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I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), and several Kindle ebooks.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Fleeting Glimpses

Country Dew, of the Blue Country Magic blog, recently bestowed upon this humble blog the One Lovely Blog award:


I shall enjoy my moment of fame and pass the award along to a fellow blogger Sally, whose Smith Mountain lake Mystery Writer blog—thanks to the incredible pictures she takes—is indeed lovely.

The award reminded me that fame is, of course, fleeting. Not unlike this morning’s weather.

I looked up from my computer screen to see snow falling outside my study window. Then my husband announced it was snowing. Snow! my brain exclaimed. Better grab a picture to blog about!

I first took a picture on the deck. The falling white stuff looked more like sleet.


The scene in front of my study window indeed looked like snow falling from a hazy cloud overhead. But those northerly clouds in the distance don't look like snow clouds. Looks like the sun is shining on the Peaks of Otter.


Maybe this is the beginning of a snow storm?


Out toward Smith Mountain, it looked snowier. Anyhow, some kind of precipitation was falling.

When I was about to download the above "snow" pictures, I looked out the window again. Sun? What’s with that. I grabbed the camera again.

Nothing falling to the north. The clouds over the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Peaks look like they headed this way.

No more snow (or whatever) on the mountain.


Weather, like fame, can be fleeting.
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2 Comments:

Blogger Amy Tate said...

How true. I had all of the above at my house too... only, all at the same time.

3:59 PM  
Blogger CountryDew said...

Those are great photos. We have had some weird weather lately.

3:14 PM  

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