Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Spring Flew The Coop




The weather predictions sounded like a trumpet of doom but no one paid much attention.

The weather people had been wrong about upcoming storms on numerous occasions this winter. Maybe the storm they talked about would never materialize. It could easily pass right by, like a gigantic black balloon in the sky.










When the first few flakes began to fall from the sky yesterday morning, still not much attention was paid to them. As the snow began to accumulate on the ground, I began to wonder if the predictions of another major winter storm had been right. They were.


This time, the weather people hit the snowplow on the head. We got whammed. Holy crow, that snow came down like a blizzard and came and came.





My determination to refrain from posting any more snow pictures on this blog melted when I saw what a gorgeous winter wonderland the snowstorm made. Stepping out onto porches, I snap, snap, snapped that camera. Wow! It was so awesome.


Today, 24 hours later, the snow is still falling. Thinking of driving in the Arctic Tundra does not appeal but I will definitely be driving in it soon, after, however, I shovel out. The car looks like it's sitting under a huge, white blanket.






So, pardon me for posting snow pictures at a time when people who live in cold climes are yearning for spring. I just couldn't help it because it's so doggone beautiful!







Nature is not ready for spring to arrive. So, we must enjoy the incredible artistry Old Man Winter left in his snowy path today. He's a master at creating a snowy wonderland right before the eyes!

Is there anything YOU like about winter?

22 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

It is beautiful I have to admit and I do have one thing about winter that I love (teehee)

I love that I can look at it - at your house and not mine!

BECKY said...

Beautiful photos! I, too, love snow and we've had quite a bit this year, too, but nothing like the blizzards of some areas. I enjoy it and the cold weather until about the middle of March, and then I've "had it"! But, we've even had cold and snow well into spring here, which is totally just wrong!

Susan Wicker said...

Hi Sandie....Ha ha ha ha ha You are funny. YOu are RIGHT that looking at all that snow here is better than crunching through it in Georgia! ha! Good one. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Sincerely, Susan

Susan Wicker said...

Hi Becky. I appreciated your compliment on my photos and your visit! Yeah, I remember snow even in April! In New England, you just never know. If someone doesn't like snow and cold weather, this is not the place to be. ha ha! Take care, Becky. Sincerely, Susan

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Beautiful photos, Susan! Everything looks so enchanting. I do miss the snow. Thanks for sharing your winter wonderland!

Cheers!
Tina

Susan Wicker said...

Hello Tina! You miss the snow? You want me to send you some? I could manage at least a couple of tons! ha! Thanks for your sweet comments. It really IS enchanting to see. Driving in it? ugh, not so great. Oh well. We can't have it both ways, right? Thanks, Tina. Sincerely, Susan

diane stetson said...

I can't stand snow, winter sports or the cold climate...God put me where I am for a reason...I hope spring comes soon for you guys in New England.Give me the mild climate of So. California!

Susan Wicker said...

Hi Di....So glad you are where you are because you are happy (and warm) there! ha! We are all where we are supposed to be at the moment, I guess. Thanks for your visit and comment! Sincerely, Susan

Chatty Crone said...

Glad you liked my joke!

sandie

Leann said...

I love winter Susan and all that it brings. The only thing I dislike is driving in bad weather and shoveling.

Enjoy!
Leann

Susan Wicker said...

Hi Sandie! So happy you came to visit twice! Keep up the good work! Ha! Sincerely, Susan

Susan Wicker said...

Hi Leann...Oh, that's great you love winter. I'm with you, though. Driving in it is not pleasant, especially if there's ice. And I do not like shoveling at all. I always hope a kid from the neighborhood will come to the door and offer to shovel for cash. One never does though. ha ha Sincerely, Susan

Andrea said...

Your pictures are really good, BUT....I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of flowers, and grass and budding trees on you blog very soon!! LOL
Could you do me a favor and write a comment on my newest post. I've had it up there for a few days and had only one comment....I'm wondering if something is wrong with the site.
It's very odd that I only got one comment so far.
THANKS hugs
ANDREA

Susan Wicker said...

Hi Andrea! I'll go over to your post right now! Thanks for saying my pictures were good. I do love taking them. Okay, well, until soon. Sincerely, Susan

A New England Life said...

It is beautiful but I have to say I've had enough of it. Here on the coast of NH all we've had is rain, and plenty of it! More to come today. Not sure which I'd rather have.

I imagine most of the snow will be gone by next week as we're supposed to be back up around 40 degrees.

Susan Wicker said...

Hi Sharon! I'm with you. I'm done with winter, too, and can't wait for warmer weather. I want flowers and herbs, birdies and farmer's market again! Yeah, I'm so glad to read your comment that it will be back to 40 degrees next week. Have a great day! Sincerely, Susan

LDH said...

I know some get tired of snowy winter, but not me. I love all of the pictures here! Nice captures!

Karen Lange said...

Woke up to snow here in north central KY. Not too much, so not a problem, but a reminder that winter surely is not over!
Blessings:)
Karen

Elana Johnson said...

Those pictures are beautiful! I like winter when I don't have to leave the house. When there's hot chocolate and warm blankets and movies on for me and the kids to watch. That's when I like winter.

Susan Wicker said...

Hi LDH...So glad you came to pay a visit and comment. Thanks for saying you loved my pictures! Sincerely, Susan

Susan Wicker said...

Hello Karen...You are right that winter is not over. Not by a long shot. Thank goodness for my fireplace. It brings joy as well as warmth! Thanks so much for stopping by. Sincerely, Susan

Susan Wicker said...

Hi Elana... I'm with you that winter is best when we can stay blessedly home! Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Sincerely, Susan

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