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Monday, December 16, 2013

Oh The Weather Outside Is Frightful ..

Hello my dear friends,

just over three weeks ago my daughters and I wanted to head out for a day and visit IKEA which was about 1.5 hours away from where we live. The weather network warned us about snow squalls all day but we decided to still go and see how far we would get. We actually got all the way down there and back without to much hassle do to the snow except for two detours we had to take because of the 401 highway being closed in parts. So things were good until we were on our way home about 50 km's outside our town when the snow really hit. It was about 5.30 and dark already and it took us almost an hour to do the last stretch and it was scary I can tell you for sure. We arrived at home safe and sound and happy about it too.

This is what it looked like outside our house at about midnight ~ it's so light outside!
(Unfortunately my camera doesn't take too good pictures in the dark.)
The next morning we woke up to almost 50 cm's of snow in places or even more and the view from my dinning room window ...

... looked like this! Beautiful!

A thick blanket of snow had been placed on top every thing over night.


My roses now hiding away under the blanket of snow.

This little feathered friend sat in our flame bush looking to find berries that were just as colorful as he was.

And later the next day, as the snow slowly melted in places ...

... a little furry critter came to feed on pumpkin seeds that we had kept from Halloween.

I just love the little critters that visit us and I get so much joy out of looking at our backyard when the first snow has fallen ~ it is so magical and I wish you all a little magic in your life.
It was so nice of you to stop by and visit me again here at Todolwen and please do come back soon again.
I hope you are well and life is treating you kind.
Have a peaceful and creative day,
Karen B.  


  1. Such beautiful pictures, the snow does make everything look so peaceful and magical! The Cardinal in the bush was beautiful and I love the pics of the sweet squirrel enjoying his pumpkin seeds! Here in the desert we dont get snow, its amazing how it covers some spots and not others. So glad you shared all the beauty:)

  2. Glad you made it home in one piece..nothing like ALMOST being home and having to take forever to finally get there. Snow country can do that to you..been there, done that!!!! Your yard looks so pretty with it's blanket of snow. What a beautiful cardinal.. I don't think we get them here in the mtn. West.
    Or that black squirrel.. he's a pretty one. Thanks for the lovely pictures. We haven't had much here as yet, just enough to put an "icing" on our shrubs for the Christmas lights to shine through. It's looks like a fairyland, for now.

  3. Didn't mean to forget that other sweet little bird, just cause he's not so obvious as the cardinal
    doesn't mean he should be ignored!! Ha.

  4. Your pictures are wonderful, but I am happy we have 12°C and no rain or even snow at the moment.

    Greetings from Germany

  5. Sooo happy to have found your blog again!!!!!! Yay!! Beautiful pictures!!

  6. Gorgeous pictures, Karen, I LOVE them!
    hugs to you,

  7. Dear Karen.
    I have found you to. I'm so happy to find your gorgeous blog again. So great. Keep on going. Love it so much.
    Hugs from Lina

  8. Hi Karen, I too lost you for a while, but am so glad to back here. Your snow photos are amazing. So glad you made it safely home. MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family. Blessings and smiles, Emilou :-)

  9. I just saw what happened to your blog while visiting Karen Valentines blog. What a bummer. Glad she helped you get it back online. LOVE the snow photos with the red bird. Stunning. Merry Christmas!