Thursday, January 7, 2010

Have I Died and Gone to Michigan?

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.
Stay warm!

11 comments:

La Dolce Vita said...

it is indeed a cold and snowy winter! just cleaned up snow #11 and it is so cold! was -30 last night with the wind chill... yikes!!!

kiwicarole said...

OMG!! It does look magical and gorgeous! Your very own winter wonderland!

Lorrie said...

The blowing snow is beautiful - when seen from the comfort of a warm home. Brrr.

Stay warm! Enjoy the excuse to not go anywhere.

Linda said...

The sun is shining here, too...but it's COLD. But we have no precipitation at all...thank you, God! It's to get very cold for these parts!!! Stay in and make something non edible!

Marlynn said...

Stay warm! We got a sliver of snow maybe 2 inches from the storm that ripped across the country - but hey, we still have hugh piles of snow from the 24" that fell on Dec. 19.... snow budget was gone after that one! LOL..... Hot tea and cookies would do you just fine about now! hugs

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

LUV the icicles in the first photo Nathalie! Good soup weather isn't it! Take care and hoping school opens soon!
oxo

Jeanie said...

Looks like you got a serious dumping -- maybe more than we did. We mid-Michiganders got about 5" last night -- our biggest of the year in one bunch. Closed schools. Well, they didn't close work, so I'm here -- hope you're enjoying snugging in!

Patti said...

Love the jockey! How bright amid all the white:) which is what we see out our windows as well... along with the snow days!
Stay warm and hope you get some creative time in:)

bad penny said...

I think the jockey must be very much used at the moment.
The snow has suprised a lot of us -ours is still here, it's gone very very cold & more snow expected - at this rate I'm going to have to start home-schooling !!!

Anna said...

it looks peaceful..... I envy the snow...you get to experience. I have only spent on winter in snow.... (when we lived in Idaho back in 95....) It was cold but I LOVED it. Especially driving in it.... I would often swerve into snow banks.... (from the snow plows) thank goodness there was nothing but snow in those banks..... Anyhow, great post.... you are so witty :)

xo,
anna

Margaret said...

wonderful snowy pics Nathalie, love the Jockey's new paint job, looks fab! At times like this you need to craft and eat, really you do!!