Tuesday, December 14, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

This is how the big snow and blow started in our area a couple of days ago. The sun was trying its best to peek through those snow clouds.
 When the clouds started dumping the snow it was a slow process. It took all night to get about 3 inches of snow accumulated. This picture was just at the start.
 The next day despite the temp not rising out of the teens the sun made it seem like it wasn't so cold.
 The outside christmas decorations got a bit of a flocking making them seem a little more authentic.
I hope everyone is toasty warm and enjoying the season.

29 comments:

Jayne said...

Winter has officially begun (even if it's not until next Tuesday!) and I'm betting we'll see more and more of the white beauty. :c)

Garden Sense said...

The snow adds a nice touch to your Christmas decorations! Very authentic.

Meredehuit ♥ said...

Real snow is always the best flocking!

Laurrie said...

I'm still struggling with the idea that you have so much snow --- all of the midwest is blanketed, and even parts of England are flocked with white, and here we sit in New England, with our Christmas lights bedraggled in the rain and mud!

Gail said...

Lisa, I ran outside to top up the birdbath~and could not believe how deceptively warm it looked. 9* and too cold for man or beast! Snow does make the garden look festive. gail

Rose said...

Your front door decoration looks perfect with that authentic flocking! Everything looks so pretty in your garden with a dusting of snow, but I could do without all that wind. I'm just glad the trees weren't covered with ice when the strong winds came. I've been busy with Christmas preparations and haven't been blogging very much... Hope you're staying warm and all ready for the holidays, Lisa.

Phillip said...

It is beautiful. I want snow!

Cyndy said...

Hi Lisa, We had a nice just enough dusting last night here in CT, and it is sweet to be inside looking out! Love your photo of the storm just starting.

The Wessex Reiver said...

As long as travel isn't needed, snow just makes everything so much more festive, more planned for the UK soon

Eliza said...

I love snow on Christmas decorations! We don't see it all that often here, it's rare to get more than a few dustings each season and ours usually happen after December.

Naturegirl said...

Lisa my area is in a "state of emergency'! It's been snowing for a week now!! I have never experienced such cold and winds..but inside as I look out the window I feel toasty and warm..always a mug of something brewing!

Nan said...

Ah, snow! I've not ever heard the word, 'flocking' before, Lisa. Toasty warm in this house.

verobirdie said...

Your decoration looks very Xmasly :-)

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Lisa girl I LOVE that shot of the pink sun trying to burst out of the clouds .. something like that is usually a warning for sure : )
You have some lovely decorations girl!
Joy
PS .. we have escaped a lot of the blizzard conditions that much of my province have slugged their way through .. very scary stuff !

Diana said...

It certainly is looking like the holidays at your house! Not here - balmy 77 today. But I'm missing the snow. We were in IN for Thanksgiving and saw a few minutes of flurries one evening. That's it. Maybe I'll just keep looking at your blog every day and stand in front of the open fridge!

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Snow in December is such a welcome, festive sight. It's also so very good for the plants.

SandyCarlson said...

That snow is just gorgeous around your lovely home. Beautiful!

Lola said...

Loved your garden covered with the white stuff. The Winter always makes things look different.
I've already lost some plants due to extreme cold down here. My poor little Blueberry had fruit on it but no more. At least till Spring {I hope}.

Julie said...

Toasty warm? We even got down to below 32 in some areas of south Florida last night as some had ice to prove it!!! Inside, though, we really have had our heaters on and enjoying the toasty warm inside at least! Your place looks so beautiful with the snow and ice...

Babara said...

I hope snow will stay a little longer at your place so you'll have a real white Christmas :-) ! All my best wishes and happy season!
Barbara

Yolanda Elizabet Heuzen said...

It certainly is starting to look like Christmas at your place and over here as well. Just had a bit of snow today.

Your garden looks great in its white dress.

Commonweeder said...

We haven't been able to make it down the field to get our Christmas tree yet, although we did scout it out. It will really look like Christmas when we get the tree up.

Q said...

It is cold here too. I wish we had a bit more snow. Yours looks pretty.
Keeping the bird feeders and suet holders full is a daily event. The birds need water too!
Stay warm! It is a good tome to stay in and create.
Sherry

troutbirder said...

Snow and Christmas naturally seem to go together in the North Country . I love it!

Deb said...

Everything looks so pretty with a flocking of snow :-)
Have a wonderful weekend Lisa.

messyfish said...

Gorgeous! So glad it's not cold, but a snowy Christmas sounds magical !

Tanya Boracay said...

The snow give you some cold to feel the real christmas time.

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yoon see said...

I am enjoying the best picture sharings from Lisa. I am surprise to see the close up of the snow frost on the plant!
Very impressive indeed!

yoon see said...

Now, I know what you mean by dumping the snow....by looking at the second photo a little closer!

I adore the beautiful heavy snow scene, afterall it's just once a year things and tradition to do so!

Hardwork but it pay off:)