October 9, 2011

Old Man Winter makes an appearance...

We awoke Saturday morning to find that Fall had disappeared and Old Man Winter had appeared...

 
 
Some of us were thrilled with the first heavy snow of the season...

While others of us, were not at all impressed...

Only a few die-hard finches ventured out, happy for the fresh feeders and thawed out bird bath...

Just the day before, we were picking pine nuts out of these pinyon trees on our property...


According to my unofficial patio table measurement, we received over 5 inches of the white stuff...

And just as quickly as it appeared, it disappeared, leaving behind a slushy, muddy mess.  Old Man Winter sure knows how to make an impression!

6 comments:

Kuhns Acres said...

It was a beautiful sight yesterday. We came up to winterize the cabin. We were not sure if we would make up there. No one had been up our road yet and there was alot of mud under the snow. Hed to put it in 4-wheel drive to make it. By the time we left most of it was gone. But never got any at home,just rain. Keep warm and enjoy your first full winter!!

Lilla said...

Sorry we missed seeing you when you were in town, Shelly! Thanks for the well wishes. Fingers crossed we make it through our first winter here with no major issues!

AJ-OAKS said...

Beautiful,wonderful, peaceful snow!!! Love the pics!
Enjoy it for me too please.
Hugs.

frugalmom said...

It looks just like I imagine it would sound...just so quiet and peaceful. The first snow is always the best, right?

Im thinking I would have been more like the chickens and less like the dogs :-)

And wow! You can pick your own pine nuts, huh? Thats totally awesome. Especially when you see what they are selling them for in the store...ugh.

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Wow!! I can't even believe it. I'm sitting here in shorts and a t-shirt. We've got unusually warm weather, although it will change to Fall by the end of the week. My chickens are less than impressed with snow too.

jasperlilith said...

oh my god!!!! i can't believe that snow fall!!! it's beautiful but i will stick to my texas winters, thank you very much :)

although those wood stoves are pretty enticing!