Friday, January 09, 2009

Predictions

"THE SNOW WILL BEGIN AROUND SUNRISE SATURDAY MORNING, AND BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES DURING THE AFTERNOON. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED TO FALL OVER THE NORTHERN TIER . BY THE TIME THE SNOW TAPERS OFF SUNDAY MORNING, 6 TO 10 INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATION IS POSSIBLE." ~National Weather Service


I listened to the forecast on the local TV station last night and heard 1-3 inches on Saturday. This morning, same station but different weatherman said 3-6 inches. I turned on the computer and read the above. Oh, who to believe? The "I want to vege in front of the woodstove" part of me says give me 10! The "I have chores to do" part says do we really need more? #2 Daughter has a birthday party to go to, while the man and #2 son were going to get more firewood.

Luckily it is happening on a weekend and the kids are not going to use another snow day. Wednesday they used up #6 due to the ice we received. The ice coated everything. The apple tree was no amused! The day was overcast and didn't do it justice but yesterday morning dawned bright and sunny. The sun shining on the ice made the tree's look like they were made of glass and studded with diamonds. I had to go to town and was hard pressed to keep my eyes on the road while driving. The sun shining on the icy trees hanging over the river was breathtaking. I tried taking a picture while going down the driveway but it fails to capture each little diamond twinkling. Because we have not gone above freezing the ice is still encasing the trees. If we get 10 inches of snow on top of that we will probably lose power.
I predict that I am going to take my mother to get her blood work done today. I predict she will want to stop at the store. I predict the weather is going to do whatever it wants and we will just deal with it. I predict I will be worried about #1 son and daughter as they are driving back up from a Florida vacation. And lastly I predict this non knitting funk I have fallen into will end.....sooner than later would be nice!

2 comments:

cyndy said...

It has been gorgeous everywhere I look, I cannot remember an ice storm that deposited such beauty...but watch out when walking!

Great to see you today at spinning...the rug looks fantastic!

Sandie Knapp said...

I really enjoyed your ice encased pine needles. I have tried for years, and with little success, to get photos of the effect the sun has on the trees and shrubs when they are covered in ice. It is so beautiful to see up close and person, it takes my breath away. And yet I have not really been successful in capturing exactly what I am seeing with a camera. Annoys the hell of me too! hahaha Good job!