Sunday, February 07, 2010

News Flash

We are under a winter storm watch. I've lost count the watches, warnings, days of blizzard conditions, snowfall totals, how many times we've had freezing rain and the number of days school has been canceled. I think last week was the first full week of school since some time in November. They had an early dismissal on Friday, though, because it was snowing.

At least there are breaks between bouts of weather we do not want, giving one a chance to run to town for milk and cat food. When thousands sat in the dark for days we lost our electricity only for a few minutes. I am most grateful for having electricity when the weather is so bad. This is me, counting my blessings.

A few weeks ago the road grader got a little too close to the ditch. It's understandable since it is really hard to tell what is ditch and what is road.


This is how a road grader gets unstuck.

How to Get Unstuck

Sorry, it was a cold day and I took pictures from inside the house. I didn't want to alienate the county workers by photographing from the road or the yard. I'm sure gawking and photographing them from my window did not bother them at all.

Winter has been tough on everyone. Here's a squirrel eating peanut butter and cornmeal out of a feeder I made for woodpeckers.



Yesterday was a nice day. It was warm by winter standards and very still. I tried going for a walk down the back lane but gave up. I needed snowshoes. So I took a stroll down the road.

The Lane

RR Xing

Tracks to Whiteness


Building Blocks


It's snowing now. If the thought of what's to follow weren't so darn depressing it would be a very pretty snowfall.


Kate said...

My mom sent me an email this morning that said, "I see you're under a winter weather advisory." So I just pulled the curtains shut and put my bathrobe back on. I'm done with winter.

Gwen said...

They don't have the same amount of snow in Oklahoma, obviously, but they're also having a much snowier and colder winter than normal. Mom is now spending a fortune on bird feed. She feels so bad for them because there's absolutely no way they can get to any clear ground to find food like usual. She has cardinals, blue jays, robins, blue birds, and lots of others coming up and eating about a full bag a day.

Idea #527 said...

Gramps told me not to come up there on Saturday because of the roads. :( I miss him!!

My word verification fartragn. Not sure why I find that funny!

goblinbox said...

The "Rascal" caption made me snort. Out loud!