Winter Blows in to Floyd

Posted by admin on Dec 7, 2010 in Musings |

After a deceptive fall – short bursts of cold followed by nice warm-ups – we have been blasted by Old Man Winter. We got 4″ on the 4th, plus another half inch or so the next night. But it’s the wind and the below freezing wind chill that is the killer. Here’s some pics of the beginning of the storm.

Walking back through the snow, the house seems alive … and waiting

Here’s the spooky house shot up close – does look rather menacing, eh?

I was snowed in and no one to plow due to broken tractor and flu, so I dug out the driveway by hand. The worst was the wall of ice and dirt clods at the top of the drive left by VDOT’s plow. That was almost as bad as the rest of the drive. But I managed to get out just in time to get to the dentist appointment.

My New Year’s Resolution is to post more often. I have lots of pens, art supplies, and inks that I want to review. I’ve learned so much from other reviews and hope to add some items I haven’t seen reviewed.

Happy Winter and Warm Wishes!

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Dec 7, 2010 at 12:25 am

We got a little snow out here, but not having to drive makes it a lot easier to enjoy! Stay warm.

Dec 7, 2010 at 12:44 am

Didn’t know you were in Floyd but not surprised you get more snow than us here down in the foothills. I can’t wait for it to melt. I can’t wait for the cold to go away! Ack!

Dec 7, 2010 at 12:52 am

Where are you located, Tao? With single digits for the next few nights, it’s not melting any time soon.

Cyn Franseen
Dec 7, 2010 at 9:26 am

Lovely to see your home in the snow! It actually reminds me of my house right now…in the snow. 🙂 In fact, you have given me a good idea for a handmade Christmas card!
And how is it that you’re so much colder than us, up here in northern Michigan?!

Dec 7, 2010 at 1:06 pm

I’m right outside Martinsville, VA and thus a rather frequent visitor to Floyd and the Parkway. The weather is cold, cold, cold and I’m not a happy camper. 🙂

Dec 7, 2010 at 10:42 pm

Wow – another fountain pen lover so close by? Sometime when you’re up this way, let me know and maybe we can do a pen club of two. There’s actually another woman in Floyd who is into fountain pens, so maybe it would be three! But not till it warms up. I forgot how much I despise this level of cold weather.

Dec 8, 2010 at 12:40 pm

Odd to think there are three people around here with that hobby! Usually I go up to Floyd and the Blue Ridge when it is a wee bit warmer. 🙂 Actually, I have been meaning to go back to the new Pizza place in Floyd. The food there is very tasty! Next time I go up I’ll drop you a note. If you ever are down this way do the same.



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