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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Winter is here!


We had our first real snowfall of the season this winter... 11.5 inches in the last 24 hours! This time last year we were having what is now referred to as the "ice storm of the century" here, so no complaints with lots of snow! We went for a long walk while it was snowing this morning, which is one of my favorite things to do! Ella loves the snow, and is so comical as she has to jump like a bunny to get through the yard!

When we lived in Texas we would plant the perfunctory pansies each and every winter, but in New England nothing will bloom through the winter. Instead you will see pots, urns, and window boxes filled with fresh cuttings from the bounty of the yard! I love this idea! I filled our front door antique urn with our fresh cuttings, and some purchased pomegranates! In these photos they are covered with a dusting of snow.




Janine from Tasmania, Australia this next photo is for you as in a previous comment you kindly asked Dan what he was going to do with Big Blue over the winter! Dan wanted me to tell you that Big Blue is plowing the drive!


The odd part is that the plow goes on the back of the tractor, so he has to drive backwards to plow the snow out of the way. Between you and me... we'll see how long this lasts before hiring the snow plowing out!!


22 comments:

  1. Oh cool...snow! I too am in Australia and there is none of that where I am. We just survive through endless heatwaves over Christmas. Have a good day :)

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  2. Your urns are beautiful with all of the greens, you're inspiring me to get out and do something with my planters ;)

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  3. Your urn looks so beautiful with its light dusting of snow. The first snow fall of the year is always magical!

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  4. Hi Joan: I loved the snow storm yesterday! It was amazing how quickly the snow became rain, leaving our yards looking like a mogul ski run. I find the snow also brings out our neighbors; we are all snow blowing, shoveling, helping one another and standing out there talking. I would not trade the four seasons for anything.

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  5. Hi Joan, there is something romantic about snow in New England, especially at Christmas time. In Holland the winter is very boring, most of the time it is rainy and windy.

    PS: I have added a Google translator on my blog :-)Scroll down to "followers" and you will find it.

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  6. I love your urns filled with greenery!

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  7. Hey Joan - we got you beat, 15.7 inches of snow. And it was the blizzard of the century. Could you send Dan over to clear my street when he's done playing around?? :)

    And your urns looks amazing!

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  8. Hi Joan, The evergreen arrangement is beautiful, especially with that light dusting of white snow...how festive and perfect. I heard about all that snow coming your way! I think we may be next!! And since we don't have a Big Blue for snow removal, we've already started thinking of what to get our neighbor - who has so far, volunteered to plow us out! We're thinking LOTS of wine!! Ella the little bunny sounds adorable in the snow xoxo Trina

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  9. I'm so jealous! I'm glad Ella likes it!

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  10. Joan, that snow looks gorgeous. Could you take a picture out one of your nice clean windows and post it. I just know it will be stunning.

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  11. The backwards snow plough on Big Blue must have been designed for a woman. After all, we can do 10 or more things at once. Dan may need to vacate his seat & let you take over Joan! Gosh that's a lot of snow you've got yourself! Warm & summmery here today.
    Millie ^_^

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  12. Now that's something that we will never see here, beautiful white snow. How perfect. I can just imagine Ella's joy! Happy days! A-M xx

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  13. You don't have to dream of a white Christmas - you've got one! How beautiful everything looks, even Big Blue working away. Enjoy! Leigh

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  14. That's beautiful. With Big Blue, if Dan is having fun, then plow that snow backwards!

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  15. Hi Joan,

    I want to wish you a belated welcome to New England. It is fun to see it through your unjaded eyes. Where is the antique mall that you frequent? I am in Southeast Mass ( native Vermonter) and I am always looking for a new day trip place to check out.

    Happy Holidays,
    Janet

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  16. whoa - you sure aren't in Texas anymore! brrrrr.

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  17. How wonderful to start getting your snow so white and clean looking--can see why you love it so much up there....
    Here I was just getting ready to put out some
    Pansies in my front door pots---but maybe I should go out in the bushes and get some cedar
    greenery--- and spray CANNED SNOW on them --Thanks for the Idea-You are so good at that!! We will miss all of you down here this year in the deep south....Love, Mama

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  18. Ella...your present is on it's way
    Love you----Granny

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  19. You got so much more snow than we did in Massachusetts! The photos are lovely! New Hampshire is one of my very favorite places~:) Chris

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  20. I am jealous of your beautiful snow...I can say that without apology because we have a tractor should we ever become blessed with more than a few inches. Cheers to you and Big Blue!

    xoxoMC

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  21. Love the touch of the pomengranet (hmm.. there is a spelling error in there). Simply beautiful.

    - The Tablescaper

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  22. What a beautiful view of the estate next door!

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