Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Storm Fail

While a lot of the country suffered under a massive storm, Western New York got another pass.  Instead of the nine to 15 inches that were predicted, we got a miserable two or three, with another inch or so supposed to fall today.  While I'm mostly happy about it, there is that little bit of kid in me who is very disappointed because she wanted to see lots and lots of snow on the ground.  The view out of the window doesn't look much different than it did yesterday.


Leon, of course, says he knew it all along.
Uggg, he's going to be insufferable all day today.

I'm going out now, to shovel the piddling amount we did get, so that the birds and critters can get to the food.

Edited to add that the shoveling did it.  No sooner had I got back into the house when it started to snow.  That will cover all the sunnies I put out on the ground very nicely.  Sigh.

20 comments:

Woodswalker said...

You can have some of ours, Louise. Love that Leon, what a handsome fellow!

Sharon said...

We had the wind and really heavy rain but no snow - "they" tell us Friday and Monday, I hope not! No snow plows in this neck of the woods and the whole world just stops.

Leon is a smart fella!

Dreaming said...

I know exactly how you feel when you don't get the promised snow amount! Both my hubby and I get disgruntled - almost as if we were cheated out of something (even if it is something we may not want to deal with)!
We are still waiting for a major snowfall. We desperately need the moisture. I want to use my snowshoes (without driving someplace), I want to see the horses and dog cavorting in the white stuff. Oh well, maybe the next storm!

Tammy said...

I wish I could send you our 11 inches! It's a nightmare trying to get out to the livestock. Not sure when I'll ever get my truck out of the driveway (it's a long one) and get back to work. It's very cold and suppose to be below zero tonight, so it's a full time job keeping the critters going. Plus I have a very ill dog who needs to go to the vet, but can't get out. The birds here are just frantic and I've tripled my normal seed feeding amounts, I feel for 'em. Hope Leon doesn't become too impossible today. ;-)
Tammy

CountryDreaming said...

Isn't that just like a cat? To be right, to know it, and to have the best seat in the house. Pretty suburban winter views here. I have family that lives in Rochester, you capture its mood perfectly. And eventually, some Blue Jay or Cardinal will discover hidden treasures of seeds ...

texwisgirl said...

Be careful what you wish for, dearie!!! :)

sophie...^5 said...

Sorry to hear your got passed by...maybe we will get your dumpload of snow...that`s the prediction on the weather channel. ATB...as I eat my birthday cupcake...mmmmmmmmmm!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Louise, you and I need to get together on that snow-dance thing because I think we both feel the same way about it--I'm hoping that we get at least one more good snowfall here in VA!!

Enjoy your day!!

Sheri said...

Louise, looks like you got lots of good offers from people willing to share! Such generous readers. We're getting our snow right now. That Leon...so clever!

IsobelleGoLightly said...

Leon is a good balancer on that narrow chair!

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

Thank goodness we got a pass on this storm here in the NC Appalachians, getting real cold tonight though and weatherman calling for a dusting of snow tonight. Lots of "black-ice" auto accidents around here this morning.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Louise, so nice to be visiting with old friends again.

Don't despair, this storm is probably headed your way. You may yet get to play in the snow.

What an awful winter and we still have to get thru February.
Marnie

Terry said...

I will gladly send you our next storm!

Jim said...

Thanks Louise! Now I know why the storm hit dead on here! It moved more east away from you and right at us!!

Actually, I am like you when it comes to storms....love them and DO we have a lot coming down now. I keep sweeping the deck and fence to put out corn for the Doves and other birds.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Leon is handsome!

You can come here and help shovel our foot of snow. We won't mind. We'd love to bring you some joy. But you'll have to deal with temperatures of -27F degrees below zero. That's the coldest it's ever been here since we moved to the mountains.
I can take snow, but I can't take the freezing temps. I was only out for 30 minutes and I almost got frostbitten even with all my layers. My toes were painful when they finally thawed.

~Lisa

R. Burnett Baker said...

Don't worry, Louise. You know we always get our biggest storms in Feb/March. Still plenty of time!

I think we actually got about 7 or 8 here in Greece....

Rick

Judy's Corner said...

I am happy WE didn't get hit with this snow.... I think snow is prettiest in someone elses back yard!

Madi and Mom said...

This winter has tested the meteorologists day after day. I don't think they have a clue what the weather will be like from one day to the next.
Madi and Mom

sophie...^5 said...

PS thanks for the birthday wishes, Cheers!

kattsby.com said...

Leon is really handsome!!!

Isn't that so typical ... that it started to snow just when you had shoveled!

Today I realized that we really DID get a a lot of snow. Yesterday, I was almost a little 'disappointed', after all that build-up to the 'epic monster storm'. They said on the news that they haven't had this much snow here in Saint John since 1986.