Friday, March 22, 2019

Lemon Tree and a Snowshoe Trek


Lookie lookie!! :) My lemon tree is coming out of hibernation just like me. :) Little lemon blossoms are popping up all over my plant, oh, it smells divine! I wonder if I'll get any lemons this year!


Yesterday I took a very long snowshoe trek along a trail in the mountains. I spent two hours and snowshoe'd 6 kilometers. It was so wonderful being out in Nature!


The most southern parts of the river were running rapidly.


As I walked more north though, the river was still covered with ice and snow.


Close ups of the frozen waterfall show the nice blue hue of the river!


Then the snow started...Alex and I spent a nice evening playing board games and sipping a cocktail in front of the fire with all the furries around us. 


Looking out my front door this morning, we got another 2 feet of snow overnight.


I think if it were up to Charlie, we'd have permanent winter! She spotted a few rabbits on our walk this morning. I tell ya, if I didn't have a firm hold of that leash, she'd be GONE...she's a Houdini dog!

35 comments:

Mama Pea said...

I cannot believe the amount of snow you've gotten this winter! I do love winter so much, though, that I think I would still be happy, happy, happy watching those two feet of snow coming down. But that's probably because we don't really get a spring season here in northern MN. We go from dirty, melting snow piles (accompanied by mud wherever you have to walk) to 70 degree weather and, bang!, summer. Your evening with Alex and furry friends by the fire last night sounds delightful.

Nancy @ Little Homestead In Boise said...

Pretty!

Rain said...

It's a record Mama Pea. I do love winter too, but you know, by this time of year, I'd like to see a little bit of snow melting. Christmas in July you think? ;) I figure this year we'll have snow until mid May then a heat wave lol! I don't doubt that we will have snow when we are moving, but hopefully there will be none WHERE we are moving to!!! :) A positive? No bugs when there is this much snow still! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Nancy :)

Leftycrafter said...

The citrus trees are in bloom here and the air is thick with their perfume. It is heavenly. You may indeed get lemons. Once the blooms drop there should be little green pea size balls. Those are the lemons. We harvest ours after the first of the year.

Rain said...

Hi Marsha :) The first year I got the plant (2016) I got 4 lemons, then 1 lemon last year. Those little green lemons (look like mini limes!!) always drop out...let's hope for lemons this year!!

Susan Kane said...

The odor of citrus is so wonderful! Go, lemon tree, go!

Rain said...

Hi Susan :) I LOVE the smell of lemon blossoms! Fingers crossed!!! :)

Stefanie said...

Wow, wild rabbits; that'd be a neat sight. Those frozen waterfalls are like whoa. Your area is certainly still deeply footed in winter.

Martha said...

My gosh, it looks so beautiful where you are! That little lemon tree. So darn cute. I've always wanted one. I should look into that this year.

Leigh said...

Look at all that snow! Oh my. And here we are almost in t-shirt weather. Lovely photos though. I don't think my Meyer lemon survived, but I'm going to have to make some of your lemon squares anyway.

Nicole Thomas said...

Hmmm...I can smell the lemon tree :)
The pics u took are beautiful ... eventhough I have enough of winter and the last thing I would want is another two feet of snow. Your evening with Alex sounds and looks lovely.
Haha...Charly ❤

wyomingheart said...

Well, up jumps the solid rain! Your photos of the woods are fantastic! I can almost smell the woods when I look at them. That fireside photo is very cozy! Nothing like snuggle weather! Good luck on the lemons!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

You get SO much snow there!

Harry Flashman said...

Rain, you don't have any coyotes around there do you? Remember that Canadian woman that the coyotes got while she was out walking.

Sure is beautiful there. It makes life easier if you can look out the window and see your view, instead of the building six inches off your window in some city.

Christine said...

Good that you are out and about, where is spring at your end?

Becki said...

Having read what you wrote about Charlie, I can almost sense her desire to run after that rabbit. Beautiful pics, Rain. I love the frozen waterfall.

baili said...

Oh dear Rain your walk in such gorgeous absorbing sights must be so self indulging and spiritual !


view from your front door is enchanting !
the frozen river oh my i never saw such thing before
so magical and beautiful !
thanks for exciting virtual tour!
your life is so happy and serene and this reflects in your post so wonderfully !
hugs!

RO said...

Wow! Such romantic scenery, and kudos for all that aerobic activity! Growing a lemon tree sounds fabulous, and it's one of my fave fruits. Hope your day is amazing! RO

Rain said...

Hi Stefanie :) Yes, winter will be here another few months, too bad...the rabbits are really neat to see and when the dogs spot them, I have to hold tight to the leashes!! :)

Rain said...

Hi Martha :) It is very beautiful in the Laurentians, I will miss them when we go, but better things are on the horizon!! I got my lemon tree in 2016, it was about $30 I think. It's easy to grow and I got a half dozen lemons over the years!

Rain said...

Hi Leigh :) I hope your Meyer lemon survived!! I thought I killed mine over the winter then suddenly out popped all those lovely buds!! :)

Rain said...

Hi Sis :) I've had enough too. I'm happy to say that today most of that 2 foot dump has melted though!

Rain said...

Hi Dino :) I love snuggly weather! I really can't wait to be in the woods when the snow is gone!

Rain said...

Hi Debra :) It's insane...honestly this area up north is the worst for snow. When I lived in other areas of the Laurentians, we never got this much.

Rain said...

Hi Harry :) We will NEVER live in a city ever again! I'm looking forward to our place that's even more remote than here! As I mentioned on your blog, no coyotes in this area thankfully. Well, they are here, but they don't come anywhere near this area. When Alex and I used to go fishing deep in the mountain, we could hear their calls.

Rain said...

Hi Christine :) I know! Where is spring???

Rain said...

Hi Becki :) Thanks :) I think Charlie was the lead dog of a sled team in her former life lol...if I let her go I don't think she'd be back. Huskies are known as escape artists!

Rain said...

Hi Baili :) Yes! My walk became very spiritual for me, as are all of my walks in Nature! :) I'm so glad I could show you winter in my world! :)

Rain said...

Hi RO :) The lemon tree is fun, but it comes and goes, one season I got FOUR lemons!! :) It's a Meyer lemon tree, so the lemons are a little smaller. I hope my little plant survives our upcoming move!!! I'm thinking of giving it to my nice neighbour...

Pam Jackson said...

Look at you Ms. Green Thumb. Love the tree. That is so cute. Love the water fall also. Nice. Do you guys play Scrabble? One of my faves.

Rain said...

Thanks Pam :) The tree is looking good! I love Scrabble! We don't have it though, but we have so many...Risk...Monopoly...Boggle...Battleship...RummieCube...we have cards, love card games, and we also have about 7 different editions of Trivial Pursuit!

Sandi said...

LOVE your stone fireplace!

Magic Love Crow said...

Truly gorgeous photos! Love them all!

Magic Love Crow said...

If you get lemons, make sure you show them!