| A WINTER'S MORN|
I may have unintentionally made a little 'ooopsy' in my Friday post. Leading my first paragraph off talking about exaggerations I began my post with a photo of what I winkingly called a Ruby Throated Green-Winged Southern Semi-Siberian Hummingbird. I put a little smiley face behind the caption to show I was humorously 'pulling your leg'. That little green Hummer isn't real.....I think it's plastic. Okay, I just wanted to clear that up in case............well you know.
| A NICE WINTER'S DAY WITH A COMBINATION OF SUN AND CLOUDS OVERHEAD|
There's not much I can say about today that I haven't said in countless other posts so I guess I will just say it again by starting off in my usual manner. Under a changing sky of sun and cloud, Pheebs and I cruised around half a dozen country roads taking a few photos along the way. Our day didn't get much above 28F but at least there wasn't any wind to make the temperature feel worse. For me, it was basically another day tipped back in my sunroom recliner reading. Oh ya, and there is more snow on the way Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday:(((((((
| LONG FARM LANES CAN BE A CHALLENGE DURING WINTER MONTHS|
A long-time reader and commenter on my blog left a comment on my Friday post which reminded me of an old saying that I have used over the years. The comment goes something like this, 'I complained I had no shoes until I met the man who had no feet'. Arrowhead Gramma's comment on my Friday post is a good example of that saying. Here's me all the time complaining about the snow we have and the inconveniences it brings. And here's California's Arrowhead Gramma's side of that saying...... Al, been AWOL for a few days while dealing with the white stuff. The Governor has declared San Bernardino County/our mountain communities in a State of Emergency and today the President made a Federal declaration for our area which will allow FEMA to assist our area. Wednesday/Thursday our rural lane was plowed using a backhoe and it took 10 hours (around the length of a football field) to move the 109" inches of snow that had accumulated. Biggest problem was where to put it all. The expense is shared with four other neighbors. Fortunately my fellow that does the shoveling was able to come yesterday and shovel off two very long decks that had 4/5 feet of snow. He wanted to get it off before today's rain. We have lost two three generation grocery stores and now have one grocery store for most of the villages near me. Our roads are all down to one lane and there are banks 12/15 feet high. I have not left my house since February 21st and had not seen another human since February 24th until the plow came through on Wednesday night. I am so grateful that all seems well with the house, the electricity only flickered in my area and we had heating, etc. I am blessed. Never thought that Snowmageddon would be a part of my bucket list.
| SNOW DRIFTS ALONG THE ROADSIDE|
Ellen's Groove:)) Ellen And Her Mom & Dad share a few photos and Ellen practices a new bass line.
| LOOKS LIKE A FELLOW RV'R WHO DIDN'T MAKE IT DOWN SOUTH THIS WINTER|
Al's Music Box:)) Ode To Billy Joe by Bobby Gentry from the album 'Ode To Billy Joe'. 1967
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A Briton, a Frenchman and a Russian are viewing a painting of Adam and Eve frolicking in the Garden of Eden. "Look at their reserve, their calm," muses the Brit. "They must be British." "Nonsense," the Frenchman disagrees. "They're naked, and so beautiful. Clearly, they are French." "No clothes, no shelter," the Russian points out, "they have only an apple to eat, and they're being told this is paradise. They are Russian."
|A HIDDEN CREEK MEANDERS IT'S WAY THROUGH A SNOWY FOREST|
One morning the phone rang at 3:00 a.m. in Jeff's house. He picked up the phone and a woman asked, "Is this 555-1111?" "No, this is 555-1112." Jeff replied. "Oh, I'm so sorry for disturbing you." The woman said. "That's alright," Jeff said. "I had to get up to answer the phone anyway."
What a surprise to see my name in the headline tonight. We've had rain for two days which has caused flooding issues for some. Sunday and Monday are to be clear before more rainy days. Give Miss Pheebs are hug and thanks again.ReplyDelete