The weekend winter storm marked the first snowfall since
our temporary stay in Manly (north Southern Pines) began
last February 29. We love snow, wherever we may be, and
enjoyed a neighborhood stroll once the precip had stopped.
|Judy's familiar swing and chiminea look just as much at home|
here as they did in her prayer garden at the Murdocksville home.
|We like the looks of our cozy little snow-dipped "town house."|
|Like most folks locally, our winter coating was very shallow,|
but it only takes a little to make a winter wonderland.
|The playground is on hold until everything thaws-- which should be|
in about 15 minutes.
|We are making the most of living near horse country,|
so an afternoon tour was in order.
The horses weren't out, but the fences and fields made
for some beautiful sights.
As they say, "There's no place like home."
We may not have a house in Murdocksville, but
one day we'll be back there. I couldn't resist a visit
to see what the storm had created there. These scenes
were three days after the snow, so a lot had departed.
|Obviously no one had walked on our wetland boardwalk since|
the snow fell.
|This bridge is at our "island" where some snow remained.|
|From the other end of the island. There are FOUR bridges, but|
I'm not sure you can see them all.
|It appears that the bobcat had stopped for a drink and was in|
|There were also signs of deer activity, though deer are not|
suitable prey for a bobcat.
|The three prominent trees are our 100 year-old pear trees.|
We are in hopes the cold weather provides some stimulus for spring growth.
|I just had to visit the tree house. Before long, we'll have the|
grandkids up there for play once again.
|Judy's arbor and picnic table are waiting patiently for our|
If you enjoyed these winter sights, be sure to visit my
Sandhills Nature Trail blog at http://sflnt.blogspot.com.
Well, guess the snow was on the ground long enough
to be waiting for more. But not this week. Even the
nighttime lows won't reach freezing for a while.
Such is winter in the Sandhills of North Carolina.