Friday, January 28, 2011

More Photos of snow...

After church discussion...





Stephen promptly used Deborah snowman as ready made snowballs!

"Whoa!"

"I'll get you this time"

Andrew demonstrates the art of spraying snow at Micah



Art


Get the camera!



You don't know how exhausting it is to throw snowballs vigorously!




Reminds me of one of those "snow baby" figurines!

An old wreath


The chicken villa (well, it has french doors : )


Out again after a warm-up with hot apple cider!

Snow at night

I love black water--I guess it makes it look like metal

Just a few more pictures and I will be done with the snow!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Blessing of Friends...

"A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably."
~William Penn


"The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart." 
~Elisabeth Foley


Monday, January 24, 2011

Stephen's Birthday and then Snow!

Stephen's Birthday!


The younger ones try their hand...

The guys went and cut off the dead branches on a pasture full of trees, for our neighbors whose goats had eaten off the needles...

It looks so much nicer now!

Wild rose in winter

This photo struck me because of the elements of the barbed wire and thorns next to each other--both formidable in similar ways--but one God made and the other man made.

Snow!

Our first snow this winter, and it actually floated down and didn't vanish!



Snow on trees

A Snow Cow!

Junk : )

I had never noticed the dramatic tree in the background here, until I saw this photo Ben took

Drifts on the eastern windows!

Sunday Lunch!
 
 
The Pond

Deborah's Snow Man!



Licking snow off the ruler!

Measuring the depth


Deborah hastens in with snow for snow ice cream---something we always do if it snows!

The "drift" at the door!

Coming down very thick!

With the winter world behind her, Deborah looks at pictures she took

Snow Angel



A hole in our "deck"

White Flyer is a very appropiate name for snow--though the box is full of clays!

Sunday shoes on Snow

Because of the warmth in the house, and the steepness of our roof, the snow would slide a foot off the roof and then break off, slide off more and break off... Our roof didn't stay white for very long!

More ruler licking!