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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

2019

As we gather around a warm fire, it's time for another new year and contemplation of what 2019 will bring.

But first, let's take a look back at how 2018 ended.


Snow!

It snowed for hours beginning about 9:30 in the morning and covered everything around the Catalyst's lair.



Early on I had taken the bird bath, frozen solid, and placed it against the tree where it and its pedestal were soon buried in soft but heavy snow.


The colorful whirligig was snowed to a stop.


The smiling sun faces began to take on a worried look as the snow kept falling.


And the poor rock turtle eventually was left with only his beak peeking out.


It's a chilly 10 degrees F. as I'm writing this and supposed to top out at only 34 today so much of the snow will remain.

But the Weather Gods tell me the high by Friday will be in the mid to upper 50's.

So this somewhat rare snowfall will soon melt and drain away.

It's pretty while it lasts and fortunately I have a full larder and nowhere to go.

Happy New Year, everyone.


15 comments:

Jager said...


It has been windy and cold here in SoCal. The Rose Bowl Parade watchers will experience wind chill temps of 32 degrees. All kinds of people camp out over night in Pasadena along the parade route. They froze their butts off last night. They seemed to enjoy the adventure bundled up on their lawn chairs. It was 36 this morning up in the canyon. No snow but...

Zhoen said...

Nothing as wonderful as a snowfall on a day when you can be home and gaze out, no obligation to do anything about it.

Stay warm, eat well.

Should Fish More said...

You're actually not far from here in temp...we're only 14 degrees colder, -4 as I write.
Enjoy the snow, and we can always send more when it melts.

William Kendall said...

The best kind of weather!

Yorkshire Pudding said...

How will you survive? Do you need an air drop? Perhaps Trump will declare a state of emergency in Arizona. That should help.

RedPat said...

Still no rain here. We had rain all evening for the New Year festivities!

Steve Reed said...

Wow! That is NOT what I picture when I imagine where you live! That's some pretty dramatic winter weather.

Joan Perry said...

That is some impressive snow! Happy New Year to you and yours!

joeh said...

Could have played golf in Jersey today...stayed home, but it was warm enough.

Val said...

If I wasn't retired, and if it wasn't still part of Christmas break, that amount of snow might have gotten me out of school for two days. Maybe three.

Tom Cochrun said...

It looks nice. But I'm pleased that is not my yard! I've become a weather wimp.

Sharon Anck said...

Such pretty pictures. My sister sent me a video of her dog roaming in the yard, belly-deep in the snow. The announcer at our New Year's Eve event said it was warmer at Times Square than it was in Phoenix that night. And, it was 34 degrees when I drove to work this morning. That is way too cold.

Sharon Anck said...

P.S. I wish I was sitting by that lovely fire right now!

The Bug said...

That looks lovely! I enjoyed our surprise snowfall the other week - although it was no fun to have to go to work before it all melted. I did get one snow day though - something that never happened in Ohio where we were all crazy & made it to work no matter what.

Susan Kane said...

Oh, such memories of Illinois winters, most of them good except when the temp went to -0.

I have nostalgia about playing in drifts and making snow ice cream.

Your photos are lovely!

Over from Geo. site. I enjoy your blog.