Tuesday, December 4, 2007

My Turn to be Thrilled

Last week we had three days of this kind of weather. The kids were thrilled. They got in some good playing.
The neighbor cows weren't as thrilled, but they followed their farmer anyway. He had somehow stirred/plowed up the snow in a small field so that the cows cold find some grass.
I had to deal with this mess numerous times as the kids came in for replacement socks and gloves. I am glad there is vinyl flooring and not carpet by the back door

But then a big warm front pushed strong south winds into our valley. On Sunday you could see the snow melting off the fields and up the hills as the wind shook and rattled the house and mama's nerves.

But now it is my turn to be thrilled, for there is sunshine and blue sky among the scattered clouds, and I got to eat my breakfast out on the deck in a short sleeved cotton dress and I was just as warm as when I was in the house. (I drank a lemon drop smoothie). The air is around 60 degrees, but the warmth seems to gather on our deck so it felt like it was around 70 degrees. Oh that sun feels so good.

4 bouquets of wildflowers (Comment here):

La Tea Dah said...

FUN! We were over your way Sat. night and it was frosty cold there ---- but just a few miles down the road, and at our house, the snow was all melted.

DH is sad --- he was planning on a trip to the mountains to snowmobile this week --- but the snow is no longer good for it, even at the top.

Ann said...

It's amazing how the weather can change so drastically from one day to the next. We had lows in the 20's last night, when I went out to water the chickens and ducks this morning, the there was a layer of ice in the water pan. Later in the day however, my husband and I were stacking wood in short sleeve shirts.

VJ said...

All that wind, rain and snow you got has come our way. We got another three inches today on top of the three to four inches we got on Sabbath. But, this time, no wind.

I've heard that the west side of the mountains got it badly yesterday and today. In fact the road to my parents church and the local school is threatening to wash out, again. So, no school or church until it is fixed - again.

Barb-Harmony Art Mom said...

I love the photo of the cows following the farmer....it reminds me of a Grandma Moses painting for some reason.

I love the snow for the first day and then I am happy to see it melt. Too much of a muddy mess brought indoors with snow. The mother in me loves to watch the children play in the snow but I hate it when it comes indoors on boots, hats, and gloves.

Thanks for the photos.
Barb-Harmony Art Mom