Thursday, December 25, 2008

December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

I knew we were going to technically have a white Christmas this year, as a day of 35 degree weather didn't do anything to melt all the snow.  However, when we woke this fine morning to see HUGE snowflakes falling as fast as any thunder storm, it truely was a white Christmas.  Before it ended we received another 5-8 inches of snow. 

I haven't gone out yet to see what it did to our driveway (I'm certain I'll be shoveling), but I did take this snow picture from our office window. 

I'm really worried about this latest snow.  It's huge flakes weigh heavily on branches.  If you note the evergreen blueberry bush on the left, the canes are so weighed down I hope they don't break.  That and you can just make out the mound on the far right where my Jersey twig of a blueberry bush is planted.  I watched it get burried alive .  It's so scrawny after being planted in October that I'm worried about it too.

I didn't take pictures of my hoop covers, but a glance out my garage window showed that they are still standing.  Tomorrow I'll have to get out there and do some "gardening".

Well, I had better go out and see what I can do to unbury the van to head across town to my folks place.  Unfortunately all the effort I put into shoveling a 75 foot driveway at my in-laws last night did nothing to help them get to Chrismas dinner (with all the pies).  They called to say they got another 8 inches themselves and all the work I did was for naught. /sigh  Well, at least I saw them yesterday and the kids got their presents.

Here's wishing you and your families the Merriest of Christmases and the safest of holidays.

Merry Christmas!


  1. wow, you have a lot of snow now, more then we have at the cabin up north! Even though snow is such a pain to get around in, it sure makes everything look very picturesque.

    Merry Christmas to you too Rich & Family!

  2. Merry Christmas Sinfonian and Family! I am glad you got your white Christmas... but can you stop wishing for the white stuff now?! Because I am just about done tired of it for one year!

  3. Hehe, I've been happy with white stuff on the ground today, so it could have stopped a week ago and be fine by me. I expect the stuff mounded by the plows in our yard will be around for months to come. Don't blame the falling stuff on me this time, hehe.

    Though it was beautiful, if not dangerous to drive in. I was slipping more today than any other time since the snow started. Icky.

  4. Your snow is beautiful but I am grateful we don't get that much here. Everything shuts down if we get an inch of snow! Be safe out there and Happy Holidays to you and your family!

  5. I just read this: "
    Snow is like fertilizer!
    It traps ammonia from the air and soaks it into the earth, helps prevent nitrogen from escaping the soil, and contains a little nitric acid. Together with the sun, ammonia, nitrogen, and nitric acid provide nutrition for the soil.

    Around here we don't get much snow. But, when it does can hear my husband, dad & father-in-law say that we should have some good hay for cuttin' this year and that the yards will be greener than usual."

    I hope your precious babies survive! Thank you so much for your blog, I don't always comment, but I do always 'check in' and see what you are up to:)

    Thanks for all the time you take sharing, Happy Holidays to you and yours:)

  6. Merry Christmas!!
    When you have a chance, will you do a post on Monsanto? I've done a bit of research, but I'd love your take on it.