Monday, January 25, 2010

What a Day

Yesterday we were told by the weather man that a storm was on the way.
I woke up at 2:30 AM,and looked outside.
It was storming pretty hard,so I figured that I would have the day off.
This is what greeted us in the morning.

This above picture was taken from in our living room.
 If you look carefully you can see some vehicles stuck on the road.
Oh yes,school was cancelled and for good reason.

Here the wind has let up a little,so you can see the stuck vehicles better.
Throughout the day we had at least 8 vehicles stuck at this intersection.

Looking out of the dining room window,the poor birds were having  hard time,
but at least they had plenty of food.

Jake went outside to get a few pictures,I on the other hand was content to shoot through the windows.

Just another view of the PIne Siskins feeding.
They have been super busy today.

I stepped back a little to show that I was indeed standing in the living room.
The pictures are not the best quality,but I just wanted to show you what my day looked like today.

This last picture was taken from on our drive-way,on January 7,2010.
The Olympic Torch Relay came right down our street.
Unfortunately I did not get a shot of the torch because I had gone inside to dress warmer.
So that has been my day,snow,WINDY,and cold.
At least we have a warm house and each other,so we are doing well.


This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Ruth: Neat look at your snow storm. I liked your photo of the torch relay. I will be in Canada soon, at least through the tv tube.

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Brrr! Keep yourselves tuckes in and warm. Sometimes it feels good to be inside while a storm rages, that is, if you don't have to go out in it.

Ruth said...

All the winter storms seem to be bypassing us this season, and that's OK. I am sure we may get one eventually. I waited half an hour for the Olympic torch and then the runner went by so fast I didn't get a picture.

Leah said...

I took mine through the window too! I'm amazed actually how well it works, your look awesome!

Karin said...

Your pictures through the window have a very interesting look! I like them very much! Yup, remember those MB winters in the 50 and 60s! Probably similar!! Keep warm! Hugs, Karin

Dorothy said...

Wow! that was some snow storm! Winter isn't half over and I'm ready for Spring already! I see you have Pine Siskins and we do not,(yet. They can be aggravating but at least they provide a lot of action around the feeders! Happy Monday! And have a great week!

Diane said...

Oh, brrrr! It's just warming up a little here. We had wind for the last two days (and nights) Must have blown the storm your way. I'm glad you could stay inside and watch everything from there. The birds are very happy, aren't they? that you've provided for them. Have a warm cozy evening, Diane

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Wow---I cannot even envision that kind of snow. Wow--glad you didn't have to get out in it. Will you have to work tomorrow????

Beautiful pictures.. I love seeing the birdies eating... Poor little things!!!

Be careful, Ruth and Jake...

Becky said...

I'd be glad to stay inside too Ruth. I think your weather is coming our way for later in the week. Tomorrow night we're supposed to get 6" of snow.

Valerie said...

Great photos! We are back to the cold again today! Surely a blessing after yesterday.

Did you switch your layout to one of the Mimosa templates. I love the look of the blog now. I learned from another blogger how to make the pictures bigger when you use that template. You just delete a portion of the html of the picture and then change a number in another part. I can share that with you if you are interested.

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a blizzard. We get them but not this year, so far. I like the look you captured out your window.

Arija said...

That is some really challenging weather Ruth,
So nice that you have each other and a snug, warm house.

Blrssings, Arija

Gail said...

Good photos, how awesome to have the torch that close.

jalynn01 said...

What I love about blogging is being able to see what's happening in other parts of the country through someone else's eyes. I'm beginning to love the look of snow... all your pictures were great. I would have been shooting thru the window too..but Jake was brave to go out there.
Then scrolling down I had a touch of summer in your beautiful flowers ..what a contrast. Thank you for sharing.. and thank you for your prayers.. I know and trust how much that means! Have a blessed day Ruth..

Montanagirl said...

I like your post! When we think of those poor people in Haiti, we have a lot to be thankful for! I can't even imagine 400,000 people having to be relocated into a tent city. I thank God for my husband, my home, our food, clothing, water, and a means to heat our home. And a lot of things I won't take time to write here.

Regina said...

Amazing captures! The windows scenes are awesome. I love the snow but I dread the cold.

Looking forward for the Winter Olympics posts.

Have a blessed week all.

George said...

I think your storm is heading our way. The weather service is issuing dire warnings for the next few days. I enjoyed your pictures so much that I don't need to see this weather in person!

Kay said...

That's some heavy snow you have there.

Connie said...

So glad you are safe and warm. That is so much for which to be thankful. I like it inside too, but my husband is like yours - off with his camera into the middle of whatever.

ksdoolittle said...

Ah, yes, beautiful snow. That's about the only positive thing I can say about it, though! I've already had MY fill!

troutbirder said...

Boy do these pictures look familiar. We had similar last week. You've got the right attitude though.

Naturegirl said...

Ruth you certainly are having so much more snow than we here in southern Ontario Canada. Our winter so far has been wet and filled with dark grey skies. What snow had melts by the end of the day.
You stay indoors and continue capturing your views from the window!stay warm..time for nesting.
hugs aNNa xo

me ann my camera said...

Ruth, Your photos portray a stormy day well. I am glad your scool day was cancelled. The school dstrict I used to teach in seldom cancelled. Many times on my way to schhol I would drive through communities where school had been cancelled, me being very unhappy that my district had chosen not to close. Those were the days of winter that were very difficult to get through. Our winter this year does not seem to be as severe or as stormy as other winters. I enjoyed your pictures very much.
Ann Hopefully there will be not too many more storms out your way. Have a good day

Mary said...

ugh....I'm sick of cold and snow, but your photos make it look lovely. How neat that the torch relay came down your street!