Thursday, January 29, 2009

Winter Winter Everywhere

The weather is miserably cold, but if you like winter, Kentucky is the place to be. (I'm not complaining, but winter is NOT my favorite season.) Starting Monday night ice and freezing rain started to fall.It continued to fall all day Tuesday. Then after a few inches of that, and once the road looked like an ice skating rink...then snow, a few more inches of it, fell, hiding all that ice. If you are one of my readers living in the south, remember this post in August. Put your feet in a bowl of ice, pull this post up and "escape" the awful heat!

Aren't you glad this is not your home? Poor little birds!

I've stayed in and tried to keep warm, but I did get out and slip around on the ice to snap these pictures. There really is something beautiful about ice and snow even though they can cause so many problems for so many people.

One problem, for example, is trying to drive. We were sitting around here yesterday evening minding our own business when a motor home came down the road spinning its wheels on the ice. It started to slide, then...

BLAM! It slid into the side of our truck.

Spring is still a couple of months away, but it only takes one good ice storm to make me ready for it! I'm watching the local weather as I type. There is "possibly" more snow in the forecast. I think I need a cup of hot cocoa!


Losing Myself said...

We had that a couple of years ago here in Kansas. It rained, then froze and then snowed just before Christmas, Utility poles fell and lots of folks were without electricity. It didn't thaw until March. I sure got tired of walking on ice! Stay warm

Talkin' Texan said...

Thanks for the, umm, encouragement? LOL!! I sure hope it thaws out around here before March!!

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Brittney said...

Loved the photo of the fence. That is such a great sight. Sorry to hear about your truck. I just hate when that happens. Hope things warm up for you soon. Just know that yesterday we had ice here too. Just not like you got and today up to the 60's. Come August I still will enjoy the photos....but never the cold. Stay Warm.

God's Not Finished With Us Yet... said...

Wow, when I got the High Calling Blogs email and viewed your photo's I was so impressed I had to get a better 'shot' (no pun intented). :D

Those are gorgeous photos. What kind of camera do you own? I love photography....wish I had a load of cash to buy a better camera than the one I own. But I still catch some decent images from time to time.

It has been a blessing to have discovered you,

Talkin' Texan said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I'm glad you like my pics. I have a Kodak EasyShare Z712IS. It's a good camera for Dummies! I did a little editing on these because the light was not good--a dark gray day. that's what's wonderful about digital!

Talkin' Texan said...

I like the fence picture too. It's the perspective.

Edie said...

Oh that looks way too miserable. The year I moved to Texas, 1993, we had real bad ice on Thanksgiving. My poor little Toyota was just a huge block of ice with cicles hanging off of it everywhere. Being from California, I had never seen anything like it before. We ended up tying a rope to the back of my cousin's pickup truck and ice skiing down the street that night.