Welcome to Beyond the Books. This post was inspired by Lexxie @Unconventional Bookviews' Up Close and (Un)conventional, who was inspired by Cuddlebuggery. It's meant to be a way for y'all to get to know me better on a personal level - Beyond the Books. ;)
Most of y'all know I live in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. I'm sure the same is said around the world, but it is said here that if you don't like the weather, wait a few minutes. Well, we went from sunny and upper 50s to SNOW and 20s in a day. In fact, we have about 2 feet of snow and it's still snowing. I won't complain as more snow equals less fire danger. And my kiddos got a snow day yesterday and enjoyed some wintertime sports for probably the last time this season. But I won't say never. ;) I took some photos yesterday that I thought I'd share. Enjoy!
I took this photo around 5:30 this morning.
This is looking out the back of my house. I was trying to get the bird feeder and bath but they didn't show up as well as the slow leaning off the deck railing.
This is looking out the front of my house. Y'all should have heard the thwump of snow falling out of the trees.
A different view looking out the front of my house.
This is a view from my bedroom. My hottub is under all that snow somewhere. ;)
If you have a fireplace, bookshelf and coffee I would be just fine ..that view is lovely.ReplyDelete
I love this, those photos are FAB! We never get as much snow as that and it looks so pretty. And in the summer, relaxing in that hottub and looking at that view must be heaven. Thanks for sharing :)ReplyDelete
Holy cow! That is so much snow. I can't believe how different the views look from when I last saw that scene. I've never even seen two feet of snow. Four inches during spring break rocked my world! Happy snow (and fireside reading)!ReplyDelete
I know, right?!? I can't believe how different it is from when you were here. I'm definitely enjoying the fireside reading. :) And James and Jax went sledding today! James said it was exhausting because the snow is so deep and wet. I hope you're enjoying a great weather weekend!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Trish! It is pretty to look at. Not so much fun to get out in. Luckily school was cancelled for the kids and I didn't have to drive in it. I'm still sitting by the fire. Oh, and yes, the hottub is wonderful...even in the winter. :)ReplyDelete
I do happen to have all the above, Kimba. A little slice of heaven. :)ReplyDelete
LOL Jax shoveled a path to it this morning and then shoveled the snow off of it so we can get in tonight. :) I'm not completely isolated but pretty much. It is very nice and quiet. The kids have really enjoyed the extra weekend...they've played in the snow quite a bit. James even went sledding with Jax this morning. I hope you're having a wonderful weekend! Anything fun on the agenda? I cannot believe it's just a little over 3 weeks until we meet!! *SQUEE!!!* It'll be here before we know it. **BIG HUGS**ReplyDelete
Wow you live in such a beautifull place! My heart aches to have a house where I can look at trees from my window like that! And it's so pretty with all that snow. Here in the netherlands it's usually a thing that it rains often. It must have been weird going from warm weather back to snow again, but snow also can be so much fun when you can just enjoy it and don't have to go anywhere. I hope you made the most of the snow day!ReplyDelete
It does look so beautiful, and what a difference a few hours can make. The good thing, other than the lovely scenery, is you have a really good reason to sit back and read a little, huh? (lol) Hugs...ReplyDelete
Good for Jax (and you) that he made sure you can use the hottub again! We have one, too, and we use it often, both in summer and winter :)ReplyDelete
We went out on Friday evening for drinks and dinner at one of my friend's place, and we had a really good time. The rest of the weekend I've spent creating the year-end exam for my students... Fun times ;)
*SQUEE* yes, it will definitely be here before we know it. I can't wait! *BIG HUGS*
Oh, wow, that's insane! Beautiful, of course, but it's April!! I'll bet you're pretty sick of snow by now... Well, make the best of it and try to have fun :) Hugs xxReplyDelete
Just.... WOW! I cannot imagine living in snow country. It gets cold here in winters, I get frosts, but that is it. I have to drive to find snow!! lolReplyDelete
Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
Beautiful! You are certainly blessed with a beautiful environment!!!ReplyDelete
So beautiful! I love all the trees, but you can keep all that snow!ReplyDelete
I didn't see a lot of snow growing up, Naomi. It doesn't snow often in Texas. :) But living at 8300 ft, well, it's nice and snowy...sometimes.ReplyDelete
*ha* My dad, who lives in Texas, was making fun of us having snow in April and how they were going to be sunny and 75 that day. I told him he needed to remember this when he's sweltering in 100 degree temps and we're up here at 75...in July! ;) We had a great time in the snow, Ramona. The kids sledded and made snowmen. It was fun! <3ReplyDelete
I guess when you don't live in a snowy mountain, it looks like a truly beautiful place - and it is - but when my mountain-born boyfriend looked at your pics, he mostly thought about shovels and food storage :) When he lived there, his parents used him to shovel their way out of the house, so he got hurt and mad when, after he left, they bought a snow cleaning machine, lol !ReplyDelete