A week ago we had our door cracked open in our bedroom at night for fresh air. And then.. yesterday Mr. Winter came a knocking on our door. The weather people had predicted snow, but I could hardly believe them. But they were right! The snow began to fall at 8 am, little icy crystals at first, cold powdery snow then kept falling all day in earnest. Our power went out at around 10 am, and so Dayle hooked up the generator and got it going to keep our pellet stove running. I worked on Caleb's blanket.. 3 hours later the lights popped on. I took this with my iPhone..
And here we are, looking through the FALL wreath at the snow falling...
No new snow fell overnight.. this morning I put on my hat, coat and shawl and headed out into the cold to see what I could find. The Pin Oak is still sporting a wonderful rusty red color.
I really could stare at these leaves and the blue sky for a long time.
The moss on the garage roof is sprinkled with powdery snow.
It's not a lot of snow.. but I still love it.
Snowy walkway up to the front porch... we don't use it much, everyone who knows us enters from the back door. :-)
It's a brick walkway with cobblestones up the sides. I tried to capture the sparkle on the snow.
Can you see the sparkles?
Another vantage point of the oak leaves.
I walked out into the front yard and snapped some of the holly berries - we have two massive holly trees, a male with no berries and the female which is covered with red berries.
The front of our little farm house.. the dormer windows are for the 2 bedrooms upstairs.. the boys are in the room on the left and Travis and Kristi are on the right. Our family room is on the main level to the right, the kitchen on the back. The living room is in front, the dining room on the back, and our master suite on the far left, the last part of the house that was added. My "office" is behind our bedroom on the back.
I walked up the driveway and snapped the barn in the snow. I wish we had another place for all the cars, they mar my barn view. :-)
It's unusual to have snow while the leaves are still on the trees!
It's a swim day but both Gracie and I have decided not to venture out in these conditions. So, I might get Caleb's blanket DONE.. and then I can get busy again with my red shawl made of baby alpaca and silk. And I'm going to make a pair of fingerless mitts to match in a CAL in Mrs. Micawber's blog! It starts tomorrow. I hope you are warm and cozy and enjoying some pleasurable pastimes wherever you are on this amazing spinning globe we share!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)