Squirl's Nest

Friday, December 16, 2005

What's with the white stuff?

It's not "officially" winter until next week Wednesday. You wouldn't know it from looking outside around here.




Blogger Tardist said...

First! Nice snow. I'm just enjoying the hell out of it. Ha ha.

Fri Dec 16, 01:37:00 PM  
Blogger Nina said...

Wow~ that is a lot of white stuff. Looks like you have a white Christmas.
As always beautiful photo!

Fri Dec 16, 01:45:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Tardist, you made it in here first. All right! And I know you like snow almost as well as I do.

Nina, yeah, White Christmas, darn it. and thanks :-)

Fri Dec 16, 01:55:00 PM  
Blogger Effie said...

Yup--it's lookin' pretty much like that over this way too....scary stuff! And it's still coming down!

Fri Dec 16, 02:10:00 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Oh that's PURDY! Can I come over and play?

Fri Dec 16, 02:11:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Effie, I was thinking of you this morning when I was watching the Weather Channel. There's this giant (what I call a) Sit-n-Spin of bad weather that's west of Lake Michigan and way up into Canada, including Hamilton, of course. It looked like there was a momentary lull a few minutes ago. I was tempted to leave early and finish working from home.

Jim, yes you may. In fact, I'd send it all to you if I could. :-)

Fri Dec 16, 02:19:00 PM  
Blogger hellokittn said...

Beautiful shot Squirl! I just sent it over to one of our dealers in NYC. She got a kick out of it, they are getting pelted with icky winter rain :(.

Fri Dec 16, 02:24:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Chia, really cold rain can be depressing than snow sometimes. I'm glad she enjoyed it.

Fri Dec 16, 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

I never have taken much notice of those "official" spring, summer, fall, winter dates.

It never seems to apply to the places I've lived. You must have to live somewhere else for it to make sense.

Fri Dec 16, 03:05:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

No, Danielle, I'm just stubbornly finicky that way. As in enough of the white stuff until I say go.

Fri Dec 16, 03:20:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Bleck! Snow!

Fri Dec 16, 03:56:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

You know it, Mr B!

Fri Dec 16, 04:00:00 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

Oh, I miss snow! Can you send some my way?

Fri Dec 16, 04:02:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Kat, I sure wish I could!

Fri Dec 16, 04:05:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Don't be a hater, Squirl!

SNOW-hater, that is... **heh** ... you have already made something beautiful out of it -- the picture is lovely!

Still, I wish I could wave a wand and give you only warm, sunny days. I'd buy you a house in Pheonix, right next to Nina's if I could.

Fri Dec 16, 05:12:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Eclectic, I would love snow if it stayed off the roads, my car, driveways, sidewalks, etc, etc.

I wouldn't mind, at least, visiting a warm place during the winter.

Fri Dec 16, 06:16:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

I have no use for the snow. I'm always offering my share to other people, and they always laugh...

Snow is great in a picture, but it sucks when it's up inside your gloves and down your boots and up your nose...well, you get the idea.

Mmmmm, Phoenix....

Fri Dec 16, 06:51:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Bucky, you really summed it up.

My word verification is icoff.

This weather'll do that to you.

Fri Dec 16, 06:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Ella Mental Pee said...

Beautiful, blue tarp on post surrounded by winter. Green euonymus on the left creates nice asymmetry.

Fri Dec 16, 08:16:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Wonderful poetry, Ella!

Fri Dec 16, 08:24:00 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

Oh I just know you're happy now... NOT!
Love the picture.

Fri Dec 16, 08:25:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Sierrabella, the only good thing about snow this year is that I can share pictures of it with everyone who does like snow. :-)

Fri Dec 16, 08:27:00 PM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

Yup, looks like here!
I like snow until February, then I want it to magically disappear(without the slop).
Cheers! *raising my lefse to you*

Fri Dec 16, 08:46:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Wow, tshsmom, you're pretty cool about the snow thing. You can actually handle snow that long, huh?

Fri Dec 16, 08:55:00 PM  
Blogger August95 said...

Snow is always so nice... when you are inside with a hot rum toddy by the fire.

Fri Dec 16, 09:42:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

August, you make a good point. Of course, I want all the snow melted before i go back out again. :-)

Fri Dec 16, 09:47:00 PM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

Auggie's right, rum makes it all look better.
I hate spring. All that slushy, gloppy, yucky stuff! I always want to be outside and I can't because it's all slimy out.

Sat Dec 17, 08:45:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

tshsmom, yup rum helps. I know we had just a little of that a couple of days ago when it got to just around freezing. Nasty stuff.

Sat Dec 17, 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

I was just stopping by and thinking how much the table and chairs looks like a family of mushrooms.

Sat Dec 17, 10:10:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Danielle, I thought the same thing. Hmmm, haven't I seen something like that somewhere before????


Sat Dec 17, 10:29:00 AM  
Blogger JD's Rose said...

Yeah, that looks pretty wintery to me... It's kind of pretty though.

Sat Dec 17, 10:39:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Kylz, you can get your fill of pictures of the white stuff around here. What's the weather like right now at your place?

Sat Dec 17, 10:45:00 AM  
Blogger JessicaRabbit said...

Untouched snow. I need to print this out and show Hermione, she will freak.

Sat Dec 17, 06:09:00 PM  
Blogger Susie said...

Brrrr. Just brrrrr.

(Why does Bucky have snow up her nose? She really can't be left alone for a moment, can she?)

Sat Dec 17, 08:17:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Jess, Hermione could have quite the feast out there. All kinds of snow to munch.

Susie, your guess about Bucky is as good as mine. And, yes, it is brrrr. Chia yelled at me to close the door because it was too cold.

Sat Dec 17, 08:37:00 PM  
Blogger greatwhitebear said...

Squirl, we share a mutual joy (?), lake effect snow. But it is a small price to pay for living so close to those fabulous beaches!

Sun Dec 18, 07:12:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

GWB, I do love the beach. I don't get to it as much now since I live in GR. Those living right by the lakeshore do have the privilege of cooler summers and warmer winters along with that lake effect. Life is all trade-offs. :-)

Sun Dec 18, 08:05:00 AM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

In case anyone's interested, I have snow down my pants, too.

Sun Dec 18, 10:47:00 AM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Snow down your pants, Bucky? One of my father’s more colorful phrases was “It’s colder than an Eskimo’s tit.” So where do YOU feel the cold?

Squirl, now you have me dreaming of a white Christmas! That’s OK, as long as it remains a dream and doesn’t become a nightmare.

Sun Dec 18, 12:47:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Bucky, down your pants? What'm I gonna do with you?

Nick, we've had more than enough for a White Christmas around here this year. I hope you guys don't get it, too.

Sun Dec 18, 09:12:00 PM  
Blogger Nilbo said...

The title of this post sounds like a quote from Bucky, waking up after a long night of drinking with the Detroit Tigers.

Oh, please. SHE left it alone. SOMEBODY had to pick up the slack.

Mon Dec 19, 08:45:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Nilbo, what would we do if you weren't here to pick up the slack?

Now I have to make sure Bucky sees that one. :-)

Mon Dec 19, 08:59:00 AM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

I'd really appreciate it if you'd stop talkin' about my slack here.

Mon Dec 19, 09:06:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Bucky, you know Nilbo likes your slack.

Mon Dec 19, 09:12:00 AM  
Blogger JD's Rose said...

The weather? The coldest that it has been at this time of year. It was only 32'C yesterday! I have no idea what that converts to in 'F... Given that you have snow though, and we never ever get snow, I am guessing that would be pretty warm for you!

Mon Dec 19, 09:15:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Wow, Kylz, that's almost 90 degrees F. We do get that warm in the summer but it's the lowest of our highs by any means. It was 14 F here this morning. That's -10 Celsius for you. Your temp would melt all this snow in a hurry.

Mon Dec 19, 09:22:00 AM  
Blogger LadyBug said...


(It's especially pretty from hundreds of miles away!)

Mon Dec 19, 11:00:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Ladybug, I'd be more than happy to share my snow with you. It is pretty to look at, just not to have to deal with.

Ichabod goes into work an hour later than I do. He was about a half hour late today as a semi hit a Trans Am, causing other cars to go in the ditch and backed up the highway for that long.

Sheesh. White Christmas? Well, whatever. :-)

Mon Dec 19, 11:03:00 AM  
Blogger LadyBug said...

That ("It is pretty to look at, just not to have to deal with.") is exactly why I said it's even prettier from a few hundred miles away. I love the way it LOOKS, just not the way people DRIVE in it.

Tue Dec 20, 02:11:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Ladybug, I hope you didn't think I was slamming you. I think snow is pretty to look at, too.

Tue Dec 20, 05:44:00 PM  
Blogger LadyBug said...

I'm so glad I stopped back by to check comments here. Of COURSE I didn't think you were slamming me...why on earth would I think that?

No, I totally understood what you were saying. Snow IS so very pretty to look at, but actually DEALING with it - the driving, the shoveling, etc. - can be a nightmare. And here in Texas we don't even get it that often! (which actually makes it worse, in a sense...folks around here don't have enough experience driving on snowy/icy roads to know how to do it. we all just freak right out!)

I would never think you were slamming me, dear.

HUGS to you, Squirl.

Wed Dec 21, 11:42:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

I didn't really think you thought I was slamming you, but I wanted to make sure. You sure know the routine, driving, shoveling, etc.

I've been driving in snow so many years that the actions are second nature. Ice is the worst, though. Absolutely NO traction. I don't know how anyone could drive well on that.

So many, many hugs back atcha hon!

Wed Dec 21, 05:31:00 PM  
Blogger song said...

Hey, over here in west oz we are 20 odd days into summer and it's still raining and cloudy. Which sucks, coz I really wanted a tan this year. Maybe I'll come over there and get a snow tan.

Thu Dec 22, 05:57:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Hi, Song, it was actually raining here today. We still have plenty of snow, though. You'll get your tan, it can't rain forever. :-)

Thu Dec 22, 08:18:00 PM  

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