Suzy Snowflake


Here they are.....the snow pictures.  You knew they were coming, right?  Some bloggers like Birdman and Lori get snow all of the time.  Their communities are used to it, but my small town can be paralyzed by a couple of inches.  I measured ten inches on our back porch.  






Even the bottle tree was about to be covered up by the white stuff.  




Mr. Cardinal continued to pay the feeders visits all day yesterday.  I cleared the feeders several times, but he came back regardless of their condition.  





He even brought along the Mrs. for a snack.  





Venturing outside the house, Secret Agent Farmer Man and I found the beehives enduring the snow quite well.  


We also found this view.  I admit that I was about to walk right past it, until the Mr. asked why I wasn't take to take a shot.  


What now?  Well, everything is closed from banks, to factories, and doctor's offices.  Travel is a bit better as the county road crews continue their work, but a small community like mine is ill equipped for a big snow like this.  

We are not expecting a warm up until Saturday.  It is very likely that school will be cancelled for the rest of the week.  The high on Thursday is to be nine degrees.  

Nine, for the high?  

Whew........


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  1. Looks like you are experiencing a winter wonderland!

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  2. School is hardly ever canceled her so I'm amazed it would be closed for a week! :) Enjoy some quality time at home, Michelle.

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  3. I didn't measure our snow, that's how un-thrilled I was but it was probably about 6 inches. No melting for several days and then the
    wind will blow it around. Warm on the weekend though!

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  4. Beautiful pics ! I would love to be in some snow! Hopefully itwill get close enough for a day trip!

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  5. Pretty snowy scenes, I would think the birds are tired of the snow too. Your last image is beautiful! I hope the warm weather shows up soon.. Have a happy day!

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  6. Love the snow pictures. You have a good eye! 9 degrees isnt 'fit' for man or animal. Stay warm.

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  7. well, enjoy the time off as best as you can! :) the birds will appreciate you being there to refill. :)

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  8. Wow- ten inches! My area would definitely be shut down..and I doubt I would be able to get off the hill! Stay warm!

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    1. Terri, even with our county road crews working, the roads are not in good shape. We are a county filled with tiny, winding country roads. Beautiful, for sure, but not the best in the winter!

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  9. That's a lot of snow Michelle. Stay warm and safe. Great snow images though! :)

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  10. what a lot of snow. Enjoy staying home and keeping warm. It will pass soon and then eveything including work has to go on.
    Rosezeeta.

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  11. I'm sure Mr. Cardinal was extra happy to see your feeders full with all that snow! I'm sure that when you aren't used to it, even a little snow can be a big problem! Nine degrees is too cold...hope you stay warm and find lots to do with no school this week! That last photo is gorgeous!

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  12. When you don't have snow-clearing equipment that much snow can cause havoc!

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  13. I think your snow is wonderful and I hope you get to enjoy your enforced days off. We, on the other hand, have brilliant sunshine and it will be getting up to 62 or 63. Oregon is in full springtime! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  14. This is the way winters are supposed to be. Mother Nature has been slacking off the few decades.
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  15. gorgeous, i think we got about 6 inches. it just stopped!!!

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  16. Beautiful pictures: that's a lot of snow!

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  17. Hope you have a lot of provisions in since the roads are closed.
    10 inches is quite a lot of snow . . . and brrr . . .the cold.
    Roll on Spring . . . . :)

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  18. Wow!!! That's a lot of snow now. Love the birds you have, great pictures. blessings Francine.

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  19. Yes, I have been waiting to see these and you did not disappoint. If we even get rumors of snow, our town closes down. HaHa! The Mrs. is quite beautiful. Stay warm! Nine degrees, yikes!

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  20. Me too if we got any snow we would be so amazed.
    Merle..............

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  21. Whoa! That ids a lot of snow and cold for your area! We had 8 inches yesterday, but today was sunny and warm and more than half melted away. I feel sorry for the pretty birds in yoru photos that looked kind of lost. It has been a harsh winter for them. Hope it warms up there soon--enjoy your time off and stay safe!

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  22. Wow that's amazing, love the last picture of the trees, wonderful.

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  23. Things aren't much better here in Lexington. Everything is pretty much shut down and more snow on the way tomorrow. Glad you got that last beautiful shot. xo Laura

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  24. That's quite a change for your neck of the woods! Ironically, right now it is 9 degrees here. We started off at -11 this morning and it went up to 21 degrees. We have a couple piles of snow that are approaching 6 feet. Join the club.

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  25. Been waiting for these images. Looks and feels a bit like Maine. Did you lose any power? That's the killer. Through all out 79 inches we've had power and fluffy, driving snow. It could have been worse... rain, freezing temps. Bad combo. What a photo the Mr. pointed out. Good thing you weren't alone.

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    1. We continue to have power AND internet service, which, in our area, can sometimes be sketchy in the best of weather.

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  26. hang in there it will soon be gone.

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  27. It really is beautiful, but I'm sure the temperatures are not! Secret Agent Man has a good eye :)

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  28. That is a lot of snow for you! It's beautiful! I suppose you didn't have school...enjoy the little vaca!

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  29. Michelle,
    This is alot of snow!! Your pictures show the beauty of it all and so many of us enjoy your talent!
    Stay safe and warm-
    Jemma

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  30. We call that "a light dusting" :-}}

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  31. Looks like my winter went to Kentucky. We are usually freezing under a blanket of snow this time a year, but right now we're enjoying spring-like temperatures. Which would be nice if it weren't so freaky.

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    1. JoLynne, our winter has flip-flopped! Crazy cold here! Enjoy your temps!

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  32. Hello Michelle!:) I have never seen so much snow in my life. I don't know how you cope with conditions like this, or the birds for that matter. All I can say is try not to catch cold, but keep the birds happy too.

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  33. Enjoy the snow event as if it is anything like we used to get on the VA eastern shore it will be short lived, then talked about for much longer. Yes, we know all about the shut downs as it would haooen there even before any snowfall arrived. Then afterwards, everything would be closed from schools to the local bakery and hardware store...they still are today as the VA eastern shore got 6-7 inches and there are no local snowplows and winding back roads with big side ditches.

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    1. Beatrice, we have a couple of snowplows, but many, many winding country roads. Schools are now closed for the rest of the week!

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  34. We have had the same weather here. I don't know what will happen with school the next couple of days. We've been out all week, so far. Beautiful pictures!

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    1. Lisa, we just found out we are closed for the rest of the week. We received another inch last night with bitterly cold temps in the forecast tonight.

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  35. Pretty isn't . . . maybe even more so because it is unusual for you to have almost a foot of snow in one snowfall??
    Enjoyed your pics . . .
    It has snowed here daily . . another 12-18 today/tomorrow.
    Very soon there will be springtime changes!

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  36. That is quite some winter that you got. It must be an ordeal when you usually don't get weather like this. Even in German, where we are used to lots of snow, the first snow of the season always caused chaos. I remember that a few years ago, we had a dusting of snow here in coastal Northern California. A dusting.... and schools were closed!!! No need to say that the snow was gone after a few hours. Wimps!

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  37. I live just north of Chicago and we are having a terrible time too. But then again we have the equipment for it. We got 16 inches in about 24 hours. YUCK! I hate winter.
    I want to move somewhere and I often wonder how I would do in a small town or Vegas. I love Vegas but I want to slow the pace down a bit. Oh well, this will all have to wait until retirement.

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    1. Sonya Ann, I think you had better move away from Chicago if you don't like winter! I think it is okay, but we are not equipped for craziness like this!

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  38. Oh my... You all really did get some snow. It is so very pretty to see.... So glad you took pictures for those of us who rarely see snow.

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  39. Ah now that's lovely! Paris would be totally paralysed and yet I don't think schools or companies would actually close and it'd be a case of finding a way of getting there...

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  40. We only have a sprinkling of snow compared to this...

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  41. What a winter! Wow! Beautiful pictures and have a happy week, take care...
    Titti

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  42. Pretty pictures, but not much fun to live with if you're not used to it. :\

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  43. Snow photos are beautiful, and that's just how I like to see snow.....in a picture! haha We usually have a fair amount of it in northern Utah, but not this year. I guess the jet stream just sailed right over us as well as other states and dumped on Boston.

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  44. 10 inches? Wow. And yet the cardinals are still flitting about the feeders and the bees still thriving in the enclosed hive. A tip of the hat to S.A.M. for suggesting the photo of the trees -- well done. And, bravo to you for a very nice capture. Hopefully, the farmette is well stocked with supplies to get you through the weekend. Stay warm!

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  45. Enjoy the snow, and once the deep freeze passes go out an play in it! :)

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  46. Beautiful series :-)
    Céline & Philippe

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  47. We've been watching the North American snow pile up from here in the UK - amazing quantities.

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  48. So many beautiful images.
    Keep warm and enjoy the season
    (We have plenty of snow up in the mountains, but not here out on the coast.)

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  49. Lots of snow down in Smalltownville. It looks like New England.

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  50. I have to say that I am just a tiny bit jealous of all that beautiful white stuff...not even a skiff of snow this year for us so far. Thankful we at least got rain though. Hopefully you will see spring soon

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  51. Lovely scenes, special mention for the bird feeder photo. The snow can be so beautiful and yet on a practical scale so difficult. Living on the edge of the city I only see a sprinkling of snow and have to take a short drive into the country to capture it. A few weeks ago there was a decent snowfall on a tuesday but by the time saturday came, it had virtually all gone. It's been 5 years since we had a severe disruption to services ... and some nice photos !!

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