We finally had our first measurable snow of the season, so it was a perfect snowy morning to wander around the yard with the camera.
Our next door neighbors at Cataloochee Ski were certainly happy with some fresh powder. We have a second storm that will hit us Friday and Saturday, adding about a foot of fresh snow to those slopes. Should be some incredible skiing.
In addition to some incredible skiing, the dogs are really going to be ready for some deep snow fun. The view to our east shows the playground for our Siberian Huskies (aka, Sibe Quentin) as well as the fog settled on the valleys below us.
I love the rain chains hanging on our patio. The original plan was to have regular downspouts, but the guy installing the gutters suggested rain chains instead. They are so fun to watch in the rain and make great ice features in cold weather. The first picture shows the ice that has formed. The second picture captures a single drop of water falling beside them.
My grandfather’s house had a bell similar to this one near the back door. It was used to call him up from the fields when a meal was ready. We never actually use ours, but I love that I have one near the house. It reminds me of my grandfather whenever I walk past.
One of the landscape lights covered in fresh snow.
We have two chimeras – one on either side of the front door. The thought is they ward off evil spirits. Must work since we never have visitors. I am sure that hasn’t nothing to do with the fact that our house is way off the beaten path. (By the way, gargoyles are similar, but are actually downspouts for water.)