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Ready or Not :-P

 What I woke up to this morning:



And it hasn't stopped.  There's now about 3 inches of slushy, wet snow out there. 

I am *not* ready for this.  ::whinge::  So I guess it's a good thing it's not sticking around.   It's not really all that cold out now (mid-30sF, about 3C) - just enough to make it really slippery to drive.  I had to take Miss M to dance class this morning (I do that a lot  >.<).  And as not fun to drive in as it is, it sure made the trees look like something on a Christmas card.   Mr. L took his camera out and got some pics while we were gone.



That's the oak tree you can see from the first picture.



And this crab apple is right by the entrance to our barn, and for the past couple of days has been full of robins and cedar waxwings eating the fruit.

Coming home in this was a bit scary.  I think I'm going to have to get a new car.  My beloved 10 1/2 year old silver Honda Accord has about 186,000 miles on it, and while it's running good now, it needs new tires and is overdue for regular maintenance (and, with this many miles on it, there's always something that needs repaired).  I'm not sure I want to take it through another winter, but I'm not real keen on car shopping.  Bleh.

But, if the weather is going to pretend it's winter already, I guess it's time to get out my woolens, put the osso bucco on the stove to braise, a loaf of soda bread in the oven and build a fire in the living room fireplace.  Just don't anyone start with the Christmas carols yet, and I'll be fine.  ::g:: 

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kellychambliss
Nov. 7th, 2010 01:33 am (UTC)
God, these are gorgeous pictures. I do hope Mr L is a professional photographer, because if he's not, he's wasting his talent. The oak and crab apple are works of art.

We had some snow (gone now) this morning, too. Personally, I hate the stuff, despite how nice it sometimes looks.
albalark
Nov. 7th, 2010 04:12 am (UTC)
Mr. L is blushing at your praise! ::g:: Sadly, no, he's only a dedicated (and very talented) amateur, though I'm of the opinion that he could go pro. He's made some breathtaking images. But alas, the poor guy is a scientist, too. And the both of us are the children of engineers - Miss M shows some dangerous bent in those directions, as well. I keep hoping she'll end up an artist or chef or (Circe strike me dead for saying this) a lawyer - since that seems to be the only profession which will never be outsourced (and she's *so* good at arguing ::g::).

I hate the stuff, despite how nice it sometimes looks. I will confess that the older I get, the less fond of it I am. Its not near so much fun as it was when I was Miss M's age!