Monday, March 2, 2009

In Like A Lion


I know a lot of you mid west and northern bloggers are really tired of snow. But here in NC, in the area I live, we get very little snow. Yesterday was the exception. It started snowing about 11AM and snowed for 12 hours. We ended up with about 8 inches of snow. When I woke up this morning it was to a winter wonderland. I put on my boots (garden - I don't have winter boots) and heading out to take a few pictures. Please click on them to enlarge and see all of the beauty.


A walking path at the end of my driveway.
The view from my front courtyard.


A lacy tree at the side of my driveway.



My driveway.



A sweet birdhouse and sign made by Donna of Donna's Art.



A little bird at the feeder.
A dragonfly sculpture in my courtyard.


The entrance to my courtyard on the way to my front door.


Welcome Home,


Penny

50 comments:

Lavender Dreamer said...

Looks very familiar! heehee! And you NEED to get some winter boots! Go to Mast General, downtown! But not today! lol Stay warm!

Stacey said...

Good Morning Penny. Your snow is so pretty. I bet the birds are glad there is food in the feeder. When it's extremely cold here the birds eat all day at the feeders. Your view is just unbelievable!

Vee said...

Penny, it looks quite enchanting and I'm sure that it will be gone soon. The white snow against the red in the birdhouse...wonderful!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Penny,
I just love the picture's of the snow.We do not get snow in Modesto CA. So I enjoy seeing the snow pictures very much. I also enjoy you and your blog. You are truly one of the sweetest blogger's I have met.

Have a great day,
Elizabeth

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Incredible! Such beauty to behold! Penny, these are frameworthy...

xo,

Sheila :-)

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Absolutely breathtaking photos! I am envious, but then, I know my blood isn't thick enough for that kind of cold. I can best enjoy it viewing your photos while sipping hot chocolate.

TattingChic said...

That little birdfeeder is darling! Love it with it's little snowcaps! :)

joan said...

Trying to imagine a life without snowboots -- sigh!!

The Going Blog said...

Hmm, looks like things were finally "winterized". Enjoy! It looks beautiful.

Janet said...

Penny,

You call it beauty...we have other names for it right about now:-)

Janet

Happy @ Home said...

I guess great minds really do think alike :-) Have you been to visit Donna today. She has a great mind too.

Do you think maybe we love to see the snow because it happens so seldom? Your pictures are beautiful. I love the mountains in the background and the birdhouse and birds at the feeder. I filled mine up this morning and am enjoying the company of the birdies while I do my domestic duties.

Enjoy your day.

Donna said...

Hi Penny,
Great minds do think alike! Love your snow pictures, we only got about an inch or two. Thanks for mentioning me in your post.

Hugs,
Donna

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

It is beautiful Penny, but living here in MI....I am tired of it! But, your snow is gorgeous!
Lisa ;)

Margaret's Ramblings said...

A true winter wonderland, it's beautiful. Margaret

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Looks like you got way more snow than we did! It was fun wasn't it! We had some really huge snowflakes which was different. We usually get teeny ones or ones mixed with rain. It reminded me of livingin NJ in the winter!

Manuela

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I am enjoying the last little bits of your storm. I am not a big fan of winter weather but I do appreciate the beauty of it all.
denise

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Penny, I've oh'd and ah'd over every picture! The birdhouse is sooo cool! It doesn't snow here and seeing your pictures are such a treat. ♥

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Penny..what absolutely exquisite pictures of snow! I was ..just overcome by longing to be in it. Oh, I know it can be a pain..and all the bad parts..but the beauty is simply a gift from God! It is!
My childhood was spent in an area that snowed every single year..and I guess it just brings back those wonderful memories of the fairytale world it created. Of course, I have always lived in that Fairy tale world..so.. :) Anyway...I loved them SO much.
Thank you for sharing them. You would never know the one was a dragon fly! :) Funny.
I am in awe of the gorgeous places some of the bloggers live! How fortunate you are, Penny! I can almost hear the silence. I say "almost" because a plane just flew over our house. (flight path!) :)
Hugs to you Penny. I loved your post!!!
Mona

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Penny, you got some great shots of the snow! It was even prettier where you are than here in AL. It was fun for a day, but now I'm ready for spring.

NeeNee said...

Hi Penny, what beautiful views you have. I was hoping for maybe an inch of snow here in Summerville, but we got nothing. Oh well, maybe next year.

KarenHarveyCox said...

You even make the snow look charming in that first photo. Gorgeous views, I didn't realize that you got that much snow, wow. We got our typical fifteen inches, but here in Massachusetts that's been pretty common. I love your photos Penny.
Karen

jeanne said...

Wow! Penny your photos are stunning. I was sad when they ended. We were supposed to get lots of snow but we didn't. I enlarged each one and it makes your area magical. This is unusual for sure in NC.

I was so happy to know you received the check so quickly. Thanks for letting me know. I'm really excited about that tray and I love that it can be removed from the stand.

Hug..Jeanne

Shelia said...

Hi Penny! Oh, what a beautiful scene you have! Thanks for sharing this with us! Oh, and you've changed your blog dress and it's so pretty. Love your background, the red toile!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;) I'm honored you would like my humble little laundry room. Your home is just so beautiful!

Shellmo said...

Penny - I confess. I sent the snow fairies from Michigan to visit you! :-) Everything looks so lovely in your yard touched by the snow! Maybe you do need some snow boots....
Hugs!! Shelley

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Very pretty, Penny.It really does look like a Winter Wonderlan! Why don't these beautiful snows come on Christmas morning? I am sure it will melt of soon where you are. We only got about 5 inches but it is 12 degrees now with a windchill of -3 .... brrrrr...

Mary said...

Oh you got much more than us!! In the mountains you are prepared for it though.......but you must pick up a pair of warm boots to keep your tootsies from freezing!

Very cold here tonight so ice expected in the morning - I'm glad I don't have to go anywhere!

Your red post was lovely Penny - and lucky Cindy winning your heart.

Ann said...

What lovely scenic snowy images. I love them all, especially the ones with the birdhouse.

LW said...

wonderful pictures...
enjoy your winter wonderland...


Louise

Rhondi said...

Hi Penny
It looks like you're living in a winter wonderland! Very beautiful! Stop by when you can. I have something for you.
Hugs, Rhondi

August Rose said...

I love Glenn Miller; even though I am only 39. The romance of the music makes my heart go pitter patter. To be swaying with my beau,( My husband )

Will it ever be that romantic again? For know I will just day dream.

Nancy said...

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Rebecca Ramsey said...

What gorgeous snow pics!
We were beyond excited to get a few inches down the road from you in South Carolina!

Charli and me said...

Good afternoon Penny, Your pictures are lovely! I do like the snow but it's the cold I could do without. It's 18 degrees here today. Enjoy your snow because in your area it will soon be gone. I hope you have a lovely day!

bj said...

How beautiful this is...I am so so glad you are enjoying it. We haven't had even one snow here this winter..not to worry as I am not a snow bird, at all...
But yours, there in that pretty country is breathtaking!

Kathleen Grace said...

Out like a lamb! I can't wait!

FarmHouse Style said...

Oh, it really is a wonderland Penny. We just barely missed the snow. Less than 20 minutes from here there was 8 inches. We received a light dusting, then it turned back into rain and was gone. I guess I will just have to enjoy it through your lovely photos.

Rhonda

Sue said...

Hi Penny...your snow was prettier then our snow...you had more, we ended up with slush...and how random in 2 days it's suppose to be in the 70's?????????? Not that I'm complaining...

The Rose Room said...

It does look just lovely, a winter wonderland! Rachaelxo

BailiwickDesigns said...

It's just beautiful! We've had some lovely snow days, too - more than usual. Now, though, we're into an early Spring and it's beautiful too! ::Jill

Desperate Diva said...

We got SNOW too..!! Finally...:) It was beautiful. Your pictures are oh so pretty.
Dianne

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I really do love snow, and your photographs show its beauty!
:)
~Becca~

Jojo said...

When I see icy/snowy scenes, it reminds me of Dr. Zhivago - simply beautiful.

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh Penny, it looks so beautiful! We don't ever get snow where I live. I can't imagine waking up to such magical beauty. What a treat!

Hugs,
Dena

Beverly said...

Penny, your pictures are wonderful. The snow made your home into a winter wonderland.

Ginger said...

Your pictures are really nice. It looks like you live in a beautiful area.
Our snow finally melted, but I'm sure we'll get more before summer comes.
Ginger

podso said...

Beautiful photos. So nice to have snow in NC and then to have it disappear in not too much time!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Penny...your snow pics are wonderful...wow...you got a lot!

Carey said...

Beautiful photos Penny! Thanks for sharing them. Im glad our snow is mostly melted her in NY, but it leaves for a sad looking landscape with everything so brown. Hope you have a fabulous Friday.

DeDe said...

Great winter pics!!

So pretty

Melanie said...

What gorgeous views you have (despite the snow)!