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Monday, December 21, 2009

Our First Snow

We finally had our first snow here in northwest Ohio! I find it ironic, and quite hilarious, that places far south such as Houston got snow before we did, and got even more snow! However, unlike Texas, this snow is sticking around.

The first snow made everything look so pretty. Even my ugly half-dead bush that the landlord refused to pull up looks better with a coating of snow!


I was so excited to find tracks in the snow. These are deer tracks, meaning that deer have been in my yard! They are prolific in this neighborhood. I see them frequently.

Here it looks like the deer stepped sideways for a bit, then decided to continue on in its original path.


Here is what blows my mind though....look how close to the front of my home the deer were! They were close enough that they could have looked in my living room windows! How cool is that?!? On the other hand, if I went out at night to get into my car to go to work, it would probably freak me out to see them so close!


I found bunny tracks in my driveway and in the yard.



And here is a dog track. Wonder who did this? It's too big to be from my dog.


Aha, here is the culprit! Neighbor dog Bean.


He is my dog Jake's buddy. They like to visit when he is out doing his business and Beanie stops by for some butt sniffing and urinating at the "pee tree."


I live just on the edge of town, right across the road from the woods. It probably looked prettier Saturday afternoon right after it snowed, but I wasn't home then. Still looks pretty.


Even today, looking first north, then south down my road, it looks snowy still. Trust me, those roads can be dangerous.


Hope you enjoyed the pics of our first snow! It really looks pretty at night when the Christmas lights are glowing. A lot of the neighbors on this road decorate. However, now that we have had some snow and will have a white Christmas...I am so OVER IT! I am ready for spring now, thank you very much. The older I get, the more I wish I lived someplace warm! I don't much care for the cold and I am really scared to drive in the snow and ice. I long for a warmer clime!

Just had to share my big coup of the day! I went to Walmart this morning after work to pic up a present for my boys, and saw a sign on the door saying that Zhu-zhu pets were for sale in the garden center! What luck! I was able to get one for $8 and it will go to a sweet 5 year old boy that I know who I am sure will be thrilled with it!


Have a very Merry Christmas if I don't post before then. Hope your's will be a blessed holiday filled with family and love.

10 comments:

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Many Blessings at Christmas, from my mountain top to your home….Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria

Heather said...

your snow looks perfect! you should check out mine, lol! too much!
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Sarah said...

Beautiful photos of the snow. I can hear the "silence" of these photos. Simply beautiful!
Happy Holidays to you! ~ Sarah

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Merry Christmas Kady to you and your family! Enjoy your white Christmas!!

Hugs, SHerry

Tootsie said...

Merry Christmas to you my friend and a very happy new year

Rue said...

Y'all always get more snow than us! Send it my way, because we only have an inch and you know I love it :)

I can't believe you found a zhu zhu! Those are like gold right now. Guard it with your life! LOL

I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas Kady!

rue

Justine said...

You got Chunk! Quite a score with how hard those things are to get!

I love your snowy pictures. So beautiful, and how cool that you can decipher the different tracks in the snow!!!

Justine :o )

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raxx a day in the life said...

Merry Christmas Kady, I wish for a white Christmas one day, for sure it will happen.

I love your snow pics, very pretty.

Helen said...

Happy New Year...Cady! I used to have an English Springer just like Bean ~ a girl named Chloe. Take care and enjoy 2010!