The weather folks were surprised yet again. First, they thought the storm would dump an inch or two of snow. Then, they forecast only rain in the center of the state. This morning, as we helped my son, the Airsoft Warrior, finish his Christmas shopping, the rain ended, and snow began to accumulate. It seems the storm slowed down and decided to stay. Our little town looked very festive in the snowfall, and shoppers did rush home with their treasures, except that no one ever rushes in Guthrie, sometimes much to my dismay. I am a former city girl after all.
Two snow events and an ice storm, and all before January? We may be in store for one of those winters like the one when I learned to drive (1978.) It snowed every Wednesday for six weeks or more. I remember because I drove a Mayan Red Firebird. Very flashy, but lousy in the snow. I carried cat litter in the trunk for sticky situations. There were many.
I pass this little homestead whenever I drive north. For years, it was hidden in tall grass, but last year, someone uncovered it. Can you see the little cistern in the back behind the cedars on the left? Imagine, a large family probably found shelter in this small abode. It makes one think, doesn’t it? I like the fact that it is made of wood (probably felled locally;) that it survived all this time; and that someone cared enough to uncover it. In the spring, it is surrounded by wildflowers.
If you haven’t had enough of snow yet, this is a cool way to waste some time. Make a snowflake at Snow Days. I got this link from Shannon at Rocks In My Dryer. Relax, have a cup of eggnog and just try to quit making snowflakes. Don’t blame me if the presents don’t wrap themselves.
Merry Christmas Everyone. See you after the holiday, and I hope Santa is good to you.