Sunday, February 23, 2014

Is it Winter? Is it Spring? Who knows.

Week before last we got our heaviest snowfall (so far) this year. It blew out my work day as one after another everyone called in to cancel. But this time I sat on my couch and read, with a cup of hot tea in my hand, as it fell.
The next day, as soon as the snow plows had gone through, I went for a long walk by the lake. It's so beautiful and I am so ready for it to stop. I shoveled and salted both my driveways and watched with some amusement as my neighbor's SUV slid sideways down his steep driveway.
Less than a week later, while there was still a little snow left here and there on the ground, I woke up to the alarming sound of a tornado alert on my phone. I didn't even know I had that. The message "take shelter immediately" was flashing on my phone and pulled on clothes and ran down to my basement. A tornado had apparently been spotted in my area, but moved on away and I went back upstairs to make coffee and feel disgruntled about tornado season starting before snow season has even ended. Doesn't seem right. And this weekend? Gorgeous. Highs in the 70's and sunny both days. I worked until dusk in my yard.
The forecast for next week is calling for more snow. But daylight savings time is just two weeks away and I can feel the hope in the longer days.

29 comments:

  1. at one point they were calling for snow this week...then not...now again...who knows...ha...i am enjoying the heat while i got it...played outside most all day

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    1. I just checked and no mention of snow now.

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  2. I know, hasn't the weather been so strange? Last week it was cold and snowy, then for the past two days it's been GORGEOUS. Sunny and cool - perfect! In fact, I spent the entire afternoon outside enjoying every single minute of it. Yet, next week we're getting more snow and freezing temps.

    And yes, we had threats of a tornado too, however, it never happened.

    Stunning photographs - especially that last one! It looks like a tree of COTTON!

    Really, really great shot!

    Have a super week....X

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    1. I'll be glad when we're past the threat of snow, that's for sure.

      And thanks - that's a hibiscus tree.

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  3. Ah yes...similar sentiments...and as I was shoveling the last snow storm one of my neighbors across the street hollered out...'3 weeks to daylight savings time'.

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  4. It certainly has been a weird winter season for so many parts of the country. Glad though that the temps did go up to 70; gives hope for the spring ahead!

    betty

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  5. Sunshine today here and now forecast for tomorrow is another snow dump. I am so sick of this winter, worst on record. Lovely pics there!!
    XO
    WWW

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    1. Thanks _ I'm hoping they'll be the last snow photos I take this year.

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  6. After a bit of melting here we are on schedule for another freeze. These things are scheduled somewhere right? Maybe in hell?

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  7. I have very mixed feelings about snow right now. We had such a bitter cold, dry winter that the piles dumping on us now feel like a relief. We are rapidly catching up with our norms. But the drifts are keeping me from getting some much needed exercise.

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    1. I do not have mixed feelings - I just want it over.

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    2. Ok, I'm ready to join you now. We're in the middle of a blizzard. There's already been an avalanche that took out a house on the edge of town. A child and his grandparents were rescued from the debris.

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    3. Good grief! I'm glad they weren't hurt.

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  8. Like Alice, we're recieving a big dump now too. I'd like to see spring, my daughter tells me her daffodils are above ground in Seattle. I'm sure you'll see it afore I do.

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    1. My daffodils are starting to come up, which thrills me.

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  9. The lake looks lovely with the snow. That must have been a great walk.

    Only two weeks to daylight saving? Lucky you. The UK has to wait another 5 weeks.

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    1. It used to happen later, but they've moved it up and I'm glad.

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  10. We walked on Saturday, in the streets due to snow covered sidewalks, when the temps got to about 49 degrees. We are back to the high of 15 this week. I'm so over this.

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    1. There is no snow left here now, except for isolated patches. We'll see what this week brings.

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  11. Crazy weather over here too but we haven't had snow (thank goodness).

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    1. Honestly, I don't mind the snow as much as I mind the cold. I hate cold.

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  12. I am fully and completely sick of snow. I could scream as I look out the windows. We had our heaviest snow of the winter at the end of last week. The piles of snow in some areas are 20 feet tall. I am not sure where it will all go once it gets warm! 70 degrees sounds heavenly.

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  13. God, I'd be sick of snow too. In fact I'd be getting a sort of snow cabin fever as with any environmental thing you can't get rid of. Some instinct would send me off to the airport with a ticket to Florida in my hand.

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