Tuesday, November 15, 2005

It's Hheeerreeee...

The view from my front porch this morning. Looking right:
Looking left
And straight ahead. Note the flakes in the wind.
It's not as cold as these pictures make it look, only hovering right around 0 degrees (celcius), so this won't stay. But it's come, and it'll be back! The children are delighted.

15 Comments:

Blogger The June Cleaver Diaries said...

Great. NY isn't too far behind. Oh joy.

11/15/2005 09:12:00 AM  
Blogger ieatcrayonz said...

Ahhhhhhhhhh, snow.

We don't get much here, and it never stays. Lucky dog.

11/15/2005 09:39:00 AM  
Blogger Simon Peter said...

Since I moved to America, I look forward to the snow every year. I tell people that I was snow deprived as a child. Growing up in the South West of England, we were lucky to get two snowflakes fall on the same day.

On a visit to my parents, about five years ago, for Christmas, we woke one morning to find a quarter of an inch of snow. It was just enough to make everything look pretty. Well, the media went in to overdrive. Messages of "stay at home if you don't have an emergency reason to drive" were on the radio and TV. Having lived in the mid-west for about six years by this time, I was about rolling on the floor laughing or shouting at the radio "It's quarter of an inch people. Come to Wisconsin and see some real snow!"

I guess it all depends what you're used to.

11/15/2005 10:09:00 AM  
Blogger McSwain said...

The first snow--magic. I miss that here in the L.A. area, but your pictures make me want a cup of cocoa. Thank for posting these--I love it!

11/15/2005 11:36:00 AM  
Blogger ~Lil Nance ;> said...

Can I please trade places with you!!!

11/15/2005 12:51:00 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Snow is cool for the first month but after that Nancy most Canadians will gladly trade places with anyone from Texas.

This will be our first winter in our new appartment on the 14th floor the city looks beautiful covered with snow(at the moment).

11/15/2005 01:28:00 PM  
Blogger Matthew said...

Great. Beautiful. It's 80 F (my trusty online conversion calculater says that's 26.7 Celsius)here in beautiful San Diego.

When I first saw the headline I assumed you were talking about the finished street. It looks nice by the way.

11/15/2005 01:45:00 PM  
Blogger Mary P. said...

SNM: I'm good with it till the end of December. I love Christmas, and in probably the single sentimental impulse within me, I love snow, and lots of it, for Christmas. After that, however, it can leave, thanks. But HA! I live in OTTAWA, where the snow doesn't leave till APRIL!!

Crayonz: "We don't get much snow here and it never stays". Yes, that sounds pretty lucky to me!!

Simon: The warnings for everyone to stay at home were probably wise, since not a one of them has ANY concept how to drive in it!

I remember visiting family in the midlands, and hearing a weather report that said something about temperature "soaring" to the mid-seventies. I had pretty much the same reaction of snickering, superior disbelief. "You want hot? I'll show you hot!" But isn't it fun to snicker?

Cheryl: Open your freezer door, and sit on the floor in front of it in your t-shirt and shorts. Turn the spray attachment in your kitchen sink to cold, and aim it full force into a bowl so that lots of mist is created to land on you as you savour the chill air from your freezer. It'll give you the right effect as you sip your hot chocolate...

Nancy: Can we trade places? Can we trade places!! Call me the week after Christmas, and sooo I'm all over that!

Bill: Must be pretty from up there, where you get the clean white overview, and miss the dismal grey details. Looking forward to true December snow, I am!

11/15/2005 01:50:00 PM  
Blogger Mary P. said...

Matthew: In the words of Opus (from Bloom County, remember that one?)

"PHBHBBBHBHT!!"

Now my pop-up weather icon tells me it's "freezing drizzle, -2 degrees". Urgh.

The street is great. There will be one more coat of asphalt put down in the spring, but we're essentially done. Phew!

11/15/2005 01:53:00 PM  
Blogger Juggling Mother said...

The thing about snow in SW England (OK any England/Wales) is that we get a little every year & always act surprised! If we get a lot, we are just as surprised & just as stupid - There are NO such things as snow chains, or even winter tyres in UK. We do not have big, snuggly coats, making do with a light jacket most of the time, unless we're going out at night, inwhich case a chiffon scarf should do the trick! Central heating times are set by m st families in Novemeber & there is no possible way to change them to come on longer/hotter:-)

Of course we do exactly the same if the sun comes visiting during the summer. we expect to get a couple of warmish hours on a good summers day, so a "heatwave" (more than a week without rain, or anything over 80C) will confuse us totally, causing hose-pipe bans (Have you SEEN how much of our country is made of water?), man-made forest fires & serious sun-burn cases.

We like to talk about the weather, but really we don't get a wide range as a rule:-)

Still, during my year in the middle east I really missed rain. How sad is that?

11/15/2005 02:46:00 PM  
Blogger LoryKC said...

We're just a day behind...the white stuff started swirling just before 7am today...

It won't stay today either despite the motivational urgings of my children: maybe it will stick, maybe it will, maybe it will...

11/15/2005 03:02:00 PM  
Blogger Misfit Hausfrau said...

There is some crazy talk here in Cincinnati about flurries. Grrrr...

11/15/2005 04:27:00 PM  
Blogger McSwain said...

You're laughing, but I might just try that.

11/15/2005 07:34:00 PM  
Blogger kimmyk said...

we're suppose to get our first snow tomorrow. i of course mary p will not be as excited as you. although, if i had little ones in my home-i'm sure their excitement would make me smile too.

11/15/2005 10:17:00 PM  
Blogger LoryKC said...

Did I say day behind??? It's obviously still the same day...just a LONG one!!! Sorry! It's still Tuesday for a little longer, right!?!?!
Keep warm!!!

11/15/2005 11:37:00 PM  

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