Two inches of snow this past weekend turned the backyard into a winter wonderland. This is the scene from our dining room window.
The large tree in the foreground is a fifty-year-old silver maple (Acer saccharinum) planted when our house was built. I consider this tree a work of art, and I especially like its twisted bark.
The bird bath, feeder and vine sculpture are part of our efforts to befriend the birds and will be the subject of a future post. It’s hard to imagine, but the large white pine (Pinus strobus) at the back of the yard was our indoor Christmas tree December 1972 -38 years ago.
When I look to the right I see the red maple (Acer rubrum) and the snowman I had fun making before it got so cold – wind chill of 1° predicted tonight. I’m enjoying my temporary backyard “friend,” and I appreciate how the backyard changes with the seasons.