The weather is big news today so I couldn't not post about it. Especially since I am snow bound and so have no reason to not spend a little time updating my blog... :) I grew up around Detroit so remember snow like this from my childhood. Good times...
This is unusual weather for Missouri though. This is the biggest snow I've experienced in over 20 years of living here. Most winters are just brown, icy and freezing cold. Lots of ice, but little snow. Kansas City, MO has already used up most of their budget for snow removal and that was before last night's storm. My husband is plowing snow locally and has been gone since 3am this morning.
I spent just 5 minutes outside taking these pictures and was ready to go back in. The sun is shining, making everything look gorgeous, but the wind whipping snow discourages a stroll. That is snow blowing in my pictures, not fog or a dirty lens.
Good thing I don't have to be anywhere. I am sure the roads are terrible. The kids' school has been canceled for both today and tomorrow already. Not only do we have drifting snow (the forecasters were right for once-- they predicted all of this), but the temperatures will be hovering just above zero F. with a windchill much colder.
I would have had pictures of the kids playing in the snow, but they came in before I got out with my camera. So I will leave you with a cheery photo of our newly repainted jockey. He offers a hand up to anyone who has the misfortune of falling down in front of him on the walk up to our house.