snow day …

Mother Nature extended the Presidents Day weekend into four days with our first measurable snowfall of the season which is nothing compared to what lots of folks are experiencing in other parts of the U.S…

Frozen bird spa before snow

the hustle and bustle of the Washington D.C. metropolitan area has come to a crawl with schools and many businesses closed for the day (the bird spa with it’s heater is working extra hard this winter but water is still running in our farm fountain above…recent cold and very windy weather created a sort of ice sculpture)…

garden heart

we were expecting more snow but our area got almost half as much as predicted…

Oh deer Christmas Tree

just enough to blanket everything in pure white powdery snow or “pow” as our snowboarding son calls it…

T cup tower before heavy snow

in anticipation I put a little tea cup tower out in our back garden thinking it might look pretty in the snow (the teapot is a planter)…

T cup tower after snow

Mr Magpie arranged some Valentine rose petals for their last hurrah just off the back porch this morning…

petal heart

with very cold temperatures the snow could stay on the ground for awhile…

Snow capped Buddha

here’s wishing you and yours a happy T day along with everyone over at Elizabeth’s Altered Book Lover...

 

29 responses to “snow day …

  1. Lovely! We got sleet, and I like the look of your snow much better.

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  2. sparkledaysstudio

    Pretty. I heard you were getting freezing rain on top of your snow. Must be a nightmare driving down there. Slogged through a 4 foot snowbank to walk the dog at the river. Cold cold. xox

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  3. Sorry you got so much snow, but the photos are gorgeous! Stay warm and safe! Hugs, Valerie

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  4. Patty, amazing snowy photos, you this year we had no snow so far, and I doubt that it will come, you made me so happy to see that white beauty all over, thanks 🙂 xox Ruth

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  5. You make the snow and freezing cold looks so pretty and inviting…….but I know better……LOL We are pulling out shorts and wearing flip flops already. It’s going to be a long hot summer if it doesn’t cool back down.

    Happy T-day…………thanks for the visit and the comment.

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  6. That’s just a nice amount of snow to make everything look pretty (we have not had any lying snow all winter).
    I’m fascinated by your Spa for the birds – and I thought our birds were well looked after.
    Love your idea of a teacup tower (how very original) and love Mr. Magpie’s heart of rose petals.
    A lovely gentle blogpost, thanks Patty.

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  7. It’s SO pretty Patty….but I’m not envious. I HATE the cold.

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  8. I love your sweet snowy photos so much, all these nice places in your garden look so inviting. But what kind of blue necklace did your Buddha wear? Is it of blue glas? Oh your nice heart of roses looks so beautiful in the white snow with the nice ornament under it. Can’t stop looking, it’s really soul food. Thank you for sharing. We had spring temperatures the last days and we began to do something in the garden. But at night it is frosty.
    Dearest Greetings
    Sabine xox

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  9. Lovely photos, and I love the rose petal heart and sentiment. Much as I am tired of this wintry weather it does bring a smile to see the beautiful sights of a snowfall. Glad it wasn’t too bad for you. Happy T day!

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  10. It looks so beautiful and how nice that you have a bird spa.

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  11. I don’t want to have any more snow now …
    but if I watch all your amazing photos today – I can say…
    o.k.
    Patty made the best out of it..the very best!
    xxx
    Happy T-Day !
    Susi

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  12. You and your sweet hubby are so artistic and thoughtful. I can hardly think ahead to our evening meal some days.
    I love that you are keeping the bird spa running for them year round. Makes me smile.
    Happy T day!

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  13. twinkletoes2day

    What a delightful garden, even with the snow 😀 I bet the local birds feel like they’re at a spa resort when they visit you, lol 😀 I love the teacups on the table.
    Happy T Day 😀

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  14. As beautiful as you make the snow look, I am so glad to only be enjoying it through pictures. What a sweet man your husband is to create that beautiful rose petal heart!

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  15. love your teacups in the snow

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  16. I saw on the news all the snow you were getting–I’m glad they were wrong about the totals. Mr. Magpie’s rose petal heart is so pretty as are the tea cups in the snow. Stay warm and safe dear Patty!

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  17. Such wonderful snow photos, at least you are making the most of the weather and the rose petals in the white snow, just beautiful! Happy T Tuesday! Annette

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  18. When I saw your farm fountain above, it reminded me of my kitchen faucet when it froze. Not as dramatic, but similar. However, my water was no longer dripping or circulating like yours (grin).

    These photos are wonderful. And Mr. M. always seems to bring a bit of magic into the picture, too. Although they make me feel cold, these are stunning photos, including the teacups.

    Thanks for sharing these beauties with us for T this Tuesday.

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  19. Enjoyed the peek into your garden, the ice sculptures and the snow covered tea cups. The Buddha is looking serene despite his crown of snow. 🙂 happy T day!

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  20. That’s the lovely kind of snow. Funny how your tea cups got blanketed. It’s so windy up here all the time they’d be knocked over in no time.
    Happy T-Day! 🙂

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  21. i think like you we are blessed not to have the amounts of snow the People in other parts got! we have it White, but that´s ok, no Drama… anyway, like every year i feel ready for spring in february;)

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  22. Hello dear Patty,
    Your weather seems to behave like ours, as we also have had very little snow, on “my” island – and even we wants spring, it sure is beautiful with a layer of fresh white snow. How sweet with the cups out there, and with Jim`s beautiful heart,-saying it all !!
    It must be very cold with the frozen water !!
    Sending you a warm hug.
    Dorthe xox

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  23. your backyard looks so magical…making all this winter weather look fun…thanks for making me smile! Creativly Cozy! xo

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  24. Love your photos. Wonderful!

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  25. Happy Belated Tday! I’m running a little late this week. 😦 Look at all that beautiful snow! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely pics. Hugs~ deb

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  26. thank you for your beautiful photos Patty! xoxo

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  27. Mr. Magpie rocks! Gorgeous photos, Patty. I am intrigued by your warmed bird spa. I’ve been pretty worried about the birds here — I’m leaving food but water freezes almost on contact, even if close to boiling when I put it out. And I hope they’re having a warm spot for rest. Your snow photos are lovely — only you would set out teacups the night before! Pretty!

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  28. Lovely snowy pics Patty! xox

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  29. Hello and Happy T Day late! WOW, you did get some snow, crazy isn’t it. Your garden looks pretty even in the snow, YAY!! Thanks for these pictures to share with us, I loved them.
    We are freezing here too, it’s -26 this morning and was a few days this week. That never happens here but now it keeps happening, YUCK! We got more snow over this week too and more might come tomorrow.
    Can’t wait to see spring and thaw out again. Stay warm and safe friend. Hugs!

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