Homestead Ramblings ~The Snow Scenes Before It Rained

>> Saturday, January 15, 2011

This last week was a winter wonderland in the beginning and then it warmed up and the rains washed some of it away. I am a Pacific Northwest raised gal and the novelty of snow has never left. I much prefer snow over rain in the winter. I love how it brightens up everything and makes it all new. I can see how the analogy of when we are forgiven that our sins are washed away and it is as white as snow. No blemishes all is perfect and beautiful. It really does look like new beginnings after a good snow.

This is a picture from our front door looking up to our neighbors barn. The border of our property is just beyond the lilac bush that the two bird feeders hang on. I never get tired of looking at that barn. It was a barn that was built by the original owners of the land before it was sub divided and sold. Where our house is is where the old log cabin was. Being up here on this mountain top feels like a world removed and in itself. And sometimes it feels like times stands still. I hope you enjoy some of the fun I had with my camera and also editing them on a free photo editing site...Picnik.

Our Home Sweet Home
It is a bit misleading because it is a bit bigger than what it seems. The house is set into the hill and there is a walk in basement level.

There you have it ...a taste of winter on our Mt. *grin*


Katia January 15, 2011 at 7:20 AM  

I did enjoy seeing your beautiful mountain. I can see being a place of rest for me. I too use Picnik for my photo editing.
I so agree with, I much prefer snow to rain in winter.
I love the shot of the barn behind the trees.

Anonymous January 15, 2011 at 8:34 AM  

Oh my...look at all that beautiful snow! We have some here in the Northeast but not as much as you :)

Thank you dear friend for your lovely always, you inspire me and encourage at the same time.


Anonymous January 15, 2011 at 9:19 AM  

I just love the snow! Your scenery is just beautiful.

Carol G January 15, 2011 at 9:25 AM  

Good morning. Your pictures are beautiful!

Wendy January 15, 2011 at 9:32 AM  

What a neat photo of the barn! Kind of like a calendar picture. I used Picnik to edit my header photo, too. Fun to use!

Rain is lovely--we don't get enough of it in our neck of the woods--but I agree about the softening and artistic effects of snow. God is one fantastic Artist!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and welcoming me. :-)


The Last Frontier January 15, 2011 at 11:36 AM  

Hi Mary. Sorry you've been under the weather. Hope you get to feeling better very soon. Beautiful pictures.

Kympossible January 15, 2011 at 2:08 PM  

I just love snow pictures!! You have such a beautiful setting for dream home! 8-) Feel better soon!

Anonymous January 15, 2011 at 3:23 PM  

Very nice pictures. Your mountains are pretty. :)


morningstar January 15, 2011 at 5:46 PM  

So beautiful! That barn could be a book. The seasons it has seen... Love the photo of you ds in his short sleves in the snow. My kids are like that too. Blessings

Anonymous January 15, 2011 at 8:44 PM  

I loved looking at your pictures. They are very good.

Also wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog the other day. I love company!

Grace & Peace

Jenn4him January 16, 2011 at 3:21 PM  

That was a lot of snow. Sorry it is all gone. I am with you, I like snow over rain.

Christine January 16, 2011 at 4:45 PM  

Hi, Mary, I love your mountain. I love mountains in general, and I agree--snow is so much more preferable than rain!

Christine, whose new blog site is

Sally January 16, 2011 at 10:25 PM  

Hi Mary,
Thanks for your nice comment the other day. :) Your secluded setting is so beautiful. I was thinking you must get lonely occasionally for female companions, but then I realized that's what we are here for! lol
I love the incongruity of the snow and the t-shirt. Lovely contrast, in more ways than one!
Have a great week ~

Sharity January 17, 2011 at 8:24 AM  

Beautiful! We actually had some real snow down here in Texas last week. We don't get it very often. I absolutely loved it!


Anonymous January 17, 2011 at 3:37 PM  


Your photos are fantastic! You surely do get much snow where you live. It doesn't snow in my part of the world. All we get is rain, and I am grateful for that, because I don't know how I could deal with snow. :)

At any rate, thank you for visiting my blog the other day and leaving a nice comment. I like "meeting" new friends in the blogsphere, and it has been a pleasure to "meet" you. :)


-Lady Rose

Illinois Lori January 17, 2011 at 8:44 PM  

Hi Mary-Girl! Thank you, thank you, thank you for the lovely photos! Now I got my "Mountain-Fix" for the week!

Much love and a {HUG},

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