Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Day After

Mom and dad's Halloween party did not get cancelled even though it was a horribly slushy ride to and from the Crump barn for everyone involved.   There were over 100 peeps invited and about 35 brave souls showed up and they had a really fun time!  Unfortunately our mom did not bring the camera.  Shame on her because some of the costumes were really funny and a few were very scary and the dirt graveyard cake was a work of art!

We feel very fortunate to only have lost our power two times and for only short periods of time.  Many are still without it and it's cold and breezy here!

Our Magnolia tree didn't do too well in the storm~
And lucky for us, the pine tree decided to drop her limbs on the ground instead of on our brand new roof!

I know this picture is blurry but look what I found!    A snow-covered apple!

This thing in the foreground is our street sign pole that supports mom's wisteria!  The wisteria WAS taller than the top of the street sign. 

It sure doesn't look like October here at all!

Mom has always said that it would be awesome if the Burning Bush could be in bloom at Christmas when we have snow on the ground.   It's not Christmas but mom finally got her wish!

Does anyone need or want snow?  We have lots to give!

So until next time..............

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch


Niamh said...

Wow! We are sorry about your trees but we are sooo jealous about all that snow. All we had was lots of rain. Hope you enjoy romping around in all of it. We are also in awe of Mitch's apple hunting abilities.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

bbes tribe said...

Happy your tree didn't drop any branches on your new roof. Snow sure does look pretty. You must have a goooood nose to find that apple under the snow.

NoPo Dales said...

Snow? YES! We want all we can get. That's because we never get hardly any. The red bush is so beautiful against the snow. Hope you got some party left overs, mmmmm
Your Buddy
Portland of no snow :(

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness......... SNOW! Wow! That beautiful bush against the snowy whiteness is an amazing sight. I'm so glad I stopped by this evening to visit you guys. Have a good week. Ros

Kari in Alaska said...

Thats a lot of snow!

Stop on by for a visit

Sue said...

Yes, yes, we want some snow. It's still warm and sunny here. Too bad about your trees and other plants. They weren't ready and got a surprise from Mother Nature.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

How Sam Sees It said...

OMD - too cold, but oh so pretty!


Asta said...

Maggie and Mitch
That buwning bush is magnificent up against that snowy landscape

pwetty weewd to have this in Octobew. I'm glad you didn't have damage and youw pawents wewe able to have theiw fun at that gweat pawty
smoochie kisses and enjoy youw snowy apple

SissySees said...

That last photo is a keeper for sure. I often get too wrapped up in life to take pictures too!

My Dog Sam - Ruptured Disk said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch, your home sure looks beautiful with snow all over the place. We could use some snow up here. It's cold and rainy :(

Dotty said...

So glad yor party went ahead. It is unseasonally warm over here, but I heard you were getting snow. I hope you don't have any further disruptions to your power- keep warm!

Two French Bulldogs said...

that is nutty...its to early for the white stuff
Benny & Lily

A. said...

Lucky dogs! We only got a little dusting and its all gone now. Mom was not happy because she had to find her ice scraper to clean the windshield on the car!

Arran, Arthur and Mum said...

No thank you, you keep it over there please. hehe! Mum says us little Britons couldn't cope at all last year! It does look pretty though!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Can't believe the snow. You should be showing all the Fall colours now. But the snow looks beautiful AND fun to play in.

Glad the party wasn't a total wash--we mean snow out. Next time make sure your mum takes the camera.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I think a snow covered apple sounds yummy!
All that snow was beautiful, but it seems it arrived at the wrong month.
But your party did sound fun for those that made it

Wyatt said...

Yes! Those are the pictures that we were waiting for! You lucky Dales, snow before Howl-O-Ween. How cool is that.

Sorry about your Magnolia tree :(

Wyatt and Stanzie

julee said...

We only had a passing snow, slushy mess yesterday.

Your Main picture is just so beautiful, red, snow and 2 dales....just lovely.

We are glad they had fun at the halloween party.

Gus said...

Glad to know that you are all safe, and that the parents enjoyed their halloweeny pawty. We love the picture of you guys with the red bush in the snow. keep warm


rottrover said...

Beautiful new header photo!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Now that is a silly question - you KNOW the four of us would love some snow!!! But Mom says NOT in October:) We are glad you made out OK considering the horrible stories we are hearing about the storm in CT and western MA. Glad you are all doing fine.

And that burning bush photo is just gorgeous.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Pepsi the Lazy Bum said...

That is A LOT of snow! You could send some over to me, we'd love some snow here in Singapore hehe.

Happy Halloween!


the many Bs said...

wow. NICE snow.

we're glad you are (mostly) warm and cozy. don't worry, the snow will probably melt and it will go back to being fall. maybe.


Unknown said...

I love the new header with those red leaves and white snow! What a contrast of the colours!

You've got a lot of snow!!!

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Sorry to hear about all the tree devastation, but the snow is pretty! We'll take any snow you don't want! Our friends in Collie-rado have been getting dumped on as well, and we're getting jealous! ;-)

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

bichonpawz said...

We would love to play in the snow with you guys!!! Tell your mom that the Burning Bush looks real pretty with the snow...especially with YOU in the photo!! Hope all of your snow is melted pretty soon though so you don't lose any of your trees! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

The Thuglets said...

We love your new header photo! The white stuff is always makes everything look so pretty. Sorry about the tree but relieved it did not damage your roof.

we want white stuff. Happy Halloween.

Big nose pokes
The Thugletsx

Stardust said...

I'm so sorry about your Magnolia tree.. I can't imagine my place snowing in October!

But I must say your pictures blow me away!

I hope this winter is going to be kind.

Ina in Alaska said...

WOW! Speechless in Alaska.....

sorry 'bout the party, but glad it was fun for the 35 attendees.... xo

Unknown said...

we would love some of your snow here in Texas :) Glad yall safe! Happy Halloween

Mom of Hooligans said...

The burning bush does look gorgeous with all that snow! Where do y'owl live? (Glad the party was a success!)

The Army of Four said...

That all looks so pretty! Your mom is right - the Burning Bush looks GORGEOUS covered in snow!

violett said...

There sit unbelievable! Snow so early!
Beautiful, red bush in the snow!