Thursday, April 17, 2008

Kickin' It Old School



We had a wee bit of a ground blizzard for tax day. The Redpolls were in a feeding frenzy. I had relented and bought seed for them, realizing that any bears silly enough to be out of their dens were staying at a lower elevation. Tom and I were thinking this is a great deal like springs when we were kids, before climate change.



During the night the a north wind picked up and the temperature dropped. Sorry for the blurry photo, the camera did not want to focus on the anemometer. And yes, the readout below shows that it is +12F outside and 55F inside, on the north wall. The rest of the house was a decent 65F.



There was so much new snow over the last week. This snow had not moved anywhere. It sure moved with that north wind. It erased the driveway. Tom missed a day of work to unstick his truck. He had run afoul of the snow gods and got very, very stuck. At least it was my day off, so we got to spend some time together.







Take a look at how the wind can act as an artist, an architect, and mover.























9 comments:

loribird said...

Holy heck, lady! That's a lot of snow... I hope spring heads your way soon. In the meantime, it does make for lovely photos.

egretsnest said...

Gosh, Trixie, I really can't see why you would want to come visit the Central Coast -- April (Snow) Showers bring May Flowers, after all! :)

Dave said...

Quality time spent togther on your off days shoveling out the truck. Isn't love grand. :)

RuthieJ said...

Oh gosh, Trixie, that's a LOT of snow! I'm glad you were able to find some beauty in it but I hope it melts soon!

KGMom said...

Trixie--the snow really is beautiful, though I am sure along about now you could do without so much beauty.

Meggie said...

While the snow photos are quite lovely, Trixie, I can't say that I envy you at all. I sure hope your hubby was able to shovel his truck out of the snow bank. I sure hope it all melts away soon. In the meantime, I'm glad you decided to buy more bird seed.

Mary said...

Trixie!!!! A sea of white in April - at 12 degrees to boot. I almost hate to say this but your snow photos are absolutely stunning overlooking your view. But please, honey, crank up the heater and haul the blankets from the linen closet OR come down here?

Will spring arrive in May, perhaps?

Susan Gets Native said...

The snow is pretty and all...but Damn.

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