Well, we had our first gathering @ The Brown Barn. A New Years Day extravaganza with way too much food and way too many drinks. We had about thirty friends over to help us celebrate the new year. I decided that I wanted to stay the night, and was rewarded the next morning with the most significant snowfall of the year. It was all of one to two inches, but it made the pace light up.
This is the house. There is ample room on the deck for the upcoming summer party.
This is the pond. I wanted to have it shoveled for skating, but after I got about twenty feet out the ice creaked, groaned, and cracked like an old carnival ride.
Cardinal from the 31st.
The eaves from the kitchen window over the sink.
This tree is so tangled in vines, I do not know how it survives. However, in the fall beautiful yellow/orange berries appear on the top of the tree. You can see them here. If you look hard enough.
I enjoyed the quiet and the snow. Of course it has been well over 40° F the last two days, and most of the snow is but a memory. I'm sure we will eventually get our winter, but it just won't feel right to me.