This is a shot of a little red barn that sits right off Route 14 near North.
(That would be North, Virginia, located in Mathews County. North the place not north the direction. We also have a Moon in Mathews County. Not just the moon up in the sky, but Moon. Moon, Virginia. Let's get back to the topic at hand now, which was what I wonder?)
This was taken the last time it snowed here and is not even close to representing how much snow was delivered from this weekend's storm. Depending on which snow drift you wander into today, it can be thigh-deep. The snow above is like a dusting of confectioner's sugar on a funnel cake. Yesterday's snow was more like a double-stuffed Oreo, times three and minus the chocolate cookie.
As of yesterday, when the snow was coming down sideways, I've not been brave enough to venture out with Precious, my camera. Precious and I will take many pictures as soon as there's no danger of her getting hurt or damaged.
(On the other hand, I walked the dog in my bathrobe, boots, hat and scarf and found it to be delightfully refreshing. Hopefully my neighbors weren't gazing out the window when
One little thing I wanted to point out about the picture above, though, is the yellow sign there in between the two tree branches. That's Route 14 and the sign is warning drivers of a sharp turn ahead--that one right before the little bridge over the marsh at the remnants of the North River.
Right as you approach that bend but beyond this sign, there's a little house on the right where my pony Thunder once lived. Well, she didn't live in the house of course, but she lived in a field right beside it inside an electric fence which is no longer there. Back in the 1970's, the girl who owned her was getting too old and too tall for a smallish pony, and somehow or another we ended up with her. She arrived in a dump truck. To this day I have no idea how they got her on and off that thing.
Anyway, every time I pass by this house at that bend in the road, I think of Thunder. And I miss her terribly.
Getting back to the grand storm we've experienced, hopefully later today or tomorrow I'll post some photos of the snow. That is, I'll post snow pictures unless we lose current, which is the term used by the natives here to refer to electricity.
The very same natives wearing a bathrobe as they frolic around in a blizzard.
p.s. Evidently this snow frolicking in bathrobes is not limited to the greater Mathews County area. Just read Big Hair Envy's comment on yesterday's post.