Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Wow - Snow!




It started a few days ago - they said 1-2 inches - we got about 5, then they said a few days and then more snow - we got 4 more - then they said no snow overnight - we got 2". Guess we can't count on "them". And then not many miles south of here they got no snow until last night, and a few miles south of that there is forecast up to 16" more - go figure. Just hope that 16" stays south. And yet in that same area some places have no snow at all and some have more than plenty. It is a crazy weather pattern, and they are saying rain by Friday to melt it all - we'll see.

The little neighbor girls just went by, dragging their sled up the hill beside our yard - fun is about to commence!!!







This morning on the deck. . .


Deck railing and top of swingset . . .

No one is swinging on these rings today . . .

The magic of snow covered trees . . .

Bird feeder on the end of the swing set . . .


Rain gauge last night - it is a bird with a rain tube on it . . .


Rain gauge this morning . . .

Small deck table last night . . .


Small deck table this morning . . .

Barbecue


Swingset with more feeders on this end . . .

Close up of the feeder . . .
Bird feeding station out by the street, we will be cleaning these off and refilling soon.



Deck chair last night . . .


Deck chair this morning . . .



Deck table last night. What looks like frog eyes are two gnomes who got snowed under.


Deck table this morning - no sign of those hardy gnomes.

And we are expecting more snow. Don is working from home today, I will be knitting and for dinner beef/rice/cheesey casserole and salad - just right for a wintery day.

What are you doing this wonderful day?

8 comments:

Lili said...

Your deck chair at night would make a beautiful art print! Love the scroll work peeking out from under the snow. Your snow is so white and fluffy, and that's my favorite kind. I must say you certainly have far more than we have right now. ~Lili

Julie in the Barn said...

Forecast says more on the way. We don't have a drop of moisture yet but the temps are in the 20's. Headed south on Sat. to escape and go to Road to CA. show. Yahoo!

Elenka said...

What am I doing? Sitting here with a little smirk on my face.....very little snow here....and that's the way I like it!
Enjoy....

regan said...

Got to spend the day with hubby downtown shopping.....we were desperate for more of the Trader Joe's Dijon Mustard! lol

Tonight I'll be sewing. Yay!

And I think all that snow IS magical....I love how it transformed everything! Beautiful! And I'd much prefer it to the sleet we are getting right now! Thanks for the great pics!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Jo that is a lot of snow!!! And I complain if it gets down to the 40's ;-)

Sunny said...

Ha! Don't you just love it??? What am I doing? Well, enjoying your snow pictures for one, AND, got a jolt of inspiration for a painting from something you said ;-D

jojo said...

I just love your snowy pictures! We are down the road aways and in a small area that didn't get any...none. I'm so disappointed. I'm hoping tonight will be our turn!

Gayle said...

WOW, you really got the snow! We got the ice, you will have to hop over and see my ice pictures I just posted. It was quite a storm!
Blessings,
Gayle from Behind the Gate