Friday, January 29, 2010

Eh, who needs paper dolls

The best part of receiving a package in the mail is the brown packing paper that comes with it. We get as much use out of this as what ever was in the actual package. We have created several maps in the past. Today it was a race car. Imagine that.

"Cutting is hard work."


On to bigger things.

Who needs prissy ol dolls anyhow.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Another Blizzard and finally-the SUN

Last weekend's forecast of 1-2 inches snow turned into a blizzard on Monday. Nothing like starting your week off with a bang! The next day the skies cleared, due to all the wonderful wind, no doubt. We finally saw the sun, and I'll take any damn resemblance to a rainbow I can find.

Almost full (30th). Ma has some too.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Rain, Mother Nature's next curve ball.

Rain, today it's rain. It might be a blessing or a curse. Not sure yet; to be determined. One bonus, the temps are mid thirties, for now...

There's a sidewalk under there somewhere!

Day 2 and 3 of ice

Our ice lasted about three days. Thursday brought a little melting that refroze as drips! The sun never came out in any of these three days. It would have been a dazzling show if it had. These were shot around ISU campus.

Refroze drips.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Winter Weather Phenomenon-ICE

Today we had a stay-home day due to about 1/4 to 1/2 inch of ice. We were very lucky to not lose power so far (knock on wood). When you step outside it sure sounds creaky with all the ice covered trees. We've lost some small branches, but nothing major so far.

And a little elf who would rather play in the laundry basket than anything else. Especially if Daddy will swing him around in it.

Snow by the feet, blizzards, freezing fog, now ice. What does Mother Nature have left to throw at us? Guess we will soon find out!

Winter Weather Phenomenon-Freezing Fog

For the last week or so, before today's wonderful ice storm, we've been having fog. Lots of it. Some of it the freezing variety. This is actually my favorite winter weather phenomenon. It makes everything all ghosty white.

Even the icicles are not immune.

Better to have an outlined target.

I'm with this guy:

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Funniest thing I've heard in a while...

LAD made himself a big ol' mess and was told to clean it up. He picked up the big chunks, then said " I have to get the crumb swallower to clean up the rest." Makes no matter to me what you call it, just so you know how to use it!
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Continuing the snow theme...

This was Sunday. This boy is confused! He was ready to go "diving into the snow".

Some readers may recognize this location. Roger's (crop duster strip) taxi way. He has been very efficient at clearing all his snow. He has nice big green machines to do the job right! Nothing flying around here, but there is here.