Sunday, January 18, 2009


It's been so cold that today's high of 33 felt positively balmy. Of course, the freezing rain/snow wasn't the most fun, but it wasn't so bad.

Our fish pond has frozen, leaving the fish to hibernate (sort of) underneath the ice. The birds still come by to bathe in the water and have a drink. They're living in our holly bush, enjoying the pond's water supply and the numerous bird-feeders in the neighborhood. Sometimes I toss bits of stale bread out for them.

This is the hardest part of the year. While people in upper New York state and Iowa are struggling through four feet of snow, we get ice storms. In the next two months, the chances that school will be canceled because of ice are pretty good on any given week. So, although I really like winter, I'm looking forward to spring.


Momma said...

I feel your pain. We went through a major ice storm last year. Way worse than snow and a lot of times way more damage.

Heather said...

You could live here. School is canceled because there "might" be snow, or there "might" be ice, or in the case of last week, "it's too cold."

It's a wonder the kids learn anything.