Ice falling, February 2011In the past few years, winters have not been the best season around my house. Last week was the first time we had real bad weather, with moisture in the air and busted pipes under the house. It was nice having two days off work, but not having indoor plumbing was the pits! We called in the plumbers - five days later, everything was fixed. It wasn't too expensive, but now I'm a little weary. The second winter storm hit early this morning. Luckily, it wasn't as bad as everyone was expecting.
Snowed in, December 2009Last winter, a bad ice storm blew in at Christmas time. It brought the city to a standstill, broke trees and power lines, and my neighborhood (among thousands in Oklahoma) lost power for days on end.
Crocuses in the snow, February 2011I see the green of the crocuses in the front yard and think, what do they know that I don't? Are they just trying to soak up the sun while it's out? Everyone is saying they won't complain when the stifling hot weather arrives. I won't either!