Tuesday, January 11, 2011


I want to thank you all for the concern and well wishes. So far, so good, and I think we are in the clear. The roads are a mess, but there have been very few power outages. What makes the main difference is the amount of ice.

Ordinarily we get a dusting of snow but lots of freezing rain. When the power lines get too heavy with the ice they come down, or the tree limbs snap under the weight of the ice and they fall on the lines. But this snow fall was actually snow, and the predicted freezing rain and sleet did not appear in our area except for a very slight freezing drizzle. You will notice that most of the snow was so light that it fell out of the trees.

We have been able to bundle up and take walks, look at the snow clad neighborhood,

go sledding,

and come back to a WARM home.

There were many birds at the feeders, but plenty of seed had fallen to the ground.

I feel for those who have not been so lucky. And look at all the flooding still going on in Australia. I know there is often bad weather occurring somewhere at most any given time, and there have been earthquakes, landslides, fires and threatening volcanoes making people evacuate their homes, so I try to remember to be grateful for dry, warm toes, a comfortable place to sleep, and enough to eat.

I am linking to Outdoor Wednesday where you will find many outdoor scenes.


  1. So glad your weather is not too bad. As you say Australia has huge problems. Last year they had all those huge fires and now they are flooded, how do you win. Keep warm. Diane

  2. Beautiful pictures, and a warm home IS really important, I'm glad that yours was :)

  3. Mya Really good pictures! I love the ones with the creek covered in snow
    And I am glad your good. Take Care

  4. Love your pictures. We got ice after the snow here in SC but it wasn't as bad as predicted.
    Like you, I'm counting my blessings.
    How long until spring?

  5. Your neighborhood looks pretty all snow covered but I hope it doesn't last long for you all. That tree all lit up was gorgeous. Stay safe and warm.

  6. I am glad you didn't get it as bad as they predicted! Love the pictures!!! Stay warm!!!

  7. I'm glad to hear it. That porch of yours looks ever so inviting; it must be a sundrenched idyll in summer.

  8. I am so glad you are safe!! Your pictures are so peaceful. Snow must be so beautiful. I love that scripture that says He will wash your sins white as snow .

  9. Beautiful photos Mya! So happy to hear that you are warm and safe. We are having some winter weather the last two days. It is Canada after all! You live in a beautiful area of the country. I loved the stone bridge shot! Take Care, Susan

  10. So much snow everywhere...it's amazing to me living in one of the few places without it!

  11. gorgeous pictures...and I'm glad you're all okay. There has been some places like Australia hit pretty hard. We got really little of it....and I'm in the north which is soo strange. Stay safe and have a ton of fun.