The snow began hours earlier than predicted, just after 1 PM on Thursday. And it snowd, and snowed, and snowed! Looks like I had the right flag hanging outside our front door, doesn't it?
It immediately started sticking, I mean the ground had been frozen for almost a week by now! By 3:15 I called hubby and suggested he might want to head home, but as it wasn't doing anything at his office about 32 miles away, he chose to stick it out and work until 'quittin time'. The snow was beautiful, and a mix of what we call 'hominy' snow, or a pelletized snow, and big light fluffy snowflakes.
The back yard - aren't our neighbors Leyland Cypress trees lovely!
Now, here in the south, when we get snow it is usually a slushy, wet snow, so it doesn't stay pretty for very long, but this snow was a dry, crunchy snow, and it just stacked layer upon layer of pretty white stuff . We ended up with about 1 1/2 inches or so, and it sure was pretty. These pictures were taken Thursday aftrnoon, so what you see was only about 1/2 of the total accmulation.
The woods behind our house.
Hawaii. That's what I call the big island out front! Don't you love my rosemary bush?
Friday morning the roads in our subdivision were solid sheets of ice, so hubby stayed home all day. If this is what it's going to be like when he retires, I'm not so sure I like it! He was either 'playing possum' on the recliner, traipsing in and out of the snow, playing golf on the Wii, or bugging me ALL DAY!!! He has GOT to come up with some interests before he retires - period! BTW, it will probably be about 4-5 more years, thank goodness!
Some very cold rose leaves!
Another view of Hawaii, and a neighbor's house.
Then all day Friday and all day Saturday our temps didn't get above freezing. Low temps were in the low teens, wit wind chill levels between zero and -5 degrees. Yes, that is minus 5!!! Some of the snow has melted where the sun hit yesterday, and now we have icicles hanging off the back of the house. We probably won't be above freezing until tomorrow or Tuesday, but then by Wed. or Thursday we'll be back to more normal highs in the low 50's.
Today is the 4th day the snow is on the ground. My Mama says that her Mama (Mama Medley) always said that if snow stayed on the ground for 3 days or more it was waiting for some more snow. What do you think???
Late Thursday night pic taken with the flash. I love that you can see the snowflakes falling!
I have to tell you that when it's cold like this, if I don't have to get out into the weather, I don't! I haven't been out of our yard in two weeks, and while I'm beginning to get a little stir crazy, it's not been too bad! I've had plenty to do, and have played a good bit with my new Cricut. (Love it! Check here for projects I've made using it!) I even trusted hubby to buy a few groceries yesterday - things like milk, juice, potatoes, cheese, you know - the basics! But on Wed. or Thursday I'm going to take Mama to run some errands and bring her back here with me for a few days, and she is planning on making me a big pot of homemade chicken and dumplings - yum!
So, what do you do to stay warm and dry and to occupy your time in this kind of weather??? Blessings folks! Becky