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Merry Snowy Christmas!


By lauram


My Christmas was uneventful this year. My trip to sunny Sanibel Island, Florida was cancelled…..the party-pooper was my 16 year old niece, who said it was traditional to spend the holiday in New Jersey or Connecticut. So, the decision was made to have Christmas at my sister’s home in Connecticut. Well, I wasn’t going to spend $300 on a plane ticket to freeze my toes off in New England, and I’m glad I didn’t! They’re expecting over a foot of snow, and we even got snow here. I’m not a fan of airport travel delays so it’s just as well. It’s still snowing!

The snow began to fall before noon, and continued all day.

These are my two big oaks:

My favorite tree, the big old butternut:

The snowy driveway

A look down the road

I love the way the trees look, covered with white.

Even the weeds have become beautiful.

Snow-covered owl in the fern garden

Pretty clouds from this morning

As much as I hate the winter time, I really didn’t mind this much. It was a good excuse to stay indoors, catch up on my reading, shut the phone off and relax. It’s all going to turn to ice overnight, though, so it’s a good thing I don’t have to go anywhere for the next two days. We’ll be getting a bit more snow tomorrow, or perhaps some of the dreaded “wintry mix.” Happy hibernating, everyone!

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From where I'm sitting I wouldn't mind a ticket to Florida, We too are getting more than a seasonal sample, It feels like Siberia. Roll on Spring when those beautiful Oaks will be in bud again.

26 Dec, 2010


Merry Christmas Lauram ...
good photos ... I like the owl covered in snow !
All the best to you for 2011.. :o)

26 Dec, 2010


Thanks TT! May we all have a short, warm winter (hey, maybe the weather will turn around!) and a happy 2011!

26 Dec, 2010


Smashing photo`s Lauram, we have the same here, its ok when we don`t have to travel..
Enjoy your holidays and best wishes for 2011..

26 Dec, 2010


Good call, Laura! Happy hibernating, and I wish you a smooth and uneventful journey when you take a break another time. Lovely photos. :-)

26 Dec, 2010


I hope you had a nice Christmas :o)

I hate snow more than I can say. It looks depressing to me, and it's too cold. I hope it clears soon for you.

27 Dec, 2010


Liked your snow pictures with no biped litter around and foot fall free: down by we it is starting to thaw a bit but I'm sure it will be back: all the best for the coming year.

27 Dec, 2010


Hywel, it'll be in the 60s by Thursday!!!!!! Right now it is 10 degrees F.

27 Dec, 2010


In the 60s would suit me too. we have as big thaw going on here now :o))

27 Dec, 2010


thank goodness I did not go away for the holiday, I heard that all of the airports in the northeast have been shut down and people are stuck at the Boston airport until Thursday. I would have been flying out of Hartford & I'm assuming that airport's in the same shape. Some places got over 2 feet of snow.
Hurry up summer and come!

27 Dec, 2010


I heard that on our news aswell. The pictures looked horrendous. I'm glad you didn't go.

27 Dec, 2010


i think you have the right idea!! hibernating is my plan for next year!!!

28 Dec, 2010

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