I think I’m suffering from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and need some sunshine, temps above 40 degrees, and the color green in my life in order to recover. :-)
This winter has been wicked cold and wicked long.
And, can you say pot holes and frost heaves? Epic proportions.
It is below zero across NH this morning, oil deliveries are delayed because of supply issues, propane is over $5 a gallon, and there are no wood pellets or wood bricks to be found anywhere in the New England states.
The Old Farmers’ Almanac, Dublin, NH, predicted a colder than normal winter. If only they’d put the word ‘wicked’ in the forecast, maybe everyone would have ordered an extra pallet of pellets last fall.
Here’s hoping you are warm and toasty where you are and that spring really does come to us “all” in a mere sixteen days.
In the meantime, I’ll put on an extra pair of socks, head out to do chores, then over to the sewing machine with the music turned up a little louder.
Have a great week!
It has been a wicked winter here in New England, but on Saturday the temperature rose to 51 degrees. I think every person in NH headed outside, and we decided to join them along with our handsome grandson.
Who knew that once we arrived at the beach we’d have to wait for a parking space, cross a virtual river running down the sidewalk, traverse beach steps covered in snow, and plow through knee high snow to get to the sandy shore.
But, it was worth it, and we are even more energized for spring now. Go away white and bring on the green.
Summertime, and the livin’ is easy… One of these mornings…you’ll spread your wings, and you’ll take to the sky… George Gershwin
We cleared snow three times last week and are expecting more today and then again on Friday. In between, it has been cold and windy.
Winter in New England is not easing up, and I’m reminded of that when I look out and see this monster icicle that according to my calculations is about 5 1/2 feet long.
Besides doing some morning farm chores and a few errands, I’ve been staying inside not far from the pellet stove. I’m working on a quilting project and hope to be done in a week or so.
I have a Master Gardener meeting today right in the middle of the snowstorm. The agenda includes project updates and plans for the annual plant sale. Seems kind of tongue in cheek considering the weather, but spring will arrive and it can’t come soon enough for me.
I’m sincerely hoping you’re warmer where you are, there is less ice in your life, and you have a terrific week.