Sunday, December 8, 2013

It's Snowing!

We woke up to a couple inches of snow this morning, and are expecting a couple more.  It's a pretty snow, but I don't think I'll drive in it until the street is plowed.  I have a new camera because my other one's view finder was giving me problems.  I had to jiggle it to see anything, and when an image appeared, it was either backward or upside down.  I am still learning how to use the new one.

I took the front yard photos from the porch, because I didn't want to go outside and risk slipping in the snow.  Larry put something on the lens to protect it, and for some reason, it was showing in today's photos, until I zoomed it out a bit.

I like the manual zoom on my new camera.  

The rest of these were taken from the back door.

There weren't any critter prints yet this morning, other than Heidi's, but they could have been snowed over.

The photos in this post were taken around 8:30 this morning.  I took more a few minutes ago, and was going to show how much more snow we've had, but when I ejected the card and removed it, I got a message that it wasn't removed properly.  Then, my iphoto quit, and I got a message to restart the computer.  I got the message again after I restarted it, so I'm going to have to get Larry's help to see if he can open it again.  I hope he can, because I haven't backed it up lately.

(Added at 1:38:  When Larry looked at the computer, he said it must have been doing something still when I went to turn off iphoto.  That reminded me that it had indeed been doing something, and I went to turn it off before I should have.  He didn't think it looked good, but then said that it appeared to be restoring itself.  Whew!  It didn't even take more than 10 minutes to come back.  I need to be backing up my library.  It had indeed been lost a number of years ago, when I got this computer, and Larry was installing things.  That was heartbreaking, but now that we have the grandsons, and I don't print many photos, I need to take action to avoid losing those.)

So here are a few photos taken later in the day.  I guess it's hard to tell here that a bit more snow had fallen.  It's actually still coming down.  Oh, and I see it's coming heavier than it had been earlier in the day.

I've mentioned we are living in the house where my husband, Larry grew up.  This light pole has been in the spot for many years.

I caught this one of Larry on his way home from the neighbors' where he shovels in exchange for storing his motorcycle in their garage.  I'm thankful for having a garage for my vehicle, and Larry has a car port so he doesn't have to clean snow off of his.

I hope anyone reading this is able to be warm and safe from all of this winter weather.  I feel for those of you in places that don't usually get the ice and such that you have experienced this week.  I am longing for spring. For those who are in the south and enjoying your gardens, I hope to find my way to your blogs to see photos.


  1. Your snow is so pretty but not the 10 degrees. Brrrr! All we have here is ice and about 34 degrees. Trees are snapping. Love the photos of the snow! Stay warm!

  2. Your garden remains look lovely under their caps of freshly fallen snow. That 10 degrees does not look good at all. It is a warm and humid 82 way down here in s.e. FL. It does not feel like December or Christmas at all. I've got the a.c. on and Christmas music playing as I decorate the '3' trees I set up this year.

    Have a lovely Christmas holiday season ~ FlowerLady

  3. Cold and snowy here too. I took my camera out too. Maybe some photos later.

  4. This looks very familiar to my neighborhood right now. It sure is pretty--if only it wasn't so cold. ;-) We warmed up to 20 today, which was nice after highs in the singel digits for a few days. Your camera takes great photos!

  5. Hi neighbor! Beautiful pictures! Yes, it's finally all covered with snow.

  6. Wow, it looks beautiful. All except the thermometer! Wow, that's cold. Come visit our garden this week to give you a taste of spring. Stay safe!

  7. You got a lot more snow than we did! It's pretty frigid here, though. Great photos!

  8. Sue, these are great winter shots! I am glad you didn't loose anything. These computers are scary things.

  9. The snow looks so pretty on the gardens Sue. We got snow here but not anywhere the amount you did...just a dusting. You've got a winter wonderland there!

  10. Ohhh.. its sooo white as snow.
    I'm sorry to note your dread to cold and snow but here in my everlasting tropical - I don't get to experience any of those 4 seasons.

    Have a Merry Christmas and wonderful promising New Year Sue.
    May all the Joy and fun and cheer fill your home together with friends & family.


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