Many years ago, when I left Colorado to live in Tennessee, I had the regretful thought
that I would never again have snow in my life. Snow was a mixed blessing I grew up with. Back then, we actually did walk to school in snow up, past our knees; I think we kids were made of sterner stuff than many children these days.
A lack of snow in Tennessee turned out to be NOT TRUE.
It does snow in Tennessee; just enough to make you happy, but not enough to drive you crazy.
It's fine with the farm gals, who have thick coats and a huge barn full of hay and
there is plenty of feed for all the bird-folk.
Snow is great....if you don't have to drive in it.
For, what is more soothing than watching snowfall from the window of a warm room, as it cloaks the brown earth with soft pillows of pure white?
To have a vase of fresh flowers in that warm room,
in contrast to the outside chill, is even nicer.
Especially when one needs floral models in the middle of winter,
for festooning Duck millinery.
Yahoo! Almost finished with another drawing. I now have 10 drawings thus far, for the garden book and there is a strong possibility that this piece could become the book's cover. I will be painting these after all the drawings are complete.
The ducklings are now 5 weeks old, but they are still sleeping in the mudroom during the evenings and I kept them inside today because they are not fully feathered out.
Below are the grown-ups in the icy stream.
My older ducks and geese don't mind the snow, but they are very subdued in this weather, unlike some dogs that I know.
How are you faring this winter? Are you in the path of the predicted blizzard? If you are, dash to the grocers while you still have the chance, and purchase lots of tea and an armful of flowers!