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,
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.