Monday, December 9, 2013
Baby Its Cold...
We now have a white Christmas and with the extreme cold temperatures this will probably still be here for Christmas day. Our highs are around 32 degrees F with lows around 8 degrees F. We got about 10 inches overnight. Here is Mr. C with his snow plow clearing a path on our very long and very steep driveway. It is 16% slope and that is bad when it is snowy and especially icy! Fortunately we have a 4x4 truck but it is still extremely dangerous when the roads are covered in ice.
I tried to get the perspective of the steepness of the driveway. Mr. C is working very hard coming uphill.
Interesting pathway I see Mr. C. I do know there is method to your plowing. A path to the wood for the fireplace is a must. Good idea. I think he is getting tired. After all we are talking several hours of doing this just to barely get the minimum space cleared. Then any snow left on the asphalt will make a treacherous layer of ice overnight. I did try to shovel and broom any excess layer. I felt like a tiny drop in a bucket!
The beauty and silence of the snow is ethereal. I am keeping my mantra front and center this winter..."Cheery not Dreary"!!! I am a summer girl and love sunshine and warm temps of around 80F.
I took a moment to put together this crystal blue charm with enamel blue bow. I hate to be empty handed when gifts are being given. This will be a nice extra to give. I am also busy wrapping some fun unexpected gifts. Nothing serious. I like to surprise people.
With all the icy roads I have not gotten my mailings to the post office. Hopefully in the next several days. So far I have been able to cancel or rearrange all of my holiday activities. Mother Nature is very powerful and thankfully we are safe and never even lost our power. I am keeping everyone in my prayers as this winter storm causes so much havoc for so many people across the states.
Warm holiday hugs for all. May you be enjoying December Delights and see the magic that surrounds us.
Blissful Creating and Decorating...