Friday, February 22, 2013

Unwanted Gift!



Started snowing at 11:00 am

   Well, ever get a gift and ask, why would some one give me that??? That's what happened to me yesterday.  10 inches of snow with a thin covering of ice on top. It started out with all the weather reports saying it was coming. Then on Facebook friends would say, It's snowing here and I would say not here. Then in about an hour it started. And boy did it ever come down. I could hardly see the river across the street from my shop. We got it all, 10 inches in just a few hours. When I walked home, poor Sissy was in over her head. Then latter when we went out for the last bath room walk, poor little short girl, was over whelmed. There was a thin coating of ice on top the 10 inches of snow. When we walked it went crunch, crunch. Sissy just was beside herself and looked at me as to say, what am I  to do. Well after a trip or two around the yard, snow up to my knees and over Sissy's head, we gave up. I warned her, I wanted no tear drops on the rugs. She was  good, at least I never  felt anything warm on my sock feet. When we came to work this morning, we were forced to walk down the middle of the street, they had been cleaned by our road people. Thanks to them it wasn't at all bad.
    The sun has been shining today and is above freezing, so some of it has started to melt. I guess when the  it gets colder tonight it will freeze again. What happened to the Ground Hog? I thought he said we were to have an early spring? Maybe we should have ground hog season ?.I just worry about all the jonquils that were popping up all over the garden. I guess under a snow blanket, they will be fine. I sure hope so,
    It was beautiful, I love a fresh fallen snow.Last night when Sissy and I  went out, it just glistened like diamonds, with the ice on top. But we soon took care of that ,as we plowed our way through. Maybe this will be Mother Natures last gift. I sure hope so, cause even though we have had a mild winter, I for one, have had enough. Come one spring and warm weather. I long for the flowers, spring is my favorite. I can smell the lilac as I type.
   You all come visit me any time. I will leave the lights on and Sissy Dog will always meet you with a jump and a kiss. The walks are clean and so is the parking lot.Be safe and be warm and pray for spring and pretty flowers. Richard


Middle afternoon, river is beyond the sign and gazebo roof, where did it go!


10 inches when I went home at 5:00.



18 comments:

Lottie said...

What beautiful pictures of the snow! Stay warm and enjoy it while you can. Spring will soon be here!

Pamela Gordon said...

I bet it was a pretty walk to and from work Richard. At least it won't last long there. No doubt you'll have spring next week. :)

mississippi artist said...

My goodness, you did get a snow! Thankfully none of that here, but I am SICK of rain! I am with you -let's go groundhog hunting-bet Sissy could flush him out for us.

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Richard,I would be so grateful for the gift of some cold at the moment,as we are sweltering in a heat wave. I guess none of us like extremes hey. :)

Sissysmom said...

The pictures are beautiful...but I like looking at snow in pictures but not to be in it! We did have some snow here in the desert this week. It didn't stay long thank goodness.
Give Sissy Dog a pat on the head for me!
Michele

Marcia said...

We have another one heading our way in northwest Missouri on Monday. At least we are prepared now! Thank you for your clever entry, Richard. You are right; that groundhog was mistaken. Maybe he needs to retire and get some young blood in there!

Babs said...

Brrr...Poor Sissy Dog..I can imagine it's really cold to her. Aren't you glad you don't have an outhouse? :)

Curtains in My Tree said...


I love the snow, of course I stayed home from work and enjoyed it , looking out the window in my office reading blogs all day, and a lot of eating sweets LOL
They said 11 to 15 inches over here
and not all parking lots are cleaned off over in the mall area

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Richard, I'm glad you and Sissy dog are getting along in this snow over there in Clarksville. After 2 days of staying in I finally got out and went to the antique mall today. But anyway, your snow pictures by the river are beautiful. The snow really is pretty isn't it? Take care, Gina

janice15 said...

Lovely post indeed, I hope sissy survived...I can't wait for spring either even though San Francisco doesn't have any snow...we had one week of divine weather sunshine and all...I spent several days in the Garden...your photos are just lovely though...Happy Sunday..with love Janice

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I live in a mostly spring season, it's lovely, sunny, fresh with no humidity..but guess what!! I do miss my NY winters sometimes, specially at Christmas time, I long for snow in the windows! Spring will be there soon my friend, so you and poor Sissy can be warm and in a better mood. Big hugs,
FABBY

Charlotte Wilson said...

Beautiful captures of your surprise snow storm! We haven't been so lucky this year. It hasn't seemed like winter at all.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Since you don't want it- send your snow our way Richard!! Would love to have just one day of snow and/or ice to kill off the bugs!!

Divine Theatre said...

So funny that you have more snow than we do! Does Sissy like it?
We just want to be able to go sledding!

xoxo

Kisses to Sissy!

Andie

An Historical Lady said...

Only 10??? Try 2 feet! I think if you came to New England in winter you'd be in shock!
Hugs to you and Sissy,
Mary
http://anhistoricallady.blogspot.com

FABBY'S LIVING said...

How are you my darling Richard! I hope all is well with you and Sissy dog..love you and miss you. Have a great St. Patty's week too!
Love,
FABBY

flm said...

Is the "Antique Ramble" still scheduled for this weekend, or has it been continued or cancelled? Thanks!

flm said...

Is the "Antique Ramble" still scheduled for this weekend, or has it been continued or cancelled? Thanks!