I wasn’t sure it would happen this year, but in the last month of the year, Jack Frost decided to visit the Pacific Northwest and allowed a bit of Christmas cheer to fall from the skies. It was beautiful….and still is as the frozen white lingers upon the grounds of the homestead.
This morning, the same as yesterday….the small finches that we are fortunate to share this forest with, are visiting the snow covered brick patio that we have scattered with wild bird seed. It is beautiful to watch them dance from the trees, to the patio, into the barn…..scittering to and fro. It makes my heart so happy!!
Mine is not the only heart who gets happy watching the little birds…..
…..his does too!! Hahaha
There were two, “firsts,” with this snow…..his first……
……and her first……
…..paws in the snow. They loved it, as I thought they would. Penni has always loved the snow!
Following the snow, came the freezing rain, and everything turned to ice. We lost power for several hours, and it became very quaint and cozy with the wood stove providing our heat, light, and coffee!!
At least when there is snow, ice, and 30 degree temperatures outside one doesn’t have to worry about the perishables within the fridge…..haha
The cold does create some beautiful, natural ice sculptures…..
….but I am thankful when the ice turns to slush, and the roads aren’t so scary to drive on.
Merry Christmas!! I hope your day is filled with joy and beauty. I think our weather is headed to the east of us, so be careful out there!!
Thank you for visiting today.