Saturday, December 20, 2008

All kinds of weather

Well today was the big party. However before we could get started we had to do a bit of clean-up.Jiggsy took his trusty shovel and did the deed like a true gentleman.I stood on the porch with promises of hot chocolate cinnamon raisin toast with applesauce. It did the trick because I never had to pick up the shovel. More snow scheduled for tomorrow. I'd better stock up on supplies.

I did want to show you our lovely ice storm we all had to put up with lat week.Little house on the prairie had nothing on New Englanders last week. We were without power for 6 days and some people in our area have just completed day 9. We had very little snow with that storm.It was a freezing rain that happened so quickly that branches and whole trees just snapped off.
Of course there were magical moments too. When I saw this fall kale weighed down with ice. I was reminded of the sugarplum fairy from the Nutcracker. Don't you think it looks as though it's dancing?

This is normally the path to the bird feeders.As you see, it was scattered with branches.Doesn't look like a big deal but when they start to fall on power lines the problem is monstrous.
Some of my neighbors hunkered down with extra blankets and managed to stay in there homes through out the ordeal. Jiggsy and I were able to stay in the loft apartment where I work. We are truly grateful for having such good friends. All though we constantly returned home to make sure the pipes didn't freeze, with temps as low as 6 degrees staying home was not in the cards for us. But that's old news. I'm trying to catch up on things I should have posted about so I might be here there and everywhere for awhile. Hope you can follow my drift...............................said the hobbit

1 comment:

S'mee said...

Oy. This is why I am a good ol' SoCal girl. Gimmie heat! Gimmie fire, droughts and/or shaking ground; but for Pete's sake don't give me snow!

nICE to hear you are surviving.