Sunday Trees

Becca at “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea” hosts Sunday Trees each week.

 

 

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Thursday Doors – Danger!

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in on the fun!

Ran across this building while driving out and about the countryside. I wouldn’t go up close to the building because I didn’t feel like I wanted a close-up of me on their surveillance camera (if there really was one)! Does that mean watch out for aliens or ghosts? 😆

 

Oh, The Weather Outside is Frightful…

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!

 

 

 

WPC: Landscape and Color Your World: Sepia

WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Landscape — This week, it’s all about landscape photography. Show us your best establishing shot, out in nature or in an urban setting.

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Jennifer Nichole Wells’ Color Your World Challenge:  Sepia

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We were out checking out some yard sales this past Friday and I just had to stop and snap this scene with my iPhone5. It was such a beautiful morning and I couldn’t pass this up. I will say, it was much more striking in person! 🙂

DP Weekly Photo Challenge: State of Mind

Oh, boy. What a state of mind! Here I am just sitting at my desk this morning trying to catch up on a few things. I’ve just been moping around feeling sorry for myself because it’s cold out and I miss my Florida home, family and friends. Moving away from all of this and out of my comfort zone (not speaking of the weather on this one…well, maybe a bit) was not an easy thing for me.

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Walking from house to town. Downtown Winter Garden_Fotor

Walking from house to Lake
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I’ve been wanting to post more about our new surroundings but haven’t braved the cold new world. So I’ve been pretty much staying inside going through and catching up on my emails, some Facebook and trying to figure out when I’m ever going to get consistent again on my posts. Waaahhhh! Big baby.  When lo and behold! What to my wondering eyes should appear out my window?  It’s too late for reindeer! But wait, there’s a whole herd of gorgeous deer (that I have yet to get any pictures of).

Not taken on our property but in Blairsville (give me time)
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They’re so beautiful! And I watched about seven or eight of them just dilly-dallying on the hillside down from my window. Of course, I tried to sneak out to snap some group pics but, no matter how quiet I was, I think my black jacket gave me away! So off they went on their merry way. Well, all in due time. Now, can someone here in North Georgia please tell me when hunting season is over? We’ve heard shots (albeit in the distance but still sounds too close for comfort) since we arrived in the middle of December. I’m nervous for my new friends because I’ve been hearing shots all afternoon. If I could just explain to the deer that if they hung around our house, they’d be safe. We’re not hunters; we’re feeders.

At the closing on our house, the previous owners told us about how in the spring it becomes so beautiful around here with all kinds of flowers and plants, etc. I can’t wait (but I guess I have to).

But looky, looky!! White Down Pointing Backhand Index + Emoji Modifier Fitzpatrick Type-1-2

I’m thinking daffodils? I don’t know my flowers at all but I suppose it’s time I started learning! Are they usually early bloomers? I know the weather has been absolutely crazy.

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And what wonderful new friends we’re making here. I’m just loving the people we have met here. All of our new friends at church — I just love them to pieces already! And this week, we’re going out to lunch with two of our neighbors. We’ve been emailing but because the weather has been so off-putting, we haven’t met face-to-face yet. Well, we’re going to change that! I’m excited! The good Lord has sent us here for a reason. One of these days, I’ll find it out! I still don’t like the cold one bit but this too shall pass! Right?!

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: State of Mind