It's been snowing off and on since Saturday evening. The forecasters kept saying we could have up to 12 inches by Tuesday morning. I don't think we're still supposed to get that much, but we are off of work today. Larry and I didn't think the new school superintendent would cancel, but we got the call after the news was over last night, at 10:30 p.m.
The call I wasn't happy about came at 2:00 a.m. It was to let us know the city is in a snow emergency and we can't park in certain areas. I wonder if anyone went out and moved their vehicles at that time. I'm thinking they had already said that on the news. I need to find out who to notify to have them fix whatever caused the calls to go out at that time.
All of the photos for this post were taken either from the front or back door. The first were taken yesterday. It's snowing in all of them.
When I looked out last night, it almost looked light, with the lovely snow coming down. I couldn't get a picture, even with the night setting, of what it really looked like. I used a flash for this one. It sure was pretty out there! You can see the start of the cap of snow on the fire hydrant.
The rest of the photos were taken around 10:00 this morning, when I was about to work on the clutter in my upstairs "parlor". When it's clean enough, I use it for reading, working out and making baskets of dried flowers. I have a number of collections in it, too. Now, I'm up here, and about to get busy, but first I'm getting this post up.
We have had more snow since yesterday. They just said we've had 6.3 inches in all so far, with differences in local areas. We could get 3 or 4 more inches by tomorrow. One of the announcers just said it looks like a snow globe out there. How sweet! Well, yes, it does.
I love the hats on the coneflowers.
The cap on the fire hydrant is larger.
Well, I need to get busy. While the pictures were loading, I started to go through a basket of pens my father-in-law collected. I decided I could only keep the ones that write, and am figuring out none of them do. This is hard for me! I am tearing up over it.
My daughter and I have been watching some of the TV shows on hoarding. I think one can be a hoarder without being as extreme as those on the show. My house does not look like that, but this room I'm cleaning is about half of what they show, which is plenty. I have emotional attachments to things that used to be my in-laws, or that remind me of things in my past. I also have trouble figuring out what kinds of mail to keep or get rid of. I did get started on the room this summer, and it was difficult then, too. I was able to get rid of a number of things, though, and am determined to see it through.