January 30th, 2010 at 6:27 pm
Posted By: gardenguru
Posted in: Landscaping,Views

In December we had a beautiful but damaging snow.  The weight of the snow broke numerous branches, mainly from the pines. 

view from drive 12-19-09

We had fourteen inches, and very cold weather that kept this snow on the ground. 

view from road 12-19-09

The branches touching the ground all broke.  It left so much work, and a big mess. 

Pennie's 12-19-09

From the picture below it is obvious how much weight was straining the pines.

lacy snow on pines 12-19-09

I found these tracks in the snow.  No one seems to know what animal could have left them.

snow tracks 12-19-09

Now, in January, we are getting another big snow.  It has been snowing on and off all day.  So far we only have eight inches.  Most of us are tired of snow!

front steps

Pretty, but it is so much work shoveling,

big pine and wood

and hauling in wet wood through the snow!

rock wall closer

The rock wall has never before had snow clinging to the side like this.

icy pines

The pines are even icier than in December.  This Thursday and Friday more snow is forecast.  Enough!