(Alright, so this post is a couple days late, sorry! After the weekend storm, things quickly got busy again, and now we’re facing yet ANOTHER storm. SIGH. When it snows, it’s a blizzard, right?)
One of the less fun things about living in a place with seasons is dealing with snow in the winter. While the amounts of snow we’ve gotten during the winters has varied widely over the past few years, we can’t quite recall the last time we had a large December snowfall. With that in mind, we got our first taste of winter this past Sunday.
The snow started in the late morning and 3 to 6 inches was predicted. However, as the snow picked up in severity over the course of the early afternoon, it became clear that we’d be in for much more than a few inches.
By late afternoon, the winter weather advisory had been extended to midnight, and the snow showed no signs of letting up. But during a moment of lesser snowfall, we decided to do some shoveling. With a long driveway that needed to be cleared and a trusty snow shovel, we reluctantly went to work.
We finished the last of the shoveling and salting with the slowly setting sun, and we were still in for another couple inches of the white stuff (though it melted on the driveway, thankfully) before it was all said and done late in the evening. Come Monday morning, the roads we’re quite clear, though everything else looked like the proverbial winter wonderland. And we thought it was all over.
Needless to say, it WASN’T. Another winter weather warning was released late Monday; and sure enough, here we are, staring out the window at more snow falling from the sky. It’s very pretty, yes, but, forever the negative nellies (but not really…mostly), all we can see is more shoveling and, with plummeting temperatures, slow commutes for the rest of the week.
Despite what’s going on outside, inside, we’re trying to save one of our pepper plants!
This trio is the lone survivor of the plants that were on our porch. (And there really are three plants there, though the largest two have kind of pushed out the third.) We’re doing our best to keep light on these guys, but, as you can see from the picture, the plants look rather sallow. We’re not sure there’s much we can do to prevent them from limping along, but there’s no sense in not trying! If nothing else, the peppers that are on the plant may be seeded if they aren’t eaten first.
So besides the occasionally flashes of white, things are looking good in our neck of the woods, and we hope that things are going well in yours. Not sure of we’re going to get to another post before Christmas, so we’ll wish you all a very merry holiday now!