snow day: 4 Dec 2013

This fir is directly outside my back door. The cats love it for the bird life...! (Just saying.)

This fir is directly outside my back door. The cats love it for the bird life…! (Just saying.)

I’ve always liked this fir-tree. It is so perfect, I always expect someone to cut it down in the middle of the night for a purloined Christmas tree. People do that sort of thing, you know. Ho! Ho! Ho!

As usual, there's a good-sized drift outside my back door. This is how far I can open it.

As usual, there’s a good sized drift outside my back door. This is how far I can open it.

I haven’t checked the front door yet. I’m expecting a package today. I hope the staff clear the walks before then, no matter how much snow there is…!

It doesn't take any time at all for my adventuresome Dougy to stick his nose into the snow. Andy's standing inside, behind me, not too sure he wants snow today.

It doesn’t take any time at all for my adventuresome Dougy to stick his nose into the snow. Andy’s standing inside, behind me, not too sure he wants snow today.

Dougy plows right into this white stuff. He’s fearless, curious, and the one of my two boys I have to watch carefully so he doesn’t slip outside. I don’t make the brothers wear their collars inside. They aren’t allowed to roam outside, so never have worn collars. I’m sure they would have fits! (Kind of like ties and me.)

Dougy wants the full experience. He pops his front paws up on the Cretan planter next to the door to try to see over the drift. (I snapped the photo, not expecting him to do this, so...!)

Dougy wants the full experience. He pops his front paws up on the Cretan planter next to the door to try to see over the drift. (I snapped the photo, not expecting him to do this, so…!)

I have two of these handmade Cretan planters. They are fairly large. I grow Sedum in them, which dies off and is attractive dried, too.

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15 thoughts on “snow day: 4 Dec 2013

    • I admit I love snow. Now, if they could figure out how to bring it on without deep freezer temperatures…! My favorite snow is the big fluffy flakes kind, the ones that slowing descend from the sky. So pretty!

    • The snow-covered tree is nature’s concession to us for making us so miserable in the cold! I always look forward to how nice it looks in the snow.

      Dougy is an adventurer, but gets really whiney if he has to travel in the carrier. Oddly, the more subdued Andy is a great traveller in the car and carrier!

    • I like the snow the way it is today. Add strong winds to it, and not so much. Anyway, it gives a crisp cleanness to an otherwise grungy late autumn landscape. How can one not like it!

  1. Certainly is a nice tree. Let’s hope no one else notices, as you say, I wouldn’t put it past someone to think oh I’ll have that for a free Christmas tree. But probably not, after all there must be more than enough trees where you are.

    We don’t get snow here, in South Devon, due to milder weather and in part the Gulf Stream, which is a blessing in one way but we sure miss out on the lovely views. One year, actually four years ago, it did snow and settle down and it looked so beautiful. I wish we could just have a few days every now and then, but most winters there’s none to be seen.

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