Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Winter Garden

This has been a very different year around the foothills.  We have had practically no rain and, usually, we have our first snowfall sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  But, so far, there hasn't been a single snowflake, even though the nights are becoming increasingly colder.

This little smattering of ice is the closest thing we've had to snow this year.  So I thought I would show you some winter pictures taken in the past.

This was right after we bought the cottage.  We hadn't even moved in yet. I don't know exactly how many feet it measured but it was high and we haven't seen any thing like it since.

The adirondike chairs lined up waiting for Mother Nature to sit a spell.

I love the snow on our wire fence.  It looks like delicate lace.

This is a sign in Jacob's Garden.  When our grandson was just a little tyke we worked on a little garden for him.  One time when he was visiting, he and I went to the thrift shop and bought some old Grandma clothes and some big boy clothes and Grandpa made us each a scarecrow for his garden.  After so many years (he is now 18) the elements have taken their toll and if you look very closely, you will see the only reminder left. On top of the post is the baseball cap he chose for his scarecrow.

We had a white Christmas this year.

Look whose making Snow Angels!  Buddy is a cold weather dog for sure.  He just loves jumping and playing in the snow.

Even though we've had a milder winter than usual here in the foothills, I'm still looking forward to Spring and as I was walking around the garden this morning, I was happy to see some signs that we are coming closer.

The tulips and the bleeding hearts are the first beauties brave enough to show themselves.

After all these memories, I think a hot bowl of soup beside the fire is a well earned privilege.  Don't you?

Hope you all had a Happy Valentine's Day and that you are having many warm moments by the fire this winter......Judy

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