Saturday, November 14, 2009

This Is Just Wrong….

Yesterday was Friday the 13th all right—look what happened in Indian Valley yesterday evening & into the night! As Wallace Stevens said, just a few hours ago right here on this blog:

It was evening all afternoon.
It was snowing
And it was going to snow.

I would say this isn’t supposed to happen for another month, but winters in Indian Valley are so unpredictable—sometimes relatively mild, sometimes long & harsh, & more often than not somewhere in between. There’s a 20% chance of more of the same today, but by mid week temperatures are predicted to be back in the 40s (a bit more seasonable than the 20s & 30s we’ve been getting), & this could all vanish!

In other news: we have some new ventures of the bloggish vairety beginning in the next few weeks, & we’re really excited about them—hope you will be too. Stay tuned, because the first such “roll-out” is coming tomorrow morning, with an announcement right here on Robert Frost’s Banjo!

In the meantime, enjoy these winter wonderland views from the front porch.


  1. Wow! It could not be more different here. It's 16 degrees Celsius which is really warm and pleasant. We have lots of sunshine and there's nary a breeze.
    It sure looks pretty where you are though.

    Looking forward to the new features. We're off to the airport tomorrow morning to see my mom off to Florida for 2 weeks, but I'll check in when I can.

  2. Weird stuff happens. In 1683 the River Thames froze over here and people held parties and lit braziers on it.

    We get early snows here occasionally - they usualy go as quick as they come. I love the snow but driving round loads of rural schools like I do, it can be a pain.

    Looking forward to the bloggish ventures...

  3. breathtakingly beautiful images! there's always such an elegance to snow on trees, i think! thanks for sharing!

  4. I've got my Zhivago hat on and waiting, but not a flake in site in my neck of the woods. I love snow. But, you knew that.

  5. Hi Kat, Dominic, Jenean & Willow

    Kat: It is pretty--it was even kinda warm midday, but it got bitter again later on, & the net result was much of the snow is still here--but no new snow!

    Dominic: There's no question that driving in snow is the worst part of winter.

    Jenean: You're welcome! Glad you liked them.

    Willow: I know you do--& I really don't! Oh well, I'm sure you'll be having some flakes flying before too very long, won't you?

  6. P-r-e-t-t-y! (From someone who is still childishly mesmerized by both falling snowflakes and the huge city plows rescusing us when too many of them fall.)

  7. I guess I should stop calling it the S word, eh?


    Loves the look of snow on calendars, or on mountains in the distance.

  8. Hi Jacqueline & Sandra

    Jacqueline: Tho I'm not a big fan of winter, I must admit it looked quite delightful in the early morning sun.

    Sandra: I also have to admit that calendars are a nice way to view snow!


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