Category Archives: Weather

Old winter memory

I see on this photo that it was developed in May 1959 but obviously it was taken earlier in the year. At least, I hope so.

The people in the snowy photo are our neighbor, Marilyn, my sister Karen and me.

We didn’t care if it was cold. We loved to be outside in winter. For that matter, we loved to be outside at any time of the year.

We would wear anything to keep warm. I remember Mom putting socks on our hands when we didn’t have mittens. The absence of thumbs made play challenging, but that didn’t stop us.

I wish I could find the photo of my sister when she wore an old fur coat and miss-matching socks. She was quite the sight, but no matter. Karen was outside having fun.

We never seemed to get cold back then. I wish I didn’t chill so fast these days. Right now, I prefer looking out the window at the cold snow.

But if grandchildren happen to visit on a sunny winter day, I’ll join them in making snowmen or building a snow fort. There’s still a bit of kid in me yet.

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Six inches of snow!

It kept coming down overnight. This morning I stepped out of our back door to see the total.

I’d call it about six inches. It may move around more now as the wind is picking up.

The wine bottle tree Bob made a few years ago shows off the snow.

Eventually, I will get the bulk of our driveway plowed out. But for now, I moved some away from the door and fence.

The good thing is the snow has ended. There are no storms in the forecast for the next few days.

There’s time to recover and watch it blow. ….. Wait a minute! Blowing isn’t good.

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A snowy dog

Sunny loves the snow. With new flakes falling, he comes in covered with a blanket of white.

I get a kick out of his antics, except when he comes inside and shakes the snow off before I can towel him off. I guess he wants to share the snow with me.

Sunny is good company. He stays close to me, going with me from room to room in the house. Of course, he’s always up for a treat, which I provide–but not too much.

“Good, Sunny Boy!”

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It’s snowing

We’re not having a blizzard, but it is snowing. So far, it’s a gentle snow. There’s no wind blowing it around. So as a snowstorm goes this is a pleasant one.

I was amazed by the amount of snow that fell today….and is still falling.

I took Sunny outside just to check out the amount together. These are two photos I manage to take before heading back inside.

Sunny’s ready to go back inside the house.

Sunny is standing on the edge of our driveway. I think we’ve gotten enough snow, but it’s still falling.

Hopefully, it will be over soon.

I shoveled a little around the door. I’m sure our neighbor will snowblow here after the snow stops. No use starting while it’s still snowing.

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Watching it snow

It is snowing again.

I’m worried about family traveling to Seymour this weekend. The snow keeps coming, making roads iffy.

When I go outside I find the gently falling flakes beautiful. I just wish the snow wouldn’t coat the roads and make them slippery. The land welcomes the blanket of white, not the roads or drivers.

Our flowering crab tree in all its winter glory.

I just want everyone to be safe. Driving or walking, take it easy.

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