Saturday, February 13, 2010

Winter's beauty

Of course this title is only for those of us who were lucky to be home all warm and comfy and not out trying to get home from work like my DH and DD.

Being a New Englander, I have always loved the snow and the beauty, peace and calm that came with it. Then reality sets in and one has to shovel!! which when young was not a bad thing!!

Below is some shots that I took mid-day - when all was said and done we got about 3 inches. This is my side yard.
This is part of my front yard.And my little pansies are weighted down with snow.
My front stoop.
Now, of course the squirrels are totally enjoying the feast that I had put out for birds!! It is snowing but this part of the yard is warmer and somewhat sheltered so the snow hasn't started to stick yet. Having received a new camera for my birthday in December, I have been able to snap some pretty good close up shots through my kitchen window of the birds (and squirrels)Have been having lots of Yellow Finches on my Finch sock, but they all took off - maybe they are camera shy!!!
Found this cute little bird house at Walmart and the birds seem to like it.

Thanks for stopping by - the sun is out this morning and I expect that the winter beauty will be gone by this afternoon. Have a wonder day and Happy Valentines Day. Roberta


Nancy said...

Isn't it pretty Roberta? I love the photo of your pansy in the snow.

We got it too! It was snowing heavy when we were coming home from eating dinner out. We got about 4", but I don't think it's going to disappear anytime soon. The roads are covered, and no one is out.

April Mechelle said...

I love your photos!!

Tracey said...

So pretty! And I love your pictures of the birds. I really want to get a birdfeeder..

angelasweby said...

Roberta, like you I love the beauty and silence of snow and it's forgiving blanket which covers everything with it's magic.

It doesn't take long for the news to pass around the bird world that there's a feast over at 'yours' :>) The squirrel was bound to tag along to see what was going on.

I can see that, not only you but all of us are going to get hours of pleasure from your Christmas present :>)
Angela xx

Carolien said...

Lovely pictures, Roberta!

Happy Valentine's Day & greetings from Holland,

Siobhan said...

Beautiful winter photos, Roberta!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Great photos of your garden and the birds. That sweet pansy poking out under the snow is lovely.

Sherry said...

Great pictures, especially from the kitchen window! My window photos always have a glare. Love your 2010 WIPs too.

Brigitte said...

Lovely pictures. I can't believe that you already have pansies. Real flowers, oh my. Ours are still covered by half a meter of snow (20") but I can't wait for the white stuff to melt away so that we can see the ground again.

Deb said...

Wonderful pictures of your garden. Love seeing the pansy peeking out from the snow!

hazel said...

I love your photos of the snow and the one of the pansy especially, you and your camera are taking some lovely photos of us to enjoy.

It's lovely to watch the birds at the feeders, I get lots of blue and great tits they are such fun to watch.
Hazel (UK)

Patti said...

Hi Roberta
Thank you so much for the lovely and helpful comment you made on my blog. I hunted down your two projects that you did with Jackie. Have you finished either yet? I am working on doing the pre-stitching before she comes here in May.

Your photos a great. We got snow too here in the U.K. and lots of it, for us anyway.

I looked back on what you have stitched and received and you lucky lucky thing you got one of Margaret's bags! I think I should change my name so I get one. And address too for that matter.

Patti xxx

Patti said...

It's me again. Roberta, can you please email me at because I can't reply to your messages on my blog as you have no email address attached to your name. I think I do but just in case mine is no-reply@whatever I have given you one (I have 3 for the minute) email address.
Patti the displaced Yank xxx