Monday, November 24, 2008


That's how many degrees it was here on Saturday morning. EIGHT!! People, this is the south. This is November. This just does not happen! Usually at Thanksgiving I am hot in a sweater by mid-day!

I know, I know - you live in Canada or you read the Yarn Harlot's blog so 8 degrees (Farenheit I might add) is nothing. Well, I live in the south for a reason - it's warmer here! We don't have to ever shovel snow. When is does snow, the whole state shuts down and we all stay home (unless of course you are a nurse). I have never owned a snow shovel, snow shoes, a sled or any other such wintery device and I certainly don't intend to start now!

There was ice on our pond Saturday AM. Here are some pictures for ya.

I don't know if you can tell or not but all of the lighter part of the pond is a sheet of ice. Only the darker portion in the very back of the pond here does not have ice on it.

Here's where the inflow for the pond is.

And this is the grass on the dam.
I can't really complain though (even though I am) because our house stayed toasty warm with the wood stove and the kiln going. We have SO MUCH to be thankful for so I guess a little bit of cold air every now and then can be tolerated! :)


LittleWit said...

At least the ice and frost make for cool pictures. :) Although this does not bode well for my Thanksgiving in NC, I figure it will be just as cold as up here.

DH said...

Yeah, we may lightly complain about this and that but in reality we are so blessed to be where we are at this place in time. So many are having major concerns during these trying times. I love my life. I love my family. I love my WONDERFUL wife and partner the Knit Witch! I want for nothing! This cold weather just lets me know I am alive and kickin'! Bring it on!

evilsciencechick said...

brrr! 8 degrees! what is that happy crap! if I wanted to be cold all the time I could have stayed in Pittsburgh!

grace said...

I personally think that if it's going to be 40 or colder, then everything should shut down. I think the bears are the smartest ones hibernating through the winter!

Nadine said...

Geeze! Wheather everywhere is screwy! I live in northern California and it was in the high 80's until last week! Everyone may think it's always sunny here, that everyone surf's and we all hang out with movie stars... but it's usually cold and rainy by mid october!(not to mention it's too cold to surf here, and i only know 1 person in the 'movie biz' ;-)
But you got good pics! and a story to tell! :-)

Kelpy's korner said...

Wow! That's not right I live near Chicago Illinois and I think it was 23 degrees on Saturday morning of course today I have a dusting of snow! and at least its 35 here now. as my husband says Welcome to winter!

Turtle said...

We were at 30 this morning, cold as well and lots of frost!! Almost did a split on the porch lst night when i walked out barefoot to roll the herb pots closer to the house...oops! love the ice pictures.

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