Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Pretty Snow

Okay, I'm writing about snow again.  I just think it is so pretty and exciting down here in TN.  I also find it interesting that last night, it was snowing at work in Franklin, but nothing was sticking to the ground. On the drive home, we could see it sticking to rooftops and a little on the grass, but all in all, it was just wet on the highways. 

Even on HWY 41 up to Ridgetop was just wet...UNTIL we got about 1/2 mile from the house. Then, the center lane had about 1 - 1 1/2 inches of snow in it and the landscape was SO pretty covered in white. As I got to the top of the hill and began to turn on my side road, I was stunned at all the snow on the road and grass and everything! It's amazing how the weather pattern seems to draw a line and you can go from "nothing" to beautiful in a matter of yards! Enjoy the pictures!

Our backyard morning of 2/8/11

Pucker up!  Mistletoe in one of the trees in our back yard!


  1. I label it cool. I want to a tree that produces mistletoe on my back yard.

  2. Dad, Mistletoes are parasitic evergreen plants that grow on the branches of trees. Mistletoe grows as bushes that can be from two to five feet in diameter. Though it will grow on most deciduous trees, mistletoe prefers trees with soft bark, such as older apple trees. Hawthorn, ash and lime are also favorites of the mistletoe if apple trees are not available.

    Mistletoe flowers ripen into berries that are sticky. When they come into contact with a tree, either on the wind or dropped from the wings of a bird, the berries stick to the bark. After a few days, the berry will send out a flattened, threadlike root. The root will eventually pierce the bark, allowing the growing plant to live off the tree's resources. Mistletoe never gets nourishment from soil; nutrients and water always come from the host tree.

  3. Hell. All I want is a sprig to hang over my head.