Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Before It Melted

I love how snow transforms the ordinary world. I couldn't stay inside another second. I put on boots and a heavy coat and walked around the yard. I could see the bones of my garden, and I wondered how many secrets it would reveal. What would bloom and when?



While I refilled the bird feeders, I noticed that the neighbor's children had built a snowman. What a joyful sight.




As I trudged along, I was entranced by hoof-prints in the snow. They crossed my yard and stopped in a woody thicket.

I continued to explore. 
No prints on the far side of the house. Just dappled light and a blue-blue sky.



More hoof prints.








The deer paused a moment on the hill, then loped into the woods.

The same view one day later. 

24 comments:

  1. Lovely! I didn't manage to catch the deer in the snow here. It is almost sad to see the snow go, but after 5 days of being housebound it is time, LOL.

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  2. Such a wonderful winter walk. Thanks for taking us along with you! It sounds like you are feeling a bit more steady. Your ranchburger is lovely.

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  3. Photo with lawn chairs ~ award worthy

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  4. How beautiful!! I just love how snow makes everything look fresh and new--until it starts melting and gets muddy:-)

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  5. How blessed to live in such a picturesque place.

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  6. Beautiful photos! A blanket of snow does change so much...visually and emotionally. Sheila

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  7. Beautiful and peaceful, then gone! I'm sue those with 30 inches wish they could be so fortunate as we are. Beautiful photos, especially loved seeing the lovely deer.

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  8. What a beautiful and peaceful home you have...lovely pics !

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  9. Oh, I'd love to take pic of them!
    Brenda

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  10. Very pretty,Michael Lee. Love the deer and your yellow boots!

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  11. So picturesque Michael Lee and wonderful photography but am a little disappointed that you didn't include where hubby's truck went into the culvert ..... ☺. -Brenda-

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    1. LOL Now that the snow is gone, we can see the deep ditches on the left side of the driveway. There's one spot--a sort of "bridge"--where he could have crossed, but the snow obliterated it. It's rare that TN gets this much snow (not since 1988), but just in case, I need to mark that spot with a driveway flag (one of those things with reflective lights).

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  12. In all honesty, I showed the photo to my better half that you posted of his truck and his comment was; "he must have been heading to the buildings in the distance. Where do they live again?" That was it! No question about why he was out in a blizzard. All said and on the serious side, I am glad he didn't sustain any injury and the snow probably cushioned the truck to prevent any real damage. Have a great evening! -Brenda-

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  13. Seeing wildlife(in the wild) makes my heart soar! I still feel the magic of falling snow, but I sure hate dealing with it once it falls on the ground and I sure don't like to drive in it either!

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  14. You live in a beautiful spot, Michael Lee. The snowy landscape is lovely, though I'm happy not to live with snow. It's been cold and gloomy here, but no moisture. Love the shot of the Adirondack chairs in the snow.

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  15. Our snow was melting fast, although not as much as yours... but last night the temperature dropped to 19 degrees and it's not warming up very fast today. Warm weather on the way soon though! The roads are all snow and ice free... so that's a good thing!

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  16. wow...our big snow didn't melt nearly that fast...
    and how wonderful to live with deer right outside your door.....such pretty photos

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  17. Oh what beautiful, snowy scenery...the shot of your Adirondack chairs is stunning against that blue sky! I wish we had gotten a little bit more accumulation, it was here and gone except for the hazardous glaze of ice. What a fun surprise to find your deer family! They look like they might be permanent residents, you may need deer-resistant plants in your garden :)

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  18. Thanks for hosting the Party! The Winter pics are beautiful! Have a great weekend! :)

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  19. Very pretty snow pictures. We got about seven inches but it's all gone now and to be 60 Here Sunday Love the deer, we had deer too when we lived in the country. Do you feed them to help them get through this long winters ?

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  20. Beautiful, just beautiful, my friend.

    xoxo

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