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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.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Sudden Snow

I'm glad I got most of my yard-work done before the snow fell. Saturday was warm—shirtsleeve weather. I even worked up a sweat spreading the mulch around the old gazebo.


There were rumors that we might get some weekend snow, but Saturday was springlike. Daffodils bloomed . . .


. . . as well as the crocus.


In the pasture, Melody nibbled from her bale.


But on Sunday, the temperature dropped, clouds rolled in, and snow fell throughout the afternoon.



 Before long, Melody's bales were covered.


Melody contemplated if it was worth it to go up the hill and eat hay. Eventually she did.


However, the barn-cats decided to stay warm and dry in the tack room.


Between Sunday afternoon and late Sunday night, we received about five inches of snow. On Monday, the sun shone and skies were clear again.


The trek to the newspaper box and back was a challenge.


The vehicles and lawn were covered.


Despite the sun, some snow still remained on branches.


In the tractor shed, the cats were ready to start clearing the driveways.


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4 Comments:

Blogger CountryDew said...

It has been an interesting weather pattern this year.

2:49 PM  
Blogger Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Quite a difference between the first four pictures and the last ones. The cats on the tractor are cute.

9:37 PM  
Blogger a bit of earth said...

Truly beautiful photos. I relished this snow; it was so unexpected and didn't stay long enough to make much mess. Thanks for sharing!

8:21 PM  
Blogger R.M. said...

We were supposed to get 4 - 7 inches - we got blue skies instead and went for a lovely ride. This is the winter that wasn't.

4:57 PM  

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