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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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Snow Again

Posted by admin on Feb 6, 2010 in Musings

Once again I’m snowed in and sore from shoveling so much snow. You’d think that would leave lots of time for posting, but not so much. I did remove some spam from the comments, but unfortunately it also removed the real comments and I don’t know how to get them back. I’ve changed settings so that comments have to be approved before posting. Sorry for the hassle, but seems a necessary evil.

¬†Despite being snowed in and rather housebound, I have been out to take photos of the white stuff. This snow was very wet and mixed with sleet and freezing rain part of the time. It made it stick to leaves and tree trunks quite well, but a bear to shovel. Shadow is not happy with all this white, cold stuff. He goes out and frequently turns around to come back in. He did try to help dig out … for about 4 seconds. The probability of precipitation is rising daily for Tuesday, but this should just be a small one. Here are a few photos from around the house.

The “blue” photos are from a different camera and evidently¬†I need to figure out the settings on that one. In the first picture, there is a dark spot on the tree in the foreground. That’s a pileated woodpecker that flew in as I was taking pictures out back. What I would have given for a zoom lens. They are hard to photograph, as they rarely come close to the house. What a gift to have one fly in just as I was outside with camera.

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Snowed in!

Posted by admin on Dec 19, 2009 in Musings

The big news around here is the Big Snow! The governor declared a state of emergency for VA and all the local municipalities did the same. There were 1,000 people stranded on I-81. Glad I made it home Friday with only half an inch on the ground. We ended up with around 14″ in my holler, but Indian Valley got 26″ I’m told. I’m snowed in but still have power. Here are some photos.

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