Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday with White Out Conditions

This is my first time participating in Outdoor Wednesday hosted by our gracious hostess Susan over at http://asoutherndaydreamer/. Be sure to stop by for a full list of participants and all of their beautiful outdoor spaces. This past Saturday we woke to snow. A lot of snow. When it was all said and done we ended up with 6". Oh it was so pretty from the inside out. lol But being the true blogger that I am I ventured out to take some pictures to share with you girls. :-) Many of the weekend activities were cancelled in our area due to the slick roads. After I let Murphy out of the garage he promptly came around to the front yard to I wonder what he's after? He's sure focused on something..

Murphy.."what are you after boy?"

This is the view outside the patio door. Some of you may remember the boulders from last summer. They look a bit different all covered with snow. There is a driveway to the right of the boulders. ummm it seems to have Brrrrrrr it's cold out here..

A birdbath full of snow..and a bench dressed in white some how doesn't seem right. But the beauty is so serene. Think I might pass on sitting here for a day or two.

You can barely see the lake through the fog and the snow. Look closely, beyond the yard light you can see the shelter house and yes, the lake there. I think the fish might still be on the bottom for a while.

Aren't the trees and the bench gorgeous covered with all the snow? Almost postcard worthy.

In the background you can see a bale of hay nestled amongst the trees. We purposely left it there for the deer to nibble on. They're pretty shy and only come in the evenings. What a site that is.

The baby angel is even covered in a blanket of snow.

Even the Labrador yard ornament isn't left out..

This is a view off the end of the porch. The smaller of the trees are the flowering crab apple trees, the rest are Austere trees. Hard to believe I'll be cutting down the pampas grass in a couple of weeks.

Hi boy, I'm so glad you could join me..

Remember the beautiful Boston ferns that hung here last summer? It won't be long now and they'll be hanging here once again.

Hi ya boy.. Sit Murphy...

Good boy!!! Even Miss Scooter had to go out and play in the snow. Girls, she doesn't even like to get her paws wet when she goes out to potty..we laughed and laughed at her..

Mom, can you please get the towel to dry me off?Okay girl.. Mom will let you in. :-))What a difference a day makes. This is Sunday morning. I had to rush out to take a picture of the geese on the lake. They're a bit early this year.. Maybe that's a sign Spring will be early.
( A click on the picture allows you a better view of the geese.) Blue skies..

This week they're calling for temperatures to sore into the upper 70's by Thursday. Hard to believe we can go from this to wonderful Spring like temperatures so quickly. But girls that's Missouri. If you don't like the weather wait 5 minutes and it will change. Susan thanks for hosting another wonderful Outdoor Wednesday. Now, I'm off to see all the other beautiful outdoor spaces....hugs ~lynne~


Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Lynne, these are such beautiful snow pictures. Murphy and Miss. Scooter are so pretty in the snow. It just amazes me how different everything looks in the snow. It's fun for a little while, but now I'm ready for spring (without any snow). laurie

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love your photos! Your weather is like ours. Don't like it - wait a little bit and it will change! Beautiful dog. Our snow is almost gone, thank goodness. Temps did not get as high today as originally predicted, but should be in the 60's tomorrow and that should wipe the rest out. Hope you are having a great evening.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Lynne! Beautiful snow 6"? Looks so pretty though! Thanks for sharing your photos.


Carolyn said...

Hi Lynne,
Lovely snow pictures but I wouldn't mind some of that 70 degree stuff right about now!
Take care,

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good evening dear Lynne...this really does look pretty..and you have angel covered with you didn't have to go out and make angels..Poor fur babies..Hope all is well with you and Bill...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Kat said...

What beautiful pictures! I love snow - in pictures lol. Murphy and Scooter look like they had some fun. Everything does look so different covered in a blanket of snow, the picture of the bench and trees is beautiful. Hope Bill is continuing to feel better. Hugs, Kathy

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Lynne,
That sure looks familiar to me! Sad to say we won't be in the 70's this week, maybe the 40's. Your dogs are both just the cutest! Thanks for sharing, Cindy

Susie Q said...

Your doggies are just wonderful and what fun they must have had playing in the snow! Our Kip loves it!
I am one of those odd ducks who LOVES snow and being snowed in! Your pictures surely are pretty!


Four Paws and Co said...

It's beautiful! You were living in a winter wonderland! Murphy & MIss Scooter are so adorable. Thanks for the wonderful post Lynne! ♥

Anonymous said...

Hi Lynne! Fabulous snow shots! It's always so fresh and pretty to have things covered with snow! Enjoy your week and happy O.W.!

Missy Wertz said...

Your snow is really pretty! Happy Outdoor Wed.!

Anonymous said...

The snow looks so pretty but I am glad we are on the back end of that! I sure am wanting spring to come!!

I love to see my dogs play in the snow- it seems to give them a boost of energy or something- maybe theyre just cold!

Pray you are having a glorious week!


Stacey said...

Mercy, it makes me cold to look at all of that snow. I'm glad it didn't make it to Oklahoma City - even though it's beautiful.

janet said...


Sue said...

Your pictures are like a postcard, beautiful just beautiful, But I just love murphy and miss scooter. Priceless!!!

Candy said...

Makes me shiver looking at you yard. That is a lot of snow and cute puppies too.
Happy Wed, Candy

xinex said...

Hi lynne, the snow is beautiful. Your dogs are so funny, seems so excited about the snow too, just like mommy! Isn't spring ever coming?...Christine

Anonymous said...

Wonderful snow scenes. It all looks so peaceful and serene. Snow is so quiet when it falls, compared with rain.

Kathy b

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Lynne,

Your photos of the views are all just breathtaking. I know it's probably too cold to enjoy it.
It is serene and lovely.

Loved this post!
Thanks for sharing.

I hope all is going well.
~Melissa :)

Maryrose said...

Beautiful pictures. The snow is beautiful, makes me cold to look at it though. I am ready for spring. Thanks for sharing, Maryrose

Unknown said...

Ok.. that looks so cold I want to go put a coat on! Its beautiful to look at tho... Murphy is adorable as always...

Barbara Jean said...

Thanks for coming by. Always appreciate your visits.

The snow pics are beautiful!!
I think Missouri must be like Oregon as we use that same saying. "If you don't like the weather just wait 5 minutes and it will change."

You must be out in the country by the looks of all the bare land around you. It's beautiful!!

Blessings, and thanks for the 'snow' scenes,

Barbara Jean

Light and Voices said...

It must have been a hoot to see Murphy & MIss Scooter reactions to the snow. Beautiful photographs! Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

Blondie's Journal said...

I love these pictures, snow is just so pretty to photograph. And Murphy and Scooter look bewildered by all that white stuff! I just love winter sometimes. I truly appreciate all four seasons!

Thanks for a great OW post!


santamaker said...

Gorgeous pictures of your yard blanketed with snow. I'm sooo glad that we only get that once in a blue moon in Ga, though! Your puppies are adorable.
Glad to hear that hubby is on the mend.
Hurry up Spring!

Kristie R said...

beautiful snow pictures

Kristie R said...

beautiful snow pictures

Bo said...

Good morning this is the best way to enjoy snow scenes...over the internet. I loved seeing your fur kids...I hope the docs have your hubby's coumadin regulated by now...and that he is feeling much, much better. ;-) Bo

Salmagundi said...

Send some of that moisture back this way. We are so dry, and are having grass fires. It has been a beautiful, warm winter; but I'll take some snow any day over the fires. Sally

Barbara Jean said...

Thank you for my good morning note!!

The snow may melt where you are, but on my computer screen it will still be there tonight. ;)

I love the snow because it reminds me of how God sees us. To Him, we are whiter than snow. No blemish. No spot, because He see us through the blood of Jesus. And when we 'melt away' and 'get dirty', He still sees us whiter than snow.
He just loves us no matter what!!

Have a wonderful day,
Barbara Jean

Wanda said...

The snow is so pretty, and it looks like the dogs have different opionions about it. I would enjoy one last snow day here, but I think the season is over.

The Raggedy Girl said...


What beautiful snow photos. I am green with snow envy. I got confectioner sugar in a light little sprinkle.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday
from Roberta Anne

Kristen said...

Our weather is crazy too. We got a few inches of snow and now they say 70's by the weekend.
What was Murphy after?

♥ Kathy said...

What a lot of snow!! Your dogs are so cute ♥ Happy OW!

Lori said...

Great photos! We got the snow Sunday night. We got about 4-6 inches.

The Berry's Patch said...

Beautiful snow pictures. But, I think something is missing. Oh I know, where is your snow man?

Anonymous said...

These photos are great Lynne! We didn't even get a flake!!

The sun is shining and it's 55 degrees. We enjoyed weather, this morning, while we ran errands. Looking forward to the Spring temps this week!

Hope all is going well with you!!

Judi said...

You sure did get lots of snow. We haven't had any for a couple of weeks now. But its been very cold. Isn't that something that you'll be up in the upper 70s in just a few are lucky to experience both just days apart.

Hope spring comes fast around here.
have a lovely day and thank you for sharing.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello Girlfriend...

WOW!!! You guys really did get the snow! You have such a beautiful yard...and it's even prettier under that blanket of white (at least for the time being...hehe!) Your lake is gorgeous and I loved seeing the geese!

Hope that you're having a wonderful Wednesday, Sweetie!!!
Love ya,
Chari is Bill doing?

Beth at Aunties said...

I enjoyed your beautiful snow pictures. Aren't animals funny when it first snows? They are adorable and mind so well.

We are suppose to get snow tonight and more this week end. I am so finished with snow and want to move on to Spring so bad after seeing so many wonderful spring pictures.
I hope your husband is doing better:)


Beth at Aunties said...

I enjoyed your beautiful snow pictures. Aren't animals funny when it first snows? They are adorable and mind so well.

We are suppose to get snow tonight and more this week end. I am so finished with snow and want to move on to Spring so bad after seeing so many wonderful spring pictures.
I hope your husband is doing better:)


lvroftiques said...

Lynne it's all so beautiful in the snow!! (Not that it isn't when it's not snowy know what I'm sayin') But there's something enchanting about snow....It makes everything look so clean...for a little while anyway *winks* Murphy and Scooter are so cute! Me wants ta huggy and lovey on them! Such sweet expressions! Hope all is going well with you and your honey Lynne. I'm always thinkin' about you two. Love Vanna

Helen said...

Wonderful first effort, Ms. Lynne!

JudyBug said...

Beautiful snow pics. I just can't imagine having snow at this time of year. Your fur babies are just adorable.


Paula Bee said...

What beautiful snow pictures! I got a kick out of your dogs. We had a golden retriever who hated to get her feet wet. We now have an English retriever that loves the cold and the rain! She loves long walks in the rain and seems energized by it. Her breed is originally from Scotland....During the summer I can hardly get her out the door - she HATES the heat! Pets, aren't they funny?
Enjoyed your wonderful pictures. Love, Paula

Dolores said...

Living in south Texas....what is snow? We're in the midst of a draught..... we'd take any type of moisture.

Your photos show a winter wonderland.....oh my, everything looks so beautiful!!!!!

I've been outside most of the day, spreading a short sleeve shirt.....

I love animals.... your dogs are so precious!

Susan (Between Naps On The said...

Lynne...your pics of your yard are majestic and surreal. Loved it! Thanks for sharing these...Murphy and Scooter are soooo cute! susan

janet said...

thank you for stopping by and visiting my art...lets make a deal, you paint my furniture and i will paint a thanks for your kind comments. Hope the Mr is still doing well

Howard said...

What beautiful pictures. I love that you included your dogs. :-)


Jessica said...

Morning Lynne~

Beautiul pictures~ really it just takes my breath away. Your babies are priceless, too. :)

I hope Mr. P. is feeling better.

♥ J.

jerseygirl211 said...

Good Morning Lynne,

I'm jelous, I can't get my Sergei to let me take some good pictures of him, yours pose so nice. I took some pictures of the snow we got here, but didn't post them. I'm glad your DH is doing better, I'm afraid our niece didn't make it. :( She leaves four children 11to 4yrs or age. I hate to think of them growing up without a mother as I did.

Love & Hugs

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh Lynne...What beautiful pictures! My favorite is the lake with the fog! It looks like your doggies enjoyed the snow. My cats like looking at ours through the window...but then they enjoy watching the garbage truck pick up the trash!!! lol Hope you are having a great week...hugs...Debbie

jerseygirl211 said...

Thank you for your kind words Lynne. Today would have been her birthday, which makes it so much harder. But I keep remembering something a priest said to a greiving husband when he lost his wife. His words were, "Jim, Mary didn't belong to you, she belonged to God, and he called her home." I find those words comforting, and I hope that my nephew, John, will too.


Designs on 47th Street said...

Goodness Gracious those are some beautiful snow pictures. I always love looking at winter snow scenes and yours look like they could have been professionally taken.

You have a beautiful acreage/land/lot. Love the snowy benches and yard decor.

It's suppose to be in the 60's here today! yipee!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Lynne, Your weather sounds as crazy as ours! LOL! Your pictures were beautiful! ...and the dogs super cute! :) ~hugs, Rhonda

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Lynne!

This yo-yo weather is incredible isn't it? The snow missed us this week but it's been sooo cold here in Ohio and will be 60 by the weekend! Go figure!!

I have an award for you on my Friday March 6th post!

Hugs, Sherry

Anonymous said...

You have a beautiful place....I could imagine what it looks like in Spring and Summer....The winter scenes is Gorgeous. Your Girl and Boy is sooo Cute....Have a wonderful weekends..kathy

Tomarie said...

I so enjoyed looking at these pics! Okay...I'm downright jealous cause I think snow is so beautiful! And your poochie-pies are SO CUTE!! I hope Bill is doing better and that you're remembering to stop and take a breather every once in a while! Love ya Lynne! :-) L~