Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A SNOW STORM named ATHENA

 Earlier this afternoon
 A bit later
 Half hour ago
 Athena intensifies


I have the fire going in the wood stove. I have flashlights, candles and water (for flushing) all set - separate from what we use to drink I have chicken noodle soup I can heat up on the wood stove and other non-perishable items.  Fingers crossed we don't lose power again. Seems we just got up and running!  Nature doesn't really care much about the timing of such things - no bargains to be made or negotiations of any kind - rather, once again, an opportunity to be resourceful, brave, patient and hopeful - knowing, this too shall pass......but baby, "It's Cold Outside........."





11 comments:

Muffie said...

Gail, we're getting the same thing down here. I don't expect to lose power, but it is cold. It'll be gone by the weekend -- temps return to the 60s. Yay!
Peace,
Muff

Gail said...

HI MUFF - yes, we are promised a beautiful weekend as well, in the 60's by Sunday and sunny and calm. We just have to get beyond Athena!!
Love Gail
peace.....

Jane of The Jewels said...

You have my wholehearted sympathies! - we're also in the midst of a snowstorm - I've already been out twice to shovel and it was quite a heavy load both times. It's coming down faster than we can keep up.

Stay dry and warm - I love that you have chicken noodle soup at the ready - it's the best :D

Andy said...

Well, keep warm and safe.

The pics look lovely - but I would need to be very close to that wood fire whilst enjoying the scenes.

Gail said...

@JANE - Hope you made it through the storm k. We ended up with about 8" of snow and it is still quite windy and cold today! I am impressed that you go out and shovel. :-)

@ANDY - I would set you right in front of our wood stove wrapped in a blanket and a nice glass of red-wine in your hand!

Love to you both
Gail
peace...

Marilyn said...

Oh my what a beautiful snow scene. I do hope you don't lose your power and can just sit and enjoy the view with a cup of tea in your hands. Thanks for sharing your tea story with your mom this morning on my blog.

Scott said...

Gail: Thanks for commenting on my images from the Mid-Atlantic on "It Just Comes Naturally." I thought I'd respond directly to you about our experience with Athena. For us, it was a non-event. We had snow flurries and squalls all day Wednesday and into the evening, but the wind never picked up (like the forecasters said it would). In the end, we got a crusty dusting of snow on the grass; everything on pavement had melted away by this morning (Thursday). Mind you, I'm not complaining...!

When I heard on the radio this morning that Wooster, Mass. had eight inches, my mind immediately jumped to you. I figured you had at least that much, and I was right.

Winter: go away! It's way too soon for this foolishness--especially in light of last week's misery!

Gail said...

HI SCOTT - so glad u all dodged Athena. It was fierce here last night but today all is calm. So glad you came by and shared.
Love Gail
peace.....

Gail said...

HI MARILYN - we hung on to our power, thank goodness. It blew out last night and came back shortly there after. And I really enjoyed remembering AND sharing about having tea with my Mom. I miss her SO much. Tomorrow is her birthday.
Love Gail
peace....

Diana said...

Well it may be cold but it sure is beautiful. We hardly ever get snow here. Stay warm Gail. Love Di

Gail said...

HI DI - by the storms end it was like a Winter Wonderland with trees branches bowing with heavy snow and the landscape pure white - it was beautiful.
Love Gail
peace....