Tuesday, December 3, 2013

More Snow

We received about 12" of snow overnight last night and the first half of today.  Reports say we're to expect somewhere around another 12" starting later tonight and into tomorrow.

It's been a heavy, wet snow that gives the old shovel-wielding muscles a real workout.  But a sub-zero (as in possibly 20 below) cold front is moving into our area scheduled to arrive tomorrow night so it's suggested we get all our snow moving and plowing done before the Arctic air turns the while stuff into immovable cement.


The garden beds really do look kinda like beds, don't they?  (Yikes, I'm glad I don't have people to occupy that many beds in my household.  Think of the grocery bill.)


Every branch is coated with inches of pure, white snow which makes it a true winter wonderland out there.

We're grateful for all the ground insulation with the expected cold front moving in.

And we're as ready as we can be for more snow! 

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    1. Ruth - A local "all-winter" forecast we heard about a month ago said we would have a warmer and snowier winter this year. So what's with this -20° stuff they're talking about? ;o)

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  2. We have wind and rain right now. It is suppose to turn to snow. I am really hoping to see snow tomorrow.

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    1. Michelle - This time of year I can't imagine living somewhere that didn't get any snow, can you?

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  3. We only have a dusting of snow and a cold front is moving in here too. Your snow looks beautiful.

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    1. Sparkless - I think last year you had more snow than we did! So, stay warm . . . and your share of the white stuff is probably coming!

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  4. Your snow is beautiful! But I'm glad it isn't here, LOL

    Thank you for your good wishes on my new book! In fact, I've just made the "official announcement" on my blog. You need to come see because your potholders made the front cover!

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    1. Leigh - No doubt about it, I'm going to get a copy of your book asap! I am truly honored (no kidding, I mean it) that the potholders I made showed up on your front cover. That's sure a "first" for me!! Many congratulations on this huge achievement of yours.

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  5. That's a lot of snow. Stay warm. The photos make it looks so beautiful.

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    1. Kristina - We are true snow lovers so we do think it's beautiful . . . even with all the work shoveling and plowing!

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  6. Very, VERY pretty. Thanks for the pictures. Just don't go sending any of the REAL stuff our way :)

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    1. Carolyn - I'm going into town later today and am sending you a BIG boxful of the stuff. Sprinkle it around for the holidays! (Do you ever get enough snow to cover the ground?)

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    2. Unfortunately, we are waiting on a big ice / sleet / snow storm. Ick.

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  7. A winter wonderland in time for Christmas. You don't need to worry about decorating, when you've got the "decoration" outside?! Beautiful.

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    1. Lisa - Oh, wish that I did have the inside decorated like the outside! Yesterday I got the house stripped of all the "fall/Thanksgiving" decorations and now today (I hope, I hope) I'll get the Christmas ones up. Maybe all but the tree . . . 'cause we don't have it yet!

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    1. DFW - Thanks! We have plenty of wood for heat, a tight house (so much so that we always leave a couple of windows cracked), and lots of adequate outdoor clothing so staying warm is covered.

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  9. Another 12" by tomorrow morning. I hear you guys have more than we do, but we have a good 12" on the ground now-Wednesday morning. My husband cancelled his classes at the college and I canceled my son's classes at school. Nice to be able to stay home and just plow and shovel before the cold temps come. Enjoy the day.
    (Too bad the snow isn't sticky, you could put a snowman or woman in each of your beds. :) )

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    1. odiie - Had to laugh at the thought of building snow people to lie in the garden beds! (That might look kinda creepy!)

      We didn't get much snow during the day today (I think you got more) but it's snowing pretty good now at 7:15 p.m. The wind is blowing so much that it's hard to tell how much has come down. Hope you get another happy snow day tomorrow.

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  10. I guess it's true - be careful what you wish for! I happen to prefer snow to ice and sleet (surprise...) and it seems as if we are getting the latter as part of this storm. Blech. I do think we are dodging the worst of it, though, and for that I am thankful. I know that you and Papa Pea (and Baby Pea) will be nice a warm and snug.

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    1. Susan - Unfortunately, we've got a coating of ice under our snow, too. Yesterday morning when hubby was trying to move vehicles around to make room for plowing, nearly all the doors were iced shut. Ugh, not a good way to start a snow storm.

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