Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The view from the back steps

A few weeks ago it seemed as though spring was here.


Trees were blooming, birds were singing and the sun was shining.



And then winter returned. This was the view from the back steps after days and days of torrential rain and cold. It's always a treat to see snow on the mountain tops because it doesn't happen very often.


And look at what might be coming:


With apologies to my friends in the mid-west, east coast, Canada and other countries who are sick to death of cold and snow, I have to say ...


YAY!!!

(We almost never get sea level snow here.)

13 comments:

Theresa said...

It is nice to see an occasional snow:) I hope it doesn't hurt those GORGEOUS flowers! Enjoy your day my friend! HUGS!

Jane said...

That is so funny! Right about now, all of "us" are done - ready to be rid of the snow. The last round was a doozy since it was icy!

What lovely views you have. At least you have the promise of spring. We had a tease last week but we are back to winter and have a good month to go!

Tracey said...

I love the view you have! Living in the lowcountry I miss the mountains. I agree with you-Yay for snow.

Suz said...

Oh I understand this joy
go ahead enjoy, immerse yourself in the moment- the feeling of bliss
But i must say..I am drooling over your blossoms..really ? Blossoms?
green grass....oh faint heart
hold fast
-suz

Kim's Treasures said...

You can have the snow! I'm sure it's exciting to see and play in when you only get the fluffy white stuff occassionally! I love it in Nov-Dec...it feels festive...after that bring on Spring! Your photos are gorgeous!

GerryART said...

I'm with Tracey.
Here in mid-Missouri - no mountains

I miss my Southern California and Arizona mountains ! ! ! ! ! ! !

Hugs,
Gerry

Rachel said...

Enjoy it. And if you ever get a hankering for more, you can come and spend SIX months of winter up here. Ugh.

Thimbleanna said...

Hahaha! I'm SOOO excited for you! I hope you get some snow -- there's just nothing in the world like it -- I LOVE snow!!! Good Luck!!!

Linda said...

How wonderful, snow!! :)

Maureen said...

I hope you get a dusting of white stuff down at sea level. They've been 'threatening' the same here off and on for a number of weeks, but nothing. We had a nice snowfall way back in November and yesterday there was snow on Vancouver Island and in Seattle, but nothing in Vancouver. :(
Our local mountains look beautiful but it would be nice to get one more taste of winter before spring sets in.

Dogwood said...

I love love those blossoms. I am getting so so so excited to see the Dogwood Blossoms this spring.
The snow. The snow. It is so pretty on the foothills. Looks like it is all going to pass by SF.
Teresa was suppose to leave Truckee this morning but HWY 80 is closed due to snow and wind and poor visibility. Hopefully she can leave soon. She is spending the weekend with us in SF. While waiting I am sewing Fanny. Oh boy am I obsesses with doll making or what!!!! Are you worried about me???
Hugs and love, Dogwood
Have a fun weekend. Any plans?

Susan Gallacher-Turner and Michael Turner said...

Amazing...we had a little snow fall just the other day...I loved it!

So glad to share with another snow lover!!!

Louise said...

Thanks for your wonderful spring pictures. I should be seeing that in my backyard in about a month or so if we are lucky!