Friday, February 12, 2010

" It's Snowing In The Pines "

Christmas In Dixie, it's snowing in the pines...............one of my favorite songs is sung by the group Alabama... It's not Christmas but friends it is snowing in the pines big time! A forecast of 5-9 inches by 2:00 P.M. In 1894 it snowed 16 inches in Southern Mississippi.............




In Dec.1963 it snowed 8 inches. I was living here then and I was 3 months past my 11th birthday but I do not remember this event.
Yesterday morning at 6:00 A.M. this beautiful sunrise gave no hint of what was to come but we'd been hearing about it for a week.............


5-9 inches! No Way! Not here ! When it snows, which is rare, it is usually 1-2 inches but mostly less than that..........

I looked at this sky thinking in 12 hours we will be under a Winter Storm Warning.........



Around 4:00 P.M. these clouds had me thinking, Snow Streaks?





We battened down the hatches, put out hay, cranked up the greenhouse heater and filled 5 bird feeder's. At 6:00 A.M this morning the birds were in a frenzy at all the feeders and there was about 1-2 inches of snow............






























































You guys hurry up! It's my turn said; the little fellow!


















Excuse me, we are on the fence...waiting our turn........except for the Cardinal who preferred the bent branch of the Oleander.


















All by myself......at a seed buffet............





















This Gardenia is bowing...............




















The pines and popcorn trees carry the weight...........























Heavy wet snow is falling on the pond..........






















I'm in a world of beauty on this early morning...........

























St. Francis must be freezing...........I covered the bird bath so that when it quits I can fill it with bird seed...

























It is supposed to snow until about 2:00 P.M which I think may end up leaving us with about 6 inches.........


























Looking out on the back pasture........




























This Oleander is in the front...........



























That's another Gardenia behind St. Francis...........





























Some of the pines on the front..........as I said........it's snowing in the pines!































Birds use the limbs to pearch on...































This waiting is for the birds.........huh?
































A snow covered Crape Myrtle...........

































Dinner on the ground............... :)
































It's getting heavy eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!




































I'll have the end results this weekend! Stay warm, dry and read a good book why don't cha?


































24 comments:

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Oooh but it all looks so magical ...
That's a LOT of snow, it looks beautiful covering all the trees and even the pond. Hope you are staying warm, and lots of good things to eat !

willow said...

What a special treat, Carol! Enjoy that beautiful blanket of white, while it lasts.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

That's the kinds of snow I love, Carol. Love the wet, clingy kind... It is so beautiful. I'm happy for you... Thanks for all of the great pictures.
Hugs,
Betsy

Nezzy said...

Welcome to my world! I do hope all your beautiful plants survive. Hunker down and stay cozy my southern friend!

God bless and have a great Valentine's Day!!!

Kat said...

We are getting some snow too! Most of the "big snow" is south of us where it hardly ever snows. Same as you. I love the snow. (I know the northerners want to put duct tape on my mouth right now) I hope we get lots. Will look forward to the final photos.

jeannette stgermain said...

Beautiful -your excitement is shining through the pics:) The sight of the house on the lake is that of a fairy tale.

Pat in east TN said...

We have been getting snow, snow and more snow ... it's never ending! Your pictures are beautiful. I read where each of the 50 states as snow on the ground right now ... a first!

Vicki Lane said...

Oh my goodness, how pretty! I particularly like the first picture of the pond!

Carol@ Writers Porch/ Book House said...

Hey Jo, it is beautiful but this is enough for me!

Willow...it won't last long is right and I plan to enjoy it!

Betsy...it is wet and heavy....I'm loving it!

Hey Nezzy, I think they will be fine. We have sun and 60 forecast all next week!

Hey Kat, it's a treat for us southerners isn't it?

Jeanette, it is like a fairy land and so quite!

Vicki...I know this is old hat to you but it's a treat for me now that I'm so far south!

Carol@ Writers Porch/ Book House said...

Hey Pat...didn't mean to leave you out, we've talked so much this morning I thought I had answered you! HA! :)

Deb Shucka said...

Beautiful pictures. It sounds like you're making the best of your unusual snow adventure. I hope you keep power and enjoy this time.

NitWit1 said...

When snow is special we enjoy it more.

It's become too common in my neck of the woods lately, with more tonight, but, thankfully will not stick.

We've just finished 10 inches.

Hope your beautiful pines and trees are not damaged.

And enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!


The birds even look happy. Nice you prepared for them!

Debra said...

It's just beautiful isn't it! I know I wouldn't like it all the time, but it's been lovely to look at it today.

Journaling Woman said...

I love all your photos and can't choose a favorite. Very beautiful.

lakeviewer said...

Lovely pictures, truly captivating.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Woke up to a winter wonderland here too. Can you believe -- three splatterings of snow in one winter?

Terresa said...

What a lovely journey in pictures. I feel as if I'm there, quietly watching the birdie at the seed buffet.

I_am_Tulsa said...

wow, so much snow....it hasbeen freakishly warm for a few days here in my part of Japan...it should be getting colder again but I doubt I will get to see such beautiful snow! thank you for the treat, it is nice to be back and looking though your posts!

T said...

Great pictures and I'm so glad you all got a bit of winter wonderland!

steviewren said...

I popped over to see your snow Carol! I bet you are having a grand tome watching the birds at your feeders today. The sun is out here this morning and it's bright and beautiful. Have a sweet weekend.

Wobegon Cottage(alice) said...

Welcome to my world...lol
I love the snow it is the ice I hate. When it is snowing everything seems to go quite and the earth has a new blanket....but then later the snowplows come and are they ever loud. Ejoy your snow it will probably be gone as fast as it came.

Marguerite said...

Unbelievable! Beautiful pics, but oh so cold! Since I am not a fan of snow, I'm glad that we only got a dusting. Enjoy your winter wonderland and stay warm!

NCmountainwoman said...

Don't have time to read...gotta keep shoveling! We were so hoping this storm would pass us by but no such luck. Perhaps I can read this evening if I'm not too tired. BTW: I just finished "The Swan Thieves" and really enjoyed it.

Jen Chandler said...

We got about 4 inches here in Georgia! I was humming "Christmas in Dixie" too! How funny :) It's rare we see snow in the pines.

Hope you had a marvelous weekend,
Jen