The Calm

…before the storm.

This was our view on the way to church yesterday. We traveled on compact snow and ice but. Sunday is a good day to travel in the snow since the roads aren’t as heavy with vehicles. Overnight we added to our snow levels and our temperatures plummeted. Dear woke up to a power outage, I slept through it. The power came back on about 5:35 am. We measured our levels and it looks like we have 14 inches. We have some casualties from the weight of the snow. Branches have fallen and one of our bird houses is tilting. When I woke up we were at 10 degrees and we are suppose to have a high of 18 degrees. Brrr.

Our kids who live 8 miles from us on the other side of town are without power. Remember that when us country folk are without power it means we have no water, either. Our water sources are wells and they need electricity to pump the water to our homes. Our kids on the coast got 5-6 inches overnight, too. That will cause more havoc then our side of the mountains. The skies are bright right now and it is beautiful.

These are photos off my phone that I could upload from Facebook. My big camera photos aren’t uploading this morning.

Great day for snow shoeing and freezing our faces off.

Happy Monday everyone!

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

14 thoughts on “The Calm

  1. It’s so pretty there! It doesn’t look like you have the wind that we’re experiencing. It’s -11 C here this morning but feels alot colder with the wind.

  2. Hello, the snow covered trees are just lovely. My home is also on well and septic, all run by electric. I know first hand it is not nice to loose power. I hope the power is on now and a warm up comes soon. Have a happy day and week ahead!

  3. You got a decent amount of snow!! So pretty.
    We had a power outage yesterday too, but not from snow, from wind!! We too have well water. We were out for 12 hours.

  4. Looks lovely over there. We have some freezing temps right now with a sciff of snow. All the snow melted on the weekend with heavy rains that caused floods and lots of damage – weird weather for SW Ontario! I wish for cold freezing temps – it’s just so much healthier than this dreary foggy and strange weather. Stay safe and hope the power all comes back on and stays on. Our generator is on standby in case of freezing rain.

  5. What a beautiful snow, Ellen! The evergreens look like a painting. I’m sorry about the power outages and the problems associated with it. Please stay safe and warm in your lovely home.

  6. Your pictures make Winter beautiful, but I don’t envy that stunning beauty at all, because I don’t like being cold! I am such a weather wimp, I start worrying about family when snow is expected at home. (You are of course right, nobody west of the mountains is ever prepared for snow.). Hope your kids get their power and water back soon. Take care.., stay warm. Freezing your face off does *not* sound fun. ))

  7. Wow 14 inches! We only got about 4 here in Edmonds. But it was glorious! We might get a little more throughout the week but I’m not sure how much. It’s so beautiful!

  8. Well, I hope you don’t freeze your faces off! It sure is cold … but so beautiful!
    Hopefully this is short lived enough to enjoy the adventure.

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