Monday, December 7, 2009

Winter Wonderland (or the white apocalypse)

It is the second snow of the season, the first was exceptionally early in October. The tenth to be accurate. This snow actually stuck for more than a couple of hours. They are calling on another 6-10 inches tomorrow and high winds to go with it. It could turn into a full fledged blizzard. I hope not, but it could.

I honor to commemorate this first snow of the season I am getting my truck worked on and making sure my snowthrower runs. I think I need to change the oil and put a new sparkplug in it. I should also get new gas for it. In the meantime, I might try to get some edits and re-writing done, although it isn't looking good for such frivolity. Here is a picture out of my backyard for your viewing pleasure.

13 comments:

Cate Gardner said...

Is it just me, or does it seem like only a couple of days ago you were talking about clearing last year's snow so your wife could get to work???

We are semi-lucky and just have our usual rain.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Cate- it sure feels that way. This year has gone far too fast. Good times I guess.

Aaron Polson said...

Beautiful snow, unlike our awful "city snow" that just turns to brown mush immediately.

Jamie Eyberg said...

I hated the way snow looked after the plows had been through when I lived in town. Nothing is less cheery than dirty snow.

Rebecca Nazar said...

We got our first snow here in Maine yesterday. Yay, yuletide whiteness.

Come March I'll be cursing the stuff.

Jeremy D Brooks said...

I still don't miss snow. I miss autumn and the smells and all of that, but I could live a hundred years without shoveling snow again.

katey said...

We even had snow here in northern VA-- it stuck for a whole hour almost! Mmm snow, that's a pretty picture.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Where do the snow hares have their tea parties?

Ann Eyberg said...

how come the picture of our backyard is always a view of the NEIGHBORS pond?

Jamie Eyberg said...

Because if I panned to the right the trees get in the way. I could have taken it from the library window and gotten a beautiful view of my truck. Really, I was just being lazy and didn't want to go outside and risk a full-blown cat invasion.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Rebecca- I'm already cursing the stuff.

Jeremy- come on. You know you miss it. I know, I'm just fooling myself.

Katey- that is my type of snow, the only an hour kind.

Nat- I don't think we have those around here. Snow hares or tea parties.

Danielle Ferries said...

What a gorgeous photo. It makes me wish it was winter here. Damn awful heat.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Danielle- Shoveling snow makes me wish for the heat. I'll trade you.