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~