Monday, October 30, 2006

Gold + Wind = White

WARNING: the following pictures may shock you, they may frighten you, they may cause you to go running to hide your head under your covers. But be brave my friends.


Remember Friday's post about the yellow brick road in my backyard? Here's a pic just to refresh your memory:


After a wind filled Saturday now take a look and see what we woke up to on Sunday morn:


Shocking? Are you running from the room screaming yet? No? Well, here's another:


And by late afternoon it was still coming down:

Brrrr! I spent the afternoon and evening under my favorite teddy blanket with a few nice mugs of coffee with southern butter pecan creamer, my book and the movie "The Gospel". And "The Amazing Race" in the evening with peach and apricot tea and chewy chocolate chips cookies that my Teen Girl made. I mean what else is a girl to do on a day like this?

20 comments:

Beck said...

AAAAACK! And meanwhile, we don't have any snow. Not a flake.
Cookies, tea and a good book on a snowy day? HEAVEN!

gail said...

It does look cold! That just doesn't happen here in the South.
But Amazing Race is good to watch!

PastorMac's Ann said...

Wow Susanne! That's amazing! I can see why you stayed in all warm and cozy. Sounds like you had a beautiful day.

We don't get weather like that much. We've heardi it might snow some this year for not for a while yet. Yesterday was a nice fall day. A chill in the air and a need for a sweater but the perfect afternoon for our last church cook-out until next summer.

Jenmomof4 said...

WOW, I wish you could send some of that our way (Missouri) We moved 1 1/2 years ago from Alabama where we had NO snow. I thought we would get some here but hardly a drop last year! My kids would be so jealous!! Thanks for visiting my site!

lrlwreath said...

You can fly out to Florida and visit!!! HOLY COW!

Melanie said...

Ummmm... it is nearly 80 degrees here. Can I come visit you? Would love to play in the snow.

Mrs Blythe said...

Oh no your lovely trees are losing their pretty leaves. Oo but what a cosy picture you paint under your blanket with your cup of coffee and cookies. Hmmm.:o)

Heather Smith said...

I love snow. So beautiful. When we get the white stuff though there is always a lovely mixture of ice in there with it which knocks out the power, making it impossible to watch a nice movie or a good TV show! I'm praying all snow no ice this year, but I think we have a while to go before either will be in the forecast for NC!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness!!!!! How awesome is that?!?! Since moving to Eastern NC - we don't get much of that stuff (what's it called again?!?! LOL!) -- and we sure do miss it. We had it in the mountains of TN and WV as well as in MD, but not in Eastern NC. :( ENJOY it for me!! Also - how was "The Gospel?" I just added it to our Netflix list after seeing a preview of it on "Second Chance" (another awesome movie).

Again - enjoy the cold weather! :)

Linda said...

Your descriptions of "cozy" are always so good. I like snow, but it's not a popular opinion among adults, so I keep my mouth shut when everyone's complaining.

Shalee said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Not yet! I'm so not ready for it...

Read, eat and be merry is my motto on days like that.

Anonymous said...

Can I come over.......the creamer sounds devine...

Katherine@Raising Five said...

I won't even tell you what our high was today. Let's just say about mid-day I changed into shorts. Would have made a fine day for a blogger get-together...sigh.

I love snow too - IF I have the warm clothes/mittens/boots/heated toilet seat, etc. Problem is around here it only happens once a year (maybe) so we are all a bunch of wimps ("How come my jean jacket is completely worthless against this chill?"). Let me have at the Land's End catalog and I'm good to go!

Tammy said...

BRRRRRR, Susanne!
Such a dramatic change from the shower of fall leaves to the frigid arctic!

Yes, on a day like that you just have to snuggle down with a hot brew, a good book and a movie! :)

Confused said...

I have to say that I think it is exciting! Albeit a bit early. :) We definitely get snow here (usually in winter, not fall), but I miss the good old "Lake Effect" Snow of my youth that was so unpredictable.

momrn2 said...

BBRRRR... just looking at the pictures makes me cold! Ours is soon to come I'm sure. They are saying a low of 15 tonight! *whimper*

Jennifer said...

Susanne, that is just incredible, and the pictures just add to the dramatic point of it all. We have been suffering here in So. Ca with a heat wave, it hit 90degrees last week for two days. Yesterday was cooler, and today feels like fall, I'm glad cause fall is my favorite season. I do have snow envy from looking at your pictures. Thanks for sharing them.

Jenny in Ca

Jane said...

wow, that snow is amazing!!!! Sounds like the perfect afternoon.

Julie said...

Okay, call me crazy, but I think your back yard is wonderful! I WISH we would get gorgeous foliage AND snow here...and SOON. But since we live in Florida...sigh...

LOVED those pictures!

Anonymous said...

aaahhhhh, that sounds like a perfect day to me! (I LOOOOOOOOve snow!)

Blessings,
Karla