We got about 2-3 inches of snow the other day. It was kind of a bust. The snow didn’t start falling as soon as they thought it would, so we didn’t get as much. Tonight, we got about another inch. We keep getting little bits all the time!
It already feels like winter and we’ve already had a touch of snow here and there. Tomorrow, we are supposed to get 4-7 inches and they say it will be “lake-enhanced” snow, so that could mean we get more, but they don’t always know. We’ll just have to see what tomorrow brings.
We had such pretty colors this past fall. The colors just went on and on and on. From the first trees that changed, to the last trees that changed, it felt like we weeks and weeks of reds, yellows and oranges.
I’m so behind on taking pictures of dishcloths and also getting them knit! LOL!! I need to spend some more time actually knitting, rather than looking at Facebook and Twitter! One of the cooler ones we did recently was an illusion snowflake in blue and white! When you look at it straight-on, it’s hard to see the snowflake, but look at an angle, and you can see it then!
It started out so cold, that the plants had a slow start, but eventually it warmed up and there was a week in July, where we had the AC on for a week continuously. Then the plants really took off! We didn’t end up with THAT many tomatoes, but there are enough for us. The coneflowers and the cosmos were blooming like crazy. One of our begonia plants took all summer to make new buds, but it’s blooming like crazy now. My hydrangeas had a good summer and only now are looking a bit bedraggled. I love where we planted them, because I can see them from my kitchen window. August was mostly comfortable, with a few hot days thrown in.
Now, I’m ready for fall. We changed the decorations in the living room today, to the fall stuff and Sarah and I were swooning over the pumpkin-scented candles! I want to see pumpkins and I want to buy apples, but I don’t know if I’m quite ready to see the leaves change! LOL! Some trees have already started, though. I’m not as happy that the days are getting shorter. It always becomes more obvious as you get into late August, and that will just keep happening faster and faster and faster.
We went to the county fair today. Sarah got a 2nd place on her blueberry muffins
and a 4th place for her chocolate zucchini bread!
She was happy and is already planning what baked goods she’ll make next year.
Emily got a 1st prize on her knitted turkey dishcloth (it’s hung sideways!),
a 3rd for her child’s hat,
a 4th on her baby sweater,
and a 4th for her pear tomatoes.
The pigs were asleep, as usual.
Sarah and I got to have chocolate cookie dough ice cream cones and Gary had a butter pecan ice cream cone. It was warm enough, out at the fair, but I know it could have been a lot worse! We also watched the western drill teams do their routines to music, on horseback. Their routines looks so complicated and they make it look easy! Sarah and I loved going through the barns to see which horses we could pet!
The tulips in my header image were blooming like this on April 25th, 2012. So crazy! We had an early spring last year. It doesn’t look like that’s going to happen this year. It’s a good thing, too, because many fruit blossoms bloomed early and then froze, when it got cold again. I hope that doesn’t happen this year. I bet my tulips bloom later, too. April 25th was way too early!
I’m so behind on this post. From 5pm on 2-26-13, and all through the day on Wednesday, we got 15-17inches of snow. It seemed every media outlet had a different opinion on how much snow we got. We woke up on Wednesday morning to a snow day and about 2-3 feet of snow drifted across the entire driveway, plus that much snow over all the sidewalks, too. It took Gary 3 hours to get everything snowblowed, plus, he really had to push the snowblower through the snow, since it was wet and heavy. Ugh. I just stayed home most of that day, although, I did go out to the soup supper and Lenten service from about 5pm to 6:30pm. That’s only about a mile or two away. Earlier in the day, the roads had been really bad, so I just stayed home.
Pictures of the snow:
Today, was rainy, windy, cold, and foggy. The warm above-freezing temps are melting the snow, but it’s still going to take a while to melt all this snow!