Wednesday, January 10, 2007

A snowy day.

A Snowy Day

Slipping from the warmth of my duvet feathered comforter, big toe touching the cold wooden flooring first, I was brave enough to tip toe across to the window and marvel out the window. What a sight to behold to greet this new morning a great day! During the night, a blanket of white fluffy snow fell upon us, wrapping us up in it's wintry fur lining, and the warmth of the sun in the cold and frosty skies, bid us good morn.

As I stood with near frost bitten toes on the flooring, I observed five little squirrels rushing about in the tree below featured in the photo here. I watched them saunter round and round the tree, nipping at one another and frolicking in a gay playtime manner. How fun to see them, but wasn't this a little early for young squirrels to be out and about? Confused maybe?

Tilling the winter fields

A few moments later I heard a the sound of a heavy motor, with farmer appearing as he was tilling his field, turning the white fluffy snow underneath to expose the dark brown soil once more. My, he had a day's worth of driving to do to complete his task at hand!

Man of the house!

The children were up and about, happily gathering winter clothing to mossy about outdoors. With the younger two just being granted new snow shovels just their own size, they waltzed eagerly to use them for clearing off driveway and walkways surrounding the house.

The back patio was also on their hit list, however the very first stop was the grass close to the trampoline, where they shovelled great bunches onto the trampoline, climbed atop of it in their boots, and began to bounce about, squeeling with delight and sounding off to the rooftops.

"Good morning" to all!

If they weren't awake, they are now!

After playing mommy taxi this afternoon, more snow began to drift downward just as we were almost home. It's still coming down tonight, very pretty and hope to have it come on down while we sleep again tonight. It's supposed to be sunny again tomorrow, and it's so lovely when the sun's rays bounce off the white shiny surface to greet us a wonderful day.

Bring it on~ we want bake our "Gingerbread Wise Kings cookies" tomorrow, a little late for our Epiphany celebration, but celebrate we must!

Stopping by woods on a snowy evening

~ By Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,

And miles to go before I sleep.

A view from above