Saturday, January 9, 2010

A snow day that really wasn’t

The snow day that wasn’t worth it is more like it. We have three snow days built into our school calendar and we follow the county when it comes to closings. And this morning, I think everyone, county-wide, was surprised to find that all schools were closed and not on a 2-hour delay.

Regardless, it sure was beautiful. After I heard the news, I fell back to sleep and when I woke up, I was surprised at how little accumulation there was. I really wanted to stay home and take photos because the snow was clinging to all the tree branches and was just so beautiful. But there was so much to do at work, and so to work I went.

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This is what the driveway looks like with an inch of snow and the morning sun hitting it.

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This is looking back towards the house. Our driveway is a third of a mile long through a wooded area.

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The main roads were a piece of cake, and the side roads were icy in some spots. This is the school driveway. There are two entrances and this one was created several years ago when the addition was built. My youngest was the first class to graduate in the larger school (class of 2005).

As I write this, it’s Friday evening. My husband is doing the dishes. Tonight I made {Willow’s Saucy Mushroom Pork Chops}, creamy mashed potatoes, and carrots with a butter/maple glaze. And I’m thinking at this rate, I’ll never lose that 5 pounds I put on over the holidays. But my house . . . it smelled divine. Still does. And my husband said it was better than his pork chops. And life . . . it is good.

Hope things are going well in your neck of the woods.

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For those who want to friend George on Facebook, {link}. Yes I am crazy, Adrienne. Join the club.

25 comments:

Gail said...

Something that beautiful will have no calories!

Mary said...

Yum! Dinner sounds delicious, and I LOVE those snow shots -- beautiful!

Erica Houskeeper said...

Beautiful photos of the snow. The first image of your driveway is incredible. Dinner looks great too!

FireLight said...

I had the two hour delay....we scared the snow right out of here with all the pre-snow hype! But it is cold....and I too am making those pork chops!!
Love the photos....keep warm! I think it is supposed to be 16 and wind chill will make it colder here tonight!

The Lone Star Queen said...

Who knew a driveway could be so beautiful. I would love to have that drive up to my home.

Have a great weekend.

Tammy@If Meadows Speak... said...

Fresh snow has a way of making things look wholesome, clean, pristine. Your Nikon camera and various lenses, would put my little digital pocket camera to shame. But I do like it. It's size makes it just right for my purse and pulling out on a moments notice for a picture that'd been lost otherwise.

And what time is dinner??

Tammy@if meadows speak...

JackDaddy said...

Pork chops aren't fattening if you eat more than one of them. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

commoncents said...

Thank you for posting this! I really like your blog...

Common Cents
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ps. Link Exchange?

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Have mercy that food looks good! Do you accept reservations?

Mental P Mama said...

You are hardly crazy. And I think you were channeling Robert Frost this morning;)

Snappy Di said...

Yummers! I had never eaten saucy pork chops until I met Hubby in 1997. His daughter loves them and it is the first thing she learned to cook. Can't say I am overly fond of them, but then again maybe it's just her recipe. I'll check yours out!

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

tainterturtles said...

Oh what the heck...enjoy your tasty meal. You'll shed those five pounds when spring comes and the weather is perfect!

Carol said...

The pictures you take from inside out of your windows are wonderful.
You are good with the camera, thanks for sharing.

bv said...

your winter trees are so beautiful. the drive is storybook lovely. i think maybe that the beauty is to us that do not deal with it daily? here in calif the temp was 35 and foggy, so foggy that it is hard to see your hands when feeding. to the bone wet cold. seems pretty wintery to me! pork chops...yum. photos...yum
bv

Julie Harward said...

THATS ABOUT AS MUCH SNOW AS WE HAVE HAD ALL WINTER...1 INCH!!! THE MEAL LOOKS DIVINE, MY KIND OF FOOD! Come say hi :D

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Oh in our neck of the woods it will be a hard weekend. The wind is picking up and all the roads in holland (wich aren't that many hihih) are icing up. So it's weather alarm over here. No long walks with Storm that is for this weekend....

noble pig said...

Love the snow pics and the dinner sounds divine!

A New England Life said...

On occasion we have those snow days that 'aren't' and I think, 'they cancelled school for this??'

You're like Julia over there ... cooking up a storm lately! Hey, a girls gotta eat! (and maybe walk on the treadmill too ; ) )

Lynda said...

What beautiful photos - your driveway looks amazing ! Have a wonderful 2010 .... and lots of pats & 'Happy New Year' wishes for George, too - lucky dog that he is with his own Facebook account !

Hilary said...

You're right.. it's beautiful but it sure doesn't look lik much of a snow day. I think someone in the county just wanted the day off. :) That dinner look so delicious and ...... comforting. Yum!

Daryl said...

Looks good .. I would eat around the chops .. I could give my chops to George.

These Nine Acres said...

We were on a 2 hr delay. I am actually sad they weren't off because the goats were born when they were in school! :0(

Kerri said...

Beautiful snow day shots! And YUM!

Oliag said...

...maple glazed carrots sound very yummy to me:)

Your drive is a winter wonderland in these photos...beautiful shots.

cottage farm villa said...

Kate, the driveway is so beautiful...breathtaking, actually!! I love where you live!