Yesterday, at least twelve and a half inches of white stuff fell on central and north central Oklahoma. Tulsa got even more snow, but we’re all just glad we don’t live in southeast Oklahoma where they had ice.
I’ll take snow any day over ice.
It’s beautiful, but dangerous as many who have decided to drive discovered. Bill and his crews are out plowing in Oklahoma City, and he said yesterday, they could hardly plow for pulling out drivers. He reports that the highways look good, but city streets are a mess.
This snow was the type which blew, and we have snowdrifts all the way to the top of the fence. I know the people in the northeastern U.S. are probably laughing at us, but our norm is one to two inches of the fluffy stuff (and in some years, none at all).
At the Red Dirt Ranch though, I am as snug as a bug in a rug with hot tea, banana bread and chili. I’ve gone out several times to get firewood for the fireplace we hardly ever use, but which I’m so grateful for when it’s only 4F. Yes, you read that right. Supposed to get up to 10F today, and 22F tomorrow. I’m afraid my children are going to be home for three days this month.
We heard from Rick Mitchell, the KOCO TV meteorologist, more snow is predicted for Monday (although only an inch or so). The good news in all this is, the snow will protect the plants in the 4F weather. They need snow as a protective blanket. Yup, I’m holding onto that one as I’m stuck in the house with four bored teenagers. Bear loves snow, but I won’t let her stay outside long. It’s too cold. Your skin can freeze in 20 minutes. I know because the news people keep shrieking it on TV.
The only one who is excited about the weather now would be Tap. I made a slideshow of him just before he nearly knocked me down. In the last slide, it’s difficult to tell, but all four paws are in the air.
Well, Tap, I’m glad you’re happy at least. You’ve got a fur coat to keep you warm.