Friday, December 19, 2008

A second snow day

I'm excited - we are all excited today Matt and the grands arrive late at night in Portland so driving will be dicey but it's a beautiful and cold day.

I was up very early and took a few pictures of the house.

The "Peace" sign was smattered with snow...

Everything was splattered as a matter of fact.

We got a beautiful Christmas wreath from our dear relatives back east Jo & Jolene. It went right up in the living room.

A little more Christmas cheer and a lovely thoughtful gift from two very lovely relatives.

Despite the economy we do have a few things under the tree

Speaking of trees the Cottonwood tree looks rather stark in the field having shed it's leaves.

The trees lining the field next to us looked great with the bluish white snow and a purple/orange/yellow sunrise.

We got some birdseed the other day to keep the birds fed and they are now populating the tree in our neighbor's back yard.

The mimosa in our back yard has a few leaves left but from their hang-dog look I'd say not for long,

We do have a star to the east hanging above the field.

One of the three sheep next door was even out foraging and trying to find the green grass that disappeared.

And the stockings are hung by the chimney with care...

... and one of our Nativity sets is out on the table - we love Nativity sets. This one is from New Mexico and from one of our visits there.

I liked the warm colors of our lamp shade contrasting with the blue cold outside.

I took one more shot from the upstairs window - brrrr, it is cold.

Scrabble Score ~ Scrabble Queen didn't say who won but I suspect she pulled it out in the end because she kept telling me I was ahead but did not say I won after her last play. What a sandbagger!

Quote of the Day
"And finally Winter, with its bitin', whinin' wind, and all the land will be mantled with snow." ~ Roy Bean (c. 1825 – March 16, 1903) was an eccentric U.S. saloon-keeper and Justice of the Peace who called himself "The Law West of the Pecos". According to legend, Judge Roy Bean held court in his saloon along the Rio Grande in a desolate stretch of the Chihuahuan Desert of west Texas.

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