It rained cats and dogs yesterday.
All. Day. Long.
By the time I was heading home from work, the rain was turning to ice pellets, hitting my windshield. I was chilled to the bone, and couldn't wait to mix a cocktail and sit by the fire.
This morning, the earth was washed clean and fresh, and the sky was incredible.
Of course, I had to run back in for the camera!
It's still chilly, but the sun is shining today, and the mountains are glorious.
One of the benefits of the trees losing their leaves is that we can see the mountains all around us again!
Each direction you turn, you see the land rising all around. I love that! I never had a house with such a lovely view before....it's such a treat!
Amazingly, after two snowfalls and multiple hard frosts, the herb garden on the deck is still producing! I love being able to walk right out my kitchen door and snip fresh herbs to use in my recipes. I wonder how long I'll be able to do that? I guess the first really heavy snowfall will take care of that....how sad.
The only flowers still blooming are the three pots of Stock at the top of the deck stairs. Likewise, they will probably keep going until the snows kill them. Until then, I enjoy seeing a bit of color in the grey landscape.
Looking out the kitchen window, the birds have been going nuts on the suet feeder....and they love the hanging metal birdbath on the arch. Even when it freezes solid, I try to add a little warm water on top so the critters have a place to drink.
And when I tried to capture the beautiful morning light in the dining room this morning I had a little furry photo bomber in the corner!
That's ok, she's smiling.
And so am I.
Life is good.
Life is good.