Thursday, January 27, 2011

January 27

"Bare branches of each tree

on this chilly January morn

look so cold, so forlorn.

Gray skies dip ever so low,

left from yesterday's dusting of snow.

Yet in the heart of each tree,

waiting for each who wait to see,

new life as warm sun and breeze will blow,

like magic, unlock springs sap to flow,

buds, new leaves, then blooms will grow."

Nelda Hartmann

Monday, January 24, 2011

January 24

More snow has been falling over the weekend. We got 9 inches on Saturday! It looks so pretty on the tree branches.

Friday, January 21, 2011

January 21

We've been getting a lot of snow, and this family decided to put it to good use. This is one of the biggest snowmen I've ever seen!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

January 19

I love the way the fresh snowfall gives a new appearance to everything - even old John Deere wagons!

Monday, January 17, 2011

January 17

I'm always looking for old barns to photograph. There is just something about them that appeals to me. Maybe it's because I grew up on a farm and spent lots of time playing in our barn!
This barn has certainly seen better days, but sometimes that just adds to the whole look.
This almost looks like a black and white photo, but if you look at the weeds in front you will see a touch of brown.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

January 16

We stopped at our daughter and son-in-laws house to see how they were progressing on some work they were doing in their kitchen. We found they had an extra dog they were taking care of for the weekend.
They were sitting so nicely, just hoping for a treat! I think they are all pretty cute!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

January 13

It keeps snowing here - not in huge quantities, but just a steady amount.
These bushes are in our back yard. I love the splash of red the berries give in all the white.

Monday, January 10, 2011

January 10

This chair sits out in the back of our yard. I like the way the snow has settled along the back of it. It's too cold to be sitting out there now!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

January 8

It was so beautiful this morning. It snowed yesterday and last night, so everything had a coating. Then the sun came up with a pinkish sky - just perfect!
I was working today, so I had to take pictures from the window and door of the nursing home, making the backgrounds less attractive, however the sky and tree still look pretty!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

January 6

It just keeps snowing here! I noticed these thistle heads in our back yard seem to have white hats. The thistle heads are actually quite small, but the snow on them seems to be doing a balancing act and keeps piling up!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

January 4

The snow has arrived!
After a December with very little snow, we got snowed on today. I woke up to find a bunch of snow on the ground, followed by snow falling gently most of the day.
I took this picture out of a window at the Nursing Home. I love the way the snow looks on the pine trees and the grasses.