Wednesday, February 2, 2011

blizzard

leaden skies

It's a blizzard in these parts.
A real one. You know... where the radio reports,
"We haven't seen snow like this since 1913."

It's the best kind of blizzard, too.
No wide-spread power outages, powdery snow, bright sunshine.
Just gorgeous.

Today has been spent with the half-bloods (Sloane),
fairy tales (Relyn), and with books (Jeffrey). It's been
full of fires, romping, shoveling, and relaxing... and not much else.

There's no school tomorrow either.
Maybe then I'll be productive.
Maye not.

The shot above is from last year's snow. We'll see what I get this year... later.

26 comments:

Kelli said...

Sounds like a wonderful way to spend a blizzard. :) Every once in a little while it's nice to have our world slow to a crawl and force us to slow down with it, isn't it? Hope you enjoy tomorrow, too. :)

Dawn said...

Heck no, don't be productive! Except that if I got to stay home I'd be the same way! We have school: No Matter What! I've worked here for 21 years and we have had less than 5 in all that time and two of those was only because we had no power!

One Woman's Thoughts said...

Sometimes nature has to take hold of us and make us all slow down a bit and realize that simplicity is very nurturing.

LOVE your photo! Enjoy your day.

Georgianna said...

I'm so glad to know you are all safe, warm and happily enjoying your day together. The weather reports had me worried for you, so thank you for the update. It sounds like a memorable day in the making and what fun to have tomorrow to look forward to also! I shall enjoy it with you vicariously! love from sunny Seattle (it is today, really)! xo

S. Etole said...

The sun is shining here but it was -20F this morning ...

that is such a great shot!

Mary said...

Hello Relyn, I have been at Grammy's Sweet Nothings and decided to drop by to say "hello"..So "HELLO"....You have a wonderful blog, I've really enjoyed my visit.
www.visitswithmary.blogspot.com

Mrs. E said...

I say that you should enjoy the day! Snow days are a gift--when there is power and warmth and time with loved ones. : )

Char said...

sounds like a great time together! have fun

beth said...

enjoy your time together....

they said this was our 3rd worst storm in history. are you kidding me. this is wisconsin. really ?
and to think i was here for it.....

i'm going now to look over my beach photos...again.

xo

Deborah Carr said...

Blizzards are the best part about winter because they bring enforced quiet time.

Marilyn said...

Together with books is a wonderful way to spend a snowy day. I did so enjoy the fairy tales.

jackie said...

just stay safe and warm...and keep the togetherness something to cherish. it's nice to get to spend time with the kids during snow days.

Tracy said...

No, don't think about productive, Relyn... Just enjoy the snowed-in days... savor the cocooning-snug & coziness as long as possible... :o) ((HUGS))

Jeanne said...

Blessings my darling friend
Keep safe and warm.
Love Jeanne

Oliag said...

I have been thinking of you as we listened to the weathermen talking of your blizzard. Glad to see that you can enjoy the peace and beauty that goes along with a snowstorm as long as there is warm shelter and a good book!

Jennifer Richardson said...

Oh I'm so glad your power
stayed on and the fires burned
brightly....and all snowed in
together.
Perfect:)
Thanks for keeping us posted;
I wondered and prayed
as i heard of the storm.
Glad it was gentle with you.
-Jennifer

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

I am just letting nature be in charge here, and that means not trying to go anywhere, not trying to accomplish too much. Reading, naps, making cookies, keeping warm. Simple list.

Hope you and yours are warm and well.

HKatz said...

Keep warm and safe. I'm glad you guys still have power, and it's been more of a time for peaceful burrowing and relaxing :)

Roban said...

That's the perfect kind of blizzard to have. Enjoy your extra time at home!

Gigi said...

See, you know just how to spend a snow day. Ours was very similar. Books and shoveling and making soup. Those are the days I cherish most. xo

Amy said...

Oh, you've got to love a good snow day ... or several!

Yolanda said...

Congrats on your new niece. Stay warm and safe and enjoy the weekend.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

That sounds like a perfect snow day. Here it was ice. There was no school all week and lots of powers outages in the area (my hubby works for the power company). So, we don't get to be cozy in this kind of weather...he has to leave and work very long hours. I think I'd like winter a lot more if he got to be home in the ice and snow!

suzyQ said...

Sounds so nice! We've had a few snow days here and it is so peaceful. It looks and sounds wonderful.

Hope all is well with you!
xoxo

Jeanie said...

Ours was a good blizzard, too -- no damage, power outage, and easy to get about in within 24 hours! But so fun to have a snow day!

A Box of Chocolates said...

such a beautiful shot and such a lovely way to spend a snowy day.

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