Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Blizzard of 2011

Sixty mile an hour winds will do some interesting things with blowing snow around. I have to say this is the first time I ever pulled up my front room blinds to see snow piled up this high.

Like a lot of places around the country, everybody in Southern Wisconsin in on a snow holiday.

The government is closed, schools and the officials have asked that everyone just stay home and let the snow crews get the roads cleared. Sounds like a plan to me.

The bird feeders are filled. That makes me feel good. There plenty of birds waiting their turn on the porch swing, to get to the feeders.

Mary and Riley are going to make cookies today, work and day care are closed.

Last night, the weatherman showed flashes of lightening occurring during the blizzard. He said that snow was falling at inch an hour but when THUNDER SNOW started showing up on their radar that the snow would start increasing to 2-3 inches an hour. I knew about Thunder Snow, I've heard it before but I didn't know that it would increase the amount of snow falling.

Zeus is out with the snowblower. This is going to be a long day for him. At some point I want him to do a path out to the woods so we can take a load of the ears of corn we have and put them at the woods edge for the deer.

I would love to get out to the studio today but I'm going to have to wait until he has time to plow out a path for me.

I hope those of you that got hit by this storm are staying safe and warm and for those of you that still have it to arrive. Get those groceries now, books from the library and then settle in to enjoy your snow day.l



  1. We had thunder snow here in New York with our last storm, and that's when it was coming down the hardest. It's an odd phenomenon, isn't it. Particularly strange weather this year...

  2. Wow, I have never heard of thunder snow LOL Odd concept - it's always so quiet when it snows here which isn't often. I think if I lifted my shades and saw your view I'd just go back to bed LOL Take care and stay warm.

  3. Bea, stay safe and warm, my friend! I'm sending you loads of warm sunshine from Florida to thaw you out. Brrrr!

  4. I have to say that I am terribly jealous. I live 45 minutes from the CO mountains and all we received was 2 inches and 40 below temps!! hahaha :)

    Stay warm and do something creative inside! btw, LOVELY photos. Hmmm....I'm thinking of a vacation REALLY soon. :D hee Hugs!

  5. Thunder snows are magical...we were hearing ice crackles and tree splits all night. I have been home for two days and honestly letting the crews get the streets safe and clear is the smartest way to survive. Many have lost power but so far we have been blessed. Welcome home...those snow photos are amazing! Rest, read, nap and drink a variety of teas. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  6. we've been hit with the blizzards also - it's like a white mars landscape in my back yard!

  7. Thunder snow is a new one for me. Sounds bad. I have seen photos of me and my family when I was very young, three and younger, living in the Texas panhandle, and what we had to deal with in the blizzards of snow. We are supposed to get snow flurries tonight, even this far south. It is 25 degrees outside here today. Brrrrr. Stay safe and warm Bea and hope you are feeling good. :)

  8. I've never heard of thunder snow either! The things I learn visiting blogs!
    I love your photos, Bea. The one of the bench piled with snow is my favorite.
    Stay warm and out of trouble. ;)

  9. We had thunder snow one evening earlier this year. I was home alone and thought I was imagining things.

  10. Wow, like the others, thunder snow is new to me. It sounds a bit frightening. Your photos are beautiful and I'm with Linda, loving the one of the bench and that gorgeous snowline beside it. I'm glad you're feeding the birds and hope Zeus can soon clear some pathways for you to feed the deer and your soul in your studio. Stay warm.

    Here it's just wet and windy and wet and a bit more wet!

  11. Hey Bea! Thunder snow in Alabama when I was there. Very scary! Deep rumblings and lots of snow. Nothing like you guys got though. Oh my goodness, Thank you God for making me a Southerner!