and he was right-on!!
Thanks for sharing your winter wonderland!
~K

BUSH BABE said...

Good Lord woman... you have an amazing talent for taking photos of almost exactly the same situation a gazillion different ways - and I cannot decide which one I like best!! Which ones do you print for yourself?

I feel like I am in fairyland when I come here... ethereal. That's the word.
:-)
BB

cottage farm villa said...

Oh Kate....too beautiful for words.

Gail said...

Feet of snow???!!!! I do not think I could handle that, nor could the animals here.

It is beautiful. You have managed to capture the serenity.

Stay warm, and dig slow.

beth said...

those birds are so happy to be at your house getting fed....now if only they could come inside and get dried off and warmed up for a bit :)

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Gorgeous! The cardinals are so pretty against the white of the snow, even the Mrs. who lacks the Mr.'s bold colors.

Can't wait to see more. Stay warm.

wv: auded. I auded go to bed now and geted some sleep.

Char said...

it looks beautiful - i got snowed out.

stay safe and warm

Julie Harward said...

WOW, I've been hearing about your snow storm all day on the news. As you spoke about it, I could feel the quiet stillness. I think is is a rare gift from Heaven...so beautiful! Come say hi :D

Amy said...

We've been hearing about the storm and major snowfall in the news over here. Glad you are ok and didn't lose power. What type of zoom lens do you have so you can get those great bird photos??
Think of all the calories you will burn shovelling snow- are you going to supplement the loss by making something good to eat??? ;-)hahahaha...you see where my mind is at- I need to find breakfast...have a great day!

Riet said...

Glad to hear you are still OK. LOve your pictures and that cardinal is so beautiful. George must have a ball in the snow.

wildbanshee said...

I love the pictures of the birds also, but as for the silence, there is almost a roar of the snow, I guess it's the wind and power of it. We also got about another 6 inches to go with last weekends snow. It should help us appreciate the Spring when it has sprung.

Karen said...

Love your cardinals, you do a wonderful job of capturing them...

and thankfully Connecticut has not gotten that snow..just the cold.

The Thundering Herd said...

Love how beautiful fresh fallen snow is.

J.L.S. said...

Oh, your pictures make me long for another big snow! I learned just how hard walking in deep snow is the other day when I was trying to pay rent... it was quite an episode! I'm glad y'all are doing well and I hope you continue to enjoy the quiet, peaceful beauty of your snow!

Hartwood Roses said...

Beautiful! Love the bird photos. We'll start to dig out in a little while. Until then, I'm enjoying the sparkling white expanses, the snowy branches, and the blue sky.
... Connie

Hilary said...

It is incredibly beautiful. Your photography, as always, superb.

Tiffany said...

I've always loved how silent it is outside during a snowstorm. Still, I'm grateful to be in sunny Arizona at the moment!

Linda said...

I remember the quiet of snow. sigh.Glad you are safe and warm. I can just see George leaping throughout 2 feet of snow:)

Emom said...

How's George?
The birds are wonderful....smiles.

Oz Girl said...

Beautiful, beautiful pics of the falling snow! And the birds are so pretty. :)

Franny V said...

Love the snow pictures! I lived in Cascade in the early 70's and remember how beautiful it was, especially after a good snow. There's something in now the snow affects the light that makes everything seem magical. I really miss it (but don't miss the shoveling).

Sharon said...

Beautiful images! And I glad you are enjoying the snow. (Not that you would post otherwise. ;)

I wonder... Will Monday Mosaic have snow pics? :)

A New England Life said...

Excellent Kate. Excellent.

We may be getting a little snow of our on come Wednesday!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Thanks for feeding the feathered friends.

It's great that ya'll help to look out for them.

sanjeet said...

Hope it won't be long before they dig out the driveway!
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