Friday, October 13, 2006

the weather ... always fascinating!

our solid 3 inches of the wet heavy snow is nothing compared to Buffalo NY's 2 feet! and the white stuff is really early this year - 6 weeks early ...

my sympathies to blog buds living in the hardest hit area!!

our power was out for 2 hours this afternoon ... and it made me restless for some reason ... while leo, on the other hand, was peacefully reclining - hoping that the power would come back on for the baseball playoff game at 3 ...

the outage did make me thankful for our usually reliable electricity ... the things we take for granted, eh? electricity is a blessing and makes our lives so much simpler ...

i'm hoping for a good old fashioned indian summer now ... and for the snow to disappear until atleast early december ... one can always hope! *grin*


I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in. ~George Washington Carver

15 comments:

Jammie J. said...

Electricity is very expensive. But then, I've had a very bad experience with electricity this year.

3 inches of snow, huh? Wow.

eija said...

3 inches???????
I truly, truly feel for you!
I wish it was april. (There I go again... Jumping ahead of things!)

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

Snow..you can have it all. I am just not a snow person. 3 inches so soon in the season. I hope that is not a predicter of a coming snowy winter for you.
We do take a LOT Of things for granted. I know that I do. Have a great weekend. Sandy

Saija said...

jeanette ... yes, poor you with those high bills! ... re our snow - just 40 miles west - there is none! go figure???

eija ... i hear you guys are still having warm temps ... i'm so happy for you - a week ago the temps were 23C, just like summer ... what a difference today! brrrrrrrr

Sandy ... well winter isn't my favourite season, but since i come from hardy northern stock i just grin and bear it - most days anyway! blessings on your weekend too!

Maggie Ann said...

I hate for the power to go out..no heat, no stove to heat tea water...I'm terribly spoiled and love it...smile.

Elizabeth said...

The thing I dislike most is weather changes that are so abrupt...yesterday it got to probably 75 degrees and it now is cold...maybe freeze tonight (here in the middle of NC no less)...no wonder we fall ill sometimes. But we cannot control the weather...just get out the long johns and winter clothes!!

Anonymous said...

Saija:

Please keep the snow there! I don't want it!

Be encouraged! Give my love to Leo!

In His love,

David

Saija said...

maggie ann ... we felt a little handi-capped this time since we don't have our woodstove anymore! thankful the power was only off for 2 hours ... we were so happy to hear the whirring sounds come back to life again! :o)

elizabeth ... yes, time to drag the coats and stuff out for sure! seems like i just had them out??? hope you guys bundled up and kept warm!

David ... um, i think it's heading your way ... sooorrryyy! on the bright side, leo did get to see both ball games today! he was happy ... :)

Mrs. Diamond said...

it's beautiful. i guess........i just not loving it.

Anonymous said...

My winter boots are still standing in the laundry room waiting to be polished, sprayed and put away for the summer. LOL!

We don't have a wood stove anymore, either. It was a nice feeling to know that we weren't dependent on electricity to survive when we had one.

I'm glad your power outage was relatively short and that Leo got to watch his game.

Saija said...

mrsd ... you guys didn't get snow like we did - amazing how it was that localized stuff ... and it is way to early for sure!

sabine ... i know whatcha mean! time just gets away on me too!!! this wintery weather is making me unsettled ... it is way to early - i'm hoping it all MELTS quickly! next weekend is the franklin graham festivals and i want to take a friend to them - so i'm hoping for good driving weather!

Fred said...

Beautiful picture. It does show how Mother Nature can be very unpredictable.

Saija said...

fred ... yes, extremely! and there you are, enjoying the swaying palm trees and white sand!

Catherine said...

The snow is so beautiful! Easy for me to say, since I don't have to deal with it, right? :) I'm glad you survived the storms!

Funny that you should mention being thankful for electricity. I've been thinking a lot lately about things I take for granted because they seem so basic to me, but when I stop to think about it, I realize how lucky I am. So many people in this world don't have simple things like a roof over their heads, electricity, clean running water, clothes to wear, food to eat... and yet I get cranky when my internet connection goes out for awhile. Seems silly to get upset over the little things when you think of the big picture, doesn't it?

Saija said...

catherine ... my thoughts have been along those lines as well ... thankfulness for what we consider the very "basics" ... clean water, peaceful neighbourhoods, churches we can worship in without fear of being killed ... amazing how RICH we are in just the "basics" ...