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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Snow Scenes

Here are some scenes from the recent snowstorm. We walked out into our big field. We're lucky, we have 45 acres to tromp around on.

Don and Phoebe are standing in front of three magnificent trees at the water's edge. We call them the three sisters. Someone had the wisdom, years ago, to let these stand and grow to magnificence.

One of our bird houses could make a snug place for a bird to sleep in, in winter and Nuthatches, Chickadees, Titmice, Woodpeckers and Bluebirds do this. Another good reason to put up bird houses. You could even now, in winter.

The snow transforms the ordinary into the wonderful.

Back by the house, the Borghese garden urn from Lunaform, wears its winter lid for protection and looks like a snow cone. Of course, Phoebe, the Corgi, just has to get herself into most pictures I try to take.

The view looking from the Borghese back to the hummingbird gazebo and long border behind the barn. The bones of the garden are revealed in winter and become a beautiful part of the winter garden. We think about this when planning the garden. A garden with good "bones" i.e. hardscape, will look good any time of year.


Lana Gramlich said...

A lovely spread you've got there, but I still enjoyed considering whether or not to turn my air conditioning on during the heat of the afternoon today!

Anonymous said...

hmmmm christmasy.

You may want to add a bit of + exposure compensation, to stop that snow from going grey.

Lillian and Don Stokes said...

Photos were taken during a snowstorm with the little Canon point and shoot A620 on the "snow" setting.