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More Ice than Snow….

January 11, 2011

My oak tree

This snow storm turned into more of a sleet and ice storm as we moved from Sunday night into Monday morning.  My favorite oak tree didn’t get the heavy coating of snow like it did last Feb. 2010 {see those photos in blog date Feb. 12, 2010 and Feb. 15, 2010}.  The tree has been coated in ice.  Try as I might I just couldn’t get a photo to show just how much ice has accumulated….. no matter I’m glad I was able to make it down the front steps {just before the snow set in…this time I listened to the news weather man} and moved my car out from under that tree.  Just one of its limbs could indeed turn my car into a compact and not in a good way.  So that is a quick look out the front door or as much as I could show without having to go outside….that wouldn’t be a safe thing for me to do given my current health. Now for the back view…. you know the one with a view….

  

Part of the back patio feeding and water area "refreshments".

Now this is the view before the party animals showed up.  In case you might be wondering why are there wooden 2x4s propped against the fence….the critters enjoy climbing up them to get to the top of the fence then either run along the fence top or the critters will slide down the 2x4s onto the patio.  They still climb up and down the fence too but they really like to slide down the 2x4s. 

Patio with a view.

   A view after the party animals.  You can see their tracks as they did the happy, happy, joy, joy dance!  Also note the 2x4s no longer have a coating of snow….. but the wild things found that the ice was still there and proved to be a fast and slick ride!  Now no one fret the water and food may look like it is covered with snow and ice….and it is but there are others that are under a shelter and the critters have no problem getting to the “refreshments”.  So this is how we spent our time during the snow and ice storm of Jan. 2011….. Well will ya look at that….oh yeah you can’t see can you…lol…. them critters are sneaking in now over the fence …..looking for a good time.  I think I will stay warm and enjoy a hot cup of apple cider with cinnamon and watch them wild things.  Pull up a rockin’ chair and join me.  The fire is going strong and the glass double doors give a perfect view….if you can’t join me right now that’s OK…. I’m not going anywhere….so come back when you can stay a spell.  I’ll keep a chair warm for ya until our paths cross again……. Lila

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 7, 2011 10:20 pm

    i relish it More Ice than Snow…. « Lila's Room through "Views" a little while ago im your rss reader

  2. March 29, 2011 5:29 pm

    I love the little footprints! We got quite a bit of snow in Ireland during the winter – Quite unusual for us to get so much of it. The festive season mainly involved sitting by a warm fireplace and slipping around the roads in our cars (They don’t shovel the snow or use any salt on many of the countryside roads!).

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