Friday, January 13, 2012

Thanks, Mother Nature!

Looks like winter finally decided to show up here in Iowa! Here's the view out the front door on Thursday morning:
Okay, so it's not a lot of snow. But what you can't really tell from the photo is that the winds are blustery, around 25 MPH, with gusts up to around 35 MPH. The temp was around 11°F, with a wind chill around -10°F.

I don't mind the snow. In fact, I love snow. Nor do I mind cold temps. I can handle them (which I can't quite say about hot, humid, sticky weather.) However, I dislike the wind (driving in wind makes me a little nervous, since I have a high profile vehicle) and I can't stand ice. AT ALL. (Unless it's in a hockey rink, of course. Or in a margarita.) 

At least I didn't have to drive to school (the University of Iowa, about 35 miles from home) in this weather yesterday! And I'm glad Liv's school is literally right across the street, being 0.15 miles one way, door-to-door, less than half a mile, round trip.

Here's how we feel about snow in my house:
"Mama, there's nothing like a good layer of snow!"


"I'm glad it finally snowed!"

We LOVE snow!

The windchill was around -9°F at the time, so we made sure to stay safe.

7 comments:

Jill said...

We have the same freezing cold as you but not the snow!

Stay warm, my friend!

Irredento Urbanita said...

You are so lucky to be surrounded by that white sensation at home. Nice light photos.

Hugs

Valery

Barcelona Daily Photo

Michaele said...

You got more than we did. Liv looks so warm and happy in the snow.

TexWisGirl said...

lucky you!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Well, I'm glad you got some snow then!

Randy said...

Send some our way!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

You received alot more snow than we did -- ours is already gone! Love Livie's hat. :)

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