Considering how it could have been for us…
We fared quite well.
Just a few inches and the area has power.
We cleaned up the cars and the drive…
The roads are already clear
I placed some seeds on top of the snow for the birds..
That’s mom in the distance..We cleaned her car and Dad drove the car around to make sure it was safe before she left for Church.
An early winter wonderland..Bella enjoyed the snow…
From the news reports, Most of CT is out of power..
We were ready for the worst
..my parents have a generator and so does Homey.
We would have been fine.
The flowers didn’t fare so well~
Frozen pink petals..
The leaves aren’t happy.
Trees and branches are laden down with snow and breaking, under its weight.
They weren’t ready to give up their autumn glory, so soon..,,,
to the heavy blanket of white.
So this was last week here in North Carolina…
Snow…just a few inches…
The birds were in an eating frenzy at the feeders..
A day or so after the snow we had freezing rain overnight..
Leaving everything glistening…
Ice everywhere..It was a beautiful..slippery scene..I loved how everything was sparkly…Shining in the sun…Ice weighing down branches…Today..you would never know this happened…The ice melted a few days ago…The last remnants of snow are gone…Rain tonight….No more icy jewels to be found..
Glad I captured this one…
Hope you are all staying warm…My Mother says they will be getting more snow in Connecticut. Its warming here in North Carolina…50s tomorrow.
We leave here in two days…Going south…Florida is our destination.
First stop Merritt Island and the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival
Anyone else going?
This picture is from there…somewhere on the highway on our way to Connecticut last week.
And here we are Christmas eve…silly elves Sicksta and me
And the rest of the elves here..
On Christmas day we were there…Sicksta Loris..the large Garage fit our clan for Christmas dinner..
And here we are this morning….
After the snowstorm…about six inches here…It was very windy…the clouds were moving quickly in different layers..
We saw birds being blown sideways…Sicksta Dell and I helped Dad ..he plowed and we shoveled…
We are here for a bit longer..haven’t decided when we are leaving..before or after New Years…
Until then…we are still here at Mom and Dads..
Photo below taken with my new Ipod touch.
Have been very busy with the family here and only finding spurts of time for facebook and twitter and blog reading
…see you all soon!
Saturday, Jeff, Sicksta Dell, Ballie and I piled into our luggage and present filled Ford Explorer and headed north…for our Christmas road trip.
We left the Homey in North Carolina to stay salt free…though, not clean..the birds are doing their best to color our Homey purple with Holly berry poo.
So..Where’s Waldo?Any guesses?
Waldo thought this was an amazing pork cutlet sandwich for 4 dollars..filled with coleslaw, tomato, onion and corn salsa.A cute little town…a quick stop for lunch and coffee..Check out the name of the candy store…do you know where Waldo is yet?Christmas tree with tractor decorationsOn the road again…thru winters whiteBeautiful winter grays…Where’s Waldo Now? Are we going north? West?
Can you guess where our first stop might be?I think some of you know…
Check out the ice laden trees…a frozen delightWe made it to our first destination Saturday evening…and this was one of the roads getting there..
So where was our first destination?
Hint..it was a city..and we went to visit a family member there…For those of you who don’t know my family here’s another hint.
There was a football game on Sunday and the home team lost…in a nail biter game.
That’s it for the hints..good luck..there may be a huge trophy encrusted with gold and diamonds if you guess Where Waldo was in any of the above photos..or where he spent his first night.
Yes..its that time of year…when the white stuff starts to fall..its time to head south. We wont be leaving until next Thursday…not soon enough to avoid the white stuff. The Homey is not real happy in weather like this. The windows inside are weeping I have to wipe them daily so the water doesn’t leak onto the wood cabinets.
Its supposed to warm toward the end of the week…I hope so…I don’t want to end up frozen like this flower.
One good thing about days like this is that it allows me time to get some inside work done. A blog post for Birdingblogs.com is in the works. I made a few phone calls, that I have been postponing, and I have home made soup simmering on the stovetop.
I have been watching the birds at my feeders.
They look as surprised as I am to see the snow..they are gobbling all the seed in sight.
Hope you are all Having a Wonderful