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A Winter Scene - red door, a dusting of snow, and a vintage bicycle

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The REAL girl gets the REAL snowstorm!

In my last post, I wrote about a potential storm.  It was touted as the Blizzard of 2013!

It never arrived.  We got lots of damaging wind, which dried things out even further, about an inch of sideways snow that didn't accumulate at all, and severe cold...

Then it warmed up again.

My daughter was scheduled to arrive on Friday, April 12....
and now they were talking about yet another storm. 

This time, however, the weather forecasters were being a bit more cautious.  They had become the brunt of jokes made of them regarding their last bit of silly predictions on snowfall amounts.  And, we're in a severe drought, so saying we were going to get some much needed moisture and then not getting any was like rubbing salt into a wound, as they say....

But this time, it was quite different. 

The wonderful weekend story will have to wait until the next post, because I know you want to see snow in April, right?  


Monday morning, April 15th....around 8 am.  My daughter's flight  left at 7:40  am, so for traveling and getting to the airport on time, this was not ideal.  She did make it there safely and on time, but just got there as they were boarding.  Thankfully, she thought ahead and left her carry-on with her husband, who was staying longer because of a business meeting he had in Denver.  

It was dark and the sky was filled with beautiful heavy, white snow. 

I'm driving while I'm taking these photos....

The streets were quickly getting clogged with the heavy snow. 

I had to stop at the local post office that morning.  Here, our flag between the snow-laden trees.

It started to come down even heavier, and I quickly went to get groceries and provisions for the days ahead when I vowed to stay in and off the streets.

Ahhhh....home and freshly filled birdie feeders.

A Winter Wonderland....

The birds came in by the droves

And chirped and carried on at all the feeders

And today, the 16th, the roads are melting and the robins are about looking for water to drink.

And the feeders are quickly being emptied by my hungry feathered friends

And this round fat robin waits for Spring....

Blessings to Each and All....
We are all connected by what happened in Boston yesterday and our Hearts are Heavy.

May you each find a way to find joy and love in your lives

May you each have a reason to count your Blessings

May you each find Peace in your Hearts

Thank you for being a part of my Life



  1. Hello sweetie,
    How lovely to see your winter wonderland in spring! I know how much you wanted and needed that snow!
    The photo of the birds at the feeder is precious! I'm glad Amanda made it home safe after a happy, celebratory weekend in CO. Thank you for sharing your world with us. There is so much to be grateful for! Love you! xoxo

  2. Hello Miss Joann,

    What beautiful photos! It looks like a little winter wonderland! It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend together. Mother and daughter time is very special!

    You know what else is special? YOU! I got a little note in the mail the other day and it just made my DAY!! I will have an e-mail for you soon with baby photos, oh my gosh, she is the prettiest baby, I don't care if I am biased!
    Love, Jennifer

  3. So beautiful! What a week this has been. Your blog is the perfect antidote to what's wrong with the world. Love you. Peace. And hey! It's Earth Day. Perfection. xo


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