Monday, February 21, 2011

Icy Monday

Mini (and many) frozen drips everywhere today.

And just 24 hours ago, this is what the yard looked like - complete with young deer!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Birthday Wish

Shameless, I know. Tomorrow is a milestone birthday for me, and since I don't need a thing, lucky me, I'm asking for donations via "Causes" for my favorite charity.

Many thanks.

Sunday, February 06, 2011

A Look at Winter

Just a brief look, really. Poor Molly.

We were fortunate - we didn't get hit like many other Midwestern cities, and our road crews do an admirable job. Still, we're all feeling a little hedged in. (Luckily, this house has *two* sheltered front doors, access via the garage, two doors to the deck, and a slider, so we aren't trapped! We just can't go out and sit on the deck.)

Our snow has only been in the range of 3 to 6 inches at a time, nice and steady, and on a regular basis; not a horrible blast, and then a huge dump of snow. It makes it all so much more manageable. Still, we've grown some dandy icicles, and we can't get out the back door.

I'm curious about these icicles on the northwest corner of the house. Do you suppose the wind was blowing that much when they formed that they leaned out sideways?

This is our current "dandy" icicle. It's not as huge as the one from son Chris' house, but my guestimate (judging by the width of the siding) is that it's a hair over 5 feet long.