How beautiful, Pixie! It's snowing, sleeting, raining here...schools are canceled...waiting for hospital to call me with Mom's placement...I'm hoping I can see her this afternoon when it all changes to rain...need to bring her flowers on her 98th birthday today...thank you all for praying for her...I must say she was treated with respect at the hospital, the doctors & nurses spoke directly to her, instead of through me.
Robindog, Sending birthday greetings to your Mom. She is a month older than my Mom. Hope we get those genes.
My poor DH had his skiing plans cancelled as the weather in Vt is windy and icy. He did all that work in the dark last night to go today, but a good thing as all that snow would be horrible to move now as it turns to ice. He did in front of barn and shed too, but you can't tell from this shot.
Weather in Nantucket is dull, and 42, and only a little wind, but an occasional good gust.. One dog happy to outside while the other is having none of the icy ground. I tried to go out for a walk, but it is treacherous. Birds happy to have time to eat without getting blown to Siberia. Patti
The weatherman said "a dusting", does this look like a dusting to you? It's been doing this for over half an hour, we have a 1/2" already!
So much for that beautiful sunrise. " Red skies in the morning, sailors take warning"...they ain't kidding. :(
Thanks all of you dear, dear folks! I brought Mom sugar free ice cream for her present, she loves it...Wish I could say nice things about the weather, but Pixie, your day was worse than mine...Patti, love that barn, sorry your DH couldn't ski...Just cannot think about even one more inch of snow here!
Lied, not still as I just went for a walk and it is more windy than I thought. Still a lovely day. But, the big news is that I have several Narcissus in obvious bud. Not surprising they are N. Rijnveld's Early Sensation which is usually the first to bloom for us. I took shots and will post them later. Also some Hellebore and more Hamamelis out. Both of our H.Diane and H. Sunburst are opening. H. Wisley Supreme is still looking bright and cheery. Patti
It's not all gone here but we have had 2 - 3 days at 40 and it's melting fast. I can now see some grass around the base of the tree's. With that being typed, the weatherman said we will get snow tonight & tomorrow and in 3 days expect it again. Great!
It's 21 , high of 42 today
No snow here in Nantucket except in the deepest shade and only a few patches. It got up to 48 and was sunny all day. DH took down a couple of big pines that we lost in the storm and he repaired the deer fence where one of the big pines knocked it down when it came partially down. The couple of Cedars that got whacked are getting done tomorrow. I raked, pruned and cleaned up lots of downed branches. Got maybe a third of the yard done. While cleaning up a bed, I found the first of our reticulated Iris in bloom. I.r.Gordon must have be blooming in the snow, but I didn't see it until today. Bad Mom. Patti
Hoar frost on the grass this morning with a huge ominous front out to the north which foretells of storm coming tonight. Expecting 4 to 8 with gust to 50 mph. Out to prune and drag the big downed pine logs to our newly started, as of yesterday, burn pile. We have a good stash of of all our prunings from last year as well as a good bit of of stuff that I am eying that I want to take down that will help fuel a good winter fire sometime in March. All that will have to get dragged from it's hiding spot to the middle of the front yard. We have 2 cedars with severe damage from the last storm to clean up today too. While typing this post it has suddenly gone quite dark outside. Not looking like a good day to work outside, but birds are singing. Yes singing. Patti
I noticed a lot of singing the past few days...nothing this morning though, as another 2" has dropped on us...we are not expected to get anything tonight, only east of the CT River...that's what I'm hoping for, anyway...
39° & overcast. Snowed the most of the morning, but did not stick. I wonder if we will get this afternoon's predicted storm, or that was it. Melting going on & can finally see the tops of 3 of our 4 whiskey barrels.
Wha, nice shots. Waiting for our storm that seems to be getting bigger according to the weatherman. But what do they know?
Funny day, started nice then a front came in with cold air which made me think I was done for the day, then it cleared and sun came out for a while so I soldiered on with my pruning and some raking. Then it got cold again around 2:45 so I quite. I really attacked the Buddleja and the Vitex, but trimmed some Viburnums, Lespedeza, Hypericum, Bayberry, Blueberries, and a bunch of who knows what bushes.
Just got another weather alert. we shall see. Patti
Quoting:There is the potential for heavy snow along with strong winds across the far southeast New England coast tonight into early Sunday afternoon.
Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 7 pm this evening to 7 pm EST Sunday.
Locations: Cape Cod and Nantucket.
Hazard types: Heavy snow and strong winds.
Accumulations: snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches.
Timing: A mixture of light rain and snow is expected to develop today. Little if any accumulation is expected through this evening. Any precipitation should changeover to snow around midnight tonight. The snow may fall heavily for a time from after midnight through midday Sunday.
Impacts: untreated roads and walkways will become snow covered. Strong winds will develop after midnight and continue through Sunday. This may result in poor visibilities and perhaps near Whiteout conditions for a time. In addition, the initially wet snow combined with the wind could result in some downed tree limbs and a few power outages.
Winds: north 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.
Temperatures: around 30.
Visibilities: one quarter to one half mile at times.
Wha, I have made that mistake before, but this time I am not pruning tips, just crossed branches and around the base and any suckers and damaged branches or any place that they need thinning. Trying to clean up some of our Japanese maples too. That job scares me. But I am trying to do them slowly so I don't over prune them or give them a Mohawk. I do love being out in the winter in the garden, almost best of all. Patti
29 with light snow falling and blowing a steady 20 to 30 with a few gust that have been more like 40. Only an inch on the ground so far. Birds are all chomping down on the extra seed we put out for them. No pruning today. Patti
Robindog, OMG, sounds like you could have had a tornado at your house. We have had wind, but not a lot of snow. It looks like less than 3", but most of what came down just blew away with the steady 30MPH winds. Patti
Not so cold here. 23 with wind at about a steady 30mph with constant gusts to 40mph and a few hitting about 50 so boats are cancelled again. Not sure about planes, but just heard one. I wouldn't want to be flying today. DH scrapped all the snow off the green house this morning, so it is now a nice 78 in there. guess where i am spending the day. Patti
Went out to dig horseradish. Ground only frozen on top, but didn't find any big fat roots, so what I dug may be too woody. Do have a bunch we put up in the fall for tonight's Xmas dinner party with a friend who we just haven't gotten together with yet for our annual party. His birthday is in early March so I re-wrapped a couple of his gifts with birthday paper. Early and Late Party.
Wind is calming down. Temp is now 28 and wind at around 20mph. Sunny day.
It was nice to inspect what sticks above a foot or more of snow. All Southern Magnolias are happy. So is Winters Joy camellia even though one of them lost its cover in the wind. Others are more stressed. Lesson learned for hardy camellias is to plant 3 year old plants or risk losing them.
Got up to 46 degrees at 10 o'clock last night. Yes, odd as it kept getting warmer. Heavy rain in the night, now 35 and blowing about 15 to 20. Overcast. I am taking the fast ferry to Hyannis later today then to Boston for a few days, before going to Vt on Sunday for a few more days. Not much happening here so away to play in the clay. Patti
37° It was clear earlier, but clouding over now. they keep changing our snowfall, now 1-3" so we must be on the edge of heavier stuff. that was the newspaper prediction so the TV weather may have different information tonight.
I am now in Vt as of 8 o'clock last night. I was worried about the drive over from Boston, so I took the Mass Pike instead of the dreaded RT 2. I only had a few minutes of snow near Auburn. Easy drive, except the prices at the pump. Yikes.
No snow that I could see of during the night, but another little snow flurry start up a few minutes ago,however I can still see bare ground under the trees and it appears to be stopping already. The plow has made only one pass since yesterday along our road, so this storm has been a non event. Plus it is quite warm as the snow is sliding off the roof. DH is driving up today to ski for the next couple of days. He should be happy with the conditions. Brook is open and running. Patti
If it sounded like I was complaining...im not. Did you see what TEXAS is getting???
Snow covered Amarillo, Texas, where forecasters said up to 18 inches could fall, accompanied by wind gusts up to 65 mph. Paul Braun, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Transport, said whiteout conditions and drifting snow had made all roads in the Texas Panhandle impassable. Interstate 40 was closed from Amarillo to the Oklahoma state line.
35 degrees so the little snow we got is melting. Ugly mess outside down here in the valley, though I am sure up on the ski mountain it is quite good conditions for my DH. It was sunny until 8, but has become overcast. I need to walk the dogs, but it isn't a winter wonderland and the road is quite slippery from ice and mud so I am avoiding as long as I can. Patti
Well we started out with wind, then it started snowing but not until late afternoon...3pm. Snowed like crazy for the next 5 hours then slowed down some. Went to bed @ 11 it was still snowing, now it's 34 degree's and it's dropping a slushy mixture~ part snow part rain!! It said we would get 6 - 10" along with a coating of ice. I'm guessing today is the ice part. :(
Uh oh. Hope it passes quickly in Maine. This morning it looks ominous here. Yesterdays rain resulted in heavy crystal snow. Bottom limbs of my evergreens were looking pretty weak so out came the shovel.
brrrr got cold again 37° low was 28°
they say chance of rain or snow on Wed, but looks like it will stay to the south
going to the Philly Flower show on Thurs, so I just want the weather to be nice on that day