Oh, The Weather Outside is Frightful…

I just love this big old pine tree next to the driveway — oh, wait, what driveway??

Another side view of no driveway.  See that snow blob on the left? That’s some sort of evergreen tree that usually stands about 12-14 feet high. Today it’s hung over with the weight of the world. You can see the small picture below taken almost two years ago. Not to worry, though, hubby went out and knocked the snow off and it’s beginning to straighten up again.

When I was taking the picture of this tree in the back (I call it a snowball tree), one of the birds must have landed on one of the branches because all of a sudden there was an “avalanche” of snow!

We’re keeping these little guys fed as best we can.

Gas logs for heat when the power goes out.

Well, this isn’t exactly how I had planned on spending the weekend! We can’t get out and no one can get in.  Even the post office and deliveries wouldn’t come up the driveway. Of course, it makes it harder when you can’t even tell there is a driveway under there somewhere. Hopefully, most of this will be gone by Monday!  Here’s another great reason why food and water storage are so important!




67 comments on “Oh, The Weather Outside is Frightful…

  1. GP Cox says:

    Great pictures, but make sure you stay warm!!
    During warm months, my mother used to save all the bacon grease and lard by pouring it in a can mixed with wild bird seed and a string hanging out. I’d see these in the frig and come winter, she would pull the grease tube out of the cans and hang them on the trees with the string. She said the poor birds stuck in the snow had to eat too.

  2. Imelda says:

    Stay warm and safe. We are expecting quite the snowfall, too, this weekend. Finally, winter has caught up and I am not sure if I will be happy or sad. 😜

  3. Rebel Girl says:

    Brrr…nice to look at, not so nice to go out and freeze! Nice fireplace to enjoy the warmth though.

  4. smilecalm says:

    wishing you joyful
    winter adventures!
    i’m hoping to get
    on my Nordic skis
    in due time 🙂

  5. Comedy Plus says:

    It rarely snows here. I think the last time was in the 70s. I’m good with that. Snow is pretty, for a few days and then it’s a pain. It is to me anyway.

    Have a fabulous weekend and stay warm. ♥

    • Coming here after 22 years in Central Florida, I agree with you that snow is a pain! It is beautiful, though! But we’re stranded in the house until it clears up! Have a wonderful weekend! 😀

  6. you got way more snow than we did! We only have maybe an inch? Your yard is just glorious! So pretty! A winter wonderland!

    • Ha! Trade ya snowfalls! Since living here, I think this will be the first time it looks like it’s going to be on the ground more than 2-3 days. It is pretty, though! Until it melts, we can’t get down our driveway… LOL! Have a wonderful weekend! 😀

  7. Wow! It’s snowing here in New York but will probably only be a few inches. However New Yorkers are used to snow and even blizzards. The City started preparing early and salted the roads. Nothing comes to a halt in New York unless we have a really bad snowstorm. I recall from the two previous winters that the Mayor and Gov. did close the schools and shut down mass transit. My room-mate and I were snowed in and I could not get to work. Mass Transit is the arteries and veins aka the circulatory system of New York City. Without if one can’t get anywhere. Plus I had to stop driving years ago. Many times the Gov will order non-Emergency vehicles off the road for safety reasons. However today is a light snowfall. Thankfully I’m inside my nice warm home.

  8. Peach6972 says:

    Same here we getting 6 inches n it looks horrible 6inches is not alot but it look if it was roads are horrible shoveling alott😭

  9. kittiesblue says:

    Our outside looks very similar, but we only got three inches of snow. Luckily it didn’t stick to the roads or sidewalks. Just the kind of snow I like. Hope to have at least one photo for our Monday “Sparks.” Hope you aren’t snowed in for too long. Regardless, the photos are beautiful. Hugs, Janet

  10. 15andmeowing says:

    It is stormy here too. I wish we had a fireplace.

    • We had a fireplace in Florida. Go figure. I think we used it once. LOL! I really like our gas logs. They’re sure easier than a regular fire — although the wood-burning fires are more natural looking and beautiful. Stay warm!

  11. Rupali says:

    Lovely pictures Linda. I love your fireplace.

  12. prior.. says:

    Linda – I felt like i was in your yard getting a tour – and could feel the avalanche too – ha na dthe snowball tree does look like a real snowball tree – how fun

    • Glad you enjoyed the tour! I couldn’t believe some of the snow that was coming out of the trees–probably by squirrels. A neighbor cleared our little road but we still can’t find our driveway. I’m hoping it’s warm enough tomorrow to melt most of it so we can get out for a while. Getting cabin fever 🤒 And now it looks like more snow is predicted for Tuesday 😧

  13. Yesterday, here on this opposite side of the ocean it snowed, after more than 5 years. Snow… well, only 5 to 10 cm. white something like snow 😀
    All that white snow can be irritating but at the same time great and fascinating!

  14. DG MARYOGA says:

    You did create the real Christmas mood with your lovely snow-clad trees and the sweet melodies of the video choice!Loved the little birdie in your yard and the cozy atmosphere indoors,dear Linda!Enjoy the blessing of snow 🙂 xxx

    • I must admit the snow certainly makes things look so beautiful and fresh. But I handle it much better when it’s here today and gone tomorrow! 😆 We were blessed in that our power stayed on. It seems quite a few people around here went without electricity (and sometimes internet) for up to three days. Be well, my friend! Hugs! ❤

  15. What a beautiful post. I love it! Hugs, my friend. ❤

  16. I know I’m weird! I am praying for snow!! beautiful Linda!

  17. OhhhHo… your photos are snOw pretty! 🙂 Jackie@KWH

  18. dfolstad58 says:

    Love your warm pictures and the snow looks nice and light

  19. roninjax says:

    Nice photos and write-up. I just had to comment and say you can send some of the snow to Florida. We have some cold rain so I would rather have snow – some without creating a road hazard anyway.

    • Our family and friends that we left behind down there would beg to differ! I don’t think they’d be very happy with me if I sent some snow to Florida! LOL! You’re welcome to come north but it’s all gone here now so you’ll have to go even further north! Don’t know when it’s coming back! 😀

  20. Where I live, the snow comes and goes rapidly. It’s perfect.

    • It usually does here, too. People who have lived here 20+ years tell me that this year is very unusual — probably setting some new records. My friend who has lived here for 20 years told me this morning that she doesn’t remember ever seeing single digit temps. I’d go back to Florida if I didn’t love the beauty of this place in every season but winter! HA! If I didn’t have all my kitties, I’d be a snowbird! 😀

  21. Maria says:

    Oh my gosh! Awesome pictures😱

  22. Lignum Draco says:

    Living in a place where it never snows, scenes like this are so surreal. It’s beautiful but not for me. 🙂

    • I do know what you mean. I moved here from central Florida and before Florida lived in the Arizona desert. Now I’d never be tempted to return to Arizona but I do admit to missing the warmer Florida weather in winter. I’m not a cold weather person. Winter can be beautiful but give me the warmer temps and sunshine! 😁

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