Time to Redefine our Lives in Oregon

First Snow of 2016

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!!

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Mine is not the only heart who gets happy watching the little birds…..

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…..his does too!!  Hahaha

There were two, “firsts,” with this snow…..his first……

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……and her first……

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…..paws in the snow.  They loved it, as I thought they would.  Penni has always loved the snow!

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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!!

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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

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The cold does create some beautiful, natural ice sculptures…..

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….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.

Tami

Comments on: "First Snow of 2016" (6)

  1. Awwwwww puppyyyyyyyy!
    That is my reaction when I see a puppy. 😉 I just can’t remain dignified in the face of such cuteness!

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  2. What a lovely way to approach weather and loss of power. LOVE the pups!

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    • tamisdanes said:

      Sorry for the delay in replying. It’s been quite busy with all the snow and ice. It is not quite the norm to have snow and ice lingering for so long. Thank you for your comment, Susan, and thank you for reading my blog!! 🙂 I hope your Holiday’s and Christmas season have been full of joy!!

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  3. Ellen Ehle said:

    Wonderful post! We did not get snow here so it was delightful seeing yours. And the pup pup!! She is SO big and adorable! Sure do wish I had made it to hug her when she was really widdle. Our very warmest wishes to you all for Christmas and huge hugs too.

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    • tamisdanes said:

      Ellen!!! Just seeing this. I am so behind in everything. Trying to keep on top of the snow and ice for the outdoor animals is quite fun…hahaha!! Yes puppy is growing like craze….36.3 pounds as of yesterday’s 12 week old visit 😀 I hope you Christmas is lovely and full of warmth and joy. There’s snow in the forecast….YAY!!

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