Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Cheesy title?  Maybe, but it fits the day and recalls a song from the all-time-BEST Christmas album ever.  

I joke about our school system's wimpy response to inclement weather, but this truly was not a morning to have buses on the roads.  Here's what "no school" looked like today:
 In anticipation of the light snow, wintry mix, and freezing rain, I filled the bird feeder yesterday.

 The crape myrtle

 My coolest (ha ha) sighting today:  a strand of spider webbing coated with ice!

The bare trees stood straighter than bushes and anything with needles.  This small tree is bent nearly double.
Just after taking these pictures, I heard a branch fall from on high and decided it was not the best of ideas to traipse through the woods after all.
By the time Dusty and I went out, the ice on the pavement was melting from below, creating this version of a puddle.
By afternoon, ice was dropping from trees, roofs, and power lines, and the roads were mostly clear.  School is already cancelled tomorrow though, as we are expecting snow, sleet, and more snow just a few hours from now.  I'm looking forward to more family time...

1 comment:

Kristin Nelson said...

I can't believe I didn't see these earlier. SO COOL!!!!