Xylaria species

Xylaria species

Thursday, March 01, 2007



Snowed in! We have gone from winter drought to the possiblitiy of catching up, all in one week. Last weekend we got a foot of snow, took until Wednesday to dig the cars out. Today - Thursday - the Duluth Schools were closed, but the DTA was running so off to work I went - for awhile. The clinic closed at one and will not reopen until Monday. The roads looked pretty good up until about 3:00 pm, then the snow started. Heavy snowfall and winds gusting up to 60 mph give you the first photo (one car buried, another on its way and believe it or not they plowed today!)

Porter has a doghouse out back - care to try and find it in the picture of my neighbors house? Look under the drift at it's highest point on the house. Earlier today Sarah had dug it out so Porter could get to it! Notice Porter's reaction to not being able to find his house for his evening ritual of heading outside to sleep for a few hours.

The Bobble-Cable hat is finished. One photo shows details of the cabled rim, the other shows the whole hat. Knit with Jitterbug - Blue Parrot colorway.

Stay warm and snug. I am casting on for a baby surprise and thinking of all the fun to be had digging out in a day or two. The cross-country skis may actually get used yet this year! Plus, we just gained some great insulation if the temps drop again (still in the mid 20's F here, though with winds at 55 - 60 mph who knows what the windchill is).

Addendum: after waiting for 40 minutes and having only one picture load I am giving up for the night. I'll try and post the rest of the photos tomorrow.

2 comments:

Chris said...

You definitely have more snow - but we're kinda snowed in here, too!

For uploading picture - do you resize your pictures or just take them straight from the camera? If you use something to resize the pictures, the file size will be MUCH smaller and it seems like blogger is more willing to upload pictures then...

Lisa said...

Thanks for the advice. I do just up load from iphoto. I will go back in and mess around witht he ictures some more and see if I can cut down on my wait time.

hard to tell total snow falls, but digging out was a chore - Porters house is under a fott and a half or more of snow. All the paths have walls a couple of feet high (boy how I love digging out from under a couple feet of snow). Winds have dies way down, but no plows in my neighborhood yet.