Lighter than usual at this hour, The snow makes it so.
Of course it is very pretty, covers a multitude of sins...changes the dismal bleak winter into sugar coated fairy tale images-
So pleased that the neighbor who is in Guatemala left her Christmas lights on.
The street looks welcoming rather than the usual..
this is the cute little drift on the deck
Having grown up in the worst climate possible where the weather beat us up daily, this is like the books I read as a child. lyrical, soft, gentle- books with snow scenes that I thought must be fantasy. The snow where I grew up blew sideways 80 mph ,ice pellets full of ground up rock- Facial peel anyone? Winter then was a challenge, just bear down and hold on for months on end- more survival than just the winter blues.
The deer are still traipsing through the yard- the squirrel came, moving stiffly, like a wind up toy , acting drunk but nonetheless grabbed a few nuts and sort of jumped/fell off of the deck.
I swiped this photo from a friend on facebook. Most remarkable natural shadow - Mount Baker, our local volcano.
February and March are the worst months up here, but hallelujah !!! The snow is a reprieve from the doldrums. Quiet, muffled, soup and bread days.
Making flax seed bread today- hoping that my jar of yeast is still alive.
Anyway, no complaints, it is gorgeous out there!
AND I have a monster coat!
All is well.