Yes, this year we REALLY had a white Christmas! It is absolutely beautiful out there! Ice and snow...great contrast with all the tree branches...and little pops of color, especially red...my favorite! I've been taking LOTS of pictures...so I'll post just a "few" of my favorites.
This is from a walk through our neighborhood, in our woods and down the street. The metal "people" are some artwork created by our 90-year old neighbor, Cliff, in his blacksmith shop (the red building).
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! May the new year ahead be a blessed one for you!
My poor photo blog is sooooooo neglected! I really thought I'd take more pictures and post more...but life is busy! I DO take a lot of pictures with both my phone and my camera but often forget to download them to my computer. I took several pictures of my woods which are completely yellow now but, sadly, both cameras do not pick up the yellow color very well...the photos always look much greener than real life. Why is that?
I am changing the my main photo for my blog today...just need something different than an early spring photo! This plant sits in my living room in front of a huge window. It must love the lighting and/or the temperatures there because it has flourished beautifully over the past 9 years and has grown amazingly. When I bought it, it was about 8"x 8"....its now about 2'x 3'. It even blooms from time to time. I think it is some variety of a prayer plant. Correct me if I'm wrong (Please!).
Well, every summer is busy around here...but this one seems just a bit more so! And because we had plenty of rain this spring and many hot, sunny days since, the plants are VERY happy in my yard! However, we still live in a woods, and with the extra moisture there seems to be an abundance of leaves on the trees this year...allowing even less sunlight than usual to filter through! SO...my flowering plants refuse to bloom! Lots of lovely greenery...not so many flowers. But at my sister's in Wisconsin there is just the right amount of BOTH rain and sunshine. All the way around the house she has things blooming! Here are a few photos of her hydrangeas on the north side of the house...the front. Beautiful!
I love the variety of the shades of greens and whites! And the water droplets on the leaves was an added bonus, left over from the morning shower we had.