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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Sweet Winter Serenity

Like many of you there is snow in my front yard.


...and backyard, and side yard.

A lot of it.  

I had nothing to do all day


Except watch my neighbors's snow removing efforts

And the flakes slowly fall outside my windows.


Apparently 49 of the 50 states have some form of snow, all but Florida (yes even part of Hawaii has snow on it right now).  That's my kind of winter.  And being that I have to work or attend school five days a week I am every so thankful that this snow storm happened on a day I can wistfully watch it rather then be in the thick of it, like the last one.  My thoughts go out to those of you who didn't get such a blissful snow day like I did! I lift my mug of hot chocolate to you.   

Since this storm affected much of the country how was your winter weather experience?  

22 comments:

Tricia @ Saving room for dessert said...

The snow has melted here in the DC area. But, it is so very, very cold! Stay warm :)

SharleneT said...

I've been taking advantage and clearing out closets and drawers! And, of course, blogging next to the fire with some thick, hot, soup! The sun has been above the clouds, so there's been little solar cooking, but I've been editing my second cookbook and have some new blogger recipes I'm dying to try. The one big joy of retirement is that I am no longer forced to go to work on days like this (unlike my poor sister!). I don't feel bad. I paid my dues. Come visit when you can...

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SouthernSass said...

It was nice, but we could have done without the ice! Luckily we did not lose power and had 2 snow days so we got to sleep in. I work from home, so I can get up and work in my PJs. Its just very cold right now. Enjoy your pretty snow!

Danni Meyers said...

At the present moment we don't have much snow. The rain came and made it all sludge/slush. My only hope is that it doesn't freeze like it did last year. When your sitting at a dead stop at a stop sign and your car still slides into the curb you know it is icy. Enjoy your snow day!

Misty Dawn said...

We've got snow. But this morning... oh this morning, we had frozen fog (aka Hoar's Frost). I wanted SO badly to stay home and take photos! My arms were shaking and I had to fight with them to keep from turning around and heading back home when I was halfway to work. LOL

MarieElizabeth said...

I'm glad you finally got some winter wonderland.

~A said...

I'm currently in Minnesota. I don't think its stopped snowing since I got here a week ago. The trouble is, the Minnesotans think this much snow is normal! = )

Kristan said...

We had a good bit of snow in Philly too....but I was one of those that had to trudge to work in it. A good snowstorm in the city is SO different from one in the country. In the country you have the most excellent excuse of the plows not having made it to your neck of the woods yet to stay at home in your pj's and drink lots of hot chocolate. In the city, there's no such excuse. Sigh. Just another adjustment to my new habitat!

Connie said...

I live in Central Florida and while we got down to freezing last night we have warmed up to 51 now at almost 2 PM. The wind has been pretty bad tho. Cut right through you. I have to admit tho I wish I could be up there with the snow. I don't want to drive on the ice however. Drove on black ice going down the mountain in the Smokies two years ago. That was scary enough for me.

Beth said...

The lower 48 is getting all of our snow! We've been unseasonably warm and most of our snow melted. It is weird that my friends in North Carolina were bracing for winter weather while we were having temperatures in the 40s in Alaska!
When you get sick of your snow, send it back up this way. We could use a good blizzard!

Rosanne said...

No snow in my neck of the woods...but we do have lots of snow in the mountains here. The skiers are happy so far this winter!

24atheart said...

I live in the half of the Dallas-Fort Worth area that didn't see much white stuff. A little, but not as much as the other half of DFW and I was disappointed. We don't usually get much snow (more ice than snow), but last year was an unusual one...had several storms. REALLY would like some this year. Please send it my way! :)

24atheart said...

By the way, those shots are beautiful. Especially the first - gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Here on Maui, we had rain storms that flooded and closed roads, caused rock slides, and knocked out our power supply from 1:00 a.m. last night until nearly noon today. The thunder and lightning woke my 10 year old, who was scared and crawled into bed with my husband, so I had to camp on the sofa. We made coffee and eggs on the grill this morning and it felt like camping out! Winter storms in the tropics - part of living in paradise. Your snow photos are gorgeous - I miss that white stuff just a little! (I am an Iowa girl.)

Kathy Winter said...

I'm in the only state without snow. Boo! I miss seasons! I admit it's a bit chilly (our high today was 55), but by the weekend it will be back into the 70s or higher.

thesedaysofmine.com said...

Beautiful photos! Glad you had a "snow day".
No snow this time for us in southeast Virginia, but we've already had 3 snowfalls this winter!

Dianna
www.thesedaysofmine.com

Amanda said...

I live north of Dallas and we still have snow on the ground. It's 4 days after the storm. It should be melted by now! I am cold and ready to not be cold. Where are my 100+ degree days of summer? I am ready for them.

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

100 degree days?! You're crazy Amanda :)

Rachel said...

We had a lot of snow in the UK over Christmas but it's gone now, thankfully!
Enjoy your hot chocolate!

sue said...

I love winters with lots of snow. We made a skating rink in the back yard for the kids and there is a hill nearby that we can toboggan down. I've got snow tires on the car so bring it on.

Kristin said...

Looks like all us Florida readers are envying your winter wonderland!! I know I am! Except...I enjoy being able to get in my car without having to scrape ice or brush snow. And I enjoy being able to go out to dinner and not having to continuously don and strip the winter layers. And the sun is shining, and the golfers are out, and I don't have to garden because the frost killed all my plants...yeah, I'm ok without the snow, come to think of it. :-)

Mel said...

We've got snow here, but it's a warm day so it's all truning into slush and mud. That's the one thing I hate about snow, when it melts.

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