It's snowing here. I woke and the world looked sweetly pretty, like a fairy tale. This will be the first time in a decade I get to see what this much snow looks like in my yard. Out I go with camera and umbrella.
The weather vane is my favorite garden feature. Grandpa nextdoor made it years ago when Mr. Neighbor was out of town and no one was home to stop him. Mr. Neighbor was sent by the Mrs. to apologize that junk had appeared on my fence and promised to take it down. We're all different, I'd been thinking I was lucky the other neighbor didn't get to enjoy it and asked him to leave it. Grandpa lived with them and was in his 90's, he passed on but the weather vane throws a pinwheel of light through my bay window every afternoon.
While having coffee this morning I noted the wind was from the south and was grateful to a man I only knew as Grandpa.
Finding a quiet spot to hold back tears in the Kansas City airport I looked down to see this tiny friend sitting all alone on the edge of a chair. She kept me company on my trip home. I named her Tabitha after Jeff's cat who is so tiny my spread hand spans her body. My travel companion is experiencing sitting on the fence in the snow because Haley wouldn't come out with me.
Crazy Woman Tree provides shelter under her in all weather.
Crazy Woman Tree struggles to wave her laden arms in the wind.
The garden angel came from a soda shop in Nevada on my move to Idaho from California. She says "Seeds Of Love" so she came with me and is the first thing I planted here.
I didn't take a ruler out, but by 9:30 the snow was ankle deep. Warm old leggings that NEVER leave the house over stylish patent vinyl boots with faux fur trim. Snow means improvise.
I ventured out front and saw the lamp post with dried clematis, I didn't clean the garden this year. Snow makes lots of things pretty.
I could see a few berries the Cedar Waxwings left on this crab apple tree. I also noticed a Robin on the left enjoying them.
It's good that birds let me come quite close, my camera zoom isn't very good. The robin stopped eating to see how close I would come.
Here he's stretching to grab anothe berry, I wish I had a better camera so you could enjoy what my eyes saw.
Here his beak is still open as he swallows them whole. Stretch, pluck and gulp.
This is the high desert and it can get very dry and brown. We're supposed to get 4 - 7 inches which is a big storm for us. It will all be gone by tomorrow or the next day. For today, the snow makes everything look really soft and pretty.