Saturday, January 14, 2017

Snow II

After last Saturday's blizzard was all said and done, 

Sunday morning on Queens Creek looked like this.

These were taken with my new camera, which has more options and gadgets and functions and widgets than I know what to do with.  

At the moment.

But I am learning.

Slowly but surely.

Coinciding with the coldest weather of the season--and a blizzard--my heating system decided it'd had enough.  After several days of frigid indoor temperatures, I decided to move outdoors and build an igloo, which would be warmer it was determined that I need a new compressor.  

After wondering whether I should just up and move to Alaska, which surely was warmer, Mother Nature flipped the switch.  Lo and behold, the outdoor temperature raced up to the sixties, and all the snow disappeared.  

(Since I still don't have the replacement compressor yet, we're still able to ski and ice skate inside my house.)

A week later, every bit of evidence that there was a blizzard is gone.

I look forward to many more practice sessions with my new camera. 

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Snow Storm

The Big News in Mathews County right now is this.


Glorious, wonderful snow.

I've been amusing myself by feeding the birds.

There must be about 30 birds at or near my front yard feeder.

And a few brave souls have finally discovered the one out back, where all the wind is.

I've never quite understood why some people are so anti-snow.  I mean, I understand it can be a huge inconvenience.  It's a safety hazard if one has to travel and/or work.  I get it. 

But if I were otherwise going to be home, with the usual list of chores to complete?  I wholeheartedly welcome a permission slip from Mother Nature to stay inside and break from the normal routine.

Which is exactly why I am still in my pajamas at 2:00 p.m. on a Saturday, with absolutely no intention of changing--at all--today.  There's comfort food in the crock pot, and I'm admiring these beautiful birds in the winter wonderland that is just outside my window.

Thank you, Mother Nature, for permission to just be in the moment.  

To just be.  

With no expectations or requirements.

I am most grateful.