Friday, January 14, 2011

On a Winter's Day....

In the last post, I showed you the Deer Grove, on a sunny day.  This week we had our 'Artic Blast'.  It wasn't exactly Artic-y....more just cold and damp.

When that happens, the deer hang out in the Grove even more than usual.  They like to lay in the grass.

It must be warmer there, in the thick grass on the ground.

Of course, when we whine about the cold, our daughter in North Dakota chuckles.  Even the fog freezes up there.  It makes a beautiful winter scene....but it's COLD.

And, they've had a little snow.  There are few hills, in their town.  But, the snow plow leaves a nice sledding hill, on the corner.  Our North Dakota grandkids take good advantage of that.

We're wimps, when it comes to real cold.  It's hard to imagine the cold they tell us about....brrrrr....

It's good we live in Central Texas, where the 'Aritic Blasts' come very seldom and don't last long.  We can enjoy life outside, without layers and layers of clothes.

Miss Nosy, here, came to see what I was up to.  I bet she's glad she lives in Central Texas and not in northern North Dakota.

Wherever you are, stay warm.  Have a good weekend, and...

Happy Gardening...


  1. I could really use some pansies! Yours look so sweet and cheery.

  2. What beautiful pictures! I love the soft cloudy days we've had and your pictures capture the magic. But, whoa, ND looks a "tad" brisk. I'd like some snow but that is overkill!

  3. Oh Linda, your herd is growing. Miss Nosy is pregnant. Twins maybe. You'll be a grand-deer.

  4. Caroline, pansies are the only thing that keep on going for me, in the winter. Of course, they have to stay inside the fence. They're deer candy.

    Kathleen, I think you're right. We double..or, maybe triple..the deer population every year. There are too, too many. Not enough for them to eat. But, they keep on coming.

    And, yes, Linda...North Dakota is way too cold for my comfort level.


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