Friday, October 28, 2011

Visit from Jack


The door was shut, as doors should be,

Before you went to bed last night;

Yet Jack Frost has got in you see,

And left your window silver white.

He must have waited till you slept;

And not a single word he spoke ,

But pencilled o'er the panes and crept

Away again before you woke,

And now you cannot see the hills

Nor fields that stretch beyond the lane;

But there are fairer things than these

His fingers traced on every pane.

Gabriel Setoun

I do remember waking up, looking at and tracing the designs in the frost on the window panes. With today’s windows that is something we no longer have to deal with yet I miss it. I now have to get dressed and traverse outside to see the magical designs of Jack Frost on the hood of my car.

Yesterday we awoke to 42 degrees and the temperatures went down from there. We had rain and then our first snow flurries.

This morning the temperature was 27 and we received our first frost/freeze.

Turning on the TV I find that Old Man Winter doesn’t want to ease us in but wants to give us a rude awakening as this is our forecast for tomorrow…

LOCATIONS...NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA AND SULLIVAN AND DELAWARE COUNTIES OF NEW YORK.

* HAZARDS...HEAVY WET SNOW COULD DOWN TREES AND POWER LINES RESULTING IN POWER OUTAGES ALONG WITH SNOW COVERED SLIPPERY ROADS.

* ACCUMULATIONS...HEAVY WET SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 7 INCHES WITH THE GREATEST AMOUNTS CONFINED TO THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

* TIMING...EARLY SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH EVENING.

* TEMPERATURES...LOWER TO MIDDLE 30S.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST WINDS AT 5 TO 15 MPH.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY WET SNOW MAY CAUSE POWER OUTAGES ALONG WITH HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS.

I am actually excited about this! Sounds like it will be a great day for soup and homemade bread!

And as I was carrying more firewood I realized I never bought bird seed for the winter. Of course the stores will be a zoo today with that forecast so I think they will have to make do until next week!

Hope everyone has a great, safe weekend. Stay warm.


3 comments:

Linda said...

omg! I hope you stay nice and cozy inside the house -- and the storm doesn't hit very bad. Don't forget to add some knitting while the soup is simmering and the bread is baking! Be safe!

Sandie Knapp said...

I'm glad someone was ready for this, because I was not. Well, I was ready, but not really wanting it quite this much, this soon. The one good thing is it won't last long this time of year. :)

finnsheep said...

Love the frost pictures! How much snow did you get?