Yesterday I had the “before” photo – before the snowstorm started. This is the “during” photo taken about 8:30 this a.m. When I looked out at 4:30 a.m., it hadn’t started snowing yet. The snow is falling at a good steady pace but it is tiny tiny flakes – the kind that will really blow and drift when the wind picks up – which its supposed to do later. I woke up about 5:30 hearing the snowplow guys clearing our sidewalk and shoveling by my door. (and contemplated going and asking them — do you realize when you are yelling OVER the sound of the snowblowers to each other right outside my bedroom window that I might be trying to sleep!!??) LOL It looks pretty back by me but I think these little flakes must be really slippery out on the streets because there’s a long line of churches in neighboring towns and cities who have cancelled their services this a.m. going across the bottom of my tv screen. And apparently the swatch of heavy snow hasn’t gotten here yet but will be moving in later today – up to an inch an hour – but it looks like the heaviest band of snow might miss us so we hopefully will only get 5-8″.
I filled the bird feeder yesterday so you can see there were many birds out there last night or early this morning as several inches of seed are gone. My other bird feeder had broken and one of Santa’s elves (my good friend and coworker who one of my bosses always consults to see what I might want, need, or recently broke and need replaced for Christmas) told Santa Guy and he got me a great new feeder – tho it’s not doing the birds any good under my desk at work! I forgot to bring it home on Friday.
So I’ll just be spending today inside looking out at the winter wonderland and waiting until tomorrow to venture out into it.
I did pull the little tree out, found the garland and there’s little crystal icicles and then those old-fashioned twisted painted metal icicles. Now I just need to unwrap the mini ornaments to put on it but I got sidetracked yesterday writing up a quilt pattern.
And I remembered my snowman cookie jar that was stored away so pulled him out to wash him up cause he’s just cute (ignore those dishes in the dish drainer behind the tree — you do not see them!)