Saturday, December 29, 2012

Well It Is Over For Another Year !!

 

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Our small family had dinner here at my house this year and it was nice having them here.

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My two kids looked happy on Christmas day and were teasing each other.

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I did tell Mom to take her coat off and stay a while. LOL!

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Even little Aspen got a gift, a squeaky toy in the shape of a big pill which says ‘chill pill’ on it. He really needs a chill pill so I can keep up with the ornery rascal. LOL!


After a small snow of two inches right on time on Winter Solstice  it made for we a few drifts left for Christmas day so we could say it was a while Christmas.

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Last night we got four inches or more. It is lovely to look at and was a beautiful snow but Aspen does not like it anymore than I do to be out in it. By the time I got him back into the house he looked like a snowball with snow sticking to his fur.

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It painted the garden white and looked pretty on the dried hydrangea blooms left from fall.

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The Garden Kids looked quite chilly but they were still smiling through it all.

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No birds are going to drink from that birdbath. Luckily there are a couple more around that have heaters in them.

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The field across the road looked lovely all coated in white.

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The woodland bed is in there somewhere.

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The Bluebirds are a no show though in any of the houses this winter.

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I think I should have cut back this Autumn Mist clematis vine this fall.

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The Crape Myrtle bush has plenty of seeds hanging onto it.

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Plenty of Rose of Sharon seed pods too. I will be pulling up seedlings all next summer since I did not trim it back.

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The snow is heavy on the Rhododendron leaves.

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The lilies, tulips, daffodils and irises in this woodland bed have a good snow covering now to protect them.

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Aspen and I would like to wish you all a Blessed New Year ahead.


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And Happy Gardening,

Lona

 

 

 

21 comments:

Terra said...

Your photos show you live in a winter wonder land, and your Christmas with family sounds cozy. I like all your bird houses.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Glad you had a nice Christmas with your family and how wonderful to have a 'white' Christmas. I love your photos.

Have a wonderful 2013.

FlowerLady Lorraine

Debby said...

This has been a beautiful week of snow. I have a Yorkie as well. So many bloggers do.
Glad you had a good time with your family. Your mom sure looks happy.

sweetbay said...

Your snow is beautiful! Best wishes for a happy new year!

Sue said...

What a lovely series of pictures. We're getting 5-8" of snow here tonight in central CT. When you don't have to be anywhere it's nice to just sit back and enjoy the beauty of it.

Wishing you a peaceful New Year!

HolleyGarden said...

So glad you had a happy Christmas with your family. The snow is beautiful. And I love the 'garden kids' and their snow hats! Happy New Year!

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Sounds like a good Christmas.
Love the snow photos! I need to get a heated bird bath. Poor birds stand on the frozen water and give me dirty looks through the patio door!
Have a Happy New Year.

Nadezda said...

Lona, lovely wood, spruces, roses with 'white blanket'. And the old card is pretty!
Happy New Year!

Sunray Gardens said...

You know we got the last 2 snows too which is different compared to last year. Now it seems to not want to stop and it's only December. It is pretty in photos though. Looks like everyone had a nice Christmas. Have a nice New Year Lona.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Janneke said...

Glad to read you also had a happy Christmas with your family, just like us also with a small family and Snarf our dog.
Gorgeous pictures of the snow in and around your garden. The Crape Myrtle looks beautiful with the seeds and of course little Aspen, I love dogs.
Wish you and your family and Aspen all the best for 2013 and of course a good gardening year!

Balisha said...

I loved seeing your family at Christmas. Now...where were you, girlfriend?
Aspen is so cute out in the snow and your snow photos are wonderful.
Hope you all have a Happy New Year!
Balisha

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Lona, wishing you a Happy New Year also...

Your garden is just as covered in snow as ours...it's so pretty, at least until Feb.

Jen

My life said...

Beautiful pictures. Happy New Year, Lona!

Satu from Finland

Marguerite said...

What gorgeous photos, I love when the evergreens are coated in white like that. Despite the chill Aspen looks like he had quite a bit of fun. Hope you have a wonderful new year, best wishes, ~Marguerite

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Oooh! Pretty! Love your snowy pictures. And, Aspen is just cute as a button! What's he weigh? 10 lbs? My Bad Dog is 110 so I'm always jealous of friends with cuddly little pups. :)

Happy New Year!

cherry said...

Miss Lona I love all of your snow pictures..That little fur baby looks cold..lol

Happy New Year to you and the family I'm so looking forward to seeing what 2013 has in store for all of us... hugs, Cherry

Swimray said...

You did a great job capturing the snow in photos. i especially liked the details. What a nice Christmas present.
-Ray

Pam's English Garden said...

Dear Lona, Thank you for sharing your family Christmas with us! Your garden looks like mine right now -- snow!! I smiled at your comment about the clematis -- I can see lots of work I should have done before winter arrived. Wishing you a very Happy New Year! P. x

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Lona, you certainly have great bones in your garden, beautiful property! That little Aspen is a cutie.

Eileen

pogonip said...

My feathered friends are enjoying the spot on our pond I've been keeping open for my fish. It's so cold that any open water is a big draw--having a little winter life in my garden is fun! Happy New Year!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

We had a pretty good Christmas, too. It sure seems like a long time ago!

You sure captured lots of beauty in that snow!