And climb the stairs to the beach...

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Morning Folks Feb 1 2007

So Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit to you all. Did you remember to say it this AM? Ed did but I didn't. Rats! Rats! Rats!

Today in Tennessee it snowed.

Now to us Yankees that's no big deal. But these people began canceling school a week ago when they predicted a "wintry mix". They just panic when they see a flake or two or even hear about one within 100 miles.

They probably do have good reason,when you think about it, because nobody knows how to drive in it and they just don't have the equipment or the sand and salt that New Englanders are so used to. They have such a little bit of snow, they don't even refer to it as plowing. They said this morning on the news that crews were out "scraping". I was surprised to know they even had "scraping" equipment!

Plus, around here there are lots and lots of hills. And lots of windy roads with deep ditches on each side as opposed to shoulders like we have. So, I guess they have reason to worry. But, it is kind of funny that it's all they can talk about around here.

If you click on this picture you can enlarge it and see that we STILL have a few boxes to unpack!

It will be fun identifying these trees when spring gets here in another 6 weeks from tomorrow. They look like they are flowering trees of some kind. And the shrubs around the front door are roses. We have a lovely silver wreath hanger, with our name engraved on it hanging on the door. That is a Christmas gift from Kim! Thanks, it is very pretty!

This is a shot from the French doors in our great room that open out to the deck. No deck furniture yet. But we have a grill! I usually see bluebirds in that oak tree to the right.

Here is a good shot of how hilly it is out here. This is taken from the deck. In the background is a school which is at the entrance to our subdivision.

See the lawn poking out of the snow? And the grass is short and dead! So, you can imagine how little snow really did fall. Our to the right neighbors are pretty close, but that's how they are here in the suburbs. We don't mind at all. Some folks on the street have stopped to introduce themselves while driving by and people are friendly and wave but keep to themselves.

We haven't met these next door neighbors yet.But we have met their dog. He seems very nice.

Our weather is heading northeast and according to the weather report most of you in the New England area will be getting 4 inches or so tomorrow but your temps are going to be 10 below with the windchill. Keep those home fires burning. I sure hope Puxatawney Phil doesn't see his shadow tomorrow!




  1. You have more snow than we do!!! haha The house and yard actually look good with a little snow, but I'm sure you'd rather have none! We woke up to a slight dusting yesterday. The western part of the state is supposed to get more tonight or tomorrow morning, while we get rain. George is hoping for snow!!! A little anyway!!!! Did you hear about the big scare yesterday in and around the Boston area?

  2. They predicted we would get snow today, and that it would be cold. We have partly sunny in the mid 30s and not a flake. The ground is bare and we have robins in the yard.


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