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Winter Wonderland (?)

Friday, December 08, 2006

On Monday afternoon we had a terrible and unexpected snowstorm blow through, leaving many people stranded and Mr. C and the babe not getting home until almost 8 o'clock at night. By Tuesday morning, the sun was shining and the snowman was bowing to us from the backyard, while this litle fellow chippered away at the seeds I had tossed outside. The irony of the storm, given the work I was doing that day, well...leave it at that.

The snow has since melted and now we await another snow later today. So much for a nice evening out.

The week has been full, as more and more concerts and preparations for Christmas are underway. I am trying to cram in as much writing and research as I can before I take a complete break from it all. I was supposed to attend a meeting tomorrow (yes, Saturday) but I bowed out, giving an excuse. Because when it comes right down to it, my family is more important than listening to reseachers blab about the significance of cattle urination and defecation on plant decay rates. Don't you think?
This lovely mug and coffee (delicious, I might add!) couldn't have come at a better time. I picked the package up from the mailbox just before the storm on Monday began. How appropriate! Your package might have been an omen, Connie.

  1. Blogger Ben Heller said:

    Well the pictures look lovely. Snow looks much nicer in pictures than having to suffer the turmoil of travelling etc.

    cattle urination ?? Maybe they wanted to lecture on the dangers of yellow snow ?

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    good for you for bowing out of the boring meeting. If i was there, and i could see what you can see through the window, i'd stay inside for weeks :)

  1. Blogger blackcrag said:

    Yep, another person complaining of warm weather taken care of. Got to snow out Texas next.

    What's that? You weren't complaining? Oh. Well, you needed some cold weather anyhow.

  1. Blogger Devil Mood said:

    Wow, amazing pictures! Snow makes sceneries so beautiful. The closest thing I'll have to snow happened to day - lots of hailstones made everything white for a bit but they melt really fast, it's not very cold yet.
    Hmm...hot coccoa couldn't be more appropriate!

  1. Blogger [eric] said:

    All of that melted already? :(

    Hmm... Creme Brulee coffee...

  1. Blogger angel, jr. said:

    Cocoa can be the cure for anything.

  1. Blogger PEA said:

    Gorgeous pictures as usual...I always love the look of fresh fallen snow but of course it can play hazzard with any plans you might have to go out! Ummm, I don't blame you for preferring to be with your family instead of going to that meeting! lol Connie sends such lovely gifts, doesn't she? Yummmmm...

  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    Luv that squirrel picture! Maybe you should think about photography for another hobby? :)

    Btw..we have yet to have our first snowstorm..I refuse to take my winter boots out yet.lol

    Have a great weekend Cathy.

  1. Blogger fb said:

    It only seems like yesterday that it snowed there.

  1. Blogger Trundling Grunt said:

    I have to admit I envy you your location - the mix of snow and sea is gorgeous.

    Weekend meetings chip away at what is really important when you have little dots as you do. They are young and cute for such a little while and you should (and do!) treasure each moment,

    Have a happy weekend.

  1. Blogger Berlinbound said:

    Snow, Snow, Snow ... just looking at those pictures I can hear Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye singing "White Christmas" ... Stay warm!

  1. Blogger Vesper said:

    amazing pics!

  1. Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said:

    surprises in the mail are always fun!

    Love the snowman. We had snow, but not enough for that much fun!

  1. Blogger holy chaos said:

    all of your pics are beautiful! i used to live in the mtns. so i know about the beauty and misery of having to get out in it!

    good for you on skipping the meeting.

  1. Blogger Will D said:

    I only wish our snows would look so lovely afterwards...here they tend to just ice over and look dirty (this could have something to do with the temp shifts from 70F-15F-50F every other day). Beautiful photos.

  1. Blogger SkyeBlue2U said:

    Absolutely wonderful pictures! :)

  1. Blogger poet said:

    the sight of fresh, pure snow is nice, especially early in the mornings when the dawn sun breaks. and late at night as the moonlight shines. the rest of the time, it is just nasty. (lol). these are great pictures, cathy. take care, and hope your weekend is going fine. poet

  1. Blogger Pat Paulk said:

    Snow always looks nice somewhere else!! Cattle urination and defecation, how could you say no to that??

  1. Blogger momyblogR said:

    Family is more important than anything and certainly THAT!!

  1. Blogger Michelle said:

    Wow, so pretty :o)
    I can't begin to even contemplate a freezing Christmas, here its sun surf and sand!

  1. Blogger Vesper said:

    my new blog:

  1. Blogger HORIZON said:

    Stunning photos Cathy. Wish it would snow here for Christmas, always a 50/50 chance as we live in on the west coast with gulf stream so keeps things a bit milder. However l would love to swap this howling wind and rain slapping against my window -lol. It has been so stormy here for a week and more now- not so festive.
    Love the snowman- can imagine you out there with the boys :)
    l think if l were you l'd also opt for the 'stay home' decision too.
    Bests dear friend xx

  1. Blogger Meow said:

    Oh Cathy, it is all so beautiful. All we are enjoying at the moment is relentless heat, and smoke-filled air.
    Have a great week.
    Take care, Meow

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