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...

59 comments:

LC said...

Your home is so lovely!! L

nannykim said...

such gorgeous pictures. What a surprise for me to hear about these different hummingbirds!!

Michelle said...

What beautiful pictures.Looks so cosy.

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Beautiful! And I like the look of the round boxwood with the snow on them. They look like a row of snowballs....Julian

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful post...it looks like a winter wonderland! I can't beleive you got such a gorgeous shot of the hummingbird! Your house and garden look beautiful in the snow!

Happy Thanksgiving, Bella!

XO,
Jane

High Street Cottage said...

Feeling a bit jealous here in California, although we have a frost warning for tonight. Such a thing of beauty to wake up to, keep warm, stopping over from Kathleen's, hugs tami

NanaDiana said...

Bella- Your house looks like a fairy tale cottage covered with all that snow. It looks just as sweet and sparkly as a postcard covered with glass glitter. Love it all. You do a marvelous job of putting pictures and story line together. It is just enchanting. Hugs- Diana

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Your pictures look great! this is the only way I can enjoy the snow since I don't like the cold, so thank you so much for sharing them!

Carolyn said...

Hi Bella,
Your home looks so beautiful with the charming picket fence and all the snow! Of course your garden looks lovely too. i remember those little hummers- so cute! We don't have the Anna's here.
Take care,
Carolyn

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

It looks beautiful there all covered in snow. We have Anna's visiting us too now and fighting over the feeders.

JayLeigh said...

What a wonderful post! I enjoyed your pictures and the descriptions as well. ♥ Wasn't it a crazy windstorm last night?? We got snow all over our porch and I was so surprised when I saw it! And it was such a gorgeous (cold!!) day today! :)

John said...

The last shot is gorgeous!

Watery Wednesday

Mariette said...

Dearest Bella,

What a charming winter home you have right now! The agapanthus' snowballs are indeed humorous. And the best you show are the St. Anna's Hummingbirds. The male's colors are incredible against the white snow; what a sight! For that I do envy you...
Oh, it is wonderful to cuddle up in bed under a fluffy down duvet when the temperature drops that low!
This was a very cheerful blog to read, especailly on my b-b'day.

Enjoy your week!

Mariette's Back to Basics

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Almost like a Christmas Card.....so beautiful, I sure love the roses in the snow image.
Had no idea that hummers would hang around in the COLD like that...they seem so very delicate...thought they would freeze clean thru after one night in that stuff.
Is that your home....how DARLING is that ?

Rose

chubskulit said...

Oh no, I am not looking forward for snow time. Great shots you have though, my favorite is the last one.

My Watery Wednesday

meemsnyc said...

I love that you have a hummingbird visit even in the cold! Excellent!

Marites said...

you have a pretty home! the bird flying mid-air is just perfect! Gee, the weather looks so cold.

Olive Cooper said...

I am tickled pink to see your hummingbird during snow. How delightful to have them in winter! ♥O

Bloggymom said...

So beautiful! Amazing pictures of the hummingbird.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Ann said...

Beautiful....loved seeing the hummingbird, I miss mine so, wish he stayed year round!

The Gilded Cherub said...

Hi, I am new to blogging just about 2 weeks now. Tonight I came across your blog and I have to say everything about it is perfect, beautiful! I cant wait to see more. Have a happy Thanksgiving!
Lorene

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great photos! Hope we don't get any of the white stuff here.
Happy Thanksgiving.

chateaudelille said...

Wow snow really is so pretty! Fiona.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bella, your photos are beautiful! It must be nice to see Hummers in the wintertime. We don't have them here as our climate is simply too cold for the little guys. Love your shot of the male! Thanks for sharing and Happy Thanksgiving.

Blessings,
Sandi

time-worn interiors said...

The snow one the rose is lovely! And you captured a Hummingbird!
Theresa
aka:TOT

J Bar said...

Quite a bit of snow.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi bella Bella! So great to see around your place! Amazing in the snow. I was all set to tell you that your swing was my favorite shot and then I saw your pet hummer! OMG! So fantastic! I had to show Mr. Man! Great show! Your friend, Waldo

Light and Voices said...

Having a pet hummer all winter must be a joy to watch and feed. Happy Thanksgiving!
Joyce M

Suzann said...

How beautiful!!!! You make such a awesome blog with the snow and your sweet home.
Thank you for sharing!
Suzann

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Oh goodness Bella, your house is just beautiful! I am not a snow lover but your house looks so beautiful all covered in snow! We have been covered in snow as well.. I have to agree the agapanthus snowballs are delightful- and how fantastic you have those darling hummingbirds year round. Beautiful pictures as usual- hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! :)

imaginationlane said...

Your photos are amazing! Sunshine on snow is definitely one of the best things in the world...and your little hummingbird is adorable..great shots you got of him...:)

Hélène GLEHEN said...

That's lovely, Bella. You live in a beautiful house. I love the fence !
Just amazing to see the rose covered with snow with the blue sky behind.

Barbara Jean said...

Oh so beautiful!!

blessings

barbara jean

kristina said...

Oh my!
Beautiful pictures and wow what a beautiful home,the close up of the hummingbird is beautiful,the colors on him make him look like a glass tree ornament,
Stay cozy,
Love Kristina xxx

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Oh Bella,

How beautifully you have captured the snow and its blanket on your lovely garden. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones.

Hugs,
Judy

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

Speechless!
This is WINTER WONDERLAND!
Can I come over?
So magic and enchanted.
Fra

KATHY said...

Your home looks so beautiful covered in snow! I love all your gorgeous pictures.

Kathy

Jo said...

The snow is beautiful,we rarely get snow in southeast Georgia.Enjoyed these photo's.And I really love the info about the hummingbird/photo.I didn't know about these Anna's,that is amazing.So lovely.Your cottage is gorgeous!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING
-Jo
-LazyonLoblolly

Sherri said...

Bella, every single picture was more stunning than the next! Just absolutely gorgeous!

Dawn said...

I have missed your posts (not been in blog land much) And as I read and looked at your beautiful photographs I will certainly do my best not to miss any more.

A pink house covered in snow I love your home and all your little things as well as furniture etc.

The little humming bird is divine well worth showing

Love Dawn xx

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Your photos have captured the beauty of a late Autumn snow storm! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Tricia said...

Fantastic captures, but you really caught GREAT shots of the hummingbird - they're hard to photograph!

Kim, USA said...

Your first shot is like a postcard so beautiful!! Now I thought that hummingbird will migrate during winter. I haven't seen this kind of hummingbird in my area but I will try to put back my hummingbird feeder to see if in Winter an Anna hummingbird will come and visit me. Will see!! Happy Thanksgiving!
Watery Wednesday

Mari said...

HELLO BELLA,

YOUR PIC'S ARE GORGEOUS!! IT LOOKS LIKE A WINTER WONDERLAND MY FRIEND :) I LOVE THE HUMMING BIRDS!!!
HAVE A HAPPY AND HEALTHY THANKSGIVING :)

XO~MARI

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Bella
You live in a beutiful place, all seasons are spectacular there...What a beautiful landscape!...It´s so different where I live!...and that pretty littlebird
...A lovely post
Kisses

Victoria said...

Oh goodness, those beautiful snowy photo's took my breath away!

Donnie said...

That was so lovely, especially the snow on the rosebud. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Heaven's Walk - said...

First of all, Bella - what a beautifully charming home you have! Love the architecture! Second - I can't believe that you have hummies year round! How cool is that?? Doesn't your hummie food freeze, tho? Third - Beautiful photos of your snowy world. I fear that it's headed our way for tomorrow night! First snow of the season... :)

Happy WW and Happy Thanksgiving to you!

xoxo laurie

Miss Sandy said...

Glorious photos! I love snow, not quite that time of year here yet.

Olivia said...

Oh Bella, these pictures are simply gorgeous! We are supposed to get snow soon too!
Hugs,
Olivia

LindyLouMac said...

Calling by from Italy as I am participating in Outdoor Wednesday and doing some blog hopping. Your snow photos are so very beautiful it almost makes me feel I would welcome snow. It has actually snowed in Milan today very early in the season!

Sarah said...

Bella, I see I'm way behind on visiting your recent posts. These images of the snow are gorgeous. The stone rabbit, the hummer, the weather vane ~ each new image was a treat for the eyes. Thank you!

Aledia said...

Your pictures are just breathtaking! I really enjoyed looking at each one. You have a lovely home as well. Have a blessed night!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What beautiful SNOW pics...love that bench!!!

Blessings,
Linda

I’m hosting a CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE on 12/9…would love to have you join in on the FUN!!!

It's me said...

Happy seasonal sundays darling....nice tos see you here !!! lovely day......love Ria....

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Bella, a hummingbird in the snow-amazing! So glad you got the shot, everything is just beautiful:@)

Marlis said...

Truly a beautiful winter wonderland. I loved looking at the snow. It seems you planted all the those lovely items in your garden just for the snow..

Jacqueline said...

What wonderful photos. I loved the rose and the hummingbird. I had no idea you could see a hummingbird in winter. You captured the snowfall magically. Have a wonderful Sunday.

The Tablescaper said...

Such incredible photographs. I never had any idea that hummingbirds would be in area that has snow. What an incredble juxtaposition, hummingbirds and snow.

Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays! Can't wait to see what you're doing for Christmas.

- The Tablescaper