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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Hello Winter ...again

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!


  1. We were lucky to not loose power during our winter weather. You make it look like fun and I’ll remember the baked potatoes if we do. Fun photos and look as if you enjoyed the candlelight.
    Stay warm.............

  2. Looks like a fun time at your place! We had about 13 inches overnight. I am ready for spring. I enjoyed the photos, have a happy weekend!

  3. Those odd times when the power goes off and we 'make do' give some of the nicest memories!

  4. That was a lovely pictorial winter storm story Leslie girl !
    You are lucky to have the fireplace to keep you warm and "fed" .. haha .. our gas fireplace will stay on when we lose power but it is sealed so no cooking option with that.
    I won't complain though .. it is rare that we lose power and I am grateful for that .. we have a lot of snow and more ugly weather on the way .. it is a long winter for us here in Ontario !
    Can't wait for garden season to start !
    Joy : )

  5. First time on your blog and I see snow. No snow for us this winter in The Netherlands but lots of rain and stormy days. At the moment it looks like spring is in the air, I hope. You made the best of it when the power went off, such a cosy pictures. I looked and read some of your other posts and loved it, I will be a new follower.
    Regards, Janneke

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