Friday, January 3, 2014

A Snowy Start to the Year

Hi, everyone. I hope you all had a nice Christmas and are doing well. Even though we've been sick with colds, we had a nice Christmas with our families.

We were able to visit with my cousin's wife, Tanya. She's the one I've told you about who has cancer. She wasn't expected to make it through Christmas, but she is still hanging on and is back home with her family. Hospice has come in to help out. Thank you to all who have prayed for her. I keep praying for a miracle.

So, last night it started snowing and this is what we woke up to this morning. It's not much, but it is very pretty. It's been in the low 20's all day and is supposed to be about 10 degrees tonight.

 There were some cardinals in our front tree this morning, so I filled their feeder so they could have a little treat. Notice the feeder on the left. The birds like to wait in the tree while I fill it :-)

This is a picture of our backyard. There's our blackberry trellis on the left next to our clothesline, which is taking a winter break.

 Katie took this picture today. It's the field across the road at the end of our street. The Canada geese love to gather here in the winter. I've seen this field just full of them! They can be quite loud at times! 

We've enjoyed our two weeks of vacation, but it's back to work on Monday. We took our tree and decorations down on New Year's Eve, but I did leave out a couple of snowmen. :-)

I hope you all will have a wonderful year!

Take care,


  1. Happy New Year Melanie. Glad you had a wonderful Christmas. Had the flu bug here too but better now.


  2. Dear Melanie ... we have snow as well and we have very frigid temperatures coming for the next few days. We also have more snow on the way. It is WINTERTIME in Kansas! I do think that the snow is very pretty. Wishing you and yours a blessed New Year! Hugs ♥ Teri

  3. My heart hurts for Tanya and her family.

    Your back yard is beautiful except for all that snow!!!!

    Stay warm,

  4. Hi, Melanie, your snow pictures are so pretty!

    Happy New Year to you and your family.



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