Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Windows With a View

It's the beginning of March.  In many areas you're seeing signs of Spring. Maybe some buds on the branches of the trees, some daffodils blooming, and warmer days.  Around here, not so much.   It's still very chilly here.  I have noticed that the sun is out a little more, but besides that it still looks like winter.
Hubby and I were driving the three miles to my parents' house on Sunday for dinner and this was the scenery from our car window.
This is the entrance coming in the front gate of our little community where we live.

It was snowing, and the roads were getting slippery.  It's pretty, though, isn't it?  This is a little pond that is sometimes used for ice skating.

This is the road coming up from the front gate.  Again, from the car window on March 6.

Pulling up to Mom and Dad's house in the woods.  Reminds you of "Over the River and Through the Woods".  It's very charming at Thanksgiving and Christmas, but by March we're a little tired of it.  I'm ready for a different, warmer pretty!

Today, the sun is out, but it's currently 39 degrees.  Slight improvement from the weekend.  The babies (dogs) were going crazy barking at the front window.  I finally figured out why.  This is what they were looking at across the street.

Deer are a very common thing here.  The dogs go crazy every time, but the deer aren't fazed.  They are so plentiful and tame that we can practically walk right up to them and they don't move.  Again, a fun and pretty site, but they are such a nuisance.  They're looking for food.  And when those flowers, plants and bushes start blooming, these deer will be all over them.

I'm so lucky to have the views that I have.  I'm just ready for it to look a little different.  Spring will eventually show up!


Theresa said...

Love the views that you have outside your home and on the ride to your Parent's home! Spring is really just around the corner, trust me:) Have a blessed evening! HUGS!

Rae said...

Beautiful views in spite of the weather. We don't have signs of Spring yet either.

Sharon said...

Nice drive to your parent's house! Golly, all the deer, I can see where they would be a problem.

No sun here, just rain, rain, rain, I guess I should be glad it isn't snow, I would never get out of here!


DJan said...

It does look very cold, Nina. I too am ready for some change. I arrived home late last night, but the sight of Seattle from the air made me realize how lush and green it is here, different from anywhere else I've ever been. Rain is the reason, not snow.

Love your pictures!

Valerie said...

Beautiful views and I love your Mom's house in the woods. And how about those deer in the garden, what an amazing sight.

gkbccb said...

stopping by to your blog from Locomotion of Expressions! CUTE! :) Love it!
take care

Denise said...

I have noticed that some of the trees have buds, but I know they won't open for at least a month! We are going to have a wet messy mix over the next two days, hopefully none of the snow will stay and the rain will melt more of what is on the ground. The tough part is that this rain along with the snow that we have is causing flooding problems in some areas of Maine, thankfully I have not had any problems with flooding.

Grandma Lizzie's House said...

We had signs of Spring in Salt Lake City until yesterday when there was a huge snow storm!

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DeanO said...

Spring is here...snow and all; I loved all the deer and I'll look for them in September.

Just Like June said...

Love the quilt below. I would adore the ability to make something so sweet. Thanks for stopping by on my SITS day. Love your view. I really miss the States right now.


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