Winter is here!

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We had our first real snowfall of the season this winter... 11.5 inches in the last 24 hours! This time last year we were having what is now referred to as the "ice storm of the century" here, so no complaints with lots of snow! We went for a long walk while it was snowing this morning, which is one of my favorite things to do! Ella loves the snow, and is so comical as she has to jump like a bunny to get through the yard!

When we lived in Texas we would plant the perfunctory pansies each and every winter, but in New England nothing will bloom through the winter. Instead you will see pots, urns, and window boxes filled with fresh cuttings from the bounty of the yard! I love this idea! I filled our front door antique urn with our fresh cuttings, and some purchased pomegranates! In these photos they are covered with a dusting of snow.

Janine from Tasmania, Australia this next photo is for you as in a previous comment you kindly asked Dan what he was going to do with Big Blue over the winter! Dan wanted me to tell you that Big Blue is plowing the drive!

The odd part is that the plow goes on the back of the tractor, so he has to drive backwards to plow the snow out of the way. Between you and me... we'll see how long this lasts before hiring the snow plowing out!!