Well. That was interesting. We did have snow here in Georgia, as predicted. However, since Monday was so warm and Tuesday morning, seemed fine too...everyone went to work. Around lunch-time, when it began to snow, everyone was told to go home. Immediately, all the roads were clogged with traffic and many were in their cars for HOURS on the roads and highways. Many people left their cars and walked where they could, some seeking shelter at all night grocery stores and fire stations. Some schools had to keep their students overnight, since the buses were unable to get to them to pick them up and take them home. I heard that some school buses did not get the kids home until well after midnight last night.
The roads are very icy and since a good many of our roads are very hilly and curvy, this makes for some very impossible driving conditions. And all the trees here means that the roads are very shaded, so when the sun does come out, it doesn't reach a good portion of the road surfaces.
Me? I am perfectly fine. Richard and I are both home, both of our companies are closed for the day and we are just watching the birds out our window I made a really nice spinach quiche with a fruit salad (with strawberries and blueberries from the freezer-ones that I picked myself in May and June!) And you know that Richard took photos for you, of course!
This is the view from our front door today, Jan. 29th...15 degrees, FAHRENHEIT.
This is the same view on Monday, Jan. 27th and it was 59 degrees!
Our Christmas cactus always blooms late, how do you like that bright pink bloom? It perfectly matches the knitted scarf that I won from Silke Powers
in her giveaway last year. Thanks, Silke! I really love this scarf, I love the color and it is so soft and warm, like getting a hug from a sweet friend.
Male cardinal (posing with chipping sparrow.)
Female cardinal ("Do I look cuter if I lean to the right for you?") Answer from me: I like you however you pose!
When it was so warm on Monday, I took this photo of the violas
outside our front door. Look at that bright sunshine! Never mind, it will be 64 degrees by Saturday!
Snow, you really are pretty. Now, MELT!
The sun only made a brief appearance today, and I like the way it came through the slats of the fence. The sun looks so pretty on snow, such a wondrous sparkle. Look for beauty everywhere!