Saturday, December 20, 2008

Happy First day of Winter

Ok, so I'm a few hours early, but we have gotten more than our share of an early share of winter here in the Pacific NW - the temps have not been above 30 degrees for the past 10 days - mostly hovering around 20 degrees. I am not too fleet of foot anyhow, and snow adds so much excitement to walking. Plus, Crocs do not lend themselves to walking in the snow very well, and when I tried on my old snow boots - too small - so I'm stuck with the Crocs!

Nonetheless to say, I have been sticking pretty close to home, but here are some pictures that The Shepherd has taken around our place in the past couple of days.

I have the best husband in the world. He keeps the porch and steps cleaned of snow and the paths cleaned off.

H.B. & Buddy aren't too sure about all this white stuff - and what happened to our water bucket???

Sinda says - "Wake me when it's over. It's too cold to go outside and the valet is not too good about cleaning out my litter girls box!

Speaking of water buckets -see that little red spot in the middle of this seemingly black & white landscape? If you click on this picture to biggify it, you will find that it is Danny and Taylor's water bucket - they will not leave them alone, and seem to think that they are soccer balls - at one time they had two buckets and a feed bowl out in their yard.

The Shepherd didn't even have to shovel out this walkway in the front of the house - the wind did it for him.

The art forms that Mother Nature comes up with are really fun and beautiful.

There are severe weather warnings posted right now for the whole Pacific Northwest - they are expecting anywhere from 2 - 12 inches of snow between here and the southern part of the state, plus winds up to 70 miles per hour in some areas.

The Shepherd, who is also The Minster of Music (really) for our church has been on the phone with the president of the congregation and the minister - We will probably have to postpone our Christmas service that was planned for tomorrow night. We have a lot of older members, and if the "younger" members (that would be us) don't want to be out on the snow and ice in this kind of weather - we certainly don't want these older folks out on the roads. The message will be just as pertinent next Sunday.


Kathy said...

I am finally catching up on the shoveling around here - still don't have a good path to the barn, but we have hired a guy to come plow us out...I think. He started down the drive but stopped and hasen't been back so we don't know what's going on. We also bought a nifty thing that is as light as a weedeater, but it clears a 12 " path of snow off steps! An electric, lightweight snowthrower! Yay! I have to do it more often in heavy snows, but it just may save me from becoming permanently hunched over in a shoveling position. :)
(Hope the "things" got there finally)

Sharon said...

I just shoveled the deck from the show that fell last night. Ian shoveled the front before he left for work. It's out of self preservation - the dogs track it in! Merry Christmas Tina. I don't know what's so magic about a white Christmas, bah humbug.