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Monday, February 4, 2013

Six Inches of SNOW (in spurts)---Finally!!!

WELL---I've waited longer than usual this winter for some SNOW ---but as soon as I took my snow blog down and put up my February Love Blog (do you like it????),  we had some weekend snow...  Guess all of that snow on my blog in January scared our REAL snow away.  Do you think???????? ha

We  got 1-2 inches on Friday (some of which melted that afternoon)--and then on Saturday, we had about 3 inches.  Then on Sunday --we had one more inch.  It was a 'blowing' snow which didn't stick to as many things as I like... And we never had more than 3 inches on the ground at one time.  But Hey----it was at least some snow ----so I'm not complaining!!!!!  You will probably laugh at the pictures I am showing today --especially if you live in areas that get LOTS of snow... BUT--this is Tennessee, and we just don't get much here!!!!  AND---you'll just have to indulge me --and just enjoy this one anyhow!!!!  Just remember how much this ole woman LOVES snow!!!!! ha

Above is another picture of our big Rhododendron (taken Friday)... That poor bush has really been through alot lately.... It was just a few days ago that I posted a picture of it with ICE all over it... Remember that one????

Be sure to click on the photos for enlargements.




From the deck on Friday,  I took a picture of our woodpile and the surrounding area.  We lost our electricity Thursday night due to heavy winds,  but luckily it was only for an hour.  We gave up and went to bed when everything went dark!!!!  It's nice to have the fireplace ---at times when we lose our power.  The wood on the right is this year's wood and the newer wood for next winter is on the left.




I took this photo  looking out into the back yard --from my deck.  This one was taken Saturday morning.



Here is a picture of one of our holly bushes out front (taken on Friday).




This shows the houses across the street...  I was standing on our front porch looking toward the street... The photo was taken on Saturday morning.  No cars were going up and down our steep hill!!!!




Here's a picture of our big Jasmine Bush in the front yard. Snow is pretty on this bush,  don't you think???  (taken Friday)




And here's the other side of  our house ---showing the side flowerbed... NOTE all of the spring growth!!!!!!   (They don't mind the snow... It is frost that they don't like.) This picture was taken on Saturday morning.




Here's another picture (also taken on Saturday morning) of the side yard ---but this one is looking toward our neighbor's yard and the golf course in back.   Note more spring growth in the flowerbed next to the deck railing.




As I've mentioned many times,  we don't get a good view of the sunrise from our house... However,  when I was outside taking pictures on Friday morning ---I noticed a pretty sky to the east of us.  So I'll close with a couple of neat sky pictures (taken about 6:30 a.m. on 2/1).




I love this one showing the snow clinging to some of the trees...  I had to shoot through the empty lot next door in order to get these two sky photos... (taken on Friday morning)

Hope you enjoyed my little snow pictures....  Friday was a very cold day (10 degrees in the early morning, and a high of about 22 degrees F that day)...... Saturday was a little warmer--but still quite cold.  And Sunday was even warmer.  Brrrrr

Hope you have a great day today!!!  I'll share a bird blog post with you on Friday.  LOTS and LOTS of birds flocked to the feeders during the snowy weekend.  I got some good pictures to share.

Hugs,

67 comments:

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I loved seeing your snow pictures. You get more than we do. :-)

Have a lovely week ~ FlowerLady

Snap said...

I know you are happy snow girl! Finally -- SNOW!!!!! :D Enjoy!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

so glad you finally got your snow fall. yipppeee!! that is too cool. our snow fell & was gone the next day. melted so quickly - even though it was so cold. enjoy your week. ( :

Arkansas Patti said...

I am so happy for you Betsy. I love the snow as much as you and am so glad you got such a pretty one.
You really have an amazing pile of wood. That has to be a comforting feeling.
Enjoy lady.

Miss Debbie said...

Ooo...pretty snow! wondering if my son and his fam got any in Cleveland. They have had a little twice but none that stuck. Glad your power came back quickly...that's no fun!

diane b said...

Love the snow tablecloth on your deck table. Snow looks great and I can hear your enjoyment. It makes the photos look almost black and white. So the sunrise shots look stunning.

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Betsy, your snow world is pretty especially with all those Spring bubs popping up everywhere. Our Spring Buds are still hiding. VBG I like seeing your Rhodie. I will look forward to seeing it in bloom this Spring. thanks for sharing. Hugs Judy

Maple Lane said...

I'm happy you had some SNOW! Glad your power outage was short.
Take care and enjoy the day.

Sandra said...

me thinks it must be February.. wonder how I know. LOL glad you got your snow.. i like the shot of the wall George built, very artistic

Karin said...

Yup, that's the kind of snow I would love much better!! It finally comes to make everything look amazingly beautiful, and THEN IT DISAPPEARS quickly. Ours comes, and comes, and comes, and stays, and stays and stays - last few days it's just been SLUSH. No one to blames but ourselves - we moved here instead of down south somewhere!

Wishing you a fabulous week and a lovely heart month!

HolleyGarden said...

How beautiful! So glad to hear your power was out only for an hour. Even with a wood fireplace, it could get very cold after some time! The snow makes everything looks so pretty, I think, but I especially love seeing bulbs coming up through it.

Pearl@serenitycove said...

I'm 'sno' happy for you:)

We are getting 2-4 more inches today, but unlike you I'm not excited because I have to work today. Now if I could sit in my house and watch the birds, that I would love!

ladyfi said...

Hurray for the snow - at last! Lovely shots.

Catherine said...

I am glad you are enjoying your snow.... You are a funny girl! We are going into our 4th month of it. I am tired tired tired of it!
Keep warm my friend!
xo Catherine

Marydon said...

Beautiful captures, Betsy. Your garden stone edging is o like ours & beautifully dressed in the snow. Your home is lovely all snuggled in this gorgeous scene. Wish it were our snowfall but enjoying yours.

TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

MTWaggin said...

Nice you got some moisture, we are still dry as a bone!

Betty Manousos said...

i so enjoyed seeing your wonderful snowy photos, betsy!
glad you got your snow.

stay warm and enjoy your day!

xoxo

Chatty Crone said...

Betsy - I love your snow - it is very pretty. And I love your Valentines blog. I am glad you go the snow and not me. Sandie

Nancy said...

Sharing your beautiful pictures of snowy days and gorgeous sunrises bring us joy...as well as your new "love" blog design....You just spread joy where ever you go and what a blessing to us...

Small City Scenes said...

YAY! Betsy got SNOW!!! I wonder if everybody is as happy as you are. Well never mind. LOL The pictures are wonderful. We haven't had any snow to speak of at all this winter. Well one day in December but it was gone by the end of the day. MB

joy said...

At last the snow came to you and lots of beatiful snow pictures you took. Happy snow day Betsy:)

Linda said...

Congratulations on your snow, Betsy. And it looks like a beautiful one. We got some this morning...about three or four inches. It's so pretty outside.

That's quite a wood pile. I'm sure it gives you some sense of security in case of those pesky power outages.

Sylvia K said...

Lovely, snowy shots and, as I wrote on George's blog, I can see you smiling from here in Seattle! Have fun and enjoy while it lasts!!

TexWisGirl said...

love snows on fences and trees!

Big Dude said...

Nice shots Betsy - I know you were a happy girl.

Linda said...

The blanket of snow has produced interesting photos and I enjoyed seeing your pile of wood etc. The last two with the contrasting colour of the sky are very pretty.

Nellie said...

Very nice pictures, Betsy. Our snow was very short-lived, though we had some on both Saturday morning and Sunday morning, it had disappeared by midday o both days.

MJ said...

Hello Betsy. Slowly making rounds to my old friends. What Amazing blog. How beautiful photos. And snow!! WOW! The sky shots are pretty!! Love them... ♥♥ I will try to visit as time allows. HUGS

~MJ~

Marie said...

Oh what lovely snow you are getting to enjoy Betsy! How wonderful! Your power outage sounds like coincided with one my Mom had in Va. Love your LOVE blog background! And the photos were wonderful! I especially love the sunrise through the trees, but I never tire of looking at beautiful snow!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I'm glad you got some snow! We haven't had much yet this year. Just an inch or two here and there. Lovely photos!

Grandma Bonnie said...

I am happy you got your snow. I am tired of snow myself. I can hardly wait for spring.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The snow you get is just plain pretty.You also have the assurance that it won't last very long,not like the stuff we get here.The bushes look so pretty,all covered with snow.

DeniseinVA said...

I'm happy you got your snow Betsy, lovely photos. I keep hoping we'll get more than the dusting that we've been getting but it disappears all too quickly.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Betsy, Love your February decorations on the blog! Nifty! Your area did get more snow than we did here in the Southern area of the county. Your rose photo is beautiful! Have a super nice week!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Betsy,
I love your header photo of the roses. This is such a lovely photo. I also like your snow photos very much. Looks like you had a big snow like us here in WNC. We had about five inches. It was a wonderful surprise. I didn't think we would get such a large snow. Your snow photos are awesome!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That's an impressive wood pile! Glad you finally got some snow. Very cold here today!

Rose ~ from Oz said...

Love your snow photos Betsy - woodpile is my favourite!
The rose in your header is stunning!
What IS it about snow that turns everything into a wonderland.

Hugs and have a great week.

Daisy said...

Pretty photos, Betsy. So glad to see you got some snow to enjoy! :)

Terry and Linda said...

I can handle snow lots better than very, very cold!

Linda
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Linda Gross said...

The two early morning pictures are so pretty! I am glad that you got your snow, Betsy. I am ready for our snow to go away!

Happyone said...

Nice winter pictures but I'm getting tired of the snow around here about now! : )

Ginny said...

I love the way the wood pattern looks with the snow on it, also on George's wall. But you know my favorites are the last two!!!

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Great snow photos!!!

Ann said...

I wish that was all the snow we got. I'm glad you got your snowfall for the year though since I know how much you enjoy it.

eileeninmd said...

Love your snow photos, Betsy! I know you are happy! I am sure you will be having lots of cozy fires with all the wood you have piled up there. Great post! Have a happy week!

Rose said...

I did enjoy your pics...snow just makes everything so pretty. We had a couple inches of snow this weekend, too...but I did not get to get out and enjoy it.

Pat Tillett said...

Snow? Is that what all that white stuff is. I think I've heard about it before. Out here the weather is always mild...
Nice photos Betsy! That is a whole bunch of firewood!

Madge Bloom said...

Love all that neatly stacked fire wood waiting to warm you...

carolina nana said...

Those snow pics are lovely. I'm still waiting !!!
but I'm being careful what I wish for !
It is still cold and windy here but we missed our chance for snow for at least another week,oh well !!
Blessings
Marilyn

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You've had more snow and colder temps than we've had! It has been dry and mild this week but we are supposed to get some snow next weekend.

We are definitely not in the city any longer, Betsy, but so far we love it! We are getting used to a slower quieter pace. I love all the wild animals that I see and the beautiful scenery outside my door.

Small Kucing said...

First of all...lovely template.

The photos are so awesome as always.

I may not be able to visit your blog for the next week also as would be busy with Chinese new Year stuffs.

Retired English Teacher said...

Hooray! Betsy got her snow! Now we need some. It is so dry here. We really need some snow. Your photos are beautiful.

Andrea said...

Yes Betsy, all the scenes are beautiful. I told George that i am very familiar with your front lawn, landscape and the house even before it became green. But this is the first time for me to see it covered fully with snow. You might be happy to have the snow, but i fully pity the plants there, so they will be dead after this! Oh how so sad!

Linda said...

How wonderful, Betsy! I love your snow pictures, thank you so much for sharing.

Jeevan said...

I never had a snow related experience and your photos make desire to have some snow. I really enjoy all the snow coated around your home... esp. the view on street and sunrise through woods is fantastic.

Have a nice day

Farida said...

Hello Ms Betsy,

I would love to experience snow! I might even have the courage to taste it, LOL! Your blog looks very February-ish.. meant for the love month and your GIF photo with your name spelled looks very cool too. :)

Happy heart's day in advance!

Pam ;) said...

Hi Betsy, you can never post to many snowy scenes for this southern gal.

I miss the beauty of the white stuff coming down, but not the cold. So I'll just sit a spell and enjoy yours.
Hugs :)

Dee said...

Dear Betsy, thanks so much for sharing your snow with us. Here in Missouri we've had very little. The views from your homes were of interest to me because since I've started reading your blog, I've seen only the front of your house from the street. What a lovely setting you live in. Peace.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

LOVE the sunrise photos Betsy!!!

Linda said...

Hi Betsy,

I just love the colours on your blog! They are so bright and cheerful...just like yourself. :)
I wanted to thank you so much for following me on Facebook. You did succeed, I can see you on my list of followers. Hope you have a great week!

Lynda said...

I especially LOVE those last two photos. They are worthy of framing! We did not get that much snow here. Our roads stayed clear. I am glad! I don't mind staying home but want to be able to drive somewhere if I need to.

BlueShell said...

Stunning! I do love snow!
I sent you an email...
Kiss
BShell

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Chilly and so pretty...I can almost hear the muffled quiet that snow always brings with it.

Mary said...

Brrrrr.....I'm glad you enjoy this so much! I think it looks beautiful for a short while, but am glad that we only get inches and not feet of snow and that it is soon gone! I'm ready for spring!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Congrats on finally getting your snow...even though it was a month late. Mother Nature loves playing those tricks on us!!! Gorgeous photos.
XOXO

BlueShell said...

Absolutely stunning...all that sow....I want some...hehehehe...it is so beautiful, Betsy!
Lovely.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Your snow looks so whispy and gentle. The stuff we've had thus far has us struggling! It's way more than 6 inches. We are likely to have one more blast soon!