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December 28, 2008

Snowed In

Our last several days have been spent moving between cooking, eating, tobogganing, sleeping, reading, and stoking the fire. We've been hit with more snow in the past week than I have seen in a very long time, and I'm loving every minute of it.

Fortunately, my mom and step-dad, who spent Christmas with us, came on the 23rd instead of the 24th, because there's no way they would have made it here had they waited. We already had over a foot of snow at that point, and we received another foot on both Christmas Eve and Boxing Day, which delayed their departure until the 27th. We were all happy for the excuse to extend our holiday fun!

Our driveway is much too steep to bring the car down when there's snow, but it does make an excellent toboggan run. Princess, who loves the snow, was beside herself with excitement and kept racing everyone down the hill. She occasionally tried to leap over us as we slid by, but more often than not she landed in our laps as we plowed into her mid-jump.

This is our deck after the second major snowfall. Following Saturday's storm, the snow on the tops of the chairs merged with that on the railing, rendering them totally unrecognizable.

Christmas day dawned clear and cold, so my mom (also a photography nut) and I headed out with our cameras after the morning's festivities for a trudge through the snow. It was very hard work, as I am not known for my long legs and the snow was deep.





The rain chain (a length of galvanized chain used in place of a traditional downspout) has become a gorgeous and constantly changing sculpture of ice.

We're expecting another foot or more of snow again tonight, and as long as we can keep the fire going, I say "bring it on"!

Happy winter!

13 comments:

Meagan said...

Beautiful photos!
We have been getting a fair bit of snow out my way as well.
Keep warm!

Carla said...

The picture of the snow on your deck looks like giant marshmallows. What fun. Exactly what winter should be like.

freelearners said...

Ah, well now I know why your photos are so lovely - you actually work at it! I, too, have been thoroughly enjoying this unusual taste of true winter. Your place looks gorgeous, btw. Nice to see you posting again.

Annie said...

That's allata snow! Wow! You captured some very pretty pictures though!

Your dog looks like the kind of dog you don't want to take skiing with you- unless you like have your skiis stepped on or bitten at the whole time. Of course, I say this in jest because we still enjoy going out with these crazy dogs.

Lo said...

Gorgeous photos! Totally worth the effort. And I've so appreciated your adventures!

If you'll accept it, I'd like to pass along the "Honest Scrap" award to you! Details at: News from Peef & Lo

BurdockBoy said...

Lovely photos even though I have been seeing enough of the white stuff myself. It seems everyone on the west has been getting blasted.

Alline said...

Love the photos! Thanks for sharing.

dawn said...

Wow, that is a lot of snow. So far we have just had the cold. Your place looks gorgeous in all the snow. Glad you had a great Christmas.

Happy New Year to you and your family.

Thicket Dweller said...

Love the photos!

Steffi said...

Hi Cheryl!I wish you & your family still a happy new year!
Your house looks really romantic in the snow!Great photos!

Steffi

Chiot's Run said...

Just wanted to say how much I love your home. Beautiful.

dawn said...

Just checking in. I hope all is going well for you.

janeywan said...

Just bopped over from Colours of Dawn, what a beautiful blog. Love your photos. Keep up the blogging.

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