Saturday, February 9, 2013

snow not blizzard

it really looks lovely out there
but it's pretty cold
glittery snow
 it's above my knees and then some
 friend porcupine had a midnight feast
 rascal pathway
 goes to the barn and beyond
 wendy just can't sort out the whites
planes and levels and how to navigate through it all
 some snow
 even my path doesn't really open up much
when you weigh only 37 pounds.
 most of the windows have some snow buildup
some more than others

31 comments:

aimee said...

i remember snow that high, and similar benches to mark it! i love wendy in snow.

Velma Bolyard said...

she still loves the snow aimee, but become confused by not being able to read it, i think.

onesmallstitch said...

lovely pictures but I'm very happy not to be knee deep in the white stuff!

Velma Bolyard said...

jean, you're in the right spot with flowers coming on...it'll be a while before that happens.

Mo Crow said...

I love these pictures of the deep soft whiteness!

Velma Bolyard said...

soft and deep and cold. skis, soon.

Roberta said...

I love your barn. Picture perfect.

Velma Bolyard said...

roberta, me, too. hate to see it going.

Jennifer said...

Wonderful shots of the snow and Wendy.
My husband and I shoveled part of our driveway a little while ago. Now, I'm not the tallest person you'll ever meet (I"m an imposing 5 ft tall), but when I stepped into a drift that was up to my knees and then another that was at mid-thigh...well, I wondered how to get back out gracefully. Ha!

Take care of yourself up there!

deanna7trees said...

nothing like a beautiful, clean, white slate to make me want to draw. used to love to draw in the snow when i lived in ny.

ronnie said...

wow! I can even see the glistening bits in your shots.... its really quite lovely looking - like piles and piles of sugar....

Valerianna said...

Love Wendy in the snow pics...

two and a half feet here. It would be GREAT for a snowshoe today, but I'm pooped from all the shoveling!

Velma Bolyard said...

jennifer, the big faery with a bigger snowblower just visited...
deanna, i like to track other's drawings in the snow. my favorite was an owl kill, beautiful feather marks, and tiny drops of blood.
ronnie, it looks like that and even sometimes behaves like that, but today it tastes like light
valerie, i only shoveled a little bit (maybe 30 minutes) so i could still get a ski in...

Valerianna said...

Wow, how'dya get away with 30 mins shoveling? I did almost 3. I wanted to be in the studio today, but now I'm wanting to hang out by the wood stove. Hope you have a good rest of weekend :)

Velma Bolyard said...

valerie, had a friend with a BIG snowblower coming, so only had to do one path to mailbox, the porch and stoop (several times) then dig out the garage door. ok, maybe a little bit longer, but not much. time flies outside in the snow!

mjc said...

I'm sort of jealous. Sort of!

Velma Bolyard said...

melissa, jealous of shoveling, turning up the thermostat, hauling wood, frozen pipes, power outages....yeah, right! or~playing in the snow!

Els said...

It looks soooo lovely .... enjoy !

Velma Bolyard said...

yes, i am, indeed.

handstories said...

you all really live in a different world over there. beautiful with the barn and sky.

Velma Bolyard said...

it's so incredibly beautiful here; harsh, too, but amazing. you side of the continent isn't half bad, either.

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

we've had ice storm and since i refuse to salt...bad for little paws - we've been sliding. even puppy's paws have been spreading out while walking. hope all goes safely...through the melt down. good time for stitches, long britches and a good read or weave. 2337 loabla

Velma Bolyard said...

henrietta, or getting out as much as possible before the thaw...and then hope for no ice. yak traks are great.

ArtPropelled said...

rascal pathway .... :-)
That should keep me smiling for a while

blandina said...

I understand that it can be difficult with so much snow around, but it looks so beautiful!

handstories said...

yes, it's beautiful here, too, but we don't usually have the drastic change of seasons- especially the snow. pros and cons.

Barry said...

V- love the soft lines of the snow - great photos though the window - the screen gives the photos a lovely texture. B

Velma Bolyard said...

robyn, indeed!
blandina, it's beautiful, and we're not used to these storms, but 20 years ago it was the norm. i love it.
hs,yep, it's part of the deal
barry, i like the screen shots, too. of course you would notice them!

neki desu said...

the barn looks stellar in the snow.
hope shoveling help has arrived.
now on to some tea and cakes

AnnaB said...

been amazing to see the blogs' pix from over your way - all that snow. Just doesn't happen in my bit of Devon. I'd love to try to walk knee deep in snow just once in my life and to see all those whites. looks cold, stay warm :)

Velma Bolyard said...

neki, shoveling arrived ad tea, and eventually hazelnut brownies!
annaB, yes, this was the kind of snow we're used to. haven't had much of this lately, i love love it. it's hard to walk in it, and when it's around your thighs and you fall, getting up is a lesson in geometry!

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