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Monday, February 21, 2011

Lest The Pictures in My Post of Yesterday Gave You An Erroneous Impression - - -

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It is still winter here, and will be, by the calendar, the rotation of the sun, and the tilt of Earth upon its axis until March 21.

Being a winter lover, I was very glad yesterday when we had this:


And more of this:


All day long - to the tune of 8+ new inches of fluffy white stuff to cover the old "getting very cruddy" snow.


Sometimes the weather folk on TV "blow" these winter storms all out of proportion. (Pun intended)


Sometimes, when a lot of snow is anticipated, they begin to use terms like "blizzard" and "blizzard conditions."


Now while we DID get a lot of snow, during the entire storm one could see AT LEAST a half a block away. There was never a true "white out" and thus, it was simply an ordinary winter storm and not a blizzard.


I did not have to tie a rope from my front door to the mailbox in order to check my mail without getting lost in the storm, so it was not a blizzard.

You read it here first.

And now - - - I have more lovely shoveling to do AND we may be able to break out our xc skis which we couldn't use during the two weeks of February Thaw we had sadly been experiencing until yesterday.

Vive la winter - - - until March 21st when I shall expect spring.

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14 comments:

Whosyergurl said...

HA! Tie a rope...from Little House on the Prairie!
Stay warm. I'm happy to tell you that we have RAIN...a LOT of rain...but NO SNOW here in Southern IN.
Warm Hoosier hugs to you!
Cheryl

Theresa said...

Oh at least we didn't lose you going to the mailbox! I guess we each love the weather where we live:) I am curious what the Summers are like up there! Enjoy your day dear Keetha! HUGS!

ain't for city gals said...

I think I would just not go get the mail if it came to that! So true about the media blowin thngs out of proportion ..sometimes all they have to talk about, I guess.

Nancy said...

Happy for you ... winter has returned. I chuckled at your last sentence remembering snow well into April and even May on a few occasions. Yes, the media does over-report these days. Why, I remember (back in the day) going to school ... well I don't have to finish ... you were there too. (smile)

mrsmomma said...

Awe! Our hearts love the same chilly weather! It was getting a bit too springy here as well, but this afternoon I can hear the tap tap tap of little ice pellets falling from the sky. That good ol' precipitation with low kinetic energy. (See...I paid attention in class.)

42N said...

Nothing but a few flurries here. I have given m snow blower a few weeks off after the early February snows.

Vivienne said...

I want some cold, winter weather...

Pam said...

Why would one run to the mailbox on Sunday or President's Day?

Carol said...

1-3" expected here tonight. I'm done with winter.

Doris Sturm said...

Oh, boy - let's trade homes for a while - I miss the snow and am so not rady for the heat!

Brenda said...

I'm glad you love your snow. We have had a few storms but not enough to eat a snow ice cream, which my daughter is getting pretty perterbed about. We have to have a least a 6 incher before the season ends so she can have a least on ice cream.

imaginationlane said...

Ooh...gorgeous photos, Keetha...I'm a winter lover too! My part of the world specializes in rain and more rain...not quite as charming as snow, so I enjoyed seeing your shots! I also love your Wisconsin sunsets...they're well worth reposting.

So glad you stopped by my page. I've been remiss in visiting, but will drop in again soon...

Lynette

Lady Jane said...

You can have it, lol.... Storm stayed south of us, YAY... Woke up to same amount as yesterday, YAY...

Tonja said...

I think it is a very good thing when one likes the situation one is in. How sad if a body really hated the snow and was living where snow was a normal thing. Like me...I would be a mite unhappy and most surely would be pouting a lot. It is 78 here today! Love it. But, it won't stay yet. We always have one last cold snap around Easter and then it warm and hot and hotter till fall. Enjoy that beautiful snow!