Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sunday morning walk....

I had another wonderful, quiet, snowy walk this morning. Oh, I enjoyed it so much. The snow was much deeper than yesterday and sometimes I wished for my snow shoes. The snow was so wet, though, that they may not have helped much anyway. I walked the shelter belts near our house and spied the young buck mule deer you see here. There was another young buck, standing right beside me. Sue (my dog) was barking at him and so he didn't notice me at all. I quickly snapped a couple pics before he loped away. The picture in my banner was the nearby buck. Do you see how the velvet is coming off his little antlers? I didn't notice it until I opened my pictures on the computer.

As I walked through the trees, there were gobs of robins flocked together eating the olives from the Russian Olive trees. If you click this picture, you'll see the greeny-gray olives on the branches. Isn't this robin so sweet? The robins will soon be leaving, but the Sharptail grouse and gray partridge and the raccoons will eat the olives all winter long, and these trees are really loaded with them.

This is our house. I snapped it as I was walking out of the shelter belt. The snow was falling in big, fluffy tufts, and I felt as though I was walking in a picture storybook. I really wanted to continue walking, but I realized as I snapped this photo, that I had Sunday Dinner to make. All the kids were home! Yay! So back home I went. Back to my warm fire and all my loved ones inside.

Come now, and let us reason together,
says the Lord. Though your sins are as scarlet,
they will be as white as snow.
Though they are red like crimson,
They will be like wool.

~Isaiah 1:18


  1. Jody, your pictures are lovely. The one of your home is really neat and I especially love your header. I cannot believe you already have snow! I am still waiting for trees to change here in tx. Enjoy some hot cocoa for me! :)

  2. Mom,

    Love the pictures! It really was like a winter wonderland. We had a lovely weekend out there. love ya!

  3. awww so pretty. Our snowflakes are not that big right now. We do have snow though. I love the snow! I love the picture of the young buck! Neato!!:)
    That is a sweet picture of the robin. Do you think he is asking where did this come from?;)

    What a fun and beautiful walk.

  4. Ohmygosh -- I love your pictures -- especially that new banner picture!!! How cool. Is this snow early this year? Our leaves haven't really even started to fall yet and we were around 80 this weekend. I suppose it's coming....

  5. What stunning photos Jody. So beautiful. xoxoxox Clarice

  6. Thank you for sharing. The snow is beautiful......I miss snow. Lovely pictures, you got some great captures.

  7. Beautiful pictures Jody - they remind me why I love snow. it so quiet and still. I'm not quite ready for it yet though. It was just sweater weather around here this weekend. Very lovely with all the leaves changing.

  8. Your pictures are lovely and to see the snow was magical, its spring here and as each day passes it gets a little warmer as it moves into summer. I would like to leave my footprints in some snow, its been many years since I did.

  9. Jody,
    The pics of the bucks are awesome! That must be a good camera. Wish I could have joined you on that walk. I'm sure you had a wonderful weekend with the family.
    Love ya,

  10. You've already got snow up there?, Man I can't wait to get it here, that picture of that buck is a beaut.. Did you get your package yet?

  11. These are gorgeous photos....
    I have enjoyed seeing them..and I LOVE the verse...

  12. Jody, I'd love to take a walk with you! As you know, it's something I love to do, too, in any weather. Your photos are so beautiful. I can just sense the quiet peacefulness of that snowy walk. And going back into your warm home, as you described, sounds so pleasant.

    Susan :-)


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