Monday, January 28, 2008

Look what happened last night...

it snowed!!!
I've not been sleeping well since just before the wedding, so I was awake when Erich left for work this morning at 5:30am (gross, I know). I was laying on the couch as Erich opened the front door and exclaimed, "It's snowing!". I scrambled off the couch and ran to the door (in my PJs) and was shocked to see about 2 inches of snow already covering the ground and no sign of the snow stopping anytime soon. So I took out the old camera around 8am to take some pictures of this beautiful sight around our condo complex.
The picture above is of my favorite tree. Yes, I have a favorite tree. It sits outside our back patio next to the pool and we have full view of it during all the seasons. It hovers majestically, greeting me each day as I stand looking out of our kitchen window. Clearly it is beautiful when the branches are bare except for a healthy heaping of snow. But it is equally exquisit during the summer when the leaves are lush and green, and it sways in the light breeze while neighborhood kids shriek and laugh as they swim. Autumn might be my favorite time for this tree, though, when it's leaves start changing colors...vibrant yellows and crispy oranges with hints of deep, dark reds. I guess we'll all have to wait another 9 months before we see that again...
...so for now, I'll drink my morning cup of joe admiring the winter wonderland that is my backyard...

2 comments:

EmilyPie said...

I have about seven favorite trees! Doesn't sound as romantic as your tree... but it's true. Almost every tree near our place is my favorite. Especially when there is snow! I love how snow can change the character of a tree... from old and spindly to new and almost twinkly.

Scott and Lorie said...

so cool. and i can't wait to tell scott you have a favorite tree. he loves to make fun of me for having favorite trees, birds, you know "nature stuff".

boys.