Past Winter Wonderlands from Our House to Yours

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That’s a turtle in the bird bath. He’s a rain gauge.

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The deep green, shaggy fir tree is barely seen through the snow.

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Just a plain old pine all dressed up for winter.

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The ironwood tree

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The corner of our drive takes on a whole new look.

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It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Mike and I love the walk. That’s me in the picture. Mike is taller and bigger and doesn’t wear a cute little wool coat. 

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This is what an English dogwood looks like in the wintertime with a grown woman playing silly games around it. But gosh it was fun. Snow brings out the kid in us.

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You can see for miles from the top of this hill. Yes, we climbed it. And it ain’t easy. But the view is worth it, especially seen through a veil of snow. 

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Even the brush looks beautiful on this day.

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One legend of this unfinished rock house at the top of the hill has it that a veteran returning from WWI had despaired of the world continuing after such horror, and built himself a doomsday house. There is an open balcony of sorts at the front. From the back you can see into the deep rock cellar. The part that is finished was built to last. But it was never finished. There are as many stories about this house and its builder as there are people to tell them. 

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This old rutted road climbs up into the ridges behind our house. On one particularly steep turn you can find fossils of tiny sea creatures. 

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The backyard seen through the living room window.

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View from back deck.

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Mr. Blue Jay tucked and fluffed right above our deck.

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Bird buffet keeps feathered friends at the trough.

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Customers usually flock to this many-tiered, high-level eatery.


Cliff face on Blount Mountain gets little sun, even at high noon.


Amazing how the waters freeze in mid-rush.  

Brrrr. Hope you’ll join me for more sights later. Keep the home fires burning and stay warm, friends.


5 thoughts on “Past Winter Wonderlands from Our House to Yours

    • JoAnn, welcome once again to the wonderful world of technology. Mike and I have been struggling with pictures for two days. Mike’s getting grumpy. He has to do all the techno work. And it’s work, believe me. We’ve been having to dredge up these pictures from the obscure past, and trying to find them on certain drives or other storage means will make you pull your hair out. Just trying to get the pictures on my blog is a major hassle. But they are worth it in the end. Thank you for your kind comment, and I would love to see your winter wonderland pictures. I would love for anyone to share their beautiful ice and snow pictures. That would be great. However, finding out how to get them from A to B is beyond my knowledge. Do any of my followers or drive-by readers know how to do this? Would love to hear from you if you do.

  1. Well, I guess my first comment didn’t post. Word Press…grrrr! Here’s some info that came with the video when it was sent to me…..

    “The man flying the 3 kites is 84 years old and he’s from Vancouver, Canada. He comes to the Washington State International Kite Festival every year. His skin is like leather as he normally flies with his shirt off. He is deaf, so when he flies they hold their hands up and wave them for
    applause. He flies 2 with his hands and the 3rd one is attached to his waist. Each kite has two strings. He is the world champion of multiple kite flying, having flown 39 !! at one time to set a world record…..13 kites each from his waist and each hand.

    You must watch to the end to see the amazing landing of that last kite! I would have those kites so tangled up, you could never get them separated again! And of course, make sure you watch in full screen and with the volume turned up because the music is wonderful and totally reflects the soaring of the kites.”

    In the missing comment I also said your photos are beautiful and asked what code to use to post photos here because I’d like to show you some pics of the snow we have…a lot.


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