Monday, December 12, 2005

Winter wonderland

Yesterday in the midst of a picturesque snowfall, my hunk o' burnin' love strung up our outdoor Christmas lights. Although you can't see the lights in this photo, which was taken late yesterday afternoon, he didn't forget to decorate the two flowering dogwoods that stand outside our dining room windows.

I love these little trees and the fact that they're visible from inside the house. In the spring we're treated to a show of pretty pink flowers, in the summer we enjoy the dappled shade provided by the lush green leaves, in the fall we see pretty red berries as the leaves turn, and in the winter we get this. Life is good.

Here's what our back yard looked like before I tramped to the far end of it to look back at the snow-blanketed house. I was a little surprised to learn that even at my age, there's still something thrilling about being the first person to make tracks across a pristine expanse of snow.


Mirtika said...

If you keep showing tempting bits of your house, I will pack up and show up on your doorstep.

I so adore the way you've set that up--the windows, the charming trees....Snow.

Anonymous said...

love the pictures!
did you miss me?

Julana said...

Cold, cold, cold.

Camy Tang said...

WOW, beautiful pictures. Makes me almost want to leave sunny California for snow country. ;)

There's a dogwood tree at Mt. Hermon that's absolutely gorgeous! I can picture what your trees would look like in spring.

Brenda Coulter said...

It's funny how the people who enjoy seeing "snowy" pictures are the ones who live in places where it doesn't snow. ;-)

Brenda Coulter said...

Yes, Janice, we missed you. Welcome "home".