Friday, January 19, 2007

Winter storm watch



I think I've shared this picture before; it's me and some cousins with a snow fort we built (I'm on the left).  Some of those cousins still talk about the day this was taken, at family reunions; and I keep intending to make them copies of this picture.

"Winter storm watch" for the weekend, they're saying on the news.  Meanwhile, weather.com says, simply, "snow showers".  I'll bet we don't get enough snow to amount to anything.  But I hope we do!

I love snow.  I know, I know... I've griped all week long about being house-bound.  But we've had ice, which is a whole different ball game.  Snow is fun to walk in.  I love the way it muffles sounds, and makes the world look clean and pure.  When I used to milk cows, I even enjoyed doing chores when it was snowing.

OK, so if this "winter storm" doesn't materialize, the next best thing would be for the weather to be nice enough so I could ride Blue.  Wednesday it's supposed to get up to 39 degrees.  Maybe then?

I do hope and pray that this layer of ice thaws completely today, for the sake of the horses.  They need a chance to stretch their legs, poor things.  The ice has kept them stranded in a very small area.  I've worried about them possibly falling and breaking a leg.

Yep, I'll be glad to see the ice gone.

10 comments:

mutualaide said...

Waiting patiently for snow.  Any snow.  :::sigh:::

dbaumgartner said...

What a cool pic.  I've never lived anywhere where the snow amounted to enough to make a fort.  Pretty cool!

Deb

marainey1 said...

I heard the weather on my way in to work and was thinking about you all.  They say thousands are still out of power due to the ice.  Hopefully it won't be bad and you all can thaw out. 'On Ya' - ma

lanurseprn said...

I recall you posting this pic before.  I hope you get rid of that ice and get some snow!  
Pam

ora4uk said...

I remember the pic...neat...and yes...ice makes a big difference in a "winter scene"....hope your goes away soon...cause I know you are an outdoor person....indoors too....but more outdoor...Hugs from KY....Ora

jawojnar said...

We have some ice here in New England, not nearly as bad as you. I posted some pics on my journal. The ice on the trees looks beautiful but it causes a lot of problems. We are getting some snow showers today, but not enough to make the kids happy! I hope your ice melts soon.
June

amy122389 said...

I was glad to see our ice gone, too.  I've never seen so many people in a tizzy in my life...heh...

~Amy

plieck30 said...

Nice cold picture. Paula

toonguykc said...

I see that picture and think to myself "If those had been BOY cousins -- the youngest one would have been sprayed with water so that he'd be stuck inside that fort while all the older ones took off somewhere."  That's how rural lads operate.

Russ

hestiahomeschool said...

Here in KY it has been in the sixties and seventies--too weird for this time of year!