Tuesday, February 25, 2014

More snow pix

Unlike yesterday's constant snowfall, we woke up this morning to absolutely clear skies and stunning sunshine. What's the old saying? "If you don't like the weather, wait five minutes..."

It was so beautiful out that I carried my camera around all morning and took lots of shots, starting with a pearly opalescent pre-dawn.

We had two-foot icicles off the roof near the stovepipe.

Clear skies, about 6:30 am. It's getting lighter earlier, staying lighter later. Spring is coming.

Bright sun-lit cloud, just before sunrise.

Dawn's early light.

Peeking over the horizon.

Sneaking breakfast.

Those same two-foot icicles from the outside.

Six-foot snow donuts.

After I milked Matilda, I put her back in the barn and let Amy out of her pen, where she immediately dove for mama's udder. Breakfast!

The view out the back of the barn.

Shadows and sparkles.

Guard duty.


Our log pile is buried.

Matilda and Amy are ready to get out of the barn.

Sparky and Polly.

By mid-morning the trees were beginning to dump their snow loads. The cascading snow looked like smoke.

Icicles were dripping.

It's supposed to get above freezing today. We'll see how long the snow lasts.


  1. Thanks Patrice for your blog. I really enjoy it! You are blessed!

  2. The photos are stunning! With a view like that you should have Christmas post cards.

    I enjoyed you BHM article this month.

  3. Our family has enjoyed the beautiful photos of your place the last two days. Thanks for sharing your world with us.

  4. It looks like you have 2 chimneys/ stove pipes on your house - what is the 2nd for? (assuming the smoking one is for the woodstove)

    1. The left-hand pipe is from an old propane heater that broke shortly after we moved into the house. We've since removed the heater, so the pipe is useless. We will probably use the hole in the roof to install a triple-walled pipe for a wood cookstove at some point.

      - Patrice