It snowed just enough last night (reportedly 0.4 inches) to make it official: the first time there has been measurable snowfall on Christmas Day in this area since 1947. My daughter (living in New Orleans) wanted proof, so here is the picture I took and texted to her last night when it first started:
This is what we woke up to this morning:
You can see it’s the kind of heavy snow that adds definition and depth to the stark bare bones of winter trees. And breaks their branches. Luckily, we didn’t have any sleet or ice with this storm. Even so, I heard the distinct sound of a couple distant transformers blowing early this morning.
Power here has flickered off and back on again several times this afternoon but, so far, I still have power and an internet connection. And a backup snuggling cat heat source.
I also have plenty of food, as I stocked up a few days ago — not in anticipation of the storm, but because my daughter and her boyfriend are scheduled to arrive tomorrow, traveling by car, for a week-long visit.
Am I worried they won’t make it? Nah. If the plows can’t carve a path for them, probably they’ll just hike. Knowing them, they’ll hike even if there IS a clear path.
6 responses to “OK, who put “snow” on their wish list?”
My first thought:
My second thought:
Rather you than me, but still beautiful.
My third thought:
Heck, maybe she’ll get a day off work because of this white stuff!
Nah, the streets were fine once the sun came out. Well, not MY street, my street is always the last to melt, but all the other streets were clear. Shortened day though because my DD came home late this afternoon! Very happy here!!
I still can’t believe you got so much and we got so little out of the same storm. Not that I’m complaining. And I’m glad to hear that the streets weren’t a problem. And DD is home, YAYAYAYAYAY!!!!
Thanks, McB. Not everyone agrees that pics of snow are beautiful. Especially down here. Official total at the airport was 6.5 inches which is remarkable for this area in December.
And yes, it is SO good to have my DD home for a while.
So very beautiful. And I admit, I was the one who wished for it. But your DD’s wishes must have been stronger than mine because you got much more.
Glad DD and BF got there safely.
Just dropping by to wish you a Happy New Year (and a publishing contract).
Thank you for making my year brighter and more fun. Your humor always helps me through the week.