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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

The Weather Outside is Snowy







Colorado is closed down; the Governor has declared an emergency and called out the National Guard to rescue people in need, stranded in cars or without power at home. Luckily we've only gotten about 7 inches of snow and less wind than further north. I ventured out this afternoon to get some photos for future quilting endeavors. Big, fluffy flakes were falling on my face and on the camera screen. I am so happy that we still have power and heat, as well as TV and the Internet.






Remember what my Lilliputian Prairie Pond loooked like last summer? Here it is today. The fountain is still running enough to keep it from freezing over so the birds and other creatures can
still get a drink. When the leaves start falling I cover the little pond with chicken wire stretched over a hula hoop and that provides an interesting texture to the snow and ice. I'm already thinking about what my January 12X12 project might look like.





We don't usually have a white Christmas so this blizzard is sure messing with people's travel plans. My grandson who attends CU was supposed to fly from Denver International to Sacramento tomorrow to meet with his girlfriend's family for the holidays but they don't expect to open DIA again until tomorrow evening.
Hope wherever you are, you are warm, comfortable, and have peaceful, loving thoughts about the holiday season.

8 comments:

Susan said...

Glad you are snug and cozy. Loved your pictures. What's your 12 x 12 theme? Mine is "Shades of the Sonoran Desert."

We are warm, compared to you!

dee said...

I thought of you when I saw the news late last night-hope you are well and warm. I enjoyed seeing your nativity and other decorations but of all things-I really like your locks and keys. I have a number of very old ones too.Wishing you a blessed Christmas.Careful digging out!

Debra Spincic said...

I thought about you too last night when I heard about the snow in Denver. Stay put and stay warm!

The Carolina Quilter said...

Oh, but it's so beautiful! We southerners would love to have a white Christmas every now and then. As it is, we often go through winter with only a little blowing snow or, worse, an ice storm. I know it can be dangerous for travelers but it's so pretty! Merry Christmas.

Kim said...

Hope you all are safe and warm. Have a Happy Holidays. Cheers! Kim

Deborah said...

Snow is a beautiful nuisance, isn't it? Hope you're still warm & okay...I've been listening to the weather out there.

Here in Ga., it's nasty muggy rain. Ugh.

Allison said...

I love those pictures, Fran! Especially the bottom one, of the snow on the dried flowers (I won't call them weeds!)
I would choose internet over water and heat! Glad you kept all three....

Rian said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours. All best wishes Fran, stay warm.