I just love this big old pine tree next to the driveway — oh, wait, what driveway??
Another side view of no driveway. See that snow blob on the left? That’s some sort of evergreen tree that usually stands about 12-14 feet high. Today it’s hung over with the weight of the world. You can see the small picture below taken almost two years ago. Not to worry, though, hubby went out and knocked the snow off and it’s beginning to straighten up again.
When I was taking the picture of this tree in the back (I call it a snowball tree), one of the birds must have landed on one of the branches because all of a sudden there was an “avalanche” of snow!
We’re keeping these little guys fed as best we can.
Gas logs for heat when the power goes out.
Well, this isn’t exactly how I had planned on spending the weekend! We can’t get out and no one can get in. Even the post office and deliveries wouldn’t come up the driveway. Of course, it makes it harder when you can’t even tell there is a driveway under there somewhere. Hopefully, most of this will be gone by Monday! Here’s another great reason why food and water storage are so important!
Great pictures, but make sure you stay warm!!
During warm months, my mother used to save all the bacon grease and lard by pouring it in a can mixed with wild bird seed and a string hanging out. I’d see these in the frig and come winter, she would pull the grease tube out of the cans and hang them on the trees with the string. She said the poor birds stuck in the snow had to eat too.
Thanks, GP! All is well but I’m disappointed I didn’t get to go out yesterday or today and do some planned shopping. Oh, well. This will probably all be gone by Monday or Tuesday. That sounds like a good idea! Maybe we should start eating bacon again! Can’t convince hubby, though.
What guy DOESN’T like bacon?!!
Stay warm and safe. We are expecting quite the snowfall, too, this weekend. Finally, winter has caught up and I am not sure if I will be happy or sad. 😜
Thanks, Imelda! You and yours stay safe and warm, too! I am both happy and sad at the weather conditions. It’s beautiful but because I can’t go anywhere, I’m sad!
Brrr…nice to look at, not so nice to go out and freeze! Nice fireplace to enjoy the warmth though.
So true! If I had boots and clothes made for snow, I think I might have gone out and made snow angels! LOL! Instead, we’re just staying inside looking out! 😀
wishing you joyful
i’m hoping to get
on my Nordic skis
in due time 🙂
It’s so pretty out there, I may have to break down and get some winter play clothes! LOL! Maybe next winter….! 😆
It rarely snows here. I think the last time was in the 70s. I’m good with that. Snow is pretty, for a few days and then it’s a pain. It is to me anyway.
Have a fabulous weekend and stay warm. ♥
Coming here after 22 years in Central Florida, I agree with you that snow is a pain! It is beautiful, though! But we’re stranded in the house until it clears up! Have a wonderful weekend! 😀
you got way more snow than we did! We only have maybe an inch? Your yard is just glorious! So pretty! A winter wonderland!
Ha! Trade ya snowfalls! Since living here, I think this will be the first time it looks like it’s going to be on the ground more than 2-3 days. It is pretty, though! Until it melts, we can’t get down our driveway… LOL! Have a wonderful weekend! 😀
Wow! It’s snowing here in New York but will probably only be a few inches. However New Yorkers are used to snow and even blizzards. The City started preparing early and salted the roads. Nothing comes to a halt in New York unless we have a really bad snowstorm. I recall from the two previous winters that the Mayor and Gov. did close the schools and shut down mass transit. My room-mate and I were snowed in and I could not get to work. Mass Transit is the arteries and veins aka the circulatory system of New York City. Without if one can’t get anywhere. Plus I had to stop driving years ago. Many times the Gov will order non-Emergency vehicles off the road for safety reasons. However today is a light snowfall. Thankfully I’m inside my nice warm home.
We certainly are blessed to be able to sit this out in our warm little homes! Even though I grew up in the cold and snow, it had been so many years of living in a warm climate that has gotten me very unused to it! Happy weekend! 😀
Happy Weekend and Happy Holidays. I look forward to retirement next year so I won’t have to go out into a freezing icy mess.
Wishing you and Stephen a very Merry Christmas and a joyous holiday season! I love being retired and would recommend it to anyone! LOL! It’s great not having to go out in inclement weather if you don’t want to. Like this weekend and probably through Monday or Tuesday by the looks of it! 😀
Yes. I feel a mental health day coming on! 😀😁😂🤣😃
Same here we getting 6 inches n it looks horrible 6inches is not alot but it look if it was roads are horrible shoveling alott😭
What’s with all this snow??? LOL! I really didn’t expect it. We’re not even getting mail delivery. Sigh….
Wow if u not getting mail tha mean you guyz are gettin alot, 🤔i like snoe only when is comin down lol,stay warm😉
Our outside looks very similar, but we only got three inches of snow. Luckily it didn’t stick to the roads or sidewalks. Just the kind of snow I like. Hope to have at least one photo for our Monday “Sparks.” Hope you aren’t snowed in for too long. Regardless, the photos are beautiful. Hugs, Janet
Oh, you got the snow I can tolerate — doesn’t stick or stay. Sigh… Oh, well, maybe we can get out sometime this coming week! LOL! 😛
We supposed to get 4 to 6 Lawrence mass
It is stormy here too. I wish we had a fireplace.
We had a fireplace in Florida. Go figure. I think we used it once. LOL! I really like our gas logs. They’re sure easier than a regular fire — although the wood-burning fires are more natural looking and beautiful. Stay warm!
Lovely pictures Linda. I love your fireplace.
Thanks so much, Rupali! It does come in handy! LOL! Have a wonderful day! 😀
Thanks Linda. Wish you the same.
Linda – I felt like i was in your yard getting a tour – and could feel the avalanche too – ha na dthe snowball tree does look like a real snowball tree – how fun
Glad you enjoyed the tour! I couldn’t believe some of the snow that was coming out of the trees–probably by squirrels. A neighbor cleared our little road but we still can’t find our driveway. I’m hoping it’s warm enough tomorrow to melt most of it so we can get out for a while. Getting cabin fever 🤒 And now it looks like more snow is predicted for Tuesday 😧
oh more snow? yikes – we are done with snow but have a week of cold ahead. brrrr
Yay! It looks like they’ve done away with the more snow prediction this week! And temps are going to be up a bit! Whoo-hoo! 😀
we still have cold here…. but next week some better temps –
Yesterday, here on this opposite side of the ocean it snowed, after more than 5 years. Snow… well, only 5 to 10 cm. white something like snow 😀
All that white snow can be irritating but at the same time great and fascinating!
It sounds like you had a snowfall like we usually get here. Maybe a dusting, or 1-2 inches and then it’s gone in a day or two! That’s what I like! But, it is beautiful. I’m just thankful we’re retired and don’t have to go out in it! Have a beautiful week! 😀
A dusting! Yes, it was a dusting, a white ice-cold slush 😛
I am not retired but it was Sunday, so I appreciate being warm at home.
Thank you, have a wonderful week, too 😆
You did create the real Christmas mood with your lovely snow-clad trees and the sweet melodies of the video choice!Loved the little birdie in your yard and the cozy atmosphere indoors,dear Linda!Enjoy the blessing of snow 🙂 xxx
I must admit the snow certainly makes things look so beautiful and fresh. But I handle it much better when it’s here today and gone tomorrow! 😆 We were blessed in that our power stayed on. It seems quite a few people around here went without electricity (and sometimes internet) for up to three days. Be well, my friend! Hugs! ❤
I know,dear Linda,it can be very inconvenient when people stay snow-bound and without power for days,but seeing the wild fires in California again,I think even thick snow was pleasure and hapiness … ❤ xxx
Thank you so much, dear Doda, for that reminder of how blessed we are. I am truly grateful that all I have to do is stay inside for a few days while others have no place to stay. Love and hugs, dear friend! ❤
My pleasure dear Linda 🙂 Big love & hugs to you too ❤ xxx
What a beautiful post. I love it! Hugs, my friend. ❤
Thanks, Annie! Hope you all are staying warm! Big hugs! 😀
Thanks, Diane! Hope you’re staying warm! 😀
Oh yes wrapped up in my homemade quilt! Merry Christmas Linda!
Heehee! And I in my homemade crocheted afghan! 😉 Merry Christmas, Diane! 😀
I know I’m weird! I am praying for snow!! beautiful Linda!
Well, in that respect anyway, we are “polar” opposites! LOL 😆 But for you, I hope your prayers are answered since that’s what you want! I admit I loved the beauty of it that first day. I’ll be happy now if we don’t get any more this season. Silly me. Like that’s going to happen! 😉
OhhhHo… your photos are snOw pretty! 🙂 Jackie@KWH
Aw, thanks, Jackie! I was hoping that might be all for the season but probably not! LOL! 😀
Ah yes… ’tis still the season More here too, ‘though skies are sunny blue 🙂 💜 Jackie@KWH
Love your warm pictures and the snow looks nice and light
Thanks for your visit and comment! It was perfect for a snowman or for snowballs! 😁❄️
Nice photos and write-up. I just had to comment and say you can send some of the snow to Florida. We have some cold rain so I would rather have snow – some without creating a road hazard anyway.
Our family and friends that we left behind down there would beg to differ! I don’t think they’d be very happy with me if I sent some snow to Florida! LOL! You’re welcome to come north but it’s all gone here now so you’ll have to go even further north! Don’t know when it’s coming back! 😀
Where I live, the snow comes and goes rapidly. It’s perfect.
It usually does here, too. People who have lived here 20+ years tell me that this year is very unusual — probably setting some new records. My friend who has lived here for 20 years told me this morning that she doesn’t remember ever seeing single digit temps. I’d go back to Florida if I didn’t love the beauty of this place in every season but winter! HA! If I didn’t have all my kitties, I’d be a snowbird! 😀
Originally, I’m a Michigander, but now SC is home. Love the mild seasons.
Oh my gosh! Awesome pictures😱
Thanks so much, Maria! Have a wonderful week! 😀
Living in a place where it never snows, scenes like this are so surreal. It’s beautiful but not for me. 🙂
I do know what you mean. I moved here from central Florida and before Florida lived in the Arizona desert. Now I’d never be tempted to return to Arizona but I do admit to missing the warmer Florida weather in winter. I’m not a cold weather person. Winter can be beautiful but give me the warmer temps and sunshine! 😁