Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Hello loyal readers!!! I am talking to you today from the frozen tundra of Iowa. We are having a mother of a blizzard today of all blizzards!! To give you a little idea of the conditions here....the temperature is 8 degrees...wind is blowing up to 45 MPH gusts thus giving us a wind chill of 22 below.....did you catch that????? 2 2 B*E*L*O*W!!!!!!! AS IN BELOW 0!!! For those of you who have never heard the sayings that we here in the tundra say during such cold temperatures I will give you some examples...now before I share these keep in mind that these are not meant for the weak of heart so some of you might want to look away while I spew these out there LOLOL!
"It is so cold today it would freeze the balls off a brass monkey!"
" Dad gummit it's colder then a witches tit!!"
Ok now that I have your attention I will carry on. We have gotten somewhere between 12 and 14 inches of snow but with the blowing snow we have drifts ranging from 4 foot to 6 foot high! Most of Iowa's schools are dismissed as well as many businesses are closed. I am going to show you some pictures that I took by braving the elements and trudging out with my long johns on and ten layers of clothes....ok so I am blowing smoke.....I actually whimped out and took these from the comfort of my warm home LOLOL.. had ya going though! In many of these pictures the drifts are right around 4 foot except for a couple that are around 6 foot but it is very hard to tell the depth of the snow from these pictures. Just know that most of what you will walk through will be knee to hip deep. So now let's walk through this winter wonderland together...get on your long handles and your insulated coveralls on and lets wallow through these pictures...
notice the bird feeders that are blowing in this picture!! Brrrrr!
Now do you want to hear the weirdest thing of all..............I LOVE IOWA!!! YEHAWWWWWW!! The elements here helps to build character & makes you tough!
I love the seasons we have here because it is days like this that makes spring and summer so appreciated.
Hope you have enjoyed getting a taste of life in the tundra! So now you folks in the south go back to your 60 and 70 degree temps while I go out and sled with my Grandson! WOO HOO!