I woke up at 3 in the morning, just to peek out the window. Sure enough, the ground was white! Try as I might, I just could not go back to sleep. Finally, I got up at 5 when the kids went running downstairs whooping and hollering to put on their snow gear. They went straight out to play in the snow in the dark. Can you tell we don't get snow around here much? In all the years I've lived around here, we've only seen a few snowfalls, and none of them stayed on the ground very long. Snow here is a BIG DEAL. Such a big deal that this 1" of snow closed the schools here and in all the neighboring counties for the day. Looks like a snow day!
The garden was a snowy white scene, just covered with a blanket of leaf mulch for the winter, and now with an extra blanket of snow.
Snow on the apple tree.
Snow on the last artichoke.
A wild winter morning sky.
And our snug, warm farmhouse stayed toasty with a roaring fire in the woodstove and a beeswax candle burning in the kitchen window. Snow days are wonderful!