Sunday, December 21, 2008

Let it Snow!

It snowed all afternoon and evening yesterday.  We awoke to 8" of fresh powder.  In a normal year we are lucky to get and inch or two that lasts for a day before turning to rain again.  It is rare to have wintry weather like this for so long.  Everything is covered in white and that excitement is in the air.  We are hunkered down and enjoying a quiet Sunday at home together.  
Here are a few photos from this morning.

Snow on dried lily stems


Annika eating snow - again


Clematis Cap


Snow on Bird Bath


Looking up into the Deodora - red, green and white


Bird footprints


Cat Footprints


We got to watch our red-breasted sapsucker at work today.  We sat only a few feet away, and quietly watched it feeding.  Annika wanted to hold it.  We could hear the soft pecking noises and the scratch of its claws on the tree bark.  A few times it made an alarm call, which sounded like a dog's squeaky toy.  It made Annika laugh.






1 comment:

bottomland said...

Merry Christmas to you! I hope you are enjoying this Sacred Season! That bird is pretty crazy looking--we don't have those in NH! Peace be yours...
=Caren