Thursday, December 20, 2012

Missing the Winter Storm.. Now With Video!

I think we're on the edge of this big winter storm. It's been snowing all day, but the accumulation is only about 3 inches so far. The fireplace has been burning wood since 6:00 a.m. and the furnace has not been on since then. The cats are content to watch the Squirrels and Crows and even take a nap.

This little guy is curled up next to one of my Grandpa's decoys under the Christmas tree...


We've put out some Bird and Squirrel feed a couple of times today...


We're going into "town", 20 miles away, to get a few things. I'll update with more pictures if there's anything interesting going on.

We were gone about 3 hours, an I'll say that there's a distinct difference in the snowfall totals in the 20 miles between, "town" and home. There's a LOT more snow in my back yard!



The snow is still coming down and the wind has picked up!

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11 comments:

  1. Erik:

    Amazing how different our terminology is even though we are close to the Canadian border.

    Missing your storm and still getting 3" of snow. When we get a full snow storm it accumulates to a HUGE 3", but we are warm and cozy sitting on our loveseat (ie: =2 person sofa)

    bob
    Riding the Wet Coast
    My Flickr // My YouTube




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    1. It's now Friday morning and the snow has stopped. I'm not sure of the total snow fall but I'd say less than 4 inches. For us, that's a minor inconvenience.

      We use the term "love seat" here too.

      Bob, you're just too funny!

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  2. Oh, what a cute photo of your cat!

    You may have been spared the storm, but at this point you have more snow than we do! We still have about one inch of cold slush. This doesn't even qualify as snow. Plenty of wind, tho, so I'm not complaining.

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    1. Later today, after I get out and clean up the snow, I'll have a better idea of what we got. It's not really looking too bad this morning.

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  3. Now that's the definition of a cold shoulder though it may just be your cat' s preference....they're just that way sometimes.

    I think we got about 4" but always hard to say with our drifting. I was so very much relieved to not have to walk in from the mailbox. The snow fence is passively working.

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    1. I've seen the cats sleep under the tree before, but that was the first time I've seen them to that. Nancy got 3 or 4 pictures of him. He was sleeping pretty soundly.

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  4. Awww cute kitty snuggling with the decoy. Who says animals can't get along, lol.

    But then, that squirrel picture is pretty cute too.

    I am glad you are weathering the storms okay and the wood stove is keeping you toasty. Almost time to snuggle in for a long winters nap. No, wait, the cat already has that down.

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  5. Yep, that video is what we got, but my version is scarier! Tall aspen waving around looking down at my house! I didn't take a video. You just have to imagine it...

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    1. I can imagine! I'd have to have a very strong wing out the east to knock down anything that could hit the house.

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  6. 3", that's not even enough to pick up with a snow blower. We've had some years the go by when it doesn't even get started as it's faster to use a snow scoop (Bob, that's not the same thing as a shovel). Come to think of it, I wonder where that thing has gotten buried...

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    1. Before I got a snow blower, I used to use my 30" wide heavy steel pusher, or a plastic shovel. I was always thought the big snow scoops looked interesting! I'll have to watch garage sales.

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