Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I walked around the neighborhood the other night and took a few pictures of the decorations. The people around here really take it seriously! In the first two pictures...that is snow...not orbs or several moons and stars. I think it came out kind of cool!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Serenity Sunday...week 34

Glowing rays
swim gold and white
from the candle's flickering light.

A child awaiting sleep
spins a yarn with charm
that magically banishes all harm.

Tamara Egan


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Serenity Sunday...week 33

“Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”

Whose woods these are I think I know.

His house is in the village, though;

He will not see me stopping here

To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer

To stop without a farmhouse near

Between the woods and frozen lake

The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake

To ask if there is some mistake.

The only other sounds the sweep

Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,

But I have promises to keep,

And miles to go before I sleep,

And miles to go before I sleep.

Robert Frost
New Hampshire

This is perhaps, my favorite poem. You can picture the scene as he's writing it. Amazing.....inspiration...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

New Record!

Update: Widespread snowfall

ends 287-day streak for

Central New York

That was the headline this afternoon.

Finally...snow in snow country!

Ummm...not that I was looking forward to it too much...

I was secretly doing a little happy dance every time the

snow skirted our area without stopping in to say 'hello'!

The biggest snow plow in the world is the 32-foot,

3-inch blade attached to a payloader at Hancock International

Airport, Syracuse, NY. The 48-inch tall piece of steel can clear

8,500 cubic yards of snow in an hour.

(Cleaning a runway at Hancock International Airport with

the world's biggest snow plow.

Only 28 feet of its blade was being used.)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Serenity Sunday...week 32

First Snow
It falls aimlessly from the sky,
slowly, gracefully and without a plan.
Light, sparkling stars wandering towards the earth,
form a fluffy covering over the leafless trees and frozen ground.
But it’s a comforting site, the fresh wintry layer of glistening snow,
with it, comes memories of lazy Sunday afternoons by a warm a cozy fire,
hot cocoa and snuggling happily while watching through the frosted windows
as the snow falls and covers everything in sight
in a perfect, pristine blanket of white.

Tamara J. Egan

*Yesterday evening, we had a little snow. It's so unusual for us, being known for having big snow totals, not to have had any measurable snow this late in the season. I have to admit, it makes it easier to get around and plan things, but it sure seems strange not to have a blanket of white and flurries follow you around. I'd be surprised if what we got was even recorded as measurable. In my yard you can see the grass and there is no snow on the sidewalks or streets...just weird....


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