I don’t know. But I can tell you what the most surreal thing I’ve seen this weekend is.
We had an ice storm Saturday and it was crazy weird. In the evening we heard trees cracking and limbs hitting the ground. Some of them came perilously close to cars in our parking lot. The sound of the trees limbs cracking off of trees in the night was very surreal
When we woke up everything was encased in ice.
I took out my camera and snapped a few black and white film photos. When I was outside I heard ice and tree limbs crumbling to the ground. It was actually quite terrifying! I shot a video before I went back inside.
Today we are back to rain and all the snow has melted. It was fun and exciting while it lasted.
For me the winter season is all about curling up in front of a fire with my knitting and drinking hot cocoa. Nevermind the fact that this photo represents the only time I have ever used my fireplace.
We finally had a nice day last Sunday so Raf and I decided to walk around Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. The weather has been absolutely gorgeous this past week and I’ve been so happy about that. Unfortunately, there is snow in the forecast for Monday and Tuesday. WTF?
This is the first Friday in a year that I haven’t posted something from the previous week! And that is because I didn’t take any pictures this week. And I don’t feel bad about that at all. It was nice to not have that chore hanging over my head everyday.
The good news is that the snow is finally melting! I can’t tell you how happy that makes me feel. To quote one of my colleagues, “I’ve never been so happy to see gray slushy snow in my life!” Amen to that! I’ll be so happy to be able to just get out and walk. We haven’t been able to for about three weeks now. I’m sick of feeling claustrophobic.
Here are some photos I took a week ago today when Raf and I went for a walk in our Neighborhood. We were having a snow day and still trying to dig out from under the 24 inches of snow that was dumped on us the day before. This is an intersection. Yeah, the side streets were pretty bad. Still are not the best but better than they were.
Still, when the sun is out, like it is at this moment as I type this, it is pretty. Very pretty, actually.
Since the “Big Dump” last week on Wednesday and Thursday we have gotten more snow. We had pretty significant snowstorms on Sunday and Christmas Eve, each bringing at least 5 inches. Things are supposed to warm up tomorrow and it’s is supposedly supposed to rain or be a really heavy, wet snow. This brings worries about the roof. We have A LOT of snow on our roof. Raf is going out today to buy a special device that you can use to rake snow off the roof.
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Mine was surprisingly good, despite the horrific weather. I enjoyed my family time immensely.
Here is a picture of my street. I was standing right in front of my house when I took this. You can view some more shots that I took yesterday on Flickr. Check out this one of the planter I forgot to take down this fall!