A scary weather forecast
High winds and lots of snow
Playing in the snow with the children
Reading “Katy and the Big Snow”
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I hope you stay warm, Jennie.
Actually, snow is quite a good insulator. I may feel differently after snow blowing tomorrow! Thanks John.
Oh wow! Hope you all stay safe in that weather !
But, it can be such fun!
The wind is the worst of it today, and it won’t be over till tonight. At last the children can play in deep snow on Monday! Best to you, Ritu.
Here in my area we’ve been fine, bur up north they’ve been battered by winds badly! Stay safe xx
Kids know what snow is for. 🙂
Yes, they do!
I’m in Ohio and will be missing it this time. Be safe!<3
Aw.. that is cold. Take care!
It is! Thanks, Sandra.
I’m looking at the same scene outside my window. We had some VERY high winds earlier. So far, we haven’t lost power. (Knock wood!)
Oh, my, don’t lose power. If you do, light a candle and read my winter story…
I remember reading your winter story! So far, we still have power. We’ll see what happens overnight.
Nope, it stopped some time during the night.
Now a good opportunity to showcase your photography skills😉
I love this post!
We never lost power. Tomorrow we venture outside to snow blow, once the temps are close to 20.
My husband woke up this morning talking about shoveling.
Hubby is headed out now…
Mine finished a little while ago (without incident, thankfully!).
It is much heavier than we expected!
Stay warm and safe!
Will do! We had a fire going all evening. Leftover meatballs on top of the last of the spinach ravoili and homemade mac and cheese was the best! I love leftovers. The storm has ended, and tomorrow we venture outside to see what the storm left, and to tackle snow blowing.
Well, that sounds like a GREAT feast!
It was, and all comfort food. 😀
Stay safe, warm and well! ❤ How lovely it will be once the sun shines! xo
It will be glorious, Bette! Many thanks. 🥰
Great plans and wonderful selection. But, you knew that😉. Have Fun!
I remember those days! Most kids love snow. I wasn’t one of them.
I was not a big snow lover as a kid, but I did enjoy sledding.
Winter Storm Kenan’s bomb cyclone has also visited little Rhode Island. The wind was a bit unsettling and did raise concerns about the possible loss of power which, thankfully, has not happened. Watching the falling snow as it accumulates is still one of my favorite parts of living in New England that began with the “Blizzard of ’78”. Shoveling afterward…not so much anymore! A quote that Benjamin has memorized due to hearing my frequent repetitions : “Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.” – Vesta M. Kelly. Have fun on Monday at school! Sadly, the snow will soon disappear due to rising temperatures on Wednesday. Thank-you!
In my little corner of Rhode Island the snow fall measured a wee bit shy of 20 inches. My kind neighbor came over late last evening and used his snow blower on my driveway and then shoveled my walk and doorstep too. I am extremely grateful and forever in his debt! I am curious by nature and must inquire about the amount of snow that fell in your corner of Massachusetts? Thank-you!
Thank goodness for your wonderful and kind neighbor. We had 15 inches, and it was harder to snow blow than expected. It took us most of the day, bit by bit. We are northwest of Boston, pretty close to the New Hampshire border. We were spared what the south shore and cape got!
enjoy and stay safe
When I was a child I loved the winter. Ice-skating, snow angels, tobogganing, hot cocoa with marshmallows and warm fires. I have wonderful memories and I prefer that’s all I have. I am over winter the moment it begins.
I know what you mean!
the perfect book for such a day!
For some reason, the cold snow was unnoticeable when we were children lol now all I see outside is icicles lol… Oh to be young again! But I guess children and how the view the world keep us feeling young (at least me)!
You are so right!
Yikes! Stay safe & warm.
I’ve been in contact with my brother in New Jersey. They seem to have fared better than you. He said they had six inches, and temperatures expected to be down to the single digits tonight. I loved playing in the snow when I was a kid, but I suspect it would be far too cold for me these days.
I wish it were warmer today so kids could play in the snow. We will struggle to reach 20 degrees today. Snowblowing shouldn’t be too bad. We have 15″ to 18″, but it’s very light and fluffy. Tomorrow at school will be warmer, so the children will have a blast in the snow.!
And I know you will find a way to teach them something important about academics or life.
Thanks, Pete. I will!
What a scary weather, Jennie. Hope you’ve stayed warm and safe!
Wow, I’m glad you survived it. Amazing!
I loved snow as a kid I used to come home blue with cold to lovely hot crumpets and hot chocolate and repeat the next day…Stay warm and safe but also have fun with kiddies can’t wait to see the snowman, Jennie 🙂 x
Will do! The weather will be warmer tomorrow (thank goodness) so the children can play in the snow.
That should be fun…Enjoy!
Enjoy the snow. Making snow angels looks fun.
It is! Thanks, Norah.
I genuinely miss playing in the snow. Today at 39*F is pretty cold for south Florida, but no snow.
That’s really cold for Florida!
We had it even colder in the ’70’s, what goes around, I guess comes back around, eh?
Yes! Everything is cyclical.
That’s a lot of snow …. enjoy playing it in later today.
Maybe Monday as we will struggle to reach 20 degrees today.
That wind looks freezing, Jennie. We get cold winds here to and its quite deceptive, because it looks sunny outside.
I hadn’t thought about cold winds in South Africa. It really was freezing yesterday. Thank goodness it is better today.
Oh yes, we do get cold winds. The sunshine can be most misleading.
Oh wow, I know how you’re feeling. We had that same scenario in December. Stay safe and warm!!
Thanks, Deborah. We stayed cozy for the day with a fire and comfort food. Today we tackled snow blowing, which was harder than we expected.
We have 5C, and hazy sunshine today. I don’t envy you all that snow, Jennie.
Best wishes, Pete.
It was a full day of clearing the snow off of the driveway and cars! Today we’re sore. Best to you, Pete.
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Thank you, Michael!
Lets build snowmen, Jennie! :-)) I agree, snow on the roof is a very good isolator. Here we also have these horrible winds, coming from the East. Stay warm! xx Michael
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That must be really cold, I haven’t experienced one because there’s no winter season in our country.
It is really cold. It’s nice to have all the seasons to experience.