a journal of my days,,

Thursday, 8 November 2018

the winds of November come early,

our son lives where the wild rice grows, here he is  in the canoe harvesting wild rice.
That was a few weeks ago, now the lake is frozen and the ground lays white.
Last night the North East wind brought us a blizzard.
we woke to snow, yuk, yuk, yuk, 
too early,

snow.
I would be happy if it came in January and left in say,,, March,
 or, 
maybe February, 
or maybe just skip us one year!

It was heavier on the ground this morning, as shown by the snow on this tree, it was side ways blowing snow last night.
Fortunately warmer temps have begun to melt it a wee bit.
We have had snow stay on the ground much earlier than this many years , it's just  I would like it not to  come this early, most likely we shall not see bare ground until May,
but a woman can hope ,
can't she?
I bought the Farmers Almanac this morning, my husband says its all lies lol,
oh he of little faith lol,,
I haven't read what's in store for us, its a bit like fortune telling with a bit of science on the side, thrown in for good measure,  that's what he calls it.
I call it possibilities, and if it doesn't ring true with their predictions, that's ok too.
I love surprises!

21 comments:

Lisa said...

OH no snow!!! I am not a fan of it. SO far we are still in the high 60's here in North Carolina. We will see a little snow usually around February or March.
Lisa

Elephant's Child said...

What a difference a day makes...
I hope your season is gentle to you and yours.

Susie said...

Laurie, You son is a brave soul. Indiana gets plenty cold enough for me. Winter can be so bleak without color in nature. That is why I love some sunshine . Blessings to you, stay warm. xoxo, Susie

justjill said...

Oh woe. Far more severe and longer than here. Stay warm.x

Lowcarb team member said...

Brrr snow!

I love the pictures on your post and I enjoyed the read too.
Almanac's have been around for years haven't they, some folks like them while others are not so keen.

Whatever the weather may bring you keep warm, and keep posting.
I always enjoy my visits to your blog.

My good wishes

All the best Jan

William Kendall said...

Oh, I love the snow!

Peace Thyme said...

Honestly, you can't say that Colorado has bad winters. Yes, sometimes we get slammed with four or five feet of snow but most of the time it is in inches and since the sun shines brightly almost every day of the year, in a couple of days it is just a white memory.

Christine said...

It came early for you brrr

BeachGypsy said...

The snow is pretty but oh my goodness it sure looks COLD! I think I like the rice photo better! LOL Hope your week is going great!

Kathy said...

I am not a fan of snow and cold weather. I hope you don't get a lot of it. It's pretty the first day or two and then after that...

Terri D said...

I lived on the shore of Lake Erie back in the 70s. Cold, cold, cold!! I don't ever want to see snow in person, ever again! Pictures are fine, but I will stay in Florida!! Be safe & warm up there!

Catalyst said...

I can remember as a boy always buying a Farmer's Almanac and also every year a World Almanac. Now though everything I could ever want in the way of information is just a click or two away on the InterWebs.

krishna said...

you are getting snow!!! we are on fire alert.. :(

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Time to get all the comfort things inside to enjoy more time indoors! Sweet hugs, Diane

Adam said...

We haven't seen snow yet.

Red said...

November is the time for snow. We had minus 15 C last night.

Chatty Crone said...

That is a long cold winter there girl I feel for you. Can't quite take it anymore.

Diana Studer said...

Somehow rice is the last plant I expected with snow.

Wanda said...

Hard to believe you are dealing with snow. Also wind. The wind here in So. CA has brought fires and such destruction and sadness with the loss of life.

I remember my Dad always had a Farmer's Almanac. Thanks for the memory.

Magic Love Crow said...

We've had snow too, but it's not sticking around, yet! That is so interesting, that your son harvests wild rice! Very cool!! Love the photos Laurie! My friend, after the strike is over with, I will send you a bag, but you will have to e-mail me your address again, sorry! LOL! Love you!! Big Hugs!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hope that I'm not in the minority here, Laurie, but I like snow. And it's mainly because now I do not have to clear off my car, shovel or go out in the bad weather but instead can watch it all from my apt window. I do know however that I would not want snow so early especially as Thanksgiving travel is next week for so many folks, including ourselves..