God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
& all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Snow! Snow! Beautiful Snow!

It started raining Tuesday evening & continued raining until about 1 p.m. yesterday afternoon.  It then changed to a wintery mix, & that changed to continuous sleet.  At 8 p.m. it started snowing.  It's still snowing.  There are about 8" out there now & they are predicting another 1-3" today.  Life is good   : )







  
Here's our SUV parked down by the gate.  Can you see the snow still falling down around it?  Our plan yesterday was to drive up & down the driveway every hour or so during the night so that we wouldn't be unable to drive down it like happened after the last storm.  However, several hours of heavy sleeting created an ice rink on the ground, & the snow on top of that didn't provide any traction.  At 9 p.m. John drove down to the gate & out onto the street, then back up & then back down.  When he went onto the street again, he barely was able to make it back onto our property because of the ice.  He decided there was no way our plan was going to work, so he just parked by the gate.  This way we can get out if need be once the street is plowed & salted.

John went out to feed the birds this morning.  As soon as he was finished, a bunch of them flew in for breakfast.  Can you see them all in the bushes?

A truly gorgeous day   : )   

22 comments:

Vickie said...

I hope it warms up before you two need to go anywhere. I worry about you walking around on the icy snow. And when that snow plow comes I think there will be quite a challenge in front of the SUV.

KimM said...

Hi, Shirlee! WOWEE. You are getting hammered!! Hopefully you are taking the opportunity to get some serious stitching done.
Hugs
xxx

Angie said...

Beautiful! Enjoy your snow day! We have rain here, but changing over to sleet and snow later this afternoon.

Robin said...

Super lovely snow pictures, Shirlee! We are supposed to get what you are receiving today into tomorrow.

Stay warm and enjoy a Peep or two!

Robin in Virginia

Maureen said...

You sound absolutely giddy! Having dealt with Ohio snow since Christmas time I'm ready to see green but I'm happy for you Shirlee. Don't know what you and John have decided about moving but it sure looks like the playground is trying to convince you to give it another chance!

Terri said...

Beautiful pictures! The snow sure is pretty, isn't it? I love the peace and quiet after a fresh snow.

The birds thank you! :-)

Sally said...

I can feel your excitement through your post Shirlee. I am excited for you. Our forecast is saying higher temps and Spring is on the way. So not ready for that!

Mii Stitch said...

Looks a lot like Christmas!! :D Stay safe!

butterfly said...

Ha you got your snow lots of it, you must be HAPPY.
Keep warm and enjoy.

Linda said...

Beautiful pictures Shirlee. I love the snow.

Linda

Orange Sink said...

Oh my goodness Shirlee!! Looks a lot like Wisconsin! You can surely keep it down there though as we still have enough... it was also 22 below zero this morning! Well.. enjoy that snow while you can! You both take it easy walking about on the ice!! You don't want to go there!!
Hugs!!!!
Cathy G

krayolakris said...

Thanks for feeding the poor little birds!

Frances N said...

Your snow is beautiful!!!
We got ice--no snow.
And I love the bird picture--they were hungry!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Look at all that beautiful snow! Hope you're keeping warm :D

La Petite Gallery said...

I hate snow after this winter. Couldn't help but chuckle, I can't believe
everyone else is feeling like me. Stay safe and warm. Please God,let the Sun
come up tomorrow.
yvonne

Ele said...

Looks like a landscape from a fairy tale! Hope you have nothing urgent to do and can just stay indoor and enjoy the show!
Hugs

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Ah, a little piece of heaven right here on earth! So beautiful. Now that's a good idea leaving the car down by the road. Have a great weekend!

Michelle said...

Oh my stunning photos Shirlee xxx

Julie said...

Your birds look very appreciative of their breakfast in the wintry landscape. It does look so peaceful and lovely.

Shebafudge said...

I am so jealous of your snow! Wonderful. xx

Maggee said...

Your snow makes for beautiful landscapes! By now, it is probably melted away. How cool that the birds waited for John to feed them! Hugs!

Kaisievic said...

Wow! So beautiful, Shirlee, so glad that you got snow again.