February 24, 2011 - We live in rural Mason County and enjoy the expanse of beautiful surroundings. These are photos from the winter storm currently blessing us with her bounty. We have a Chinese gazebo in our back yard which stands out in stark contrast to the whiteness falling down around it. Truly a living snow globe. It is breath taking. We have a stone waterfall and stream in our front yard and it is also graced with an icy coat of snow. At times, it is near white out conditions and experienced from the comfort and warmth of our home it is a wonder to behold.