Saturday, January 17, 2009

Welcome To The Frozen Tundra

Just a quick little post today. Michael just came over and I am going to get out of my workshop for the first time since 7:30 this morning! Don't forget to leave your comment each day on my blog for extra entries into my very first Giveaway. Remember to visit my shops and leave your favorite item in a comment for a couple of extra entries.

Welcome to the frozen tundra of northern Illinois! Wow, what a week we have had. The temperature reached about -25 and with the wind, there were some areas with wind chills of -40. Our school closed yesterday because of the weather. There are a lot of kids that bus to school and it wasn't safe for them to be outside waiting for the bus I guess. (Gee, when my kids were in school and it was cold or raining, I drove them to the bus stop and let them sit in the car until the bus came......I guess parents don't do that anymore)

People's cars that sat outside would not start so that kept the gas stations in business running around jumping everyone's cars. Switches on the railroad tracks were freezing, so guys had to be out there working on those.

I felt sorry for the people that have to work outside. That wouldn't be for me. Once I am cold, I am cold for hours and hours after that, even when I am in the house!

I was out and about yesterday and had my camera with me so I snapped a couple of cold weather pictures. The first icicle picture is not my house, but the second one is. The horses looked happy enough, but something tells me they might have preferred a warm barn to the cold field, even with the little blanket on their backs.

The birdfeeders are mine. They are in an area that we don't shovel in the winter so they are empty. I just thought they looked cold and lonely like everything else right now. My other feeders get filled. Irv said the other night that he wished he could bring in the little birds that live on our deck. He said he could see the tail feathers of one of them sticking out of their little "house". They must have all been packed in there trying to stay warm.

11 comments:

Lanyardlady said...

Growing up in the South we rarely had snow or ice, but when we did we raced outside to break off icicles and lick them. Ick! Can't imagine doing that now. Visited FDD shop and love the sunny aspens photo. Stay warm!

Angela said...

Since snow is SO rare here, schools close if there is even one flake. We have no idea how to drive in ice and snow and it is crazy on the roads!

I enjoyed your pictures! Those icicles are SO long!

Angie's Design Shop said...

I live in Michigan and can relate to you on the cold weather. I don't ever remember school getting cancelled for us due to cold weather...we just had to bundle up!!

Love the photos!!!

NewLifeDesigns said...

Man, that's cold! I'm like you, do not handle that kind of cold very well. Your pictures are beautiful. I am ready for spring though. I saw the first sign of hope today, the local Walmart had put their bags of garden fertilizer and mulch out on the parking lot!! >Sigh< Pam

Kala Pohl Studio said...

It is 50 degrees here today and I thought it was cold. Well, no more complaining, thats for sure:):)

La Belle Savage jewelry design said...

that's very cold! it's not quite so bad but almost so here in NY....
thankyou for the lovely and encouraging comments on my blog :)

aliceinparis said...

Those icicles look lethal! Do you remember breaking them off as kids and licking them like popsicles? Now when I think about it I cringe but it was fun at the time:))

missknits said...

wow! we got incredibly cold (-10 here) but we didnt get all the snow and ice you did! its been a crazy winter for sure!

Theresa N. said...

Here in the deep south it hasn't been that cold lowes have gotten in the teens a few times at night and highs in the 30's but no snow.
Theresa N
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bev said...

It's been cold, just helping to check your comments(from thread)

Jonara Blu Maui said...

those icicles are so cool! and the birdie houses w/ the snow on top...I love it! But would not like those temps..wow that's cold!!

for an entry in your contest I stopped by your etsy shops again and my fav I think is the mod picture frame..love the green and blue colors.

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