December 15, 2008

Hello Winter!

My Grandmother always used to say if you don't like the weather in Kansas, wait five minutes and it will change. She wasn't too far off yesterday when the temperature dropped about 40 degrees in half a days time! Until now I have been in winter denial. Sure, we have had a few cold nights and even a frosting of snow that lasted about 5 minutes but I still told myself there was quite a few nice weather days left before "winter" really got here and according to my calender Winter wasn't supposed to officially begin until December 21st. I guess Winter doesn't use a calender because it is definitely here now. The ice pellets on the roof, the frozen water buckets, not to mention the snow and that wind sharp enough to cut right through a person yesterday evening was enough to shake me out of denial. On the bright side though, it would be nice if we had a snowy, white Christmas this year, and despite the fact it isn't supposed to even reach 20 degrees today, it could be a lot worse! These pictures were taken on the farm in December 2 years ago, now that was some Winter weather!

7 comments:

DayPhoto said...

BRRRR! We are in the middle of a terrible artic freeze here. Not a lot of snow, but lots of ice, and cold, ever so cold. 6 degrees!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Joanna said...

I can hang with old man winter fairly well until that wind starts blowing. Don't know about y'all but here in the NC Appalachians we get a lot of wind.

All the folks that JUST LOVE THE SNOW obviously don't have to care for outside critters. On Jan 2nd, I'm always ready for Spring.

Amy said...

I am glad all of our snow has melted here now,it was 50 degrees yesterday!

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

I agree, it could be worse. But as a good friend of mine said to me a week or so ago, "This winter feels long already!" And neither she, nor I, have started kidding yet this season. Oh boy. :)

ga.farmwoman said...

I know you don't want to hear this, but our temp yesterday was 79 degrees.
We hardly ever see snow, but some weatherpeople are predicting we get some this year. We get so excited when we do have a snow, any snow. Just a snowflake or two we run to the store to stock up on bread and bananas. Getting ready for the big snow of maybe a 1/2 inch. lol...
I hope your weather improves soon, but I did love seeing your snow photos.
Have a good day.
Pam

jen's farmily said...

Yep, weather in Indiana did the same 40-degree drop yesterday. AND the weather forecast said that it will be 69 on Thursday. I'm gonna recheck it again today and see if they still think that's true. 69 in December?! Right after we get snow?!

City Mouse said...

It certainly looks snowy and Christmassy there now! Beautiful. We just got our first little bit of snow today.