1 My Chow Chow, Ghenghis Khan, normally loves running in the snow.
2 Last Saturday, however, he seemed perplexed by the fluffy white stuff.
3 He just stood in the drive and watched the snow fall.
4 GK's black tongue came out for a lick of cold snow.
5 He waited for me to pick him up in the Kawasaki, along with the Frenchies, Francesca and Sharkey.
6 We started our drive around the farm. I took a photo of a couple of Sargent crab apple trees, which have an attractive and compact shape.
7 There are 2 Sargent crab apples on one side of the drive and a matching 2 on the other.
8 This is one of the original apple trees on the farm. You can see the upright supports holding up the old tree's heavy limbs.
9 This is the fence surrounding the cutting garden, located behind the greenhouse. A pair of stately Kenneth Lynch garden urns are covered in burlap for the winter.
10 Last spring, climbing roses were planted along the inside perimeter of the fence and they all seem to be doing quite well.
11 Looking across the great lawn towards the little corn crib - This lawn is a great spot to set up a tent for outdoor entertaining.
12 Looking down the long boxwood allee towards the stable. The boxwood shrubs are nicely tucked away for the winter beneath burlap covers.
13 Turning 90º to the left, one sees the allee of pin oak.
14 The pinetum planted behind the equipment barn looks wonderful dusted with snow.
15 Amazingly, these beech trees still hold their leaves!
16 Francesca and Sharkey decided it was time to race the Kawasaki. They jumped down and took off through the linden allee.
17 Francesca stopped to investigate tracks in the snow.
18 This is a little shelter, once used by a couple of black sheep, who are now happily living on a sheep farm, where they make wool fiber.
19 The paddock fencing, which is antique white-cedar fencing from Canada, always looks great covered with snow.
20 The Frenchies took off in the maple grove.
21 I continued to drive past the chicken yard.
22 And past the lilac allee
23 Francesca kept running.
24 And Sharkey was right behind her.
25 Trees in the landscape
26 The dogs ran on.
27 Were they finished running?
28 They spotted something!
29 And they were off again!
30 GK and I watched through the Kawasaki windshield.
31 The Frenchies ran far across a hayfield.
32 What were they chasing?
33 A view of the beautiful hayfield - Finally fatigued, the girls got back in the Kawasaki and we continued on our way.
34 The snow flakes were big and fluffy.
35 The snow accumulated quickly.
36 One of the gurgling brooks in the woods
37 Back near the pinetum
38 A better view of the pinetum, which is planted on a hillside - It is a fine collection of evergreen trees.
39 The blueberry pergola is quite near the vegetable greenhouse, where vegetables are growing nicely in the ground.
40 This is one end of the long pergola that has clematis growing upon it. The burlap objects are standard wisteria.
41 This is a rarely photographed side of my home. This entrance leads to the hallway with stairs to the Chef's Apartment above the kitchen. The windows to the left look into my formal dining room called The Brown Room.
42 The terrace side of my home and the kitchen door
43 The oft photographed view from the terrace
44 This long building houses the flower room, the carport, and the blog studio.
45 These burlap covered shapes are highly fragrant standard lilac.
46 A rather surreal photo of bundled up Betsy out for a ride. That is the headhouse of the main greenhouse through the snow.
47 Another shot of Betsy riding through the snow near the tropical greenhouse
48 This is the vegetables garden next to the chicken yard.
49 A view across the paddocks
50 This is the tropical greenhouse, which is quite warm and humid inside.
51 Another view of the vegetable garden and chicken yard
52 Looking towards the stable
53 Betsy riding between paddocks
54 Getting closer to the stable