Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A Few Weeks of Change

Well the last few mornings we have woke up to grey winter skies.  We've gotten quite a bit of snow already and the drifts around the house are huge even just for only 2 days of snow.  It's windy here on the prairies!

I'm thoroughly enjoying all the visiting creatures that hunker down in our backyard.  For the last 2 days, we've had large flocks of swans, Canada geese mixed with a few ducks stay at the waters edge.  It's hard to believe that we had beautiful green lawn on Sunday!!

A few pictures from these past 2 weeks...

Fri. October 12
A fiery sunrise!

Tues. October 16
One last autumn sunrise!

 Sun. October 21
Arrival of the swans.  Notice... NO snow!

Mon. October 22
Snow has arrived along with more shore birds.

Wed. October 24
The ice is beginning to form on the lake.

The drifts in the front yard due to the high winds yesterday & last night.

And that's where we're at today.  Spencer and I are both home with bad colds today so we'll probably be bundled up in front of the tv all day watching movies.  Hope we can both feel better by tomorrow...


Friday, October 12, 2012

Sunrises and Signs of White Weather

Hello everyone!

This morning is the gorgeous glow that I woke up to outside my bedroom window... a stunning sunrise!  Every one I see lately, I've specifically gotten out of bed to photograph - I'm in awe of the beauty that I see each and every morning.

This morning I was greeted with lots of red, oranges and fiery yellow!  We still have the odd duck too that hasn't made its way farther South yet visiting the lake.  Dad would have loved this place...

This was the sunrise this past Sunday.  It was swirled with blues, hues of lavender and pinks.

Last Thursday we received our first frost.  It was gorgeous and the crystals on all of the bull rushes and water plants were enormous!

And finally the night before last, we got the first signs of whiter weather coming.  The temperature dropped below zero and got about 1-2 inches of snow over night.  When I went off to work that morning, the mist was swirling over the water in little tornadoes (couldn't stop to take a picture though (so sad) ).

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend.  Spencer and I spent in at home.  I was sick and pretty much didn't leave the couch and he spent it playing with all of his toys in the yard.

Hope this message finds you all well!