Wednesday, April 1, 2009

After the Storm/Or Before Another

These two Colorado blue spruce stand in front of our house. We planted them in 1987 and they grew way faster than we thought, they took over the front yard, but I love them anyway. This last blizzard loaded them down with tons of snow but what a wonderful snug retreat for the little birds. They can hop in under the snowy boughs and stay out of the wind and weather. God knew just what he was doing when He designed these trees. They hold the snow and form a shelter for the birds and you seldom see broken branches on a spruce, it just blows or slides off.
I got a book I ordered by Robin Brown, A Bit of Velvet and A Dash of Lace. I knew it would be fun and offbeat. As many of you have, I first saw her in Victoria magazine and I was hooked. I'm slowly savoring every page. I sure wish it would warm up so there will be garage sales. I'm ready to redo my house!!!
God bless you, Diane


Leedra said...

The trees are so pretty with the snow on them. That is the kind of tree with snow that is just asking for a Cardinal to come by for a visit.

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Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I agree that God knows what He is doing in preparing the shelter for the birds.Our trees look much like yours today.

Denise said...

Those are just beautiful !! I so want an evergreen in my front yard.... I think that they are one of the most beautiful creations of God........ Praying for you to warm up so that you can GO SHOPPING and redo that house!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

There's nothing prettier in winter than seeing the snow cling to the evergreens. I love those pictures... AMAZING...

BUT--for your sake, I hope Spring will come soon to you!!!!

Jayne said...

Those are so beautiful with the snow on the boughs. :c)

* lisa * said...

Diane-these are marvelous! Such beauty and grace in a lovely tree, don't you think? Trees & birds never cease to thrill me.

Jill said...

The trees are so beautiful Diane with the snow on them. Hopefully it will warm up soon so you can get to all those neat garage sales.