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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Where Wise Men Tread


 They said the beginning of flurries was expected north of Knoxville - around 2:30pm on Friday.

Well - they were right about the estimated time of day. But - the weather satellites must have been just a tad bit - off - twisted - turned around - something. Because we live - south - of Knoxville.

I took these shots less than 30 minutes after the flurries began. The flurries showed up around 2:40pm - here. Mother Nature wasted no time turning it all into snow. Can you tell I’m not very happy while I type this out?





I’m so glad I got out there and spread the rock salt - instead of waiting for my Hubby to get home. I did that. I’m a team player.

Wait a minute.





 Oh…. Wonderful.  The Pit gets to spend Winter outside - again.





This is a male Cardinal - from the ‘hood. He thinks he owns both of the bird feeders - and all the trees nearby. He’s totally unaware of three facts. I load the bird feeders. And I know how to load the pellet gun. And feral barn cats need to eat, too. He needs to learn how to share - really soon.





This is one of the many Bluebirds that hang out in our barn during the winter. They’re fun to watch! Of all the birds and squirrels I’ve watched - these Bluebirds have been the first to entertain me while they manage to run off the Robins!



So - we make it through the night. The power is still on by the time we wake up at 3:45am this morning. And the cable television is still functioning. It is now 12:45pm and - the cable television is now - not functioning - I don’t know why.

Meteorologists - emergency personnel - and road crewmen put the message out there as soon as they got in front of television cameras - “ Do not leave your home and drive on the roads unless you absolutely have to do so. ”  Planes must fly - so Hubby gives me a hug and kiss and says, " Good-bye! "

And calls me after he gets to the Hangar - " The power is out at Tellico Village - all along Hwy. 144. "





It’s now 1:39pm and - the power just came back on a few minutes ago. Yeah - it took a dump.





And - that’s part of the reason why I listened to the warnings - from the wise men.





This is not snow that I like to go out and play in. The sun is not shining. The sky is not that gorgeous blue color.





This is snow that you only go out in to work - tend to animals - and stuff like that.





And this is from an animal that used some serious balance and finesse. Spinner made the trip out to the barn for his daily - whatever it is that he does. And made it all the way back to the house - using the very same tracks he made while going out there. Such is the male cat with the hormonal female attitude that comes around once a month. Only - his comes around during full moons.





And - Just look at Who Else decided to show back up!!



Okay - I’m outta here! A pot of hot coffee and a chance to hand wash some dishes - before the power goes out - again.

And it will.

No doubt.

We’re in the country, Baby!


1 comment:

Tammy Renee' Cupp said...

Stay safe and warm and inside as much as possible! ;-) I think we have about seven or eight inches of snow so far. :-(

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Where Wise Men Tread


 They said the beginning of flurries was expected north of Knoxville - around 2:30pm on Friday.

Well - they were right about the estimated time of day. But - the weather satellites must have been just a tad bit - off - twisted - turned around - something. Because we live - south - of Knoxville.

I took these shots less than 30 minutes after the flurries began. The flurries showed up around 2:40pm - here. Mother Nature wasted no time turning it all into snow. Can you tell I’m not very happy while I type this out?





I’m so glad I got out there and spread the rock salt - instead of waiting for my Hubby to get home. I did that. I’m a team player.

Wait a minute.





 Oh…. Wonderful.  The Pit gets to spend Winter outside - again.





This is a male Cardinal - from the ‘hood. He thinks he owns both of the bird feeders - and all the trees nearby. He’s totally unaware of three facts. I load the bird feeders. And I know how to load the pellet gun. And feral barn cats need to eat, too. He needs to learn how to share - really soon.





This is one of the many Bluebirds that hang out in our barn during the winter. They’re fun to watch! Of all the birds and squirrels I’ve watched - these Bluebirds have been the first to entertain me while they manage to run off the Robins!



So - we make it through the night. The power is still on by the time we wake up at 3:45am this morning. And the cable television is still functioning. It is now 12:45pm and - the cable television is now - not functioning - I don’t know why.

Meteorologists - emergency personnel - and road crewmen put the message out there as soon as they got in front of television cameras - “ Do not leave your home and drive on the roads unless you absolutely have to do so. ”  Planes must fly - so Hubby gives me a hug and kiss and says, " Good-bye! "

And calls me after he gets to the Hangar - " The power is out at Tellico Village - all along Hwy. 144. "





It’s now 1:39pm and - the power just came back on a few minutes ago. Yeah - it took a dump.





And - that’s part of the reason why I listened to the warnings - from the wise men.





This is not snow that I like to go out and play in. The sun is not shining. The sky is not that gorgeous blue color.





This is snow that you only go out in to work - tend to animals - and stuff like that.





And this is from an animal that used some serious balance and finesse. Spinner made the trip out to the barn for his daily - whatever it is that he does. And made it all the way back to the house - using the very same tracks he made while going out there. Such is the male cat with the hormonal female attitude that comes around once a month. Only - his comes around during full moons.





And - Just look at Who Else decided to show back up!!



Okay - I’m outta here! A pot of hot coffee and a chance to hand wash some dishes - before the power goes out - again.

And it will.

No doubt.

We’re in the country, Baby!


1 comment:

Tammy Renee' Cupp said...

Stay safe and warm and inside as much as possible! ;-) I think we have about seven or eight inches of snow so far. :-(