Our life living off the land in our log cabin, breathing fresh mountain air, and getting back to basics.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Wishes Do Come True!

We woke up in a very cold cabin (we had not burned the fire during the night) but with a beautiful blanket of snow covering everything outside.  I was delighted, and have been enjoying every minute of it since.  I've been wishing to have just one more good snow that I could experience from beginning to end, and today, it is so...I must be doing something right!

It's been snowing almost all day.  Sometimes blustery gusts of flakes flying every which way.  Sometimes big huge flakes floating gently to the ground.  Sometimes tiny little flakes fluttering about never really seeming to go anywhere.  I tried to get some pictures capturing these different snow moods of the day, but the pictures all look pretty much the same.  What's amazing is that even though it's snowed all day, it hasn't accumulated much (yet anyway)Even though we were getting this snow all day, the weather radar did not indicate snow above us, so that makes me wonder if we were just getting snow that was blown to us from the clouds north of us...?

I find snowflakes to be amazingly cool (pun intended) little crystals and I love trying to see their detail.  So I kept going outside to try to capture a single snowflake, but that was really challenging to do!  This is my best shot at it, not bad...but still a little blurry.  I used a piece of black construction paper as my background; it kept the snowflake frozen and it didn't have a rough texture to distract the focus of the close up lens (while I love my camera, the macro lens isn't the best for this type of work...pics I took on different types of material showed mostly those textures and not the detail of my snowflake).

Of course, the birds flocked to the feeders, especially when I put fresh seeds in them. I like the open wing span of the bird flying away:)

We are supposed to get more snow, falling directly upon us, so I am excited to see what tomorrow morning will bring.  I can assure you that we will be stoking our wood stove tonight! 

I'll close with this quote by Ruth Stout...I've mentioned her before, she has a no till gardening theory that we have adopted...her feel for winter resonates deep within me, and perhaps explains my love of days like today...
"There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you...In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself." 
Thanks for reading my blog, you are the best f/f/r/s/f's, see you tomorrow,


Susie Swanson said...

Beautiful pictures. We awoke to a dusting but it turned into about an inch.. Late spring for sure.. I'd rather have snow than storms.. You stay warm and take care.

Dad/Pepere said...

Happy for you! Hugs!

Lise said...

Thanks Susie! I love the snow and I love storms too, as long as everyone is safe.

Thanks dad, I know you're happy not to experience it these days! Hugs back:)