Sunday, March 3, 2013

Dreaming of Color!

How is everyone doing these days? Me I’m dreaming of spring, warmth and what type of apple trees we’ll be planting once we thaw out. While we won’t be planting an orchard we will be planting a few varieties. I also can’t wait to see some kind of color besides WHITE! I’m so sick of seeing white and dark days.

Yes we can see the sun up there but it isn't sunny here but soon. Hard to see in this picture but it’s snowing…AGAIN! We’ve received over five feet of snow just in February and I have to tell you I’m done with old man winter for one year. While it’s good for our wells and I know we’re fortune to be getting moisture when so much of the country has been going through a drought I’m waving the white flag and crying uncle. Enough snow already!

Poor Dylan dog has had enough too. This poor dog is feeling so land locked not being able to run around his field and not being able to hike in his forest. We’ve tried to help the little guy get around by snow blowing paths for him but he wants green grass under his heels and to be able to roam on his own.
He just walked over here and plunked down and started licking the snow. Not sure if he’s trying to make it go away or make friends since it seems to be staying around. We are lucky in the fact it has been melting off almost as fast as it has been coming down.

The snow does make very picturesque views

And thankfully the snowmobile club drags hundreds of miles making walking easier.

Overlooking the frozen lake….

Dylan dog likes to play king of the hill on the snow banks. (Sorry for the sleeve shot in the corner of the picture)
  Pinterest apple blossoms
But I’m still dreaming of color and spring!
I hope everyone has a fabulous week and think spring please! Welcome to all my new followers and welcome aboard!


The enchanted home said...

OMG...blogger just ate my comment!!!!

Ok here we go again, I know you don't want to hear it but the snow pictures are sooo beautiful, especially the road and the open field...breathtaking! Something about rain and snow in the country...its just more beautiful there. Dylan looks so cute trying to make it up the snowbank, its frustrating for them! I am with you..happy to usher in spring and I want more than anything to see and smell bright green grass!!!! I CANNOT wait! Cant' believe 5 feet in Feb! That is crazy, here its just about all gone but its still very cold, and I know we are not out of the woods yet. Hang tight, spring is just a few weeks away:)

An Urban Cottage said...

Your snow shots are really beautiful but the apple blossoms make me breath a deep sigh of relief. We've lost most of our snow and we're seeing daffodils, crocus and tulips peeking up through the dirt. I can't get too excited because it seems that March's promise of spring is usually broken.

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

Oh Debra, it is so beautiful though. I would love to take a little of it off of your hands.
And precious Dylan, he is just too precious.
I can't wait to see the apples you grow.
Happy snow days.

michele said...

i'll take the snow since underneath it is all death and bare trees, but i'm ready for green too! just came from the conservatory where all the tropical blooms and foliage are thriving indoors. needed that.

dylan is such a doll. teach him about licking yellow snow though. :)


Stacey said...

I agree about the snow shots being beautiful, but I know you are so ready for it to go!! Yes to colour and to Spring!! Beautiful pics. XX

Karen said...

I got a shiver just looking at the beautiful pictures you shared...I also got a chuckle out of Dylan licking the snow. That is what our big dog (Winnie) would do!
We have to remind ourselves that it's still technically winter so it must be Mother Nature's prerogative to remind us it's her party and she can do what she wants. lol
I wish you lots of sunshine and blue skies very, very soon.

Leslie said...
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Leslie said...

Oh no! Not sure what happened!

I'll try again.

Gorgeous snow pictures Debra!! I love that top photo.. spring is coming so hang in there! Although we don't have snow like this in my neck of the woods.. we do get lots of grey, dark days here in Seattle (I think lots of people living here get Seasonal Depression Disorder) I envision the sun being out.. it's just hiding behind the clouds. It's a strange visual but works for me.

Dylan is so cute:) I can tell he has a fun personality by your photos. Sometimes dogs do the funniest things and I know they always enjoy making us laugh:)

Enjoy the start to a new week!

Burlap Luxe said...

Amazing beauty over here Debra, and as sure as you are tired of snow, it's still a beautiful blanket of spring to rest your soulful eyes on.
I wish I lived where snow hangs around more then a day, we here in California get just a bit of snow now and then, just enough to view for a few hours before it melts, and then spring is upon us.

Have a beautiful up and coming spring, a snow day of inspiration to you my dear.


Heather Robinson said...

How I love that DD! But understand your wanderlust, Dear Debra!!!!

Ivy Clad said...

We've had a lot less snow than you, but still, I'm ready for it to be gone already! Your snow pics are also beautiful in their own rite.

Thank you also for your very kind comment on latest post. I hope I don't disappoint! Talk to you again soon.

Pura Vida said...

lovely are the cherries hung with snow

Splendid Market said...

I'm sure it can get old, but I wouldn't mind having a little snow storm. Beautiful shots.

carolyn bradford said...

Loved this post!! Dylan dog is my hero! I love that he can make the best of every situation! I am not a snow person…I know I've said that before…but wow…everything looks extra beautiful when covered in all white! But I so know what you are feeling…if spring doesn't arrive soon I will melt…and not a pretty sight mind you…a muddled mess! Can't complain as it was almost 60 degrees here today…but getting cloudy again. Thanks for this post! I sure needed it!

Taylor Greenwalt said... is beautiful but I can feel your pain! Enough is a enough! right! i hope you see some sunshine soon.....

La Brocanteuse said...

I always amazes me, the climate extremes on different sides of the in South Africa at the moment and more spesific, western Cape, we are melting in the heat with such high temp, the way to survive is by staying out of the sun.... Airconditioned rooms, vehicles, and living on cold foods , salads, fruit and the pool being a daily must, some times twice per day.
I have never thought about how it must affect pets that are used to running on grass, gosh that is something!
I have also found the more extreme the heat here, the more extreme the cold at the same time on the other perhaps some sun will come your way, it is blissfully overcast here today!! Xx Col

La Brocanteuse said...

Oops, meant to be" it" always amazes me....xx Col

pve design said...

I think Dylan says it all. I do love all the seasons but must admit that I am looking forward to Spring time and new growth.
Now just thinking of all that lies ahead has me so excited to plant a garden and a trip to a nearby nursery to inspire me.

La Dolfina said...

You need to come visit me!
I love Dylan Dog!
He is the cutest thing ever!!!!

debra @ 5th and state said...

ok, so i am a freak, a snow freak! one that actually bemoans daylight saving this weekend, reports of warmth that will take away the snow.......i had best stop, think i am speaking to an audience of one!

but i do feel poorly for dylan dog in particular, that pooch of yours is soooo expressive! love him

Anonymous said...

Your photography is beautiful! Since I am from Southeast Alabama, we never get snow. What a treat to see such a gorgeous winter wonderland.

Stacy CUrran said...

Me, too Debra. AND we're getting more snow tomorrow. I want spring1

Sharon Lee Johnson said...

I can't even imagine what it must be like living with snow day after day. It always seems so romantic to me, but I guess the novelty wears off quite quickly when you have to get on with day to day life in 5ft of snow! Sending some warm weather your way - we have plenty to spare! x Sharon

Fashion-isha said...

Oh that first picture made me so happy. I can't wait for warmer sunnier days!

Unknown said...

I am SO with you! Just when I felt I had "made it through" winter, here comes one more storm. So far, it hasn't done much in my little corner, but I really am hoping this is it.

I NEED sun, flowers, bees, butterflies....all the beauties that Spring brings along.

Almost there....hang in there!
xoxo Elizabeth

zanetastyle said...

OK yes I agree the snow is too much ... suffering here too...but the photo you took of the snow covering the trees where you talk about the snow plow...omg, I love it...looks magical...I would go for a walk or cross country ski there in an instant!
xo Z

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...


Hello! I am sorry to have missed this post! I know exactly what you mean...I am tired of snow!!! And I genuinely love Winter.So many beautiful images and I have to tell you I laughed out loud at Dylan. so cute.

I hope you have not gotten too much more snow!

Have a great weekend, Elizabeth

Jeanne Henriques said...

Debra...I have come to you by way of Heather at Lost in Arles...but I am sure I have stopped in before. I remember those gorgeous pillows of yours.

Loving your pictures of winter, they make me wonder. We bought a little Peterborough. We live in will be our home away from home. It stands the snow and as I last saw it in October, I wonder what it must look like in the midst of winter. Your photos filled me in and made me very excited for my first visit at the end of begin setting up our home away from home. I fell in love with Peterborough as much as I did the house. So happy to see there is some sort of connection here. I will happily follow you and Dylan along..wondering how Tika and I would fit in amongst the New Hampshire woods.

Happy Sunday!

Jeanne... Tahilla Farm :)

quintessence said...

I'm with you - the snow is beautiful but I am indeed ready for spring. We got over a foot this week, but as you said, it is melting fast - in fact almost all gone now. So nice to see the green poking through!!

Fashion-isha said...

Hey how have you been? I hope you're having a great weekend!

Woodside Park said...

Dear Debra and Dylan ~
Don't worry spring is right around the corner!! We just got home yesterday from our trip. Delighted to find our crocuses in full bloom. And the daffodils ready to put on their show soon.

nycstylelittlecannoli said...

Wonderful post Just found your blog
We had snow yesterday too which looked pretty but have had enough already Spring needs to be on it's way soon! Have a great rest of your Sunday and look forward to your posts

NYC Style and a little Cannoli

Mona said...

I don't know how you do it. As beautiful as it is...I would be in deep depression by now. Dylan looks a bit depressed too. Enjoy your week. XO, Mona

Loretta Fontaine (EcoHappy Blog) said...

Debra- Here in Albany a storm is coming and the kids are already geared up for another snow day! It always feels a bit strange to me when it snows in March - but I can't get over how gorgeous the white snow is when it falls and how it blankets the ground, so it's a "good" strange.

I love your photos! Those Dylan snow paths are so clever! He is so handsome as king of the snow hill!

Check your email - did you get the message I sent you Friday?


michele said...

look at that sweet pooch making the best of the snow and kissing it! it's another snowy day here, and i am so thankful for the sunshine and longer days otherwise i'd be over the edge!

i am trying to get the nest cleaned and fluffed in anticipation of graduation at the end of may so i am an indoorswoman anyway these days!

love to you and sending spring colors your way.


Divine Theatre said...

How long do you suppose it will be before we start complaining about the heat? LOL!
Kisses to Dylan Dog...



Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Hello Debra,

Oh the weather, I think everyone old gon on and on about that this year. I am back on the East coast after spending the last ten weeks in the Midwest. In fact today we are getting snow! We rarely ge snow here....

I hope you are well and didi not ge any more snow this week! Are you working on some interesting things?

Hav a great week, xx Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

My place is in Charlottesville Virginia. Five years ago I decided a small apple orchard would be just beautiful. Sixteen trees was the goal, some came from the local Liwes store and some came from a nursery in upstate New York. Not all of the trees survived in spite of mulching, watering and spraying. The second year I replaced the dead trees with similar varieties to the first year and figured 50% serval was pretty poor but was still better than 100% dead. The third year I replaced what didn't make it through and yes, in a couple of weeks I will be receiving 4 apple trees to replace the dead ones.

I contacted a local grower who said that is just the way it goes. Sometimes they die the first year sometimes the third year, you just never know. He said sometimes the root stock on grafted semi dwarfs are just not right for your particular conditions.

Bless your heart I wish you all the best. I'm not giving up, don't you give up either.

Anonymous said...

Oh, too cute at the thought of Dylan trying to lick the snow away! LOL I NEED color too. The snow is beautiful but honestly, I've had enough! Come on sun, buds, birds and warm weather!!! xo

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