First snow today, Tues Nov 12 - the red leaves on the left are what remains of the leaves on one of the Japanese maples.
I am not ready for snow, nor winter, but this first light snow today was beautiful. It lightly coated everything it touched. I knew it wouldn’t last long so I actually rushed out with my camera, dressed more for the bedroom than the outdoors. This photo and the ones to follow will show some of the things I found on this somewhat cold adventure around my yard and gardens.
One of my Greyhounds, May, or May-May, as she has been renamed by my little nieces, sleeping on the guest room bed, or trying to if it weren’t for the photographer disturbing her :) Greyhounds really like their comfort, and know what pillows are for. She just turned 10 on Nov 20. I need to find a way to slow down time. - taken on the last day of November.
Dec 25, 2014 - May, after everyone left…finally able to get the couch back for a nice nap. I wish I could have done the same..exhausting day. So glad she is doing so well, and still with me… the best Christmas present ever.
Walking around the farm field at the end of May, and heading home, there was sunlight overhead and then there were suddenly raindrops falling which took you back for a second, and then I thought “where is the rainbow?” …well..I turned around and this is what I saw. I actually couldn’t believe it for a moment, because it was just one of those things you say, never expecting it to actually happen. I quickly grabbed a shot, and it was then I noticed that it was actually a double rainbow, but the second one being very faint and barely visible at the time, and here also.
I ran around the fenced field trying to get as many shots as I could from maybe a better angle, but it was fading as fast I ran, and the last shot in this group is all I caught before it faded away completely.
Dec 9, 2014 - wild New England nor'easter today -all ferries canceled -a series of through-the-windshield-shots
I had to go to Edgartown today to take May for a pre-chemo blood test. I will be taking her off-Island for her 4th chemo on Thurs. It had been delayed from Nov 25 because of low white blood count which can happen when under chemo treatment.
Afterwards, I took the long way back from Edgartown to Vineyard Haven by way of Oak Bluffs so I could travel by way of the north shore road that has great views of Vineyard Sound which I knew would be wild in this nor'easter. I always like to take the longer and more scenic way back.
It seems the universe has sent me a chilly Valentine on the surface of my pond :) …very in keeping with the winter we have been having.
Actually, this photo was not from today but from a week ago when one warmer day than usual, just a day before this snowy one, had melted the ice back around the waterfall into this heart shape, which drew me outside immediately with my camera. There was something quite wonderful about its sudden appearance.
When I took this it was snowing yet again, and I have to admit, quite beautifully. I took quite a few photos of this heart from different angles, knowing its time there would be brief, some of them capturing it better than this shot, but somehow only two got uploaded. I am not sure what I did, but think I formatted the card without checking first to make sure all photos had been uploaded…a very rare thing for me to do, so this image will have to do.
The heart’s sudden, unusual appearance on the pond was too timely not to put up for Valentine’s Day :)
When one of my Greyhounds, Lacy, died last year I planted an eastern white pine next to her grave. This was the second year I put lights on it. I really love the way it looks lighted up at the edge of the woods. I liked it so much last year I kept the lights on it well into January, which I will no doubt do again.