Friday, February 4, 2011

WINTER TAPESTRIES FROM THE MIDWEST..........




PREDICTIONS......PREDICTIONS...... AND..... more predictions.  All  that had been
on the news for about  the past week really did come true!  It was definately a wake up call that no one was going no where as the storm progressed.  It snowed  for about 30 hours and when it finally stopped (yesterday a day without a FLAKE), the sun came out and it was beautiful.  Mother Nature created a snow carpet of beautiful images that I wanted to share with you.




Could that be a touch of a Zook designed roof over that small window?


 

My Winter wreath was coated with real snow. . .





    
Of all of the landscaping in front of our home, only the Blue Spruce
shows its snow carpet of design, everything else has disappeared







                        That mound of snow is our mailbox............not to worry,
                                                   there was no delivery!




                             This shot was taken before bedtime outside our front door








This shot was taken very early  early in the  morning (and the snow had stopped)
or so we thought..................




          
                      From the Great Room and the door leading to our deck...............


We opened the door. . . . . .





Our deck and hot tub...........




Unbelievable.....my hanging water fountain





It was quite a few days of interesting weather to be sure.  It was a time to reflect, collect and ponder what could be done inside and I promise you there was plenty to do.   A few snow ball fights with the neighbors caused a little bit of a distraction, but got everyone outside, laughing and enjoying that gift of Mother Nature at her very best!

and then I had an idea...................................on the spur of the moment I called some dear friends and asked them to dinner. Lo and behold, they accepted!  The roads had been plowed, sidewalks had begun to clear and driveways were passable.   Afterall, my table was done............but now for dinner.
                                                 
STAY TUNED......................


4 comments:

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Not loving all of this snow Mary Anne, but your photos are great! This is called making the best of a not so good situation, can't wait to see your tablescape.

Eileen

classic • casual • home said...

Your home is gorgeous covered in snow. What did you have for dinner?
Or is that tonight?
Mary Ann

lifeonthecutoff said...

Mary Anne, I just love your turn of the phrase "snow carpet"! I love them all, especially your winter wreath. I love keeping wreaths up as long as possible through winter - yours is the best I've seen. I will be looking forward to seeing your table. Stay warm.

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