I have done a lot in the past month, but have not done any blogging about it. I think what I will do is to break things up into “bite sized” pieces into several posts.
Not too long after my last post, we actually got SNOW….. there has not been much of that this winter. Some too early in October, a little more in December, and lots of brown landscapes.
This was taken the day after I took the barn photos… The moss is green and the Mountain Laurel leaves are somewhat green with browned edges.
Another view along Water Road…. The rocks piled behind the dead tree are pretty big. There are some ferns with a little green to them clinging to the base of a bush that is holding some soil in place. These photos and more are the inspiration for my latest Mountain Laurel piece that is in progress.
The day after taking photos of Water Road, the snow began….. We finally got some pretty white snow to cover up the ugly winter browns. We had snow for a few days in a row, but it didn’t get too much deeper than shown here….. Until the Real Storm.
We started out with nearly no snow, then during 2 days we got buried in white. It was hard to tell just how much snow we actually got because of all the blowing and drifting, but definitely over a foot. No where near what other areas of the East had been getting, but our biggest snowfall in a couple years.
You know you had a real Nor’easter when the East facing deck with a roof over it ends up with this much snow cover.
This snowy winter wonderland was the “perfect” time for #3 son Nick to visit from Georgia. His girlfriend is a born Southerner, and Nick has been in warmer climates for nearly 3 years, and doesn’t miss the cold.
Everyone spending some time in the snow. The dogs from GA really loved the snow… Roxie lived with us last winter, but Vladie seemed to be at home in the white stuff. Aaron and his family came to visit for the day, and the kids love sledding. Megan, Nick’s girlfriend, didn’t like the cold and froze… Her first time sledding…. she didn’t really like it.
The livingroom was literally wall to wall people… The “I Spy” books have been popular since we got them for the guys when they were younger. Still fun after all these years, and now Andrue spends hours with them. Ken is “hiding” behind the comics, and Jonelle and Jenna were on the other end of the couch. Notice the lack of cats in the photo…. with dogs in the house, the cats stayed in the greenhouse.
The dog that pestered the cats the most…. Little Kenai thinks he owns the place when he visits and the cats scatter. He likes to “tree” them on the high spots in the greenhouse, and bark at them.
This sums up most of February…. The non quilt related part…. Some quilts next…