Saturday, February 6, 2010

Snow Days
The National Weather Service warned of a major snow event headed our way
and I sprang into action:
heading to the grocery store to stock up on food and wine
(what's up with people stocking up on milk and bread before storms?
Is there some law that one must have those particular items on hand in case of emergency?),
filling the gas tank of my car,
filling the bird feeders on the back deck
and making sure that we had enough salt on hand for the driveway and front walk.
Then the only thing left to do was to sit back and wait for the storm to hit.

The storm arrived,
first with rain,
then with snow,
then back to rain
before turning back to snow.

The snow finally started to accumulate after dark on Friday evening.

I woke up Saturday morning to find that we had gotten perhaps 2 to 3 inches of snow.
Much better than the 4 to 9 inches they had forecast.
And certainly better than the snowfall amounts that the Eastern seaboard is getting.

The birds visit the bird feeder at the table.

How many cardinals can you find in the tree?
(Click on the photo to enlarge.)

Snow "cushions" on the chairs.

A male cardinal visits another bird feeder.


The snow covers tables and chairs on the front porch.
Many thanks to the dear husband for fixing my computer problems
so I can once again upload photos.
After all, a blog without pictures isn't nearly as nice.

1 comment:

Rosie Hawthorne said...

I want snow.

All we have is heavy winds and rains
and the ground is already saturated.