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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

MEMORIES & SNOW

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I've been snowed in for a few days and cabin fever is setting in. Days like this I putter around the house, doing floors, dusting and whatnot, but I always seem to end up at my computer no matter what kind of day it is.
Above is a 1950 class picture. I was in 5th grade and am standing 4th from right in the big white collar. I look at this picture now and wonder about all the classmates, what kind of life they had and where they are now. I received a photo a while back of some of them at a class reunion and you know, they all had white hair except those who didn't have any and they were wrinkled and plump and they looked really old. (smile) Isn't it funny how we think we have stayed pretty much the same but everyone else has changed? Well that isn't exactly right. When I looked in the mirror this morning I barely recognized myself. When did I get so wrinkled?


Because I have no flowers to share I took some pictures of the snow for those of you who don't have any. This shot is off my back deck and shows my apple tree with it's new white dress. The only good thing about snow as far as I''m concerned is that it covers all the spent flower gardens and makes everything look so pristine.

 I call this gray sky a 'snowsky' because it usually means there is more snow coming and it is very-very cold.


 A closeup of the apple tree shows how nicely the snow adheres and even wraps around the branches. Actually it is the Lord's way of insulating them against the freezing cold.



 This cute little black wrought Iron chair would be a very cold seat right now. I remember sitting in it last summer with the hot sun roasting me. I like how the snow piled up on the ornate back of the chair


 Another 'cool' looking shot. I like the bit of lighter color on the horizon. It's sort of like a promise that the cold won't be here forever.


Hee-hee-hee!! Little Matilda was fascinated with the fluffy cold stuff for a short time, but hopped like a frightened rabbit over the threshold when I opened the door for her to come inside. LOL! I am watching them very carefully because last week an eagle swooped down and tried to take my little boy dog Tudie. I had the kitchen door open to the back deck where Tudie was, and he sure came in the house fast, then sort of plopped down on the rug and shook. I picked him up and held him for a while on the couch not knowing what was the matter. I called my daughter who knows a lot about dogs and she told me something scared him. While we were talking  I saw the eagle in a tree across the street.
We have to be really careful of large birds when you have a small dog. An eagle nest was recently found with over sixty dog and cat collars in it. I also heard about a woman who let her little dog run loose at a rest stop and watched in horror as an eagle swooped down and carried her little dog away.
Take good care of your little friends. Leashes are good.


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9 Comments:

Blogger Where the Green Grass Grows said...

I love snow:) Pretty pictures!! It just left a dusting and glaze of sleet/ice in my area:(

1/11/2011  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

What beautiful pictures, MM. I'm not a fan of cold weather but I can appreciate the beauty of a snow covered landscape.

We don't have to worry about eagles here, however, snakes are likely to take our pets for a tasty snack. My cats are indoor cats not only for that reason, but cats are notorious hunters of wildlife and I don't want them killing all the lovely native animals we have here.

1/11/2011  
Blogger Ralph said...

profiyanSnowy and cold here as well. Funny you should mention standing in front of the mirror. Not to long ago I was in front of the mirror and actually was startled by all the white hair I had (not that I have much hair). But it was white, not gray, white. It really did surprise me. Even more startling was the fact I didn't remember it happening.
Ralph

1/12/2011  
Blogger jel said...

very cool shots :)

my mom has cabin fever bad too!
we don't has much snow as ya do, but it is very cold here.

thanks for stopping by and for the link!

1/12/2011  
Blogger Reflection Through The Seasons said...

There is such beauty in your pictures Bev.

I understand so well your thoughts about the passing years... they bring many things with them. However, the one thing that I consider they have blessed me with is the change in the colour of my hair... yes, it has turned white, but I love it and with no more expensive treatments at the hair stylists either.... I consider it a bonus. Its a pity about all the aches and pains that come our way tho', but as for wrinkles... well, they can't kill you can they? I am just so thankful that I have been fortunate to live long enough to get them.
Take care - Marion - Wales UK

1/12/2011  
Blogger Merle said...

Dear Bev ~~ The snow pics are lovely, but I can live without it.
Nice old school photo too. It is funny how we don't think we have changed, but others have.
Thanks for your kind comments about my family pics and the jokes.
I am so lucky John and I went when we did as most of Queensland is flooded dreadfully at present and roads closed. Take care my friend.
Love, Merle.

1/13/2011  
Anonymous Wild about Whidbey said...

The pic of the snow covered chair is my favorite. Forecast for the next 10 days- RAIN!!!!
Oh well, it sure was pretty while it lasted.

1/13/2011  
Blogger Jo said...

I heard the other day that 49 of our states got snow this week. I love snow, but this year I am tiring of it early and ready to give what we have coming yet to the first taker.

Stay warm and cozy. I am praying for an early spring.

1/14/2011  
Blogger PEA said...

I love that class picture and had so much fun finding you on it:-) Like you, I often wonder what kind of life my school mates had and what they're doing now. I still see a few of them around but most had moved away after we finished school.

Beautiful pictures of your snow. It's been snowing nonstop since yesterday over here so it's looking like a winter wonderland as well. To think that last week I was saying that we barely have snow...that'll teach me from opening my big mouth!! hehe

Oh dear, how horrifying it would be to see a pet taken by an eagle!! It's no wonder you keep a close eye on your two little dogs. We don't have eagles in my area but we do have the occasional hawk and they'll attack birds, chipmunks and squirrels.

Take care of yourself dear friend. xoxo

1/18/2011  

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