Hello everyone! I hope this post finds you all well. It started raining yesterday morning and the forecast didn’t look good. The forecast said a total accumulation of 3-8 inches by the time it was going to stop snowing. It is about 2 PM on Saturday when I am writing this post and it is just barely snowing.
The above photo was taken at 12:44 AM Saturday morning and there was 4 1/4″ on the porch railing.
There was not a sound. It is so neat how calm is it while it is snowing. The wind was barely blowing and the temperature was around 30° F. This was is very wet and heavy snow.
I got up a little after 4 AM and looked out the back door. I saw what appeared to be lightning. I went and got the camera and looked out the door on the north side of the house. Then there was a green flash but it wasn’t lightning. I took another photo just as it flashed again followed by a buzz. Apparently, a limb fell on a power line or something. I called the power company but was put on hold because of high call volume. Then I saw two pickups from the power company turning down the street across the road.
When I got up again about 8:30 AM I saw what hap happened during the night. I went and got the ruler and there was 8″ of snow on the porch railing. GEEZ! The cats weren’t on the back porch and there was still a little cat food in their pans.
Hmmm… The top broke out of the pear tree. It isn’t an edible pear, maybe a Bradford Pear or something.
The tree was damaged several years before and there are usually a few limbs that break off during the winter.
Actually, it will look better now without that limb that was taller than the rest. Natural pruning.
I don’t think I will be doing any potting today…
The maple trees stand up pretty well under a load of snow.
One of the maples in the front yard.
Even the yews along the house are full of snow…
I guess I have to admit the trees look pretty neat covered with snow.
Apparently, the cats are in the barn. I saw one of the fuzzy tomcats in front of the barn earlier but he did not come to the house. The short-haired tom eventually came to the house and ate a little then ran back to the barn. I went out and made a path for them to come to the house and saw there was no snow along the barn Susie finally went up the path and came to the house.
That’s what happens with Chinese Elms…
Well, this doesn’t look so neat…
The power line going to the chicken house had stretched all the way to the ground because a few limbs fell on it. I removed the limbs which helped a little. Luckily the line didn’t break.
Fortunately, I did not lose power but I am sure many did. I messaged my daughter who lives in Springfield (about 2 hours south) and she said they just have rain. This is a wet snow and temps will be in the low 30’s for a few days. It is melting and a lot of the snow has already fallen from the trees and power lines. There is still a little more snow and freezing drizzle in the forecast for tonight and tomorrow but it is supposed to warm up into the 40’s next week.
On a brighter note… The Alocasia ‘Mayan Mask’ I have in the bedroom has decided to flower. I believe it is this plant’s first flower. I kept a few Alocasia upstairs this winter while the rest are in the basement.
The Schlumbergera truncata I picked up from Wagler’s Greenhouse is also now LOADED with buds. This one will have peach-colored flowers.
I will have to admit, this snow does look nice. I cannot believe I said that!!!
Until next time, be safe and stay positive!