Wednesday, March 12, 2014

And now we have a blizzard

Getting out before the storm
Spring is in 8 days. It was a nice enough day yesterday to go for a long walk with my old dog who for the 2nd time this winter did not wear his plaid coat. It was still windy enough that I stayed snuggled up in a hoodie, winter coat and gloves as I am chilled to the bone if there is a cold wind. I can't wait to ditch the winter gear, though.

I could barely look out the window this morning after hearing of a snow storm heading our way. This feels like an awfully long winter with no breaks whatsoever. I think it may be the end of April before we see a hint of grass and early Spring flowers show their face.

Joe has been allowed to roam the basement whenever the need arises and he loves it down there. In a 120 year old house like ours the basements are often just crawl-spaces. We are lucky to have enough room to walk around in ours and it provides us with plenty of storage space. It is all rock (and junk) and Joe has found a ledge that he loves to sit on when the need to be alone hits him. It's his get-away.
Rae-Rae had a grooming session yesterday and I was able to clean up a few wee knots that had developed over the last few weeks. She purred and rolled around while I combed her and only once gave me a quick look when it tugged a bit. I gave her some hairball gel right from the tube which she lapped up. She loved all the extra attention and slept away the afternoon.

Rae-Rae now watching the blizzard today.

(outside my kitchen window)

Yes, it is snowing and blowing out there and will continue until after midnight.  Temperature is to drop to -22C. I hope everyone stays safe on the roads tonight.

Still waiting for Spring.

hugs, Deb


  1. Bless your heart... and *to think* that I think it's cold here in Texas.

  2. Brrrr , it sure looks cold in the last picture !
    Here has the spring arrived with green grass and spring flowers :)

  3. Well, you're close to my parts, so the view out your window is very much like the view out the windows behind me at present.

    My great-grandfather once visited my maternal grandparents here from the Netherlands one winter. In April there was a snowstorm, and he asked, "Does the winter ever end in this country?"

    1. Getting tiring, isn't it William. Even the dog looks bored with it.

  4. Oh my...keep warm and cozy!!! Purrs & Hugs

  5. Nooooooooo!!!!! It was up to +9c today and supposed to be +13c on the weekend. NO MORE SNOW PLEASE!!!
    Keep hope Deb!
    xo Catherine

  6. It took Chris over two and a half hours to get home tonight...will winter NEVER end?

  7. I spent the ENTIRE things into the Sally up plants....rearranging....phew! I am pooped!
    Perhaps my boyfriend will think he is in the wrong house!
    No shower even....took tons of photos.....great day♥️
    Enjoy your evening...
    Linda :o)

  8. You have the same black and white view I has truly been a long and bitter Winter. My Lucy cat loves watching the little critters come to the patio to eat the bread crumbs I throw out each day. :)

  9. Yup yesterday was awesome here but today HOLLY MOLLY !! huge snow storm . Spring is on the back burner for now lol ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

  10. What dismal weather! Shoot! Glad the kitties are doing better! Stay warm and safe!
    Marty's Mom

  11. We had it too -- today is gloriously sunny (and cold as all get-out) but I didn't venture out yesterday. It's lovely. No arguments. But how I am longing for warmer temperatures!