Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Another Snow Day!!!

Hello everyone,
      Well, we had another snow day here on the Island with schools and work cancelled for many people.We are getting more snow this winter then we have had for the past few years even though we had a late start on winter-it was mid January before we had any real amount of snow and cold. We now have high banks of snow along the sides of the road but even in our yard it is filling up. Andrew has done a lot of shovelling lately- I would help him but sadly we only have one shovel. ha!ha!

Andrew has even had to shovel some snow off the roof of our house - too much weight on the roof.

I opened the door and took this shot a few minutes ago.

I am showing you these pics because some of you were wondering if I was working in the garden yet. I think it might be awhile for me yet.
Notice how the snow is up to the top of our picket fence which is about 4 ft. high. Andrew also had to shovel off the cottage roof as there was about 3 ft. of snow on it . Some years we get lots of wind with the snow to blow it off the roof but this year not so much.

I love the snow but by March I will be hoping it goes quickly.

This was shot from our bedroom window on a sunny day last week. A winter garden can still be beautiful to me.

I do enjoy watching the birds from our kitchen window. This downy woodpecker is a frequent visitor.

I love the chickadee's.

These mourning doves like to sit on the arbor outside our window.

They are such sweet gentle birds.

On a drive up west last week I took a picture of this pretty little church..

Well, the weather man is predicting a sunny and; warmer day on Thursday (2 degrees Celsius.) So, it may start melting some of this pretty white stuff. I think I need to get out my cross country skies and enjoy it while I can!!!

I am showing you these pics because some of you were wondering if I was working in the garden yet. I think it might be awhile for me yet.

Before you go , I want to tell all you nature lovers about  Flower Hill Farm a blog that is full of beautiful photos of Carol's amazing organic garden that attracts so many beautiful birds.  Carol is a wonderful photographer and is so dedicated to her farm and the wildlife on it. I have learned so many interesting things about the life of birds etc.so if you haven't already been there I hope you take time to pop in and enjoy!

Also, the header on my blog has disappeared-does anyone know why this happens? A couple of years ago ,all my photos from my first year of blogging vanished never to return so I would hate to have that happen again.

Take care,


Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Such beautiful pictures... what a charming home you have ♥

Saminda said...

These photos are just so stunning. Here in Australia we are enjoying quite a rainy, cool summer this year. I have never seen snow. ;) My children are desperate to travel "somewhere snowy" - I must show them your photographs! Your home looks like a fairytale to me. :) xx

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Your home is beautiful in the snow! What part of the country are you in???

Susan said...

Hi Carolyn...Wow! You definitely have a LOT of snow, too! You are right...gardening is more than a couple of weeks away! Great photos, Carolyn. Always love your blog. Susan

Cindy said...

I love snow...wish we would have one more before Spring time! Beautiful snowy pictures...thank you for sharing!

Bruce Barone said...

What beautiful photographs!!!

Bella said...

Hello Carolyn,
The snow is beautiful! I love the shot of the morning doves watching the snowfall, they are one of my favorite birds.
Stay Warm,

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn
Do you think Mother Nature is making up for when we already had lots of snow and you still had your grass showing? :-)
Blogger only allows 1 GB of memory for your photos - you can clear that and start all over but many previous photos will disappear.
When this 'out of space' thing hit me last week, I bit the bullet and purchased 80 GB for $20 US per year - well worth it when we like to post lots of pictures.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Your pictures are beautiful, but I would not want all that snow here.
We have warmer temps this week, but unfortunately that could change drastically by next week.
Enjoy your evening.

Carolyn said...

Hi Robin,
Thank you! I live in Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Thank you everyone for visiting and your kind words.
The wind is still howling but it is nice and warm by the fireside!!!


Carol said...

Dear Carolyn! Thank you so much for your kind words about my blog! I was so enjoying your post then scrolled down and what a surprise. Then I remembered I think you told me! My brain!! You are so sweet! I was thinking how stunning your photos are and particularly love the scene from your bedroom window with the trees all coated in snow. Your storm must have been quite horizontal to paint the trunks white so high up. I love the light in that photograph too. We have tunnels of snow and I had Michal shoveling snow the other day . . . from the roofs! I was so nervous with him up there! We have had a real winter for a change. Your home and cottage are so lovely and truly enchanting in the snow. I love your sweet birds! Great photographs of them. Those darling doves are so gentle as you say. Thank you so for honoring me dear Carolyn. Loving your world, as I do . . . I am just all the more touched by your support. Happy Belated Valentine's Day!! Warm Hugs, Carol

nannykim said...

Very beautiful. My sis who lives in CT had to use a snow rake on her roof too--I think this is the first time for her. I believe she had around 36 inches in all on the roof. It started leaking in the windows because the gutters iced up.

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

How beautiful!!! We have not had a lot of snow in the Blue Ridge Mountains this winter. Miss it soooooo much. Thanks for sharing yours with us. ~~Sherry~~

Pamela Gordon said...

Carolyn, your pictures of your home outside are beautful in the snow. We sure have lots of it this year! I had to purchase more GB (20) of storage a few weeks ago for $5. I hope it does me for a while :-) I wonder what happened to your pictures? I'm looking forward to the above freezing temperatures coming on Thurs. and Fri. aren't you? Have a great week.Pam

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I think we are all ready for spring! I can not believe we almost can not see ur fence. It was 64 here the weekend and I wanted to go out my garden cottage but I will wait till the snow is gone!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Carolyn, The pics are lovely but the concern is what is going on with blogger? I had a notice when I was posting and it refused to allow me in mid post to load anymore pics until I purchased space. But I never heard of a header disappearing!!!! I would contact blogger. Also I would write a post called HELP and ask all viewers for direct help. I think many were distracted by the pretty pics, but lets get to the bottom of this. It is scary to think that can happen.

Victorian1885 said...

My heavens Carolyn I think you have more snow than we do! That never happens..we had +3 today and allot is melting so hopefully we have a slow melt this spring so the flooding doesn't happen. Your photos are lovely and I love seeing the birds are being well fed. Take care.


Pamela said...

I enjoyed this post so much Carolyn.
Your home is gorgeous and I love all the snow around it. I can't believe I'm saying this but I miss the snow.
I love the bird photos! I miss my doves we don't have them here and also the beautiful cardinal. I always had these birds at my old home. I would feed them all year and watch them.
Thanks for the memories!
Pamela xo

sweetbay said...

Beautiful winter scenes! I love your bird pictures too.

Gayla said...

I love your home in the snow! I was wondering why your early pictures were all missing when I read your early posts! Did you link them to your computer or actually add them? My loss too!

It's me said...

What a lot of snow !!!!!! o my...it is almost spring here........i hope....hahahhahah!! lovely day darling......love Ria...xxx..

Rowan said...

You certainly have had a lot of snow, my friend in New Hampshire says they've had much more than in recent years too. It looks really beautiful but I must admit I'm glad I can see green when I look through my windows:)

Rita M said...

These photos are just stunning,your home is so beautiful. Stay warm Carlyn.

Love & Hugs

Ana said...

Precioso post¡¡¡¡Una casa fantastica y la nieve¡¡¡¡¡¡Las fotografias son una belleza.Gracias

Georgianna said...

It is very beautiful, Carolyn but an awful lot of snow! It's hard to believe under all that is your lovely garden. I'm sorry, I don't know what might have happened to your header. Did you delete any widgets or anything lately? – g

Rosetta said...

L'esterno della tua casa avvolta dal manto di neve è stupendo!Da fuori vedendo le luci interne della tua finestra dietro la tenda di pizzo si immagina il calore della tua casa bella e si sente già l'odore del thè.Ciao,Rosetta

Sanna said...

Hi Carolyn,

That is a lot of snow. Just like we´ve had for the last four months. Although it is so beautiful on a sunny day, I am really looking forward to spring right now! But please tell Andrew to be careful on the roof :)

The church is so cute!

Have a nice day,

Shabby soul said...

Darling Carolyn wow, so much snow yet!!
It seems quite impossible that under all this white ice is sleeping one of the most beautiful garden I've ever seen!!
Thank you for your ever kind comments.
Have a nice day

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

Your home looks like a fairytale cottage my dear Carolyn. Wow!

essemia said...

Even though I'm getting real tired of snow (we got our first snow in the middle of November!)I must say your home looks adorable in all the snow - and with the lamps on!

I'm glad you're feeding the birds. Here they get half our food account every month, lol.

Hope you are having a nice day.
Love Elzie

Custom Comforts said...

Beautiful pictures ~ they could be a Christmas card. Our snow is nearly gone and I'm so glad. Sorry to hear you're getting more.

Lounging with a Latte said...

That snow is amazing. In Australia we are experiencing quite a wet summer with rains that we haven't had for many years. The pictures are just beautiful

Beverly said...

Brrr, Carolyn. It is absolutely gorgeous, but I don't think this southern girl could make it in that much snow. I know you are safe and warm in your home. And, spring is just around the turn.

Connie said...

Gorgeous photos! I love winter photos so much -they have a peaceful feel to me. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely photos with us.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your photos are just beautiful, Carolyn! Your place looks like a winter wonderland. As pretty as it is however, I cannot wait for it all to disappear! This is the hardest year my poor hubby has put in on the job. Every evening he comes home totally exhausted!
I'm sorry you lost your pictures! I will have to break down and buy some more myself very shortly as mine are pretty much used up too.
The pictures in your new header are beautiful! Have a nice day.


Yvonne said...

Hi Carolyn,
What beautiful photos! I know it can be a hardship for those who have to work in the snow, but if you can stay home, it's an absolute joy to be warm and cozy inside and look outside to such a glorious landscape.
Everytime I read your blog it makes me want to break out my dvds of Avonlea and Anne of Green Gables. It's so very pretty where you live! It's definitely on our list of places to visit.
Stay warm and safe.

Dining Delight said...

Spent a lovely 15 min here this morning browsing around your lovely photos and terrific posts while listening to your soothing music! Time well spent!


Bernideen said...

I have to join in the comments and say the same as others! WOW!

Deanna said...

Dearest Carolyn,
Pleasant places like sitting inside your sweet home while it's snowing would be delightful.

Haha I laughed about the snow shovel! You are so right to only have one shovel....save some for others in the business world. Grins!

Our snow is melting and the ground is really muddy to slide around on and make a mess. I noticed some trees here in Kansas are getting a tint of green....think it's early since it's just February.

God bless ya,
d from homehaven

Fixing My Thoughts said...

Your photos of your home, snow, and birds are spectacular! That is a lot of snow!!! It's pretty now, but know you will be glad to be out in your garden as soon as you can! Bess

Janny said...

That's a lot of snow!! Lovely birds on the photos!

Regards Janny

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I can't say we will be gardening here for a while yet. It is still knee deep here. I loved your birdie pictures. It is a great pasttime here in the Sandbox. V

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Carolyn,
Your photo's are beautiful! The snow looks so romantic, but I know its cold and no fun to shovel, but it sure is pretty..
Have a sweet day, hugs~Elizabeth

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

Despite the huge amount of snow your house looks really romantic! I believe I have never before seen so much snow as has fallen on your island. It will take a while before it has all melted away! We are having +10 degrees celsium in Holland. It feels a bit like spring already. I hope it will arrive soon for you too!!!

Meanwhile be careful & keep warm!

Lieve groet, Madelief xox

Monica@The White Bench said...

OMG! I picked the first primroses and daises last week in the meadows!
Dear Carolyn, hope garden time arrives soon for you! Sending WARM thoughts your way!
Monica xo.

Marja Visscher said...

Dag Carolyn,
Wat een mooi sneeuwplaatjes. Maar wat ben ik blij dat het in Nederland niet sneeuwt. Ik ben zo blij met de knoppen die hier en daar alweer aan de bomen komen. Bosviooltjes en narcissen, sneeuwklokjes en blauwe druifjes gekocht voor op de tuintafel. Toch een beetje de lente in mijn hoofd. Brrr, dat is bij jullie nog ver te zoeken!
Fijne avond nog en lieve groet, Marja

Tina said...

Hi Carolyn

How much snow! I'm impressed!
here in Brazil is very hot
, we seek shade and drink plenty of liquid ... I live in the countryside here is still more fresh than in the city where you can not even sleep right so hot ..
His presence in my blog makes me very happy ... thank you


maría cecilia said...

I love the miracles of nature when enjoying your beautiful garden after this snowy times!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! I simply can't even imagine seeing so much snow! Your photos are beautiful.

Sandy said...

Our snow is finally melting here in SE PA...and today was an unbelievable 72 degrees! I can't believe all the snow you have had...your photos are just beautiful. I love the pictures of the birds too. I'm ready for Spring!

Norbert said...

It looks like a winter wonderland out there. The snow can be pretty, but work like shoveling can get pretty tiresome, especially when icicles start to form. Ice dams are another problem when it's too cold snow is falling heavily.

Well, the best thing to do is work when you need to work, and enjoy the scenery despite its flaws.
Norbert Floth