Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Last Ice Storm of 2008???

This is what it looks like out my back door. That isn't snow. It's ice. It fell in buckets in the form of sleet and freezing rain. It beat against my north window last night.

Fortunately, it was more sleet than freezing rain. The sleet falls to the ground. The freezing rain lands on the trees and power lines. Then they break. Notice how dark it is. It's well after daybreak, but there is no sun and lots of clouds.

Then there's the front yard. It looks worse than the back. My drive is competely covered with about an inch of sleet. Needless to say, I'm not getting out today. The university where I work closed yesterday at 3:00 pm, and is closed today. If they need me to do anything, it will be from home.

Since the outside is so dreary, I thought I'd throw in a pic of my nativity scene. My friend Carolyn sent it to me for Christmas last year. It's Willow Tree. I'm thinking I should get an estimate from the contractor about building a stable. He doesn't work cheap, so I don't know if I can affort it, but I think it would be really neat for him to build it.

What does it look like out your back door this morning? I know some of you have a lot more precip than I do, but this is Arkansas, and we don't usually have this, at least not until about February.

Hope you have a warm cozy Tuesday. Pray for our country. Love one another.


Tipper said...

Beautiful nativity! Out my door-it's raining and very warm-in the 60s totally unusual for this time of the year. I bet your cold is headed my way. Hope you stay safe and cozy in the ice.

Lisa said...

I really like your vativity scene. I haven't had one in years and now I would not have a place to put it. But yours is very pretty and I suspect it brings you much joy being it came from a friend.

Your yards do apprear to be quite dangerous. We did not get that here in our yard but it is bad around the Tulsa area. Yesterday was extremely cold, I think it was a high of about 17...seriously!
We are sitting at 21 right now, so there is a warm front that must have come through! Stay warm and enjoy your "day off"!

Christina said...

Enjoy your day home! I saw where ASU was closed today and thought of you! I'm home too and it's so nice! Brian said he was coming home so I could go to work!! I thanked him for the offer and said I'm staying put! I've admired the Willow Tree Nativity set for a long time. I love it!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

that ices and sleet just looks bad... glad you are home safe and dont have to get out into it.
love the nativity scene it is beautiful!

Leslie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Ice storms can be a pain and so dangerous. Hope you haven't lost electricity. Here in SC it is in the 60s. We always have crazy weather this time of the year - cold one week and warm the next. Stay warm!

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