Sunday, 10 February 2013

Shovelling Out at The Shire


Along with a lot of other people   we are digging out from an old fashioned Canadian snow storm.
The storm hit here on Friday.....
Where is here?
I am doing Gramma duty  at daughter Sherry's new  home set in the middle of a 10 acre  forest.
Do my almost grown grandsons need that much care?
More chief cook and bottle washer, I am ; and to make sure no wild parties go on..other than the ones I throw...
Sherry and Rosanne and their hubbies are in Tahiti ; did they  pick the right time to go!
First pictures, show Brayden snow plowing out the drive.. on Friday in the middle of the storm....a good 12 to 14 inches of snow.....



Playing  with the ATV.



Saturday dawned bright and sunny. So  pretty when the sun shines on the snow ..and  from inside a warm home...
Still had to get out and take some  photos........
From inside , some how the


Shovel just waiting for  use.



Bird bath    frozen  , see the optimistic  bird   tracks.....sorry birdies; no water, just lots of snow and ice....

Sherry's long and twisting driveway  of  her new home which her sister started to fondly   call The Shire..the name  has now stuck....  partly because  the house sets on  10 acres of woods and partly  after  Sherwood Forest and for love of all things Hobbit .



Doesn't this   little  house and wood shed look like something out of the hobbit?


looks so pretty when not shovelling
 Some photos of the sun and shadow.......


Coreopsis  seeds
 What did I  do on a snow day?
   Bake!


 Peach pie, raspberry tarts,  bread ( cheated tho used bread machine)  chocolate chip cookies to go with some Valentine treats...have to feed  the "boys".
How are you  coping with the snow?

6 comments:

Barbara F. said...

Rosemary, what great photos! We had about 9 inches here. It is supposed to be 50 degrees F tomorrow so hopefully it will melt. Your desserts look so good, but wait, why aren't you in sunny Florida this winter?? xo

Muffy's Marks said...

Your winter photos are beautiful. Oh those boys are going to like having you around, making them all those treats. Go Grammy go!!!

Karen said...

Oh, you're definitely shoveling out! Just look at all the snow...wow. We had a nice snowfall a few days ago, but then this weekend it started raining and now we're back to an ice skating rink again.

I love the pictures of the trees and grasses and buildings. Winter has its own calm beauty and adorns 'the Shire' wonderfully!

Shady Gardener said...

What pretty photos!
Glad you could have such fun with your grandsons...and I'm sure they loved the baked goodies!

Rosanne said...

Oh, look at all that snow! But better yet, look at all that baking, yummy!

Kim and Victoria said...

Beautiful!
Of course we're doing our annual yurt trips over the winter.
And of course you BAKED!!! :-)