Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A snowy morning

We had over two feet of snow up at the log cabin. It was so beautiful but we had a lot of digging out to do. First priority was for Greg to dig out a path to my bird feeders! Don't want to make those birdys angry....





The sun is just starting to peek out. The lake has a light covering of snow on it. It's going to be a beautiful day.








I don't see any of my neighbors out on their decks. Too bad. I was going to wave to them while wearing my silly cat pajamas....







Well here's a nice visitor....the downy woodpecker. Let's invite him in for a nice cup of hot chocolate. We won't mention the fight he had earlier with the nuthatch....

28 comments:

joated said...

Two feet, heh? Good (not great--too powdery and you sink too deeply with each step) for snowshoes! Sounds like the lake effect from Lake Michigan does indeed reach your place. The silence from all that white muffling powder on the ground must have been exquisite. I hope you enjoyed as much as you worked.

Debbie said...

I want to place my order for two feet of the white stuff to be delivered Christmas Eve! *lol*

The pictures are great Shelley. Too bad the neighbors weren't out... they won't know what they missed. :)

Stay Warm,
Debbie

Jane In The Jungle said...

Absolutely beautiful!

As I'm going around opening my windows today as a warm front moves through, grrrrr!!!!!!!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

The snow is just beautiful! Your picture of the woodpecker is amazing...

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Wow, nice snow!
We have a total of - nothing!!!!!
Isn't that ridiculous? Almost Christmas and no snow in NY. Well, where I am anyway, north of us there is lots of snow.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Wow, look at the snow...just beautiful! The woodpecker is just as beautiful too:)
Rondell

Rose Haven said...

Oh my, how beautiful! Great photos. In between the digging out, during those "rest" periods, I'll bet you could hear everything...the more snow, the better everything sounds.

~Blessings,
Jan

Brandi said...

Your pictures are always amazing!

And the snow!!!! When we do manage to get snow it is usually gone by the end of the day!

Post card pictures! I love them.

Brandi

Tricia said...

It's truly beautiful there, Shelley - So much snow!

Darla said...

That's a lot of snow even for someone who doesn't know squat about snow!! But Shelly it's beautiful!!! I think you need to get some glow in the dark pj pants with a top that has one of those blinking ornaments on it!! You are bound to make friends with your neighbors then,LOL.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Two feet of snow, Shelley???? Woooooo.. I cannot imagine that much!!!! I hope we get some for Christmas --but who knows???!!!

Glad you got there to feed your birds. I'm sure they were 'waiting' for you to get there... You must have a 4-wheel drive... Our car would never get to the cabin with that much snow.

Thanks for sharing. WOW!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

grammy said...

Very beautiful. Just what you wanted (o:
snow and time at the Lake (o:
I am sure you will get your chance to show off the PJs

basketsnprims said...

Shelley,
Such beautiful pictures. We sure got the snow, didn't we? How does Scout like it?
hugs,
Pam

George said...

I must admit that the snow looks beautiful. I'm not sure I'm ready for two feet down here, but I'm hoping you'll post more pictures for us to enjoy.

justbrowsing said...

Absolutely Beautiful! you always have such Beautiful pic's. Thanks so much for sharing them with us. We don't get much of that pretty white stuff here in Arkansas. Have a good day!
Linda

bennie and patsy said...

Are the pictures of Scout in the snow next? (hope so) or is she not 2 feet tall and will get lost? lol
Patsy

April said...

Oh. My. Goodness, Shelley...I can't even bear to look at your pictures! I've always wanted to have a white Christmas...sure looks like you're going to have one! Absolutely breathtaking!!!

Jen said...

Oh that snow looks pretty - love to look at it in pictures!
and what an awesome shot of Mr. Downy; so glad you have forgiven him, I'm sure he was just grouchy due to all the snow.

Busy Bee Suz said...

No neighbors to see you? well, what is the sense in all that?
Great photos...that lil' guy is so darn cute!!!

Sandi Keene said...

So beautiful. I would love to sit wrapped up in a cuddly robe, sipping hot chocolate and looking outside at the crisp white snow. Yeah, it was 80 here.

Just a little something from Judy said...

More great pictures from our own professional nature photographer. I want snow like that. I smile everytime I think of you out on the porch in your pjs, waving to your neighbors. Hope the snow stays until Christmas.

Catherine Holman said...

All that snow looks heavenly! Merry Christmas!
Hugs,
Cathie

Karen said...

Shelley!
Sigh!
Love the snow! Oh SHelley! Love the snow!
I can't believe it's been a month since I was in Michigan! I miss all the birds! Sally had feeders all over her deck - FInches, Woodpeckers, Cardinals, oh and let's not forget the possums and the groundhogs - both of which she say have not been back since I left . . . hmmmmm . . I don't know if that is a compliment or not! DOn't like the possum, but LOVED the groundhog. He was waaaayyy adorable.
Will you spend Christmas at the cabin or stay home and then escape there for the weeknd?
Are you done with finals? Justin finished his last two exams today - WHEW! He looked at me and said "Mom! I don't know what to do with all my free time!"
Well . . . it's late, and he isn't home so I ams assuming he found SOMETHING to do with it! LOL.
HUGS! Karen

Cedar ... said...

Love your deck Shelley,.... well, in fact, I love your whole cabin! :)

Madison said...

I love it! I wish I was there! But unfortunately Fl is stubborn and doesn't snow.LOL

manker said...

looks like us'ns last weekend

keep warm
gp

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I loved the path to the bird feeders. We just started feeding ours a few months ago, and they already come knocking on the door if we forget to put the food out. Well, they fly up to our slider, and let us know we've forgotten :-) The woodpecker is beautiful. I love your photos.
Blessings,
Marcia

The Retired One said...

Too bad we don't live on the same lake....cuz I would have TOTALLY waved back as I was wearing my leopard slippers and chenaille robe..your deck is SO much like ours, it is scary!