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What a Difference a Week Makes!

Backyard in the snow 12 7 09
Our first winter snow! This is the most snow we have had in December ever!

Garden in the Snow
Here is my garden all covered in a blanket of snow. Last week I was hopeful about the broccoli but even the protective frame that I built over the top is covered in snow…..seems like winter has arrived.

We took off on our snowshoes to see what the neighborhood was like on this first snowy morning. Here I am about 1/4 mile from our backstreet. There were a few children out throwing snowballs and a man walking his dog but we pretty much had the whole street to ourselves. I always forget how quiet it is when there is snow.
Leaves in the snow

We lost a few big branches from the trees that still had leaves on them. The evergreens held up pretty well but the oaks and sweet gums just aren’t built for this much snow.

Snow bear and Kona
Later on in the day, we all built what ended up being a snow bear in the front yard. Even our Kona dog “helped”.

The next morning we had icicles like never before.
Today is really, really cold for our area….15 degrees. The ice is thick on the roads and I am hoping my husband is careful on the way to work. He has to travel over the river and then climb up into the mountains to get to his station and yesterday it was treacherous. I can only imagine today’s drive. He has chained up the truck and he assures me he will be careful. I will be waiting for his call once he arrives.

Sunset in the snow
Amanda hiked up to the top of our hill to see the sunset. The sky was pink and lavender and after such a stormy night and morning, it was great to see the sun again.

7 thoughts on “What a Difference a Week Makes!

  1. WOW! I’d love to be at your house right now! 🙂
    We had snow flurries (nothing stuck) last weekend, but today it was 60+ degrees. That’s Georgia weather, though: you never know what you’re gonna get!

  2. Oh… that is SO beautiful!!! I’m glad you got out there and walked around… and even made a snowman. 🙂

  3. What a snow! Your evergreens look so heavy with the weight of it. We just got 8 inches here in our KS town, so we have been playing outdoors, too. 🙂

  4. 🙂 We had snow last week also (Virginia) but it was similar to Jamie’s – it melted the next morning. My kiddos were trying to build snowmen and igloos but it was so WET! That’s ALWAYS how the first snow is here!
    Barb— I LOVE the titmouse too!!! We are blessed to have them during the summer but its funny how they have their certain times of day they visit. We also have a lot of grackles so that could be why but I always try to time it so I can see one. It’s just something about their soft, delicate faces!

  5. Beautiful!
    We had snow too, but not that much. yesterday it rained and rained, yet the snow was not washed away. Then it froze up.
    Stay warm and safe!

  6. WOW – how fantastic for you !! Lovely photos. Thank you for sharing.


  7. Oh my, this is sensationally beautiful!!!! I am from sunny Queensland, Australia, and battling heat and humidity right now!! Trust me, this snow looks simply divine.
    You have a beautiful blog!
    Saminda xo

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