When I let George out at 6 am, it was gently snowing. Our school follows the county when it comes to weather-related closings, and the call usually always comes in at 6 am. I assumed school was a go, because we weren’t really supposed to get much anyway. However, as I was walking out the door an hour later, the call came through. School was closed.
We always jump the gun down here in Maryland and since this was our first snow fall of the season, rather than calling for a 2-hour delay at 6 am, the county decided to wait and then to call off school. Unfortunately, many of our teachers and most of our families were already either on buses or en-route to school when the call came in. I went in anyway with my boss who lives in the neighborhood next door to me. We got a lot done in the quiet of the day and left early.
I came home and after checking on the progress of the master bathroom, I got changed and settled down to watch TV. Because I’m lazy like that. And my new favorite show was on: Rehab Addict on HGTV. I absolutely love this show that transforms older homes to their former glory. Nicole Curtis rocks, and I wish I had her mad skilz when it comes to carpentry and just about everything.
After that, I switched to the Food Network where Ina Garten and guest host, Giada De Laurentiis, were cooking and having a swell old time togher. I think I fell asleep after that because I remember dreaming of mascarpone and lemon gnocchi.
When I woke up, the light had changed and I bundled up, grabbed the camera, and George and I took a little walk.
And captured all of these images with the sweet light. I don’t know, maybe you get tired of always seeing photos of the property here. Maybe I should branch out a little more.
Or maybe I can do whatever I want.
I can’t remember the last time I napped during the day.
It was last week when my back was hurting.
I love bare branches and pretty skies behind them.
And I still can’t believe it took me six years to finally paint the front door.
We only had 3 inches of snow but it’s gotten really cold and it’s supposed to get even colder as the week wears on.
The jumble of sticks you see in the center of this photo is my bird feeding station. I am not using my husband’s squirrel defeating wire anymore and have posts up for the feeders. They surround two big stumps my husband put there to hold up large branches for birds to perch on. It makes photographing them easier because they have something to perch on. There used to be a lot more branches, but they all crashed down after last winter’s epic snowfalls and I just can’t put them back together like he had them.
And then it got dark and I made angel hair pasta with meat sauce for dinner.
And now I am full.
Exciting, aren’t I?
Don’t answer that . . .