Friday, February 12, 2010


Here we are in South Alabama, looking down our driveway and across the road.

This is our rain guage: you can almost make out the tube. I took this picture at 6am. It was kind of snowing, more like slushing. I laughed, thinking that it was going to just be a "show" of snow.

Here the same guage at 7:30am. Don't believe the number on the guage but by this time we had between 2-3" of snow. Remember this is South Alabama.

I took this picture at 2:30pm. The snow is up another 2" and the tube is almost covered. Who would have believed this could happen HERE!

Because we can't plow roads, all of the county roads were closed last night at midnight and remain closed. We live on a highway but there have been few cars go by.

Oh, and it is now 3:00pm, it is still snowing, and for the first time we are getting some wind so snow is also falling off the trees in big clumps.
This has been a very interesting day. We have watched old TV shows (DVD) and I have been working on the embroidery part of the Bunny Hill Basked blocks I made last year. I haven't hand embroidered for over 30 years so it has been kind of a relearning experience for me. But it has been fun. More pictures next time ..... I have to keep up with the folks up in the northeast. ;-)


karenfae said...

Love your snow pics - bet you never thought you would be getting that much!! Was that all yesterday or today?

Exuberant Color said...

Your cute little car has just had a taste of northern weather without leaving home! I'm sure it will melt fast down there. We still have the 5" we got on Monday night and it we won't have temps above freezing for another week.

jonni said...

The most important question is - what do the dogs think?

Have fun with your snow!

Lurline said...

Great to see thanks Gari - my husand had a little chuckle when I told him - we've driven through many years ago - hard to imagine snow there!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Jessica said...

Welcome to my life. Next time it snows, let's plan on being together. That way, you can quilt me a throw for when I'm cold and I can bake you a cake. Because eating sweets is the best idea when you're stuck inside!

Quiltdivajulie said...

We got that much on Monday (Memphis) and the snowmen are STILL standing (although a slight bit bent over). The birds in our yard stand on the frozen bird bath and look in the kitchen window with "that" look that says they aren't really happy about all this cold mess either.

Good luck with your snow recovery!

Patchwork Penguin said...

Welcome to the joys of winter!!!!! We are all dug out now and finally made it out of the house for supper in town.

Pat said...

I know it's a concern to live in an area that doesn't have lots of plowing equipment (or maybe NONE)...and then have a snowfall. Everything is all crazy this year.....trucking snow in for the Olympics while the weather there is around 50....and the rest of us are getting snow. They said tonight that 49 of our 50 states have snow on the ground tonight. (Hawaii, of course, is the only one with no snow.)

Gina said...

Love the snow photos

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

we got some of that last night here in NC, then again we still have several inches laying around. and we'll get more sunday evening.

Gretchen said...

Great snow pictures! The snow here in GA has melted a lot this afternoon so I was happy I had a chance to enjoy it while it was here!

Quilter Kathy said... beautiful! ENjoY!

PDXGramma said...

PLEASE!!! KEEP IT TO YOURSELF. I don't want any part of it.