Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Foul Morning

Mother Nature has a strange definition of "Spring" up here in the northland.


Pictures taken at 6:30 this a.m.


We have an ice/sleet/snow/rain warning until tomorrow morning.


Not sure if you can see him, 
but there is a squirrel in the bird feeder.
Wonder how he got in through 
the icicles?
He may be planning on staying the day.

Our solar energy guru/guy is scheduled to arrive today to put up scaffolding and install a new part on our solar energy panel.  Something tells me that may not happen.


What a lovely day to be home!

26 comments:

Rain said...

Hi Mama Pea :)) Your fire looks so cozy! It's a damp rainy day here and a fire would be so wonderful right now. Squirrels are so sneaky, I wonder if he got in before the icicles formed! :) I guess if it's so icy, you might have to wait on your solar guy.

Laurie said...

Wow! You're up early. That fire and a warm quilt would have tempted me to stay in bed. Wonder if the squirrel has been there all night? He may have gotten trapped in by the freeze. I bet he's scratching his head wondering how the heck he's going to get out.

Vicki said...

I thought it was Spring. Guess I was wrong!
Temp here in Shakopee is 35 degrees with rain. If I had a lovely fire like yours, I would be sorely tempted to park myself next to it for the rest of the day. Perhaps I packed the long johns away too soon. :)

Susan said...

Well, poop. If we had icicles, I think I'd be weeping in my coffee this morning. Here's hoping it is the LAST hurrah for your winter-that-won't-end...sending warm hugs. :)

Theresa Young said...

Its going to be 82 degrees here today in Cleveland Hts Ohio. I will send some sunshine and warmth your way ;-)

Saundra said...

Well dim-damn, too bad you can't send your weather here for a couple of days.
Here it is dry as a bone because we have lots of strong wind sucking the moisture out of my garden & me. Stay warm & quilt. Sandy

Sue said...

Doesn't that fire look cozy! But yes, you would probably much prefer sunshine. Spring. Here . There. EVERYWHERE on the thermometer.
Stay warm, sweet lady

Vera said...

Time for celebration here because it rained yesterday!

MrsDuncanMahogany said...

Hi Mama Pea,

Yep, we too got a bit of that too. More snow that ice. I hear more is coming our way. Lucky us. Hang in there I hear July is quite lovely....

Kristina said...

Oh my gosh, your weather is up and down lately. It's 83 degrees here today, and it's very windy.

Mama Pea said...

Rain - Mr. Squirrel stayed in the feeder for quite a while even with the birds darting back and forth sneaking a seed.

Solar guy and helper son stopped by for a visit but couldn't do the installation. But he'll be back in the area in a couple of weeks.

Mama Pea said...

Laurie - He finally ate his fill apparently 'cause after a while I looked and he was gone. Maybe he had a small hammer with him and broke his way out! ;o)

Mama Pea said...

Vicki - Hubby was looking for warmer clothing he had already put away for the season before he went out to do afternoon chores today! Temp has been dropping all day. Brrrr.

Mama Pea said...

Susan - Thanks for the warm hugs but we've got another day like this tomorrow. Friday looks like it might be better. I hope, I hope, I hope.

Mama Pea said...

Theresa Young - Wow, I can't quite imagine 82 degrees. Just came in from closing up the poultry and there a 1/2" of ice covering everything. Ugh.

Mama Pea said...

Sandy - Yepper, if we could only average out all our different temps and precipitation over the whole country . . . but that would make things too easy, wouldn't it?

Mama Pea said...

Sue - One more day of this yuck tomorrow and then maybe a "cloudy but no precipitation" day on Friday. Sounds good. Something to look forward to!!

Mama Pea said...

Vera - Oh, I'm glad you're getting your rain. Yippee for you!

Mama Pea said...

Dianna - Yay! But we've had snow here in July, too . . . :o/

Mama Pea said...

Kristina - Eighty-three!! We've got 26 as we speak. Do we live in the same country??

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

Well, that's some nasty weather. Did Mr. Squirrel finally get out of his squirrel trap? -Jenn

gld said...

Love the wood stove. Nothing is cosier than a wood burning stove. No ice here,thank goodness.

Farmer Barb said...

Ok, now I don't feel so bad about 52 degrees and raining.

Mama Pea said...

Jenn - I watched him for a long while stuffing his little face with sunflower seeds but then went to do what needed to be done. A short time later, I checked and he was gone. None of the icicles facing the house were broken so he must have gone out the other side!

Mama Pea said...

Glenda - Although there's no doubt heating with wood has a bit of "dirtiness" to it (cleaning out the ashes, bringing in the wood and all), we love the type of warmth it gives and hope to never have to give it up.

Mama Pea said...

Farmer Barb - Glad to be able to make you feel better! ;o)