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Our First Real Snow This Winter (Ryder Was Loving It)

So fall finally gave up her grip and winter has descended.  We had our first accumulation and it was a wet sticky snow.  So, of course, I had to go out with the camera.  My 54 pound energizer bunny demanded to go as well.

Looking down the back of our yard, everything frosted and beautiful.

Looking down the back of our yard, everything frosted and beautiful.

Looking into the tree line that separates our property from the neighbors.  Every little branch holding its bit of snow.

Standing under one of our old maples looking into the tree line that separates our property from the neighbors. Every little branch holding its bit of snow, whitening the landscape so thoroughly you can’t see our neighbors yard.

And while I was meandering and trying to enjoy the hush that such a snow brings, my four-footed tornado was running, snuffling, and demanding attention.

Zoom, zooom

Running, running, running…

Heavy enough to bring down

So wet and heavy, the snow was enough to bring boughs down to earth.

And still he ran.

And still he ran. (Ryder loves the snow.)

After about 40 minutes of the zoomies, Ryder finally wound down.

After about 40 minutes of the zoomies, Ryder finally wound down.  And I headed to the back of the yard to stand under a large pine tree and listen to the quiet.

The view through the tree branches was spectacular.

The view through the tree branches was spectacular. It was a fine way to end the day.

 

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Our First Snow

Yesterday was our first real snow of the year.  I’m not ready.  I don’t want it.  The temperature went down into the 20’s and I was forced to get out my wool socks.  *Sniffle*  The really bizarre thing, though, is that it will be back in the 60’s by the weekend.  Crazy.

Why does something so beautiful have to be so damn cold?

So glad I wasn't leaving the house.  The roads were perfectly clear, but I would have had to 'de-snow' the car! (I know, lazy, lazy)

So glad I wasn’t leaving the house. The roads were perfectly clear, but I would have had to ‘de-snow’ the car! (I know, lazy, lazy)

There's actually a newly made mulch pile behind the huge brush pile that needs deconstructed.  And I guess it's time for me to take down the screens and wash the windows, too.

There’s actually a newly made mulch pile behind the huge brush pile that needs deconstructed. And I guess it’s time for me to take down the screens and wash the windows, too.

So pretty.

So pretty.

And this morning we have icicles!

And this morning we have icicles!  Notice the snow has mostly melted off the southern facing part of the trees already.

Snow is pretty, but it’s tough to work in the yard when it’s covered in frozen stuff! 🙂