Thursday, December 10, 2009

A Snowy Skywatch Day

Wednesday morning
5:30am
the phone chain begins
No school today, Maria!
yeah!

No stiff shoes to put on today
No lunch to pack
No school bag to fill



Old snow blower makes its winter debut
~ Thank you Chris ~

Cozy wool socks all day
Coffee with frothy milk
Christmas music



Birds to watch


 Our little dark-eyed juncos and sparrows
two downy woodpeckers
a beautiful cardinal

A Wonderful Day to Enjoy!


Then I shoveled the 3' barricade the town plow left at the end of my driveway.
I'll have another cup o' tea and two Advil please ;o)



Thank you to our Sky Watch Friday hosts: 
Klaus Sandy Sylvia Wren Louise Fishing Guy

25 comments:

Wanda said...

Sounds like you enjoyed your snow day Maria...it was snowing a little here this morning, but now the sun is shinning, although it's still very cold. I just had a "frothy" coffee and a soft date nut cookie. So far we've just had dustings of snow with extremely high winds.

Enjoy the season!
Wanda

Amanda said...

Even with all of the snowy pictures, mom, your words make me feel warm and cozy inside! What a great job dad did braving the weather to plow out the driveway! Whenever we have a snow day I always hear Don Weeks' morning show say "No School... YAY!" =) LOL

Sandy said...

Ah, brings back memories of growing up in Cleveland! I remember those snow piles in the driveways. They used to plow the sidewalks too, and I would walk to school with 3' walls of snow on either side of me! Hope you had a great day!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I loved it when my kids were in school and there was a snow day! We'd go back to sleep...make a big breakfast...fun and games!

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

Enjoy the snow:) Great images

Louise said...

I love it when there's not school. Shoveling the barricade might put a sight damper on that however! Hope you got a nice quiet time with your tea!

J Bar said...

Great snow scenes.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Photo Cache said...

why does this line ... oh the weather outside is frightful.. come to mind when I watch your beautiful images?

i am so envious of your wintry landscape. i don't get those here in CA.

Linda said...

I do remember those snow days Maria. I especially remember how we watched for snow when we were little- praying there would be enough to close the schools. Then we would bundle up, grab the sleds and spend a good part of the day outdoors.
It sort of lost its charm when I was an adult and had to try to drive around in it or shovel it - as you've had to do.
It does look beautiful though. Your pictures are lovely.

koralee said...

Oh Maria....I long for a snow day. You lucky girl you. We may get one once a year if we are lucky...our school is always one of the last ones to close down for some reason...the public school can be closed and our private Christian school tends to stay open. They are calling for snow this weekend..so we will see. Enjoy your winter wonderland. xoxoox Your images are so pretty.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

yay for snow days. Nice shots.

Dianne said...

Yea, I am envious too. Since we moved back to Arkansas 5 years ago, I have seen one snow--Tulsa had quite a few more--sometimes several in one winter. Beautiful portrayals. Stay warm and cozy. Dianne

Cathy said...

Great pictures, but no offense, you can keep the snow! lol

Pearl Maple said...

Snow days are so much fun, when you don't have to go anywhere or be anywhere or doing anything more than just enjoy the time. Lovely photos and enjoying the seasonal blog banner.

Light and Voices said...

G-r-e-a-t post.

JOE TODD said...

I would have needed a least four advil to shovel that snow. Great collection of photos

Dianne said...

Hey Maria, I would be honored for you to post a picture in your sidebar. And thanks for your lovely compliments. That makes it all worth while. D.

Vicki said...

Maria,
I always looked forward to those snow days, too. Although they were few and far between here in Texas. I am glad you got to sip some coffee, watch your sweet birds and listen to some Christmas music!! Have a blessed and fun weekend, sweet friend! Vicki

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Teachers love snow days as much, or even more, than the kids do!!! Even tho we homeschooled, whenever the neighbor kids had a snow day, I would declare one for us!
Love the photo montages!

april said...

Beautiful snow pictures! Beautiful blog! Found you on Robert's site, Maria. I sure miss my Mom too. April

Barb said...

Maria - The secret is out - teachers enjoy snow days as much as the students! Your photos look very wintery. I love the Cardinal one. Hopefully, you've had a warm and cozy weekend indoors! It's snowing here in Bachelor Gulch - my grandchildren just left for home. We'll enjoy another day before heading back to Breckenridge.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Maria! I love your photo mosaics! I remember snow days...though we only had a few! I wonder if the kids know that the teachers love it more than they do?? lol Happy week!...Debbie

bellaboo said...

Oh,I wish we had snow here in Southern England.It always comes AFTER Xmas...if we get any at all!

Bellaboo

Marg said...

Very creative and well written.
We have snow today, only one inch, but I still love it when it becomes a blizzard and I can't move about, just to enjoy the way you did....

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Maria-she's beautiful! The colors are perfect and it does look so angelic. I'm so happy it worked out so well for you!