Monday, February 9, 2015

ICE & SNOW



The past two weeks our wintery world has truly lived up to it's name.
Let's see 4 storms of varying degrees of intensity, quantity deposited
and beauty as a result have made us more aware of the dangers of ice
and the beauty of ice and snow.


One lone Bloodgood Maple leaf swathed in ice 
not about to fall to the ground any time too soon.


Yet when the temperatures rose over night
the ice disappeared.
Then a couple days later the snow fell again
all light and fluffy
just enough to cover all 
so the carpet looked even and beautiful.


Hanging in the espaliered apple tree
soaking up the sun
I found the birdhouse at the top
the Japanese pagoda style wind chime
and
the foghorn deep sounding wind chime
at the bottom.


The last remnants of the ice still hung on for dear life
to the Kousa Dogwood.


The sunshine shone brightly coaxing the ice to disappear
with light sounds of dripping 
as we passed the Colorado blue spruce.


But you know I can smell spring!
I just know it's not far away
and
I sticking to my story!!

32 comments:

  1. That is such a beautiful winter wonderland Sophie.
    But, I hope you are right, I'm ready for Spring!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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    1. Spring can't come fast enough for me!!!

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  2. So you can smell Spring, eh? Well, I'd trust your forecasting over some groundhog's predictions any day!

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    1. Oh yes, my DOODLESMELLER is very attuned to discovering and forecasting!!

      HONEST!!

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  3. Although gorgeous you must be freezing your tail off
    Lily & Edward

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    1. I whip my tail around so fast and so much that ICE & SNOW just don't have enough time to accumulate!!

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  4. gorgeous photos-and I agree with Debra Sophie

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    1. Let's see, uhm, YUPPERINEEE Spring is just around the corner!!

      Be patience!!

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  5. Hi Ron! And Ms SD! Wow, you guys and gal have been slammed with winter! But Ron certainly captured spectacular photos of the ice coating everything so beautifully! Congratulations on you 1000th post, Girlfriend! You are amazing! That was great of the guys to get you birthday treats from your favorite Three Dog Bakery! "Bite Me!" I'm cracking up. I'm glad that you see spring in your future, Sophie. It's not hard to think of it here. Our high temperatures have been running about 60º F/15º C here. So I've been out walking in the gorgeous sunshine. But March and April are right around the corner, and they are usually snowy. I'll have to get over to That-Place-I-Don't-Visit-Much and check out Ron's photos. Hey, this was Big T's last Monday ever to go into work! Next Monday is a holiday, and Terry retires on Friday, Feb. 20th. Could be very interesting ~ LOL! Have a great week!!!!! Stay away snow!

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    1. The countdown to RETIREMENT only 11 days away!! YIP YIP YAHOOOOOOOO!!

      You guys are going to having a great time, you'll see.

      15 C sounds delightful ~ it's minus 15 C here ~~ OUCHIE!

      The backyard is totally covered in white which I suspect will remain with us until late March. Aother nor'easter on Friday.........Please Lord be nice!!

      Cheers!

      Ron and Sophie

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  6. Sophie and Ron, There is such magnificence in wintery landscapes, and you two manage to find it. However, Sophie, I do think your keen nose may be tricking you just a bit...

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    1. I chose to believe my DOODLESMELLER !

      I just have to because the guys are whining a lot about the damp and cold'
      so I figured that if I keep pushing the arrival of SPRING
      it'll make them feel GOOD INSIDE!!

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  7. I'm glad you're wearing your coat, Sophie! I went to the beach yesterday. It was in the low 70'sF. You and Mr. Orange would have had fun! I'd have fun tromping through all your snow. I LOVE the cold!

    -Otto

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    1. Well OTTO ~ there is plenty of room for you and I ~~ come on ~~ let's RUNNNNNNN!

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  8. Sophie, love that purple, but where are your booties? Superb photos, I so long to visit!!!

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    1. The purple booties have holes in them ~~ shhhh ~~ don't tell anyone OK !?!

      VICARIOUS VISITING ~ OK !?!

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  9. What beautiful photos! We sure do love your pretty purple coat, Sophie!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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    1. PURPLE with ICE & SNOW makes me feel DOODLE HAPPY!!

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  10. That thick coating of ice is so beautiful to me, like everything is encased in glass!

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    1. Exactly Ryker ~~ I actually said the very same thing ~~ glass everywhere!!

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    1. I have heard that before Brian ~~ the guys whisper it in my ear all the time!!

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  12. The sky is such a wonderful shade of blue. Beautiful photos. It's been spring like here for the past few days, but I think that mother nature is just teasing us.

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    1. The cold, very cold temperatures always give us gorgeous blue skies in the winter ~~~ I do not complain about winter for the longest time because of the intense skies we get. However the end of February and my patience has worn thin.

      Oh how I wish the Gulf Stream would veer off slightly to the west and bless us with warmer temps. I just love the spring with the snowdrops and flowers popping through!

      Cheers!
      Ron

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  13. Please tell me you're kidding about another n'or easter' on Friday. UNCLE ! I am very unhappy. VERY, VERY unhappy.

    BTW love the pic of the ice covered Maple Leaf.

    Stay warm my friends, stay warm.

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    1. The T.V. guy said the nor'easter won't be as intense, but really what does that mean when you have to shovel a driveway(which is a BIG NO-NO for us). Looks like we'll be spending more money for the angels that appeared from around the corner a couple weeks ago.

      So HAPPY about that, indeed!

      Cheers!
      Ron

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  14. Your winter wonderland looks beautiful Sophie :-)

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    1. I think I need a sweater ~ that would finish off the whole story!!

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  15. Sophie ,, we love that you and your dads know how to capture each special moment and share with us!
    love
    tweedles

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    1. Oh Tweedles you are so kind and I am sending BUBBLELOVE far over the land to you and yours!

      Cheers!

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