The Season Begins

Actually, by now this is old news.  The snow of which I speak is more than a week old now.  Another storm has swept the country from Arizona to Maine with deeper snow, then rain, and now a deep freeze to put the hard edge of ice on all the beautiful, gentle, white fluff.   Here's the "before"...









When the snow is light (as in these photos of last week), the animals are more easily able to dig around in it to find their food.  Now, the hard crusty ice pack is is not a thing to rejoice in, not a minor barrier to life.  I've found deer tracks near the house, and patches of digging where they have been trying to find acorns.  Sigh.  I wish it wouldn't start the season like this, 'cause that ice layer will be there now until May. 

Yet, my new puppy should be here by tomorrow, and the children and grandchildren who are able to come home this year will follow in a couple of days, and I was just in Florida to see the ones who can not.  The world is singing for me, despite the ice. 

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  1. hello the world sings to you in a lovely way ...your photos are beautiful...

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  2. enjoy the family and the holidays together, when you've got love all around you it doesn't feel so cold anymore :))

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  3. I love it that the world is singing to you. I love that you're singing back.

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  4. Beautiful photos. The black and white and the snow. Perfect. Have a great Christmas.

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  5. Oh, can't wait to see pictures of your new puppy!!! And your photos are gorgeous!!! We are getting a huge storm here on the east coast...The drifts are already well over 4ft, and snow is still falling...it may truly be the record snow they are predicting...but unfortunately, I am not as excellent a photographer as you, and so I wish you were here to record it on film for me!! Have a fabulous Christmas!!!! ~Janine XO

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  6. I love when it's still on the trees like that. So beautiful.

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  7. Beautiful. You obviously know how to enjoy the outdoors.

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  8. hey jen..wanted to stop by for some warm wishes and hugs :)

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  9. Has the puppy arrived? Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!! I loved you photos the first time I stopped by...but I'm thoroughly enjoying them again...LOVE your dog...and so beautiful against the snowy backdrop...You're in my thoughts...Janine XO

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  10. i managed to miss this post and so a happy discovery this morning of these beautiful snowy photographs. wow!!! have a peaceful day. steven

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  11. It's more than a month later. Did you get hit with an avalanche like Janine's?

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