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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Snow Seen Scenes

We know that many folks are eagerly anticipating spring's arrival later this month but it's still winter in most areas, including here on the VA eastern shore.

Yesterday, it snowed here (VA eastern shore) for the third time this season.

NO, it was not a major storm compared to those that our native NJ and many other states had this winter, including the South. Curiously, this storm missed NJ and even New England.

In this area, anything over a half inch of snow is a BIG weather event. We had over 3X that amount along with freezing rain, sleet and bitter cold temps. Here, cold temps translate to numbers in the low 20s. Yesterday was in the high teens.

As expected, closings were numerous, early and simply stated, everything in 2 counties shut down — schools, banks, medical offices, YMCA, library. There was NO going out even for donuts or shovels as the area bakery and hardware store also closed. Even UPS failed to deliver a package Grenville was expecting (he was not upset).


Despite cautions to stay off roadways except for a medical emergency, there were many reports of vehicles in ditches, spinouts and even overturned along back roads or the main highway. Sometimes, folks ignore warnings of icy and dangerous road conditions, which can lead to misfortune; most local roads are not plowed or salted.


Grenville and I stayed cozily indoors in comfy clothes — sweats and fleece wear; opened the curtains, lit the gas fireplace and enjoyed the snow show. Thankfully for everyone (including ourselves), we did not take any selfies to share online.



We wondered HOW many folks ever make French toast as bread, milk and eggs are always forecast as pre-storm sellouts.

How do you spend a bad weather day?

13 comments:

A Quiet Corner said...

Since we talked, you know how I was dressed and where I was!!!!...:)JP

Sandra said...

bad weather here is a rainy day and i do the same thing i do on other days... pretty much nothing...just think, after this winter your snow pic file should be full by now... sweet little birds are happy you have out the winter buffet.

L. D. said...

You took some great shots of all the birds at the feeder. We are sunny today. I love French toast. I add vanilla to the egg and milk to make it really taste good.

gigihawaii said...

I wonder how the homeless people in Virginia are faring. I hate snow and ice. Had too much of it New York City 1970-1975.

Rebecca said...

Thanks a lot. Now I am craving French toast. With thick bread. Covered in powdered sugar and fresh fruit. With syrup.

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos ! It is snowing here to but not sticking to the driveway or roads that are clear cause the earth has warmed up already . We always have March rush in like a lion and leave like a lamb by the end of it lol ! Our birds and critters are frisky and so telling me spring is just around the corner ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

Montanagirl said...

Nice snowy photos! We had more snow in the night too. 15 above today. Don and I have been pretty much hibernating all winter long - hence all the archive photos I've been posting.

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

Nice photos!

It is an odd winter, You have snow and really bad temperatures and we up here have warm weather, spring and migrating birds everywhere.

My dogs usually force me outside no matter what weather we're having but if I was the boss :-) I would spend the day close to the stove, drinking hot cocoa and eating cheese sandwiches :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Charlotte Wilson said...

Actually I am quite jealous of your snow. I can't think of a more cozy scene than being in comfy clothes with my hubby and sitting by the fire looking out on the snow and birds feeding. Have fun!

William Kendall said...

Your weather looks like our weather! Here we get a quarter of our annual snowfall in March, and sure enough, it's snowing today.

French toast is always a welcome meal. I had it yesterday, and today being Pancake Tuesday indulged in that for lunch.

Daisy said...

Pretty photos. I'm glad to hear you stayed home safe and warm. That's what I do when the weather's bad--stay home and stay warm.

Anvilcloud said...

We had some snow too, but only a trifle for us. But we also had French toast -- only at a restaurant and with pancakes too.

Debbie said...

You are getting a lot of visitors!! The juncos are so beautiful!!

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