For about an hour today we had an honest to goodness snow storm going. For the rest of the day we had a sleet storm, which is more the norm here along the CT shoreline. So I decided to take some photos of the pretty snow -- our first of the season -- while it lasted. Can you see where I'm going here? Bare hands holding a metal camera in the middle of a snow storm -- not the brightest idea I've ever had.
I was inspired by Kris's post on building your own holiday wreath, but too busy (or rather lazy) to give it a try myself. Instead, I bought a much more elaborate wreath than usual from a local grower. I did, however, add my own bow that I made last year using 3 different colors of wire ribbon with florist wire threaded through it to tie onto the wreath:
So I kind of made it. It's sort of like that awful show on Food Network, Semi-Homemade with Sandra Lee. Some of the things she makes -- who would eat that crap? Anyhoo...
I really got into decorating outside and the calibrochoa were still green in the hanging planters despite multiple freezes, so I attached some inexpensive dark red bows to them:
A little bit reminiscent of a kissing ball, but a $1.69 for the bows instead of $30 for each ball from the local garden center. See the rose plant hanging on despite several weeks below freezing and the snow:
Is there anything sadder:
I unearthed the guitar playing frog from the wildflower patch when I chipped leaves over the patch and set him up on top of the retaining wall for winter interest:
I totally forgot to take down the screens from the gazebo:
The manufacturer recommends that you take down the canopy too, but there's no way we were going to do that. The snow must have been blowing sideways to coat the table and chairs. Now I'm going to have to wait for the snow to melt and a couple of warm days to dry out the screens before I take them down.
Let's start a door decoration meme. Post about your door decoration (or lack thereof), link to this post, and leave a comment saying you've written about your own door on your blog. I can't wait to see what you've all done to your doors!