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Whether the Weather!

January 6th, 2010

Our deep freeze continues with lows around zero… and highs in the teens at best. And I feel lucky with that, knowing how cold it is further north! We’re getting our first major snow storm tonight and probably a snow day for the kids tomorrow. This winter reminds me of those growing up in the ’70’s and I can’t help but wonder if we’re going to get more snow through the winter.

This morning the clouds in the sky were on fire… I ran to get the camera and it had already faded to a lighter orange color. Red sky at morning… sailors take warning. That bodes true for our coming storm…

red-sky-at-morning

We’ve been going through wood like crazy to supplement the heat for the house. Our wood stove insert works overtime and keeps much of the house really toasty.  But it has an enormous appetite and at this rate there’s a lot more wood splitting in the forecast along with that snow. 

I need to make a quick run for more birdseed and a few groceries today… it seems to help them.  The other day I counted over twenty Mourning Doves!   Some of the more fearless (or hungry!) doves didn’t fly away when I took their picture…

mourning-doves

The pond is really frozen now too.  I’ll try to get some pictures up before the snow because it’s pretty interesting.  The boy and I walked tenatively along the edge, and it’s more than two inches thick in several places. I love looking down through clear ice to see the bottom. If it stays frozen well have to cut a hole for some ice fishing :)   Stay warm and drive safe out there this week!    I don’t know where this came from but…

“Whether the weather be fine, Whether the weather be not,
Whether the weather be cold, Whether the weather be hot,
We’ll weather the weather, Whatever the whether,
Whether we like it or not!”




4 Responses to “Whether the Weather!”

  1. pamelaon 06 Jan 2010 at 12:32 pm

    I’m so hoping for a snowy winter, if we have to have cold- there should be snow. This morning I dressed in so many clothes to feed the horses that I was like a toddler in a new snowsuit. Luckily, I didn’t fall over; I’m pretty certain I would have needed help getting back to my feet.

  2. Edon 06 Jan 2010 at 1:45 pm

    I can’t even remember a time since I bought this house when the snow and ice wouldn’t melt off my cars when I parked them in the attached garage. I’ve had my car inside a week and it still has snow and ice all over it.

    The last time I can remember it being this cold for this long was back in the mid 90’s when we had a week of high temps below zero. This cold streak has lasted much longer but at least up until tomorrow, we’ve always seen the plus side of zero. Tomorrow they are calling for a high of zero degrees for our area. Stay warm!

  3. Pabloon 06 Jan 2010 at 9:12 pm

    I was in STL last weekend, and conditions on that side of the state were better than in the KC side of the state. Looks like we may get above freezing next week.

  4. R. Shermanon 07 Jan 2010 at 12:33 pm

    ‘Twas nasty this morning. I’m sure the wind gusts were 30+ mph filing over my ridge. The good news is the snow was banked off the driveway and in the yard.

    Small favors.

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