Thursday, December 20, 2012

A White Christmas Afterall?

Yesterday the weathermen were right...we got snow...and wind...which blew the snow into drifts...
Small drifts in the front of the house.
This view northeast is minus a beautiful
large pine tree that succumbed to
pine beetle this past fall. It definitely
left a hole in the landscape.
...and drifts also in back
We got just 2-3" and for that we are grateful! Every bit of moisture helps the drought conditions. Plus, it is beautiful, isn't it?
Buddy played in the snow. His
rope was frozen solid so that was
a no-go.

The snow stacked up against the wind
break in the front yard

The guineas, chickens, miniature donkey and horses are all doing well this morning...
It is lovely to look at from inside where it is toasty and goodies are being created in the kitchen...

Looking south to the back of the house
from the dining room; the bird feeders
are outside these doors so we've been
watching their frantic feeding this morning
Speaking of feeding the birds, last weekend our good friends from Denver, John and Cheryl, were visiting and one morning during breakfast we noticed Eastern bluebirds in the birdbath! Six of them! I was delighted because I thought they would be gone by now. We have at least six bluebird houses so we have lots of bluebirds around during the spring and summer but never this late.
Bluebirds in the tree and at the

Closeup of bluebird (r) and house-
finch (l) in December!

We wish you all Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas!

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