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Thursday, November 22

What's Happening Here

Well, the picture above tells you what's been happening in our neck of the woods. Yesterday it poured all day. I picked the grandsons up from school and they were soaked just running from the school to the car. Thank goodness they had on good winter coats that help keep the dampness out. I took them home and hung their coats up to day.

Sometime overnight, the rain turned to sleet and then snow. When I woke up this morning, there was a light coating of snow on everything. I took Meeko for his walk and then went out with the camera to get a few shots. I know that many of you like seeing the snow. This is a very light snowfall for my area. Above is a photo of my snapdragons that have been blooming in the garden. Very unusual.

Below is the sedum coated with a fine layer of snow. You can see it as it was yesterday, HERE. It hadn't changed at all since October 20th.


Below is a photo of my blanket flowers and Hungarian geraniums (at least that's what my neighbor calls them.) I posted a photo of these on November 9th for my Show and Tell Friday. You can see them HERE. They were still that beautiful yesterday. How quickly things change. I'm surprised that we've had any blooms this long.



Above is a picture of the park across the street. There's not much snow, but we do know that Old Man Winter is on his way. As of 7:30 pm it was minus 3 Celsius but felt like minus 10 with the windchill factor. I took Jordan to the farm today and the wind was nasty. The cold bit at our toes and fingers, even through boots and mittens.

Above is a photo of our neighbor's house. There was quite a little bit of snow on the roof, but nothing much on the sidewalks and street. The sidewalks were slippery though and I had to watch my step when walking Meeko.

Tonight it's to go down to minus 8 Celsius and tomorrow with the windchill factor it is to feel like minus 16. Yes, Old Man Winter is sneaking up on us finally.

I hope you enjoyed the photos of the snow in my garden and neighborhood. I'm sure before the winter is over you will see much more snow in my outdoor photos.

I hope that all of my friends in the United States have enjoyed Thanksgiving and are stuffed with delicious food right now. Please save a leftover piece of turkey for me.




24 comments:

  1. We had a little more snow than you, but that rain turned to ice before the snow fell...very slippery day! This is only a teaser for sure. Take care.

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  2. Thanks for sharing your pictures. I live in Michigan and we had a light dusting today, but more is coming for sure! It is unusual seeing it on the flower blooms.

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  3. Ruth,

    Yes, the roads were slippery early this morning and so was the sidewalks. The weatherman is calling for a frigid day tomorrow and a chance of more flurries in our area.

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  4. Mari,

    I thought the photos of the snow on the flowers were pretty. It's not often that you see that.

    Yes, we are going to get a lot more before winter is over.

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  5. Well I live in the same town as Mari above and I was happy to see the dusting of snow we had this morning. As Christmas approaches I am getting more anxious for snow. It just makes everything so pretty instead of all gray.
    Thanks for stopping by.
    Smiles!

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  6. Jennifer,

    I love the snow when it is freshly fallen and everything is white, but when it becomes dark and brown from pollution it looks so dreary. Thanks so much for dropping by. I do hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  7. I like snow to LOOK at! Not to shovel or drive in.

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  8. Willow,

    Yes, shoveling is no fun and neither my husband or I am allowed to shovel, which makes a burden. Driving in it doesn't bother me unless it is really bad.

    Thanks for dropping by.
    Blessings,
    Mary

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  9. Ewwwwwwww, no. Not me....don't like snow. Just in photos and of the screen [TV or movies].

    It's cold here....but nope, no snow.

    Have a great weekend Mary. Hope you stay warm and cozy indoors!!

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  10. We had ice pellets and ice rain early in the morning and right up till about noon, then it changed to snow. We didn't get as much snow as predicted, just a dusting. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  11. Hi Mary,

    Stopped over this morning to catch up on your blog. My company is still asleep. My one son is joining us today.

    It got cold in the Ozarks, but sunny and pleasant. No dustings of snow here, thank goodness. Love your pictures though. Have a wonderful day!

    Hugs,

    Renie

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  12. Anni,

    The sun is shining, but it is cold out. Even Meeko, my Alaskan malamute doesn't want to stay out for long and he loves the cold weather and the snow.

    Thanks for dropping by. I always enjoy visiting with you and yes, I'm not going far nor will I until spring. Only out of necessity. I'm like a bear. I hibernate. LOL

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  13. Crafty Gardener,

    I don't think anyone got as much snow as predicted. I'm glad as shoveling isn't our forte here.

    Be safe and keep warm. Thanks for stopping by.

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  14. Renie,

    How nice to see you. I'm glad you had a chance to drop in. I know you have company and am so glad you're spending time with your family.

    Keep warm and be safe, my friend.
    Blessings,
    Mary

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  15. Good Morning Mary,
    Hope you are staying warm today. It is cold here also. It is 36 degrees right now. I have no idea what the windchill is, but I do know it is cold. We had a great time yesterday. We ate too much as usual. LOL We got our tree up and decorated yesterday afternoon. It is beautiful. I will try and post some pictures of it in the next few days. That snow is really pretty on the flowers there. I love snow. I just don't like the ice. I do hope we will get some snow this year. I love to make snow cream. My girls love to eat it. Well, I'm late in visiting today. I slept in. I may post later on. Take care my friend and have a great Friday. May God Bless You and Yours. Be safe if you have to get out.

    Hugs,
    Karen H.

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  16. It's no wonder bears hibernate! BRRRRRRRR!

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  17. Mary,

    We got cold and no snow. It was -17C last night and windy. Felt quite cold. The waterline froze in my shed. I freed it up but I have to do better insulating if i expect to have running water for the critters all Winter. The wood stove in the shed warms it up nicely. But keeping three (two in the house and one in the shed) wood stoves fed is a full time job.

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  18. Karen,

    It was a beautiful day today. The wind that was predicted was absent(Yay!) and the sun was shining. I had to go to the bank and library and it was chilly on the shady side of the street but in the sun it was gorgeous.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  19. LOL Edge of Design, I am like the bears. I love to hibernate. However, it isn't possible. Tomorrow I have to be gone bright and early to watch the grandsons. Their Mom is working her regular shift and Dad is working overtime.

    Thanks for visiting.
    Blessings,
    Mary

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  20. Philip,

    You need to get those water pipes insulated right away if you want running water for all of your critters during the winter. Carrying water is no fun.

    I have fed a woodstove and you're right. Keeping three of them burning is a full time job.

    Try to stay warm and thanks for dropping by. I always enjoy visiting with you.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  21. Denise,

    Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed the photos.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  22. Mary,

    I always find it sad when winter overtakes the flowers and plants. I can hang on until after Christmas, but then I start longing for spring! LOL

    Your first snow photos are beautiful, but they make me shiver. It's still cold here, too.

    Stay warm!!

    hugs,
    Tina

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  23. Tina,

    LOL You and I are a pair. I do always enjoy a bit of snow for Christmas, but wish spring arrived on January 1st.

    Thanks for stopping.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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