Saturday, December 14, 2013


It snowed all night last night, continued snowing this morning, is sorta snowing right now, and is supposed to keep on snowing until sometime this evening. All part of that vast storm that stretched from west of the Mississippi to the East Coast and had the weather-broadcasting fraternity practically beside themselves in on-the-air Chicken Little glee.

Okay, some folks probably did get seriously snowed on. We didn't. Maybe an inch or two at most has so far been added to our total—so call it six inches on the ground. And what we got was wet, fluffy stuff that temporarily stuck to limbs and twigs and the sides of trees, like a thick layer of whipped cream. However, much of the frothy topping you see in these photos—which I made from the cottage's deck when I first stepped out this morning—has flattened, melted, dropped, been blown or knocked off, and otherwise disappeared; there's now less build-up. And I expect we've seen the worst of things.

Still, it was pretty while it lasted, and I wanted to share a few shots.



Debbie said...

Remember when we were talking tracks a while back? And about hawks. Check my post:
That old red-tailed hawk still a nuisance.

Grizz………… said...


Huh, kinda got sidetracked for a while by those great looking cookies…ummmmm…but eventually made it to the hawk pix, and the imprint in the snow shot, too. Here's the deal, like it or lump it—and hey, I had to come to terms on this one too. But the plain fact is, you feed the birds, you're going to feed hawks. All God's chillun gotta eat. He made 'em both, right? A Texan sure ought to understand being big in size, attitude, and appetite. Such a big ol bird isn't going to be satisfied with cracked corn, suet, or sunflower seeds. A real, red-blooded Texan-sized bird needs meat! And a fat, juicy dove will do nicely, thank ya very much, Ma'am. (Now me, I'd settle for a cookie.)

angryparsnip said...

I don't comment very often but this post today is just lovely.
I am glad you haven't been overwhelm by the huge snow storms.

cheers, parsnip

Grizz………… said...


Well, I'm happy you commented this time, as I'm pleased to know you enjoyed the post and pix.

Just between me and you…I can't decide whether to be glad the big snow missed me, or disappointed. Anyway, good to hear from you, however infrequently.