Sunday, December 30, 2012

Winter Magic

 

  Some people dread the snow. It has to be shoveled and it's awful to drive in but when it comes on a weekend when you don't really have to leave the house for anything special what's not to love about it?  Last night just after dinner as we settled into our snug for the night we watched the rain turn to snow for the first time this year. Giant snowflakes fell like feathers glistening in the glow of our front porch light. I don't know when it finally stopped snowing I just knew It would be beautiful outside when I got up today.  And, it was!


 Boz and Max went out to shovel and took a walk about around the garden and then a short trek on the trails in the woods across from our house.
 

The raised beds look pristine under a bright blue sky letting dapples of light through the trees.

Oak Leaf Hydrangea



Lady Banks Rose
 I wish Max enjoyed the snow more! :) Sorry for the indecent exposure shot...He's shameless when it comes to  playing in the snow!




He's giving Boz, " the look ".  Corgis are bossy in the most charming way! I swear this dog can talk me into just about anything with just a glance.

 Bred to herd, corgis can run very fast with their little pork-chop legs. He asked for  a flock of sheep  for Christmas but we just don't have the room in our suburban farmyard. In stead we gave him a little stuffed lamb to dissect while we opened our presents on Christmas day. Hardly an equal substitue but he took it quite well. See photo below: HAPPY MAX


 Later in the morning I went out to check on the girls!


They needed fresh food and water and all were accounted for. They are all done molting and have their new feathers in for winter.


The green house has survived Hurricane Sandy and the Nor' Easter that followed her.  It's also held up very well in high winds so far due to the fact that Boz anchored it down very well when he put it up last year. 


 As for Max, well, he's just tickled that he got to go for a run with papa and play in the snow today and I have to admit, I was ready for some winter magic. What better way  to usher in the new year than fresh fallen snow?




39 comments:

Gill - That British Woman said...

I agree I love snow when I don't have to shovel it or go out in it.

Gill

MandaBurms FarmStay for Cats. said...

SMILE - I wouldn't mind rolling in your snow to cool down a bit. Glad your dogs got a romp outside. Love Leanne

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos ! Oh Max you and Miggs would just so get along you are both very much a like especially with all fours to the sky Miggs has no dignity at all lol ! I to love when it freshly snows and all is quiet and pretty ! Have a wonderful and Happy New Year !

Anonymous said...

It certainly does make the world look clean and beautiful!

Michelle said...

It snowed here today,but didn't stick. We get snow and if it does stick it is gone by the next day. I would love to get a good two feet and have it last for at least 3 days. I know I wouldn't get more then that.

Bonnie K said...

What fun! I love all of the photos. My Ella loves the snow as much as your Max. Your raised beds look so classy. I just love them. Thanks for sharing your walk. I enjoyed it.

Shabby Brocante, Karen said...

The snow is beautiful and Max melts my heart. He reminds me of my childhood corgi, Stratford. I'd love to pin a picture of him to my "Sweet Corgi" board, if you didn't mind. He is so sweet. Happy New Year!
Karen

Melanie said...

The pictures are lovely! We rarely get snow here, and it is a wet snow when we do get it. It may be pretty to look at, but makes such a mess!! Enjoyed your pics that is all the snow that I need!!

Unknown said...

Hi Gill,
Yes, it's quite beautiful when all you have to do is look at it! :) Today my car must be uncovered cuz the frig is bare!

Unknown said...

Sending snow!!!

Unknown said...

Max says to tell Miggs Happy New Year and if he had a tail he would wag it at her!!! Oh, he says she can come and play anytime!

Unknown said...

Especially before it starts to melt...Happy New Year Teresa!

Unknown said...

We have those days too Michelle... then we also have snow that can stay frozen until March... I'm hoping that's not the case with all of this snow! Happy New Year to you and yours!

Unknown said...

Hi Bonnie! I always enjoy your snowy photos too! Our kids don't play in the snow anymore... Neither of them like being cold! LOL But, Max loves it!
Happy New Year to you and yours!

Unknown said...

Hi Karen,
Of course you may pin Max! I need to add a few to my Corgi board too now that you mention it! Happy New Year!

Unknown said...

So, true... it does make mess especially the longer it stays around! Happy New Year!

Kristin_Texas said...

I'm jealous of you, Max! I've never seen snow even remotely like that before. It looks like you had a lot of fun.

I'm glad to have discovered your blog! And I really loved that one pic with the trees behind Max. It's perfect.

Kristin

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Max is just the cutest! I love all the photos of him in the snow. So precious! I like how the raised beds look covered in snow.

Your chickens are adorable. I see you have a golden-laced wyandotte. My Buttercup who just recently passed away was a GLW. They are such a sweet and beautiful breed!

Happy New Year!

Carla said...

Your garden covered in snow looks so peaceful and beautiful. No snow for us here in So. CA but thanks to you and other bloggers I can enjoy it too. Wishing you all the best in the New Year. Looking forward to following your blog again in 2013!

Happy New Year!

Lisa Lynn said...

Such cute puppy pics and beautiful snow shots!

Snooks said...

Isn't it amazing how a fresh coat of snow can change everything into a wonderland? And yes it is always much nicer when you can enjoy and not have to really function in it. Happy New Year.

@ 3Beeze Homestead

Clint Baker said...

Hello Deborah,
I have mentioned your wonderful blog in a new post! Happy New Year!
http://theredeemedgardener.blogspot.com/2013/01/top-10-for-2012-and-thanks.html

Unknown said...

Happy New Year Kristin and Welcome!Blessings to you and yours in 2013!

Unknown said...

Thank you for the visit Carla! So nice to have you join us again in 2013! I look forward to keeping up with you too! Blessings in the coming year!

Unknown said...

He is a cutie isn't he? LOL! Happy New Year Lisa Lynn!

Unknown said...

Happy New Year Tammy! It's been great getting to know you in blog land! Many blessings in 2013!

Unknown said...

Hi 3 Beeze! Happy New Year... many blessings to you in 2013!
Deb

Unknown said...

Hi Clint! I just popped over to see what you are up to! Thank you for mentioning Dandelion House in your post... Loved your look back at your first year in blogging... My how you've grown! Happy New Year to you and yours!

camp and cottage living said...

Deborah
I love snow too!
Your photos are gorgeous.

Unknown said...

Thank you! I just love your pillow shams! So cute and oozy!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your pictures are just beautiful...we are still waiting for some snow here in the upper Midwest. Your dogs are precious! It seems you have quite a full life!

I just found your blog and look forward to following you in the New Year! :)

XO,
Jane

Unknown said...

Well.. we don't see much snow in our parts. HAHA. I do love it when I happen to be in the opportunity to be a part of a snow! That Max is simply handsome and he would likely talk me into anything as well! Happy New Year!

Chenille Cottage said...

This is such a wonderful post, Deborah. I enjoy seeing your pups out in the snow playing and having such a good time. I love the snow, but, I don't have to get out and gather eggs. I often see it from the my kitchen window.
I'm feeling a bit guilty right now. Yesterday, I flew to sunny San Diego for the birth of my grandbaby. He hasn't made his debut yet, but we are expecting him any daya.
Have a blessed new year, my friend...and, thanks for hosting each week.
Carolynn xxx

Unknown said...

Welcome Jane! So nice to have you join us! I've been by to visit you too and am now following to keep up with you in 2013! Happy New Year!

Unknown said...

Happy New Year Lynnie! It's been very cold here so the snow is still here! I hope it doesn't stay until March like in previous years... That really interferes with getting an early start in the garden! :)

Unknown said...

Happy New Year Carolynn! Oh, what fun... a new grand baby and warm sunshine... sounds like the perfect way to start a new year to me!
Enjoy! xo Deb

Unknown said...

Happy New Year to you! The snow is beautiful and your dog is adorable. I wish we had snow here in Texas!

Unknown said...

Oh I just loved this post - we live in Montreal and we got quite the snowfall last week - 18 inches in one day ( a record even for us )
Your newest friend ( follower )
Would love to have you drop by when you have the chance
Hugs,
Suzan

Melanie said...

Hi Deborah Jean, it's so nice to meet you! Thank you for becoming a follower on my blog. I just read your first post, so I'm commenting here...but I'm going to go back and go through more of your blog - it looks so charming! Your dogs are so pretty; I love their coloring. In the first photo, your dog almost looks like a fox!

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