29 January 2014

Disappearing Fast....Snow!

So we finally got some snow!  It has been about 3 years since the last one, and then we received 6 inches.  This time only, well around my area, an inch and a half.  Of course to Atlanta it did a lot more as we had that black ice, then the snow, and then schools, people from work all going home at the same time. 
People living where they get a lot of snow make fun of us here in the south when we get it.  However, they tend to forget we usually have the ice that goes with the snow which tends to make it a hazard for anyone.  When we had the six inches it was all beautiful, fluffy, snow, but.....can't complain I enjoy it all the same!
So here is what it looked like around my house this morning.

 Our chicken house in the background here.  Good thing we have all those wire fences all they way around and on the top too as the guys saw coyote, fox, rabbit and deer tracks.  The clearing beyond that is where someone is building a house.  The land was sold about 7 years ago.

And our next door neighbor thought he would "ice" fish in our little pond! You have to look close to see the fishing pole with the little "fish" on it.  He is from Wisconsin so this is not that much snow for him, and his mom and aunt were in town for a visit trying to get away from it!

Our poor little fish although they seemed quite happy swimming underneath.  You can see the orange.
It wasn't that cold, but I still bundled up!
The bad thing is when it snows all I want to do is sit in front of the fire, laptop handy, and a good cup a tea!  Speaking of fires I better add some more wood to it as my hubby just came in with another armful of wood saying it needed another log on it.  Oh, and the gas man finally came this afternoon, thank goodness, although the bill he left behind for the two tanks (my daughter and ours) was not as welcome!  Now that some wood has been added I am going to check out which of you also got some of this storm!

28 January 2014

South Snow

Old man winter is blowing in strong here in the south!  From New Orleans to Savannah, Charleston, Raleigh, and Atlanta we are getting anything from sleet, ice, snow for today.  I am sitting here by the kitchen window with my laptop watching it just flow down; the view is better here only because the desktop in my office finally died.  The other one (which was my dad's computer) is in the shop so the verdict is still out on it.
The trees are getting covered, my hubby is home and so is my daughter so at least that's a good thing.  Now, if only the gas man will show up before the driveway becomes the perfect sledding hill again then things will be alright!  Guess it is time to get a fire going in the fireplace.  Nothing like snow, a warm fire, and a good cup a tea!  How are things in your neck of the woods?

12 January 2014

Snow Sand

I don't know how it has been around your area, but here it has been crazy.  We had an arctic blast sweep down here to the south, and also messed with my internet service too.  Needless to say, no internet, lots of little things got done around the house!
So, along with a freezing blast it warmed up enough yesterday to set off tornado watches and warnings!  At least today it has been a pretty day yet later this week snow is in the forecast with more cold.  Well, it is winter, one never knows what the weather might bring.  We do not get too much snow here although my daughter was up in New York during that arctic storm so she got to see plenty.  Here or rather further south in Florida they make their own "snow".  Here are some photos of it from 2012 when we went to the beach.

Now is that talent or what?  I have a few more to show, but I'll leave that for another day.  Hope where ever you are the weather is what you want it to be!

01 January 2014

The New Year is here!

Wow!  Another new year is here!  The old one is past with all of the good and the bad that happened which in a way has helped strengthen me for what is yet to come.
A friend told me last night (no, we did not stay up till midnight!) that her family does not make new year resolutions, but new year wishes.  Well, that sounds pretty good to me!  She told me one of the wishes her son has made is to have a girlfriend this year.  He is getting so tall and just as cute as can be; I don't think that will be a problem this year!
I have lots of wishes for my coming new year.  One is definitely to start blogging again, and visiting all of you.  I think about it yet I have looked on facebook and pinterest (which is where all of these Happy New Year pics have come from) for gardening, herbs, health, crafts, especially crochet, that time just seems to run away from me.  So, I am starting out one new year wish!
I have many, many other wishes, and hopefully a lot of them will come true yet I guess what makes a wish come true is if I put the effort into it.  I need to......I will be another year older very soon!  Life is passing by so fast......
So, I will leave you with this new year photo from pinterest
My motto for the new year!  I wish all of you in blog land a Very Happy New Year!

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