Sunday, January 03, 2010

Three days into the new year already and so far it has all been about snow! Take a look for yourself.
We have always said that Harper is a mix of Australian Shepherd and Golden Retriever. We had no idea that she must have a touch of the Husky in her somewhere.
She is positively invigorated by the snow. No walking on cleared paths for this girl. She only wants to go where she can break a new trail. Thank goodness I now have long johns and snow boots.
Doesn't everything just look clean and serene with a fresh coating of snow?
This is the back of one of the churches on the Common from our walk to the post office yesterday morning.
When we got home, I got my first lesson in using the snow throwing machine.
There's a lot of power in that thing. I think I'll stick with using the shovel. Not nearly as many knobs and doodads to contend with.
We are not the only ones around town enjoying the weather. There is a small lake at the main intersection in town. Ice fishing seems to be quite popular there. But those fellas don't spend all their time trying to land a big catch.
This snowman is out on the lake waving at all the passing traffic. In all my dreams, I would have never thought I'd see a snowman built on a lake!

24 comments:

paulette said...

OUCH! was the first word that came to mind...until I saw the snowman....ahhhhh.....don't you just love snow! ;o)
Take care! Paulette

paula, the quilter said...

I am so glad that I recommended the long johns to you and that you and Harper are enjoying winter! We have a snow blower just like that one. Plus a blade for the front of the riding lawnmower. In winter, the cutting deck gets removed and the blade gets put on. When it snows, depending on if it is light and powdery or heavy and wet we can either drive the blade down the ramp from the shed or power up the snow blower from the garage.

sewprimitive karen said...

Beautiful pictures! Harper is a riot, always having to blaze a new trail, obviously she has come back to her ancestral climate :-)

Quilter Kathy said...

It's amazing the things you are going to see now that you live in the land of snow!

Carol said...

Very pretty and very cold too. I'm from Colorado so I know of snow but I now live in Phx. AZ.

Shakerwood Primitives said...

I can't wait until we have our one snow of the year so I can watch the boys (from inside) playing in the snow. Harper is just loving this! Love, love, love the picture of the church in the snow. How quintessential New England.

Diane said...

Hi Libby, I so enjoy reading about your snow adventures. I love the snow too but by March I'll be ready to put the shovel away. Our dogs go nuts in the snow; their antics always crack us up. Your pictures are beautiful. I love how a couple inches of snow cover my yard flaws and everything looks pristine.

Kathie said...

you need to go bring that snowman a carrot for his nose! and maybe knit him a scarf! he will be there awhile!
welcome to New England!!!!!
we are having flurries right now!
Kathie

McIrish Annie said...

I'm with you! We stick with the shovels and it's good exercise! Glad you are still enjoying the NE weather.

Chocolate Cat said...

The snow looks gorgeous (easy to say from across the world in summer!). Glad Harper is enjoying it.

Kim said...

Welcome to my world! Glad you are enjoying the wonders of winter. It's good that you learned to use the snow blower. If you need to move deep or heavy snow you are prepared to do so and the independence of being able to deal with this job is a good thing. Lucy is pretty good about the snow, but our subzero temps keep her indoors lately. She has boots, but her tootsies still get too cold. You should try ice fishing, it's cool!

Milah said...

Sounds like you guys are hanging in there! Harper sounds like our dogs, they love romping around in the snow.

Guðrún said...

Is the snowman fishing?

MARCIE said...

I think of you so often and your new experience with snow. I love your photos and I am so glad it is you and not me! Ha!

Sweet P said...

Happy New Year and welcome to a New England winter. The snowman is too cute. In all my years of living in the snow belt I have never seen a snowman on a frozen pond.

Karen said...

Just you stay off that lake! I know it is frozen but you never know!

Lorraine said...

I love the look of the snow....everything looks soooo pretty....and that snowman is wonderful! We are heading for 40C by the end of the week so I am enjoying looking at the snow pics!

The Quilt Buddy said...

I am sending you a bug quilter's hug to keep you warm!

WoolenSails said...

We have not gotten a lot of snow in the past years and now it is all coming at once;) I love having the world blanketed in white, so peaceful and makes working on projects in a warm home, so much more enjoyable.

Debbie

Quilts And Pieces said...

Look at you go with that snow blower! And the snowman on the lake is way too cute!

Cornbread and Beans Quilting said...

You look right at home behind that snow blower, all bundled up girl! LOL You would never know that inside you are a California girl. Hope you are enjoying it =)
melissa

Sew Create It - Jane said...

You are certainly adjusting to your new environment! :o) I suspect the snow blower is as common as a lawn mower..I know we had one of those when I was growing up in Canada...scary looking things!

Stephanie D. said...

I'll swap you one shovel for that snowblower--I'm still having back spasms from the marathon shoveling almost 3 weeks ago, and it's supposed to snow again tomorrow and Friday.

Of course, if I buy one of those gadgets, it won't snow again for 20 years! lol

Jenni said...

That's great that Harper loves the snow. I imagine mine wouldn't want to get their feet wet.