Several of my blogging buddies have been checking on me via e-mail and asking whether the power has stayed on at my house. Thankfully, yes! I had a neighbor call me Thursday night, so it was nice that somebody locally touched base with me about my welfare too.
Road conditions improved enough so that I could finally get out of the house mid-day yesterday. I dropped Angel off for a bath and nail trim at the dog groomer, while I went and got a much-needed haircut. It was the first time that I had ventured out since Monday morning.
I’m homebound once again because another winter storm rolled during the night. It’s round two, delivering more snow and ice. Sleet has been hitting the windows for the past couple of hours. I’m praying that the power continues to stay on and that it will warm up enough this weekend so that I don’t have to try to clear the front walk again. Poor Angel is getting a gentle toss off of the front porch now (less than a foot off the ground) into the flowerbed so that she can do her business. You can rest assure that she despises the weather as much as me!
Long icicles hang off the gutters around my cottage. I took some more photos on Thursday, while the sky was a pretty blue. (Today, it is a dismal gray color.) At one corner of the garage, icy water has been has been furiously dripping on top of a holly tree.
I can sympathize with the tree’s current state and see it as a metaphor. Life can dump on you in a big way, and you simply have to wait it out, enduring until conditions improve.
The icicles in front of my bedroom window were in the 12-18-inch size range two days ago. They now extend to ~2 feet. I took all of these photos with my handy little iPhone. The focus isn’t the best on this icicle close-up, so I decided it was a good candidate for a painterly version too.
Thank you for all of your good wishes. If you are getting a healthy dose of this winter weather too, I hope that you continue to stay safe and warm!