Thursday, January 24, 2013

We Won The Snow Count . . .

I love snow
I was convinced 
we had had
 at least 
twenty inches of snow or more
in the first three days of our winter storm.

Not quite

Although the story wasn't over . . .
yesterday afternoon and into the evening  
we had at least a foot of snow.

So on this gorgeous crisp
blue sky day
I grabbed hubby and outdoors we went 
to measure the snowfall.  

One yard stick 
broken off at 15 inches
it said we had about 12 inches of snow, total.

However . . .
I knew much more snow had fallen
so off we trekked into the woods
to do some measuring.

This garden bench said the same
twelve inches of snow.

No matter how I measured it . . .
the same, twelve inches

I wasn't convinced so I stuck the broken yard stick in the fire pit
and it measured almost fifteen inches.

We have kept track of our snowfall each day so here you go . . .
Sunday- 4 inches
Monday - 6 inches
Tuesday - 6 inches
Wednesday Morning - 6 inches
Wednesday afternoon - 8 inches
Wednesday night at 10:30
when we shoveled for the third time . . .
two more inches.  
I think that adds up to
32 inches
four days!

I have been known to stretch things just a bit.
But not this time!

I want to have the most snowfall totals of any one in the family.
It is often a contest between us.

My son called last night and told me they had had 
at least thirty inches of snow
and the kids 
were out shoveling off the roof.

See, he has that wanting to have the most thingy too.  
I wonder who he got that  from.

He was just playing with me,
they only got three inches of snow
  and they live thirty minutes away from us.

We benefit from the lake affect
this time we got 

So this time,
 we were the 
snow total winners 
in the family.

The final picture was taken in the woods
looking at the back of the house.
Jack snapped a few pics of his recycled art sculptures too.  

You'll see the
Irish Garden House
Mr IGH built for me on the left.  
A replica of the garden house in Ireland
 is in the corner of my header. 
More snow predicted for tonight. 
Warmer weather on the way 
with rain in the forecast.

We are enjoying the beauty while we can!


Kim K. said...

Yes. You officially won the snow award. Isn't it beautiful? Such cute pictures of you in the snow. I just came back inside from snapping a few more pictures of our back woods. I got home early from work to be outside before dusk. We're hoping to clear off the backyard ice rink and get in some skating after dinner.

Barb said...

You're so darn cute!

Lynn said...

Well, of course, Lynne, you are the clear winner. It packs so you have to measure daily like you did. Does Jack have a story of the fish that got away?

eileeninmd said...

Lynne, wonderful photos of you and the snow. Congrats on winning your snow contest. We only had a dusting this morning, more to come tomorrow. Enjoy your snow, great shots.

TexWisGirl said...

you're so pretty out there with your schnazzy red coat in the snow. i believe you that you got that much snowfall!

Pamela Gordon said...

Boy you sure did get a lot of snow Lynn! It looks so beautiful there - a winter wonderland. Congrats on winning the 'most snow' award. :)

Missy George said...

We only had a total of six..We have a long way to go to get our usual 36

Thoughts for the day said...

SO beautiful we have had none so far, well I take that back we had one day of a half inch of mushy stuff nothing one would want to play or walk in.

Anonymous said...

Love the look of your blog! Such a clean and fresh look. All the snow you are getting is a good thing. We are supposed to have a small amount on the way tomorrow... just so it doesn't come until afternoon since I need to be somewhere late morning.

Oh, and YOU my dear are looking quite lovely these days. :)

Nancy Claeys said...

Well it's a good thing you like snow! We could sure use some more of that -- could you send me a box or two? :)

Bonnie said...

Snow beautiful snow. Love the pictures of you measuring snow. I would love one good snow while I am home. Enjoy the white bliss. Bonnie

Terrie said...

Snow, white snow forms a pretty picture. So thick so cold but warm in a your cozy home. Enjoy your good time.

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful photos.

At Home in English Valley said...

No doubt, you are the winner. So beautiful, oh and the snow looks good too! ;-) How do you look so classy, even shoveling snow? Enjoy your winter wonderland my friend. Love, Penny

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Lynne:
Although we always feel desperately sorry for people, largely on account of work, who are forced to go out in the snow, whatever the conditions [or depth!!], we, like you, simply love it and consider it to be one of the great delights of winter.

This year we have seen deep, widespread snow across Hungary in general but here in Budapest it has been fairly light and not really come to very much. We should certainly not win any competitions!

We have discovered your most entertaining blog through the comment which you left on Jessica's and have, therefore, signed as Followers.

The Tablescaper said...

That is a lot of snow!

- The Tablescaper

GardenofDaisies said...

Your snow is really beautiful! I wish we had more here. But I think it's going to be in the 50's tomorrow.
I do have several paperdolls that are cut out, and I have fun dressing them up. (yes, I know I'm an adult, but I still love to play!) I do not cut the ones that come all in one piece.

laura.forestdreams:) said...

i LOVE the snow too...and miss it!!!

you look so cute out there...with your ruler!!

good luck with the snow far, so good!! you're a winner for sure! c'mon snow!! =)

Rural Revival said...

You are absolutely beautiful. I just love those photos of you out in the snow!!

How I would love to have lake effect snow, pond effect seems to be a little lacking here.

Congrats on your win! : )