Yesterday we were hearing reports of a big snow heading our way. Well, 'bout time. It would be our very first ground covering of the year.
Our temperature had been staying right around 28 degrees for several days, and our continual rain had turned to freezing drizzle and a bit of hail. Not nice, to say the least.
This morning when we got up, surprise, surprise. The temperature had risen to 34 degrees and rain was coming down. But! Shortly the temp dropped a degree (yep, just one little degree) to 33 . . . and lo and behold, it started to snow. Really snow.
In short order we had an outside scene that looked like this. Hooray! Has winter finally arrived to the north woods?
But back to yesterday afternoon when the temperature was still 28 degrees.
I spent a couple of hours (silly me) making the decorations for a bird's Christmas tree which my dear husband had set up on our front deck.
I used my donut cutter to make bread "wreaths" . . .
. . . which I then "frosted" with a mixture of peanut butter and bird seed.
Previously I had made and dried apple slices and attached ribbons. A couple of nights ago, I made a long popcorn string for the tree, too.
Hollowed out orange halves made festive little baskets holding more goodies for the birds.
The bird tree was decorated by late yesterday afternoon (too dusky/dark for a picture) so I figured I'd take one this morning.
Doesn't it look lovely? Can you see all my carefully crafted ornaments? Nah, me neither.
And, oh look! Now the snow has stopped and it's started to . . . yep. Rain.
Good-bye, Winter. Sigh.
The halls are finally decked!
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