Friday, January 18, 2013

We had a blizzard this morning, we were expecting 10 inches of snow, not that.

I skyped with Mel in Tasmania, they are having a heatwave so she seemed to like seeing the snow. Boy would I like to see the sun!!!

The birds were invisible, don't know where the were hiding, but the wind dropped and they came by the dozen all fighting to get on the bird table together. They were landing on top of each other. And fighting each other for the food. It was really fun to watch! Sorry I did not get photos as I did not want to stop them feeding.

Adrian and I hiked down to the shops and back in thick snow at 9.30am.
He took a photo of me in my new gear. he bought me waterproof trousers and Wellington/Snow boots! Which are lovely and cosy with mock fur tops and have good grip. But they weigh a ton so its like strength training there and back as I was having trouble lifting my feet. The snow felt like walking in glue, but not as bad as the mud a couple of weeks ago.

The abominable Snow woman! Ouch! the snow was scratching my eyes!

Quick march! Don't want to wait around in this! Marching towards the South. Before all the fresh milk and bread goes.

Adrian looking North towards Butser and complaining strongly about having to go out in this!

We did it. Got the last 2x 4pints of skimmed milk. Phew! I don't like powdered milk on my breakfast, but like it in coffee. We also bought fresh bread, my favourite wholemeal with seeds bread. I can put off making bread for another few days. LOL! And some rice cakes and other things we needed.

It snowed all day, though the wind dropped which helped the birds as they were having problems landing. We cleared the snow from the driveway as it got dark and then it stopped snowing. We put some salt down, but I expect it to be frozen again by the morning. Its very cold tonight!

I know my Canadian friends put up with much worse than this, so I can't complain. I do love to play in the snow. If I feel like it tomorrow I may build a snow man! Ha Ha! Pity my GD couldn't get here today! Maybe Sue will bring her so we can use the sledge.

Hugs Ellen

PS. I should have said: None of these photos were taken in the blizzard which brought visibility down, We could not see anything from our bedroom window, but snow. It did not last long thankfully!
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    Love the photos! Good to see you blogging again Ellen!! Not good being in a blizzard! Have been in one and hope to never be in one again! Hope it melts really soon for you! Looking good in your new snow gear!!
    We are having a warmer than usual winter here in FL and it is wonderful! That is why we moved here 9 years ago-didn't want to see anymore of that!! emoticon
    1853 days ago
    One of the reasons we moved to the South--been through my share of blizzards and ice storms.
    1860 days ago
    Oh Ellen your blizzard looked pretty compared to ours LOL! One day I got up and could not see out the windows for the snow! I also know it is much more unusual where you are! I hope you have a safe weekend and have fun in the snow with Tiana .hugs,Cheri
    1861 days ago
    Same here ELLEN though i prefer to look at the snow through the window emoticon stay warm emoticon
    1861 days ago
    Loved the photos and the story that went with them. Yes, we get this weather all winter long, but Ellen, we're used to it.... not likely you are. That makes it understandable how difficult it must be to get so much snow there. You look ready for a snowmobile ride! WooHoo!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1861 days ago
    Well done for even getting out in it. I got sent home from work at 10:30 as I was not in walking distance and the buses stopped running, so they couldn't guarantee I would be safe if I left it any later to drive. home.15minute journey on a good day took me 45 minutes and I had been told to phone work to let them know I was safe home, needless to say we have not walked the dogs, Barlow can't cope with the slippy conditions and we don't fancy taking Tilly out in the car to get to a field.
    Hope it all clears very soon, I hate being cooped up in the house. We have also been keeping an eye on our elderly neighbour to try and make sure he is warm and fed.

    1862 days ago
    emoticon blog! emoticon pics! Yes please, would love to have them.

    Love your outfit, girlfriend. Very becoming ... well, very sensible!

    I shall take my laptop outdoors when we Skype one day, so you can get some sunshine.

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    1862 days ago
  • DEBBY4576
    Brrrr. And where is it that you live? I remember the Panhandle of Idaho looked beautiful like your pictures. Loved it when I had nothing to do but watch the snowfall. Really didn't care for having to travel to work in it. Haven't seen snow in years. Thanks for the pictures. I'm in Az.
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