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.