Friday, January 31, 2014

From the Weather Book

December 21
Clear and cold.
December 24, 25
Snow, warmer temperatures.

December 28

December 31
Lots of snow!

January 1

January 4

January 6, 7, 8
Major snowstorm with blizzard conditions.



January 9

January 11
Rain.  Melting everywhere.

January 13

January 16

January 20, 21, 22
Cold! -28, -30, -30

January 24
Cold, blowing snow.

January 25
 Snow!  Another day spent digging out.

January 26
-32 upon waking.
-25 and snowing.

January 28

January 29
Another load of snow.

Thursday, January 30, 2014


“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames”. ― Rumi

I came across this quote a few weeks back, and it has stuck with me.  I find myself thinking about what it means to me.  I'm not sure if I'm living this way, but I do know one thing - living here helps.
It helps because I can wake up, throw back the curtains and witness this:

This picture doesn't do the morning justice.  The clouds loomed over me and they filled every corner of my vision.  I stepped outside and felt enveloped. It was truly overpowering. 
Being surrounded by such awe inspiring beauty inspires me to do more and be more.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

A Bad Winter?

I'm not sure what everyone is complaining about.  Is this a bad winter?  I suppose it depends on your point of view. Winter is just doing Winter's job.  Winter is working very hard this year.
Record -breaking snowfall?  Check.
Record-breaking cold temperatures?  Check.
Days upon days where families with very young children are stuck inside?  Check.
Multiple school bus cancellations?  Check.
Snowfall even when it's ridiculously cold?  Check.
Constant snow squall warnings?  Check.
You see, this Winter gets an A+.  It just won't quit.  It barely took a break for the January thaw.  You can't knock this Winter.  It's working overtime.
Let's just hope Spring and Summer have caught some of Winter's work ethic.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Winter Morning Skies

Every sunrise is different and every one is revered; be it a fiery show, or a subtle shift in tones, I love them all.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Snow Days

It is never ending.  At an intersection not too far from here, the banks are pushed higher than the stop sign.  I'm so thankful I get to snuggle up and hibernate.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Old Fashioned Winter

In case you hadn't heard, it's snowing.  And it's mighty cold.
It's snowing much that my husband is spending the better part of many days just plowing and snow-blowing.  I do love it all, but I don't love the work it creates, and if I wasn't on maternity leave this year (meaning, I don't have to go anywhere if I don't feel like it), I'd be cursing it.

Many people are calling it an old-fashioned winter, and while I don't really agree with that statement, it has been a very different year.  It has been incredibly cold and we have received an unbelievable amount of snow.  Those two things generally don't go hand in hand. 

I wonder what the remainder of winter will bring.  Every time I think it can't possibly snow more, or get any colder, it does.  I hope you are able to snuggle up warm and safe out of the blustery days.