Sunday, December 21, 2008

Happy Winter Solstice

Things I did today, the shortest day of the year.

I tried to take fancy pictures of the ice encrusted plants in the front and back yards. We got freezing rain on top of our snow last night, so everything has a pretty crust on it.

I stood in a big snow drift in the back yard. We had lots of wind and very dry snow so some places have very deep snow and some places have only an inch or so.

It does appear that the wind blew towards our side of the street because we all have around four to six inches of snow in our driveways while the folks across the street hardly have anything.

I took pictures of Robert shoveling the driveway. It's even deeper down towards where the sidewalk usually is.

This was hard work and Robert only got one side of the driveway shoveled off. I guess if he drives to work tomorrow he'll be taking the 4 wheel drive with the chains on which means I'll probably be stuck at home...again.

I watched from inside the house while Jonah built a snow tunnel in the front yard next to a 3 foot tall azalea that is essentially buried.We also had church in our house today. Because church was canceled for the 2nd week in a row, our Stake President encouraged members to meet in their homes and if they were close to other members, they could gather together and take the sacrament. So we did. It was great.

Every day, from now until June 21, the days will get longer and lighter. Yay!


Emily Laing said...

Amen! I watched Sacrament on BYU TV. Here's to longer and lighter! If I drank, we could toast to happier days!

Debbie said...

Great photos! How fun! :) Did you finish your Christmas shopping? When is it supposed to warm up?

Erika and Ryan said...

Ditto to the great photos. Makes me think that I need a new camera. That first photo is beautiful.

Senia said...

4-wheel-drive and chains? Does this mean that you will prevail over ARCTIC BLAST 2008 (!!!!) and make it to Grandma and Grandpa's for Christmas?!

(I'd be happy to see you with OR without candy samples ;-))

Betty Grace said...

Freezing rain-- ah Homer days. :)