I went to bed with snowy marshmallow views outside the window and woke up to a deepening snow enrobed world of Narnia proportions. As if winter will always reign. The evergreens branches are glued to their windward sides in awkward bows to the weight of the snow, recognition of the unseen Queen of Deep Winter and her howling consort, the North Wind.
Enough tortured allegory! I know I should venture out and relieve the evergreen branches of their heavy weights, but I am much too attentive to the warmth of my woodstove. I can’t make myself. I did, however step tentatively outside my doors to snap a few pictures of the snow. Such pictures begin all to look the same. If I want something more enthralling I will have to bundle up and go looking for it.
I caught a photo. the broken branch from a Norway spruce near the house.
Stepping out the door to record the morning scene.
Looking through a window to capture the plight of the evergreens and winter scenery.
Birds wait out the snowy cold and take sips of the water from the gutter betimes.
Bright Valentine colors light up the inside. Here, Dee, is the promised photo of the sweet little red rosebush my husband surprised me with the other day:
Rob (ourfrenchgarden) says
The ‘mega’ winter storm affecting the east US made the news over here.
There’s some real weather around this winter. That said, globally this January has been unusually warm!!!
It has been a memorable winter here in the USA, I will say that! I remember deep snows and blizzards in my youth and early married years- this year harkens back to those…
Wow! That’s a lot of snow. I’m sick to death of snow, and we have more coming on Monday I think. I’m sorry you have so much, but I love your photo of the red rose.~~Dee
That red rose just cheers everything up! and partners beautifully with the black and white world outside 🙂
If you want to know the truth, because we are not hit as hard as the Eastern states… I don’t really mind the snow. As a gardener, I hope that having this snow covering is nurturing all those deeply covered plants. Frost heaving and wind dessication are real plant killers here.