It started kind of slow, just a pinging of sleet and a
small glassiness on the limbs; however,at 9:00 a.m. we lost power. The storm lasted all day and night, but we were comfortably prepared. Gathered in the living room, snuggled by the fire and passing the time with Texas Hold'em and some slightly burned, warmed in the fire pizza, we were enjoying this last (hopefully!)
hurrah of Winter. The fireplace also cooked our baked potatoes and we tried, though not terribly successfully, to make some Jiffy Pop type popcorn by fashioning a big pouf of tinfoil with a little oil and corn inside. It was ok, but probably would have been a lot better if the pouf had been bigger - or maybe less popcorn! It needed a little more room. We were returned to the Land of the Lit at 9:00 p.m. and our Hatchet/My Side of the Mountain experience (well, in our eyes) was over.
This morning we woke to a virtual wonderland of gorgeous snow coating the ground and tree limbs. So incredibly beautiful, especially when the sun came out and touched the trees, setting them to glistening in such a lovely way! So pretty.
It's now 3:00 p.m. and it's all mostly disappeared. A bit still clinging to decks or shady areas that see no ray of sun. All in all, it was one enjoyable winter storm for us. I am, however, really, really ready to move towards Spring!!! Bring it on!