Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I Don't Have To Dream ...

I don't have to dream of a White Christmas this year. It's out there. The photo with the Evergreens is the view from our front porch looking North. I'm not posting the house in the snow because it hasn't been painted yet ... I'm having an issue ... it needs to be it's Keller's On The Prairie color and it didn't get done this fall. It wasn't a priority with everything else that was going on. But as of today that's all behind us. Ron's eye surgery was successful so we are moving on into Christmas with lots to be thankful for.

It was some kind of cold yesterday. We did some shopping and ran errands. It was zero and the wind was out of control. The great thing about that is when it's 18 or 20 it feels fantastic with the sun out. Town is full of snow as well. It's beautiful ...

So that drift in the photo that lies between our Evergreens and our Shelter Belt ... it's about 12' high and about 40 yards long. It will be there until March, according to the resident Scientist. I'm not all that bothered about it. It's really beautiful all around us out here. And we can get to our vehicles, get to town, and get to the Neighbors.

The first photo is the view West from our Sun Porch. Check out the top of our Corn Stalks coming up out of the garden. To the right of the Corn Stalks is our Asparagus Patch. You can't even see the Raspberry Patch ... There were a couple of Rabbits out on top of those drifts this morning. They were eating the top of one of our Flowering Crab Apple Trees. Ron said, "That's what's called the end of the Food Chain". I say, "Let them have it".


  1. That is absolutely beautiful. I am truly jealous. :-)

    Merry Christmas to you and your sweet Ron, my friend!

  2. I have never seen anything that beautiful in person. Just breathtaking.
    Merry Christmas to you both!

  3. How awesome and lovely and pure. You are a true artist, to see it the way you do. I am so glad that you share it with us. Thank you!

  4. That is unbelievably beautiful. Especially from the comfort of my warm chair.

  5. thanks for dropping in on the mouse.

    gorgeous photos in this post and others - oh, we could have used some of that white stuff over here! christmas eve rain and temps above freezing wiped out the snow we had around.

    I've enjoyed my wander on the prairie...and look forward to coming back.

    happy new year!