Monday, December 21, 2009

A Walk in the Snow with George

Good morning, my friends. Or afternoon, rather. It’s beautiful here in Maryland and this morning I took a walk with my favorite border collie. Then I came home and my husband was hanging the laundry on the line. We had our tea in the sunshine by the clothesline.

Would you care to join me?

I’ve done another slide show to share these photographs with you. For the accompanying music, please {click here} and open in a new tab or a new page and then return here and click play on the slide show. There are 31 photos.

School is on holiday break until after the New Year. So our last day was Friday. I have a huge amount of things to get done but I’m not going to worry about it. When I made this slide show, we were still snowed in. My husband and each took our own walks around the property this morning, both of us going out to the main road to see what we could see. We used our hiking poles to help give support in the snow and our good Sorel boots. Our driveway is a third of a mile long and goes through woods.

George absolutely loves this weather. He’s originally from Maine, you know. He bounds through the snow and has so much energy, it amazes us. Right now he is asleep at my feet and the plowman has just left. I’m glad that we can now get out the driveway, but in a way I liked the added feeling of isolation.

Hope you’re all doing well. Until next time, then . . .

PS ~ The music is from the soundtrack of ‘Love Actually’, which I think I just may watch tonight. It’s a good little holiday flick.

40 comments:

CarlaHR said...

Hi Kate, isn't nature wonderful and so is your talent to see beauty all around you. Enjoy your vacation and don't worry about that huge list, it'll get done of it really needs doing. Thanks for the permission re the background picture although it was hard choosing just one.

Char said...

my work will not let me go through the slide show right now, but the first shot is just gorgeous.

enjoy your holiday break! :)

JackDaddy said...

As always, another beautiful set of photos. Glad to hear that everyone is staying nice and warm and that all the snow isn't stopping you from enjoying your time off!

The Japanese Redneck said...

George looks like he loves it. But always making sure you're following.

Love the photo's.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Scrumptious photography. I especially loved the long lines in some to the photos, like the tree shadows. You live on a gorgeous piece of property.

My border collie walk with Ollie this morning was in shorts and a T-shirt and a chuck-it to play ball on a big soccer field.

Julie Harward said...

Boy, I hope you have a snow plow..thats a lot of driveway to shovel! I wish my dog could meet your dog..mine loves to snow too and the water..have you seen him on my blog? He's the biggest, sweetest golden retriever you've ever seen. I was raised with a dog like yours, a saint of a dog! Your photo's are stunningly beautiful..thank you! Have a great week..:D

Anonymous said...

Hey Kate,

Gorgeous pics, especially the ones with the birds in the snow! I am so hooked on your site since seeing you recently. Although we don't comment often, we love looking at your pics and enjoy having a peep into your everyday life.

I hope you and your family have a very, Merry Christmas. Lots of hugs from us to you!

Love, Pete, Pat, Josh and Alexa

Linda said...

WOW! Just WOW! Spring, Summer Fall, Winter, no matter the time of year you sure live in some pretty country. And you photograph it beautifully.
A dog asleep at your feet. *sigh* It's got to be one of my favorite things.
BTW: Sorels are the BEST!

Cindy said...

Beautiful photos. George looks good and happy. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Awesome! My 2 wolf dogs are in heaven too!
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Country Girl said...

Carla, you can take any image you like, just ask. Also, the resolution is a low one (800wide).

Pat, your card came today with the kids photos on it. Adorable! What is your e-mail address? E-mail me at katydid56@gmail.com, ok?

~ C.G.

And thank you all.

Betty said...

So beautiful as always. I love the smell of (frozen) clothes dried out side.I miss having a clothes line.We live in a senior mobil home park and they are not allowed.I see Geroge has his own monagramed towell very cute.
~~Love Hugs and Good Thoughts~~

Betty said...

PS I like the one with the caps and your reflection in the mirror.
~~More Hugs~~

Country Girl said...

You see, when I make a slide show I can't explain things! That's not actually George's own towel. It's actually one of our hand towels that resides in the downstairs bathroom. And the only reason I posted the clothes hanging on the line was because of a question from Deb (from Atlanta) yesterday where she asked 'so what's up with the clothespins?' I replied that we still dry our clothes outside when it's a nice sunny day!

~ C.G.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kate,

Thank you so much for sharing with us the unrivalled majesty of God's creation - the scenery is breathtaking, beyond words!

I'm from Australia and snow is NOT a common thing here during the winter as it is in other countries... Although, they can be found in the coldest places in Australia during the winter which is usually on the mountains and in some places in the southern part of Australia...

Seeing the deep snow only made me long to experience the snow once again as I did in Canada, USA and Europe long, long ago... Guess I'll have to daydream about it. :-)

May we all remember to give Him thanks for blessing us with the unrivalled beauty of His creation each new day.

Take care this winter and enjoy the snow while you can!

With Kind Regards,

A Reader from Australia

Hilary said...

Beautiful as always. Your area is so beautiful and so is George. I love that last shot of you in the mirror. :)

Pony Girl said...

Oh, it's so wintery and peaceful! I love it. Much better than the downpour I dealt with at the farm today. I need to watch "LOVE ACTUALLY" too, not sure I did last year. It's one of my holiday faves!

beth said...

you truly live in a winter wonderland....

and those photos were absolutely amazing !!

we just re-watched "love actually"....and then "the holiday" and "he's just not that into you" and and and.....oh, there's just so many to watch !!

Jeanne Klaver said...

In love with these. I see you in the mirror! Thanks for the holiday post.

Rileigh's Lolli said...

It's the most wonderful time of the year!!!

Absolutely pristine and peaceful! I see many note cards for next year!

Gotta a question? Did the clothes freeze?

Warm wishes, Jeanne

Country Girl said...

It was warm enough to sit outside in the sun today with just a sweater on. The clothes dried nicely.

When it gets too cold, we don't even bother putting them outside. I have dried clothes outside in the freezing weather before, in the sun, but it takes a long time. And they still have to thaw out afterwards.

~ C.G.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Waaa. Dial-up internet doesn't work with slide shows, and we got nothing but a dusting of snow. Plus, I have to work.
Waaaaaaaaaa!

(From what I could see, beautiful pictures, gorgeous snow and what a wonderful thought, not having to go in to work until after New Years! Enjoy every minute of it. But still, waaa.)

tainterturtles said...

I love this new slide show. I felt like I was really there with you.

I also love the fact that you hung your laundry outside to dry today despite the snow and colder temps.

Enjoy your snow.

Sugar Creek Beads said...

What a lovely walk and George is just the sweetest animal always turning to see if you're coming with him. The manor house is just stunning sitting on the hill with all the snow around it and the picture of you caught in the mirror shows how beautiful you are. It's great you are off for the holidays but I finally got dug out this afternoon so it is back to the office tomorrow for me. Jeanne

Cloudia said...

Go George!

Aloha,Kate


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Mary said...

Oh that was a great slideshow, Kate. The property is so beautiful, especially in the snow. And George really had a lot of fun, didn't he? :)

cottage farm villa said...

I AM SOOOOOOO DANG JEALOUS!!!! YOUR PROPERTY IS BEYOND BEAUTIFUL. I LOVE THE SHADOW OF THE TREES IN THE SNOW. OH, AND GEORGE. HE HAS NEVER LOOKED MORE HANDSOME. XO

TSannie said...

Such beauty!
xoabb

Caroline said...

Beautiful slide show! Have a wonderful holiday.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

What a magnificent view...sigh. These are so goreous as is again George. Love how he peeks trough over the fence. Hope you have a blessed day.

Debbie said...

Lovely images...a winter wonderland.

Deb said...

your photos are stunning...I am envious!

Bren said...

Wonderful presentation! I am adding you to my favorites on flickr so I can continue to be inspired by your work.
I shared my pup today so I hope you stop by and see her.... she looks like your puppy!

Marilyn said...

Kate, it brought tears.....don't know why!! Perfect pictures and the music on top of it.....WOW!! Have a wonderful rest, enjoy the down time and give George a pat on the head for me. I miss my dogs so much, even though it's been years since they've been gone. We had one who would "eat" her way through the snow....such a silly little thing she was.
Thank you...
Marilyn

ro said...

Dear Kate,

Beautiful photos of the prettiest place on earth. Please bend down and give George a big hug from me and wish him a very very Merry Christmas.

Love ya
Ro

Russell said...

Enjoyed the walk through that beautiful snow and country side. I feel like I am in a Currier & Ives card!

Now if we could find a horse drawn sleigh....!! George could ride with us!

I will be sure to show Bailey this slide show! Really nice!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Oh, I so enjoyed this walk, Country Girl! Your landscape is so beautiful, what an outstanding place to live. I wish we could all visit you - you'd be able to do a slideshow of our family out walking then! :)

All my bloggy friends love your shell photo, and have given many suggestions and preferences about where we should hang it. I think we may move it around from time to time so we get the joy of it in different rooms - starting with the bathroom - how lovely to see the shell and think of summer while in a hot bath, with snow outside! Once again, many thanks for the beautiful photo!

Deb said...

Beautiful!
Wishing you & sweet George a Blessed and Very Merry Christmas ♥

Diane said...

Lovely Kate! I wondered how your place would look under the snow...

Your camera really brought it to life!

Hugs..

Mental P Mama said...

Breathtaking. I swear George is posing....