Once in a while we have seen a winter-wonderland here in Dublin, Georgia. In 2002 on January 2 and 3 we had for two days snow and it really did stay! So we got some great photos from these two days; very unusual for us. It looks pretty though! So have a look around our home in the snow...
This is eight years ago and some trees are no longer there. Like those weeping ilex in front of the house, they're gone. They hid the house and it was no longer pretty. In the beginning we got carried away by them and had our Christmas lights hung in each of them. Tiny white lights; very romantic.
The solid oak indoor shutters inside of the windows are closed here. Those have proven to be a very wise investment as they keep and the cold and the heat out! Never having to mess with curtain cleaning and dust free. Very light when opened so we love them!
The photo below shows the dining room shutters (l) open as well as those from the office. The guest bedroom is shut.
From our front porch, overlooking the brick walkway to the mailbox and the road.
The antique copper ship's pump on the wall and the oak bench with wrought iron 'roses' in antique green to the left.
This is to the side of the kitchen bay window. This photo is from the first snow day on the 2nd of January.
We do have lots of evergreen trees and shrubs, as can be seen in these photos.
We never again will be able to make photos like this as the Southern Magnolia has grown so tall and wide...
Here the gazebo is visible and the pond below. Our property is on a slope.
This is on our driveway and it's the second day of snow on January 3.
The balcony to the right and again the gazebo with the pond area is visible.
Taken from the other side of the pond.
Our Scarlet oak (r) keeps its leaves on quite long and they still have some color here. The other oak (l) is a semi-evergreen. There is a feeding house for the wild ducks under the semi-evergreen oak.
The greenhouse in the back and to the right is our triple-stemmed river birch. We lost it in one of the hurricanes, it got ripped off and only one 'ugly looking' stem was left... So we had to cut it down.
Here you see our third bridge across the creek into the wood garden with walking trail.
From the balcony towards the pond. The Virginia live oak tree on the left is huge now.
Who knows we will again get snow like this?
We at least do treasure these photos.