So one snow day was fine, but five was a little over-doing it for me! The kids loved it & of course loved not having school for the entire week ~ me, I am like the Disney story book “The Penguin who hated the cold”. I layer myself with sweat pants, tee’s, sweatshirts blankets & any other means of staying warm. I of course peek out the window at all the fun everyone is having…but I have more fun indoors!
I shared with you a photo’s earlier this week of the beauty of the snow on the ground. However, the snow did not stop for days ~ in all I believe we had approximately a foot of snow…which for some doesn’t’ sound like much, but for this part of Washington State is far more than the couple inches now and then that we are used to. Because of the moisture – the base of the snow turns wet, which means under what seems like powdery snow is ice underneath. Which also means ice on our trees and shrubs under the snow that makes very large trees snap in half – which wipes out power lines & many families are have been without power for days.
Yesterday when I woke up I looked out the window to find my neighbors large cedar tree had fallen into our back yard nearly missing my chicken coop.
My sweet husband went out and was trying to shake all of the snow off of the trees that he could reach to prevent any more trees from falling on our side.
Thankful that no damage to the coop was done, but the garden space that I worked so hard on behind the coop is now crushed by the tree. I’m mostly disappointed in losing my newly planted pink snowbell tree. So I took photo’s to share with you Summer 2011 garden photo’s and what those areas look like today…
Okay ~ now to Congratulate Amy over at Maison Décor … you are the lucky winner to choose a bracelet of your choice that was graciously donated by “From Our Hands to Your Home”. Looking forward Amy to seeing what you choose!
To see what I am linking to this week – please check my “Cottage Links” label…xoxo, tracie
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