Nov 23, 2010

The World in White...

(click photos to enlarge)

Another blanket of snow fell last night...

and another blanket went on the bed
our low temp was in the teens...


The wind blew a crazy storm all night
The snow flew sideways...
Nothing was spared a coating of the white stuff!

My little rabbit sits in the gazebo
it's entire floor is cover in inches of snow...


But as is life
the calm after the storm is an amazing sight!

The bluest skies!

The roses on the front arbor trying to hang on!
Showing contrary to belief,
roses are not delicate flowers!


This tiny mini rose's last bloom of the year
bends under the snow's weight...


My pond statue
was wrapped in a stole and cap of snow
and holds a basket of icicles...


The leaves that blew into the pond
are frozen in a layer of ice...


My favorite garden swing
is better suited to hot cocoa today!


The seed heads of the Pink Spirea
packed with snow...


This old watering can covered in snow
created a beautiful silhouette....


Mother nature had a sense of humor!
 In all her blowing last night
she created snow balls
in the seed heads of the Lily of the Nile...

Creating a whimsical delight...


I mentioned last month
the Anna's Humming bird is a year round resident here...

The other hummers leave but the Anna's are unique..
Their diets change to include insects
and their heart rates slow a bit during extended cold spells
so they don't need as much food...

They are of course glad to find a sip of sugar water 
and are a treat to watch...


my close up is a little fuzzy...
But, this males colors were so pretty
I wanted to share...


Today I am joining...

Faded Charm for White Wednesday
 A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday
(because sometimes in freezes!)
Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
and
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday


Thanks for stopping by...