Peevish Pen

Ruminations on reading, writing, rural living, retirement, aging—and sometimes cats. And maybe a border collie or other critters.

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Location: Rural Virginia, United States

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), Miracle of the Concrete Jesus & Other Stories, and several Kindle ebooks.

Friday, January 18, 2008

After the Snow

. . . came the ice:

The jewels loosen on the branches,
And lightly, as the soft winds blow,
Fall, tinkling, on the ice below.
—John Greenleaf Whittier (“The Pageant” 1869)

The branches weren't the only things ice-covered this morning. My favorite under-the-tree bench (actually a glider) isn't an inviting place to sit today.

The forecast is for another snow tomorrow:

Tomorrow: Snow showers early will become steadier snow in the afternoon. Cold. Temps nearly steady in the mid 30s. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 70%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.
Tomorrow night: Snow in the evening will give way to partly cloudy conditions overnight. Low 16F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 70%.

So, are the above pictures after the snow, or before the next snow?

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