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Winter is here

In Minnesota, we've had an unseasonably warm November and early December.  On Sunday, we finally got our first snowstorm.  My town got about a foot of heavy, wet, snowman snow.  Today it's cold, only 11 Fahrenheit now, but the sun is out and the sky is blue.  Here are a couple of pictures out my front window.  The squirrels decided they needed some crabapples.





Here's the crabapple tree in the front yard.



To get there, the squirrels walk out on a burr oak tree and leap.



We've got snowbanks now from where the road has been plowed.



The blue sky is a mood boost even if it's cold.  



Happy sledding.  Looks like it will be a white Christmas after all.

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callme_k
Dec. 10th, 2012 09:37 pm (UTC)
WANT! I know there comes a time when it's slushy and dirty, but it looks so pretty right now :)The third pic is cute - I'm just imagining the upside down POV.
galwithglasses
Dec. 10th, 2012 09:59 pm (UTC)
So white and crisp. The branch goes right by my second floor window and I turned around and there he was. They looked cute today with their fur and tails all puffed up to stay warm.
giselleslash
Dec. 10th, 2012 09:48 pm (UTC)
I braved the elements this morning to go to the grocery store and it really is gorgeous out today with the blue skies and blinding white snow. :)
galwithglasses
Dec. 10th, 2012 09:55 pm (UTC)
Everything looked so brilliant this morning with the sun on the snow. We didn't end up with a snow day much to the kid's disappointment but everything got cleaned up here pretty well.
giselleslash
Dec. 10th, 2012 10:04 pm (UTC)
Yeah, just the side roads are still a mess - plowed, but still compacted w/snow.
etoile444
Dec. 11th, 2012 01:09 pm (UTC)
That's so fresh and clean. I wish it stayed that way. Beautiful shots.
galwithglasses
Dec. 11th, 2012 01:31 pm (UTC)
The fresh white snow always reflects the sun so nicely and makes it brighter. I love it like this.
zebra363
Dec. 11th, 2012 03:11 pm (UTC)
That top picture would make a nice Christmas card!
galwithglasses
Dec. 12th, 2012 01:09 am (UTC)
Especially with the red berries. It looks like Christmas around here now.
hugemind
Dec. 13th, 2012 09:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, that looks really pretty. We got enough snow for a White Christmas (and are getting even more right now), but no Sun. That blue sky looks beautiful!
galwithglasses
Dec. 16th, 2012 01:48 am (UTC)
What a difference a few days make. Today it's raining and foggy. We still have snow but it's sloppy and slushy. Santa better get the wheels back on the sleigh.
layne67
Dec. 17th, 2012 08:57 am (UTC)
Those are very lovely pics. The snow bulks on the branches looked a lot like white squirrels!
galwithglasses
Dec. 19th, 2012 02:56 pm (UTC)
It all looked so nice. It's thawed a bit and refrozen so it's icy and crunchy now. It's still white on the ground but not quite as pretty. I'm sure we'll get more....
quirky_thoughts
Dec. 20th, 2012 09:03 pm (UTC)
Lovely photos. That's a great shot of the squirrel.
galwithglasses
Dec. 21st, 2012 02:23 am (UTC)
Thanks, they were pretty cute out in the trees.
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