Happy New Year, friends. Grayden and I welcomed the New Year with a trip to Colonial Williamsburg. I'll be sharing our trip there soon, but first I want to share the snow storm on our first day back home!
It's a marshmallow world out the windows early this morning. Considering just a few hours ago it was pouring rain, the heavy wet snow accumulated fast! The temperatures have been so warm, I must admit I didn't think the snow would stick.
As we are eating our breakfast and enjoying talking to our eldest grandson, the lights begin to flicker! After going off and on a couple of times the electricity goes out! Yikes we all say along with each other. Surely it will return soon!
Seeing the weight of the snow on the leyland cypress, my heart sank. These trees are not known for their longevity. We planted them years ago and have slowly had to remove the many that occupied our back property. They were planted to avoid putting up a fence, but we still had to do that as they proved not to be a great choice.
As the morning wore on we realized the power was not coming on in time for dinner. I was planning to make taco soup that day so I started it on our gas grill. Thank goodness we have a grill to cook meals and gas logs to keep us warm.
The snow continued as my soup bubbled away on the grill. The weight of the snow continued to weigh down the dogwood trees and the crepe myrtle.
The feeder saw many customers as the snow continued as well as the spoils that fell to the ground by the juncos.
Although we enjoyed the quietness of the week we were thrilled to have our power restored yesterday! I even reheated our taco soup on our hearth by the gas logs. Yes, necessity is the mother of invention or as my Mama always said, "I've never improvised a day in my life."
Having no power from Monday to Wednesday was interesting to say the least, but as we all talked about this experience we consider ourselves fortunate. Tonight we are expecting more snow! We're prepared!