Monday, January 10, 2011

Snow Blankets the South

Ah, blessed peace.  The girls are playing with friends, Himself is out and about, and Jasper and I are relaxing in front of a fire.  He has a bone; I have some tea.  We are cozy.

Several hours ago, it was another story.  It snowed here last night, which is quite a phenomenon where we live.  We have more than five inches.  Everything is closed.  Before breakfast, we "hit the slopes" with our sleds.  For once I am glad our house is atop a hill.  All was frenetic fun.

 Tiny Girl promptly flopped down and made snow angel.  Jasper trounced over her first, so she happily made another.

 This snowfall is quite deep for a short-legged little guy!

 Our steep hill is perfect for sledding.

Jasper loves the snow! And he suffers no ill effects that plague the rest of us.

School, of course, was cancelled, and most likely will be cancelled tomorrow as well.  The girls were a bit peeved when I insisted on math lessons (albeit shortened), but we're on a tight schedule.  In fact, they have a bit more today when they return.  And I'm guessing warm baths may be necessary as well!


  1. And perhaps some hot cocoa? :) Looks like they all had a lot of fun- cute dog!!
    Lol, we don't take 'snow days'; it's school as usual here. But it usually motivates them to work faster ;)

  2. There were some "peeved" kids at my house today, too. I'm so glad I am not the only one who expects some school to be done on snow days. As the "principal" told the kids today, "it is not difficult for you to travel from your bed to your desk"! If they don't have something to do while the dryer is running, they will be fussing and fighting and driving me crazy!

  3. Delightful! Looks a lot like what we've been doing the past couple of days! :)

  4. Such lovely pics.
    Ellen, I have been reading you, but I hadn´t left a comment in a while.
    I am enjoying your poems, pictures, and thanks for the resource.

  5. Silvia! How wonderful to see you again. I've missed your warm and encouraging voice. Blessings to you!


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