Snapshots of Winter

| 1/31/2014 10:17:00 AM

Tags: Midwest Winter, Polar Vortex, Farmhouse, Life Is Good, Mary Murray,

Windy Meadows FarmSnowy days of quiet beauty ... that's how I like my winters. I've always thought this season was lovely with her swirling snowflakes and brilliant blue skies.

I've been firm in my belief that winter should last from Thanksgiving through February. During those evenings you would find me curled up in a wing chair in front of a crackling fire, sipping cocoa, reading a favorite book, and maybe even drifting off to sleep.

Well, the Polar Vortex has dashed any dreams of evenings like that!

Oh, not really ... evenings like this can still happen, but only after days filled with several trips to the coop and barns in ferocious, howling winds. Here's a look at what we've seen this week:

When the blast first hit, the barns and milkhouse were barely visible.

barns and milkhouse

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