"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.

1.10.2011

winter blessings









No you don't!


okay, no more


gonna catch it!!


Meg reading the snow tablet


We woke up to a winter wonderland this morning.

Winter blessings.

28 comments:

Megan Hoover said...

We have snow here in Dallas, too. It's just wonderful since it is so rare. Usually just once or twice a year. I haven't been visiting in a while -- life keeps me so busy, I don't get many moments to myself. Still think of you and Gut Art and I keep my painting from you on a shelf where I, and others, can see it. :) Happy New Year friend!!

Janet said...

It looks so beautiful....and believe it or not we had about 5" of snow here in Southern California! There's still some snow on the foothills around here. It's rare for us to get snow so it was fun.

lailani said...

Absolutely magical!! So excited so many received a good coating of the wet stuff!

No snow here, but a coating of ice, which from a distance,creates the look of a nice frosty winterland! The cracking, breaking and falling of limbs changes the quiet of the frosty landscape, but, hey, beggers can't be choosers - it is Sooooouth Georgia :)

jgr said...

Hi Mary,
Your snow is gorgeous!! I have some too, (of course).

Jennifer Richardson said...

Here too! It's still coming down in droves!
Your beautiful home is even more
charming when surrounded with all of this
light fluffy winterness:)
Enjoy and stay toasty,
Jennifer

Butterfly Works said...

I wanta go play; they looked like they were having so much fun...and I bet you were right in the middle...did they make snow cream?....these pictures are awesome....your house is so beautiful sitting in the middle of all that snow.........

It's snowing here now but we don't have any accumulation yet.....wonder if we'll get as much as you have.......this winter weather is something else.....

Love you girlfriend,

Lisa said...

Happy New Year to you Mary : ) Lovely photos.

Bren said...

These are beautiful shots, just love the lighting. I can see you've been having a great time with your family around you, there's nothing better :-) Lov your place, your home the barns, and all that winter white!

Poetic Artist said...

Wonderful pictures. We received a lot of the winter white here also.
Stay warm.
Katelen

Mechelle said...

We got about seven inches of snow over on the northeast side. Enjoy!

cat said...

Hi Mary! I think we are suppose to get some snow tonight and the kids were praying for it! You would think 2 weeks off of school would have been enough for them?!
Happy New Year!

Manon Doyle said...

Beautiful pictures, Mary!! Looks like so much fun! We also have a lot here!!

Just Be Real said...

Love the pictures. Always love snow when I lived in it. Thank you for sharing.

Buffy said...

Beautiful pictures! Of course no snow here in south florida,maybe one day!

Dade said...

Sweetums, thanks for the great pictures, especially the ones of Brian and Megan! Our daughter even dresses well when she goes out to play in the snow! I love the hat. This is incredible that I am missing a second Atlanta snow event by being in Florida. Interstates had a lot of places still closed this morning, but I should be able to get back by Thursday night - I HOPE. Love you and miss you. Dade

sarah said...

beautiful....picture perfect..and reading snow tablets...that's the best.

Ophelia said...

Oh, I love your photographs!

Martha Lever said...

Oh, Mary, just look at your beautiful house in the snow! And there are some mighty cute people in the yard playing in the snow!

Martha Lever said...

Hey Mar! Yes, decisions sometimes give me a pain in the forehead! The spiral bound book is a great way to do a book but since I do know how to sew a book I feel like it's a cop out. I use a Rubicoil that I bought from here: FYI
http://www.bonniesbest.com/rubicoil.htm
Anyway, I am off to do the envelopes and unfortunately for some strange reason my hives have returned. And I thought I was doing so good with my organic eating and all. I am pretty bummed---but it may just be something in this life I will have to endure.
Have a wonderful day, Mar!

Connie Lou said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, what a lovely house, I can feel the warmth coming out of it...even in the midst of the snow...It actually has snowed 7" on Mauna Kea, according to the news last evening there is snow in 49 states...and Hawaii is one of them..

Blessings on you and yours,

Connie

rachel awes said...

gorgeous photos!
xox

S. Etole said...

The snow looks so pretty on the red roof and the log cabin.

A Dancing Mango said...

Hi Mary !!
How are you doing?.. Looks like the white stuff headed your way which is most unlikely to happen where you live correct?
We are looking to move out of snow country!
Homes are selling so slow or not at all.
I love your home and thank you for showing us your photos.. miss you..:-(..
I just cant keep up with all of the blogs, and don't know a quick way of doing it do you?
It takes me on half hr. to post to 6 blogs and that is typing fast! ?

Bevie said...

Hey sis, we got only an inch or two in the past 2 weeks..nothing like last year. I think God knew Dewey wouldn't be able to shovel the roof off again this year. It was 47 inches then..Brian and Meg look so happy playing in the snow...how did Sean do in it??? Blessings Mar...have a wonderful weekend!!! Love you!!

joyfulploys said...

From one Mary to another...your winter photos are amazing...looks so pristine. Thanks for the winter album. :)

Pom Pom said...

Hi Mary!
How beautiful! I hope you had a lot of hot chocolate on hand.

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

I love seeing the pictures of your life Mary! That winter wonderland is gorgeous on you! Love the fun I see your son and daughter having together. It's so special isn't it?

Glad to be back among the living and visiting with you again. I have missed Y♥U.

Lynette (NZ) said...

Gorgeous pics - I find it so amazing to see the weather you are enjoying compared to the pic's I am posting about summer beach hols in NZ :-)
Happy 2011