Backyard Beauty

Sipping on my coffee early this morning, all I had to do was look out the window to see the magic that last night’s snow had left behind.

Once outside, I felt exhilarated by the cold and the beauty all around me.

A persistent breeze kept whipping up the light fluffy snow on the tree limbs, sending showers of snow crystals that were beautiful – but not good for the camera.

So I worked quickly to get a few images of the snow-covered cedars…

The long maple limbs with icy frosting…

The berries with their tiny snow caps.

But first prize for head wear went to the sedums for sure.

With the ornamental grass a close second for their clever use of wispy grass “feather” trims.  😉

And as I headed for the house I couldn’t help but smile.

Looking around in your own backyard kinda’ makes beauty real accessible, doesn’t it? I didn’t need to go much further than my own backdoor.

I only wished I hadn’t been thwarted by the snow showers raining down on me.

Note to self: Next time, bring the umbrella!!    😉