Larry and I had today off again due to the snow. We were supposed to have blizzard conditions until noon, but some time in the night, it stopped snowing. Some of you were in the path it took, so you are probably about to dig out, too. I'm thinking we ended up with 8 inches at the airport. Some close by areas got 12 inches.
Larry went out this morning to blow the snow, but first helped a neighbor whose car was stuck. She got stuck again down the street, so Larry took the snow blower up that way, then someone else came along and helped. I'm glad we didn't have to go anywhere.
Heidi went right to the place where Larry puts dried bread out for the squirrels. I'm glad there wasn't any there. I didn't want to join her in the snow. She didn't seem to mind sinking into it.
We did get more snow since yesterday's post. I put some photos of some of the same places I posted yesterday for comparison.
To the back yard:
The seed heads of the sweet autumn clematis looked kind of pretty in the snow.
Yes, there is more snow in the pots.
When I looked out the door this afternoon, and saw the snow against the shoveled sidewalk, I went outside instead of standing at the door to take more photos.
You can see by the shadows of the plants that the sun had come out.
Coneflowers always look pretty with little snow caps.
I'm not sure if you are supposed to cut back mum blooms when they die back. These look like they are growing out of the snow.
I normally don't have statice in the winter, because I keep it cut it back to dry. I decided to dry less of it, and just enjoy it in the garden this year, and it still has color!
The beautiful blue sky made it look warmer than the 12 degrees it was. We have insulation, but there are still icicles on the house. I wonder if you can put more in. The neighbors' evergreen trees (on the right, in the background) look Christmasy with snow on them.
I heard a bird, and looked up to see this woodpecker. I saved some of the photos for Saturday's Camera Critters. I liked this one with the snow on the branch. The birds in the neighbor's bush didn't hold still for a decent photo, but it was fun watching them a bit.
Later in the house, I heard the snow plow, and snapped this out my garden window. That's one of my rosemary plants in the window.
As it was getting dark, I decided to take another photo of the back yard out of the window.
I hope you are keeping warm and enjoying your December.
Added at 9:35: I forgot to mention I have gotten some cleaning done these last 2 days, and have 4 garbage sacks full of clothes and other items to give away. It feels good to be getting rid of some clutter. Also, I just received an automated call saying there will be no school tomorrow! We were assuming we'd be going back, so I went to the website to make sure the phone call was correct. Toward the top of the page, it said, "Due to road conditions and cold weather there will be NO SCHOOL ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2009." (The caps are theirs.)
Larry said I shouldn't be too excited, because we'll probably have to make the time up. What I'm excited about is the fact that I always feel behind in things, and that I'll never catch up. Well, I am making some progress, and it feels very good.