As Cold As Ice!

Brrrrr! We set a new record low temperature here overnight. Officially, they’re saying it got down to -11, but the weather thingy in my browser was showing -14 at 3:30am, just before I decided to crawl under my blankets. At any rate, I was inspired by the following image, a copy of which was posted over on Tacky Raccoons…

From Frozen Sand…

Having awakened to a very depressing -8 degrees outside my door (and wind chills far lower), finding something beautiful arising from the cold wasn’t exactly high on my list of morning activities. In fact, if anything, the cold snap we’ve been experiencing has made it very hard for me to see the beauty in anything at all. But then I saw these images…

Preparing For The Storm…

We were lucky here where I live in central Ohio, as we only got a 4-5 inch “taste” of the ‘Possibly Historic’ storm now heading for New England. For the poor folks about to have a couple of feet dumped upon them however, I thought a little help in setting the “proper mood” might be in order…

Snowbound?

Well, not exactly. But after a weekend of torrential rains and highs approaching 60, I awoke this morning to a crisp 12 degree, slightly snow covered landscape outside my windows. For me at least, that’s more than enough to justify posting this beautiful song and a few “related” images as well. Looks like we’ll have a white Christmas after all! 😀

How To Properly Stack Firewood!

Another one from an email forwarded to me by my good friend Rosie. Very appropriate I think, considering that our area is experiencing the coldest days of the season yet! How To Properly Stack Firewood If you do not know how to pack firewood for the winter, here are some ideas: I want ice water.…

I Think I’m Starting To Feel It Now!

I’m not quite sure I understand it, but there’s something weird is going on here. Somehow, the after-effects of that stupid movie from last night have co-mingled with all the “cheery goodness” radiating from today’s comment exchanges to produce a most unfamiliar “warmth” within my chest cavity… 😉

Update – Crystallize

First off, I want to apologize to everyone for not responding to your comments yesterday. I had to make another walk to the grocers and it aggravated my back and hip problem to the point where sitting at this desk was just way too painful. The “inspirational” posts I did in the morning before I…