Monday, January 21, 2008

Round 2, By Request


By request, here is a view from my back patio door on Saturday, during the height of "Atlanta Blizzard 2008". You'll notice that the snow is only sticking to the plants, not the patio. That is why there are no photographs of any associated carnage. The roads remained passable throughout the day. Sorry to disappoint.

Now it is just cold as all get out. But not as cold as the northeast. I remember those times - two weeks or so every winter when it never got about 20F - and I do not miss it. Not one tiny little bit. Nope, this is more than cold enough for me. Looking forward to a return to more normal Georgia weather soon!

I promise the next post will definitely NOT be about the weather.

14 comments:

Dave said...

Cut up the little dead tree, otherwise, nice back yard.

I wore a leather coat to work this morning and went to lunch with a sports coat. Ah, Atlanta in January.

LL said...

That's it? That's the blizzard? *sigh*

You gotta admit though... you were happy to see snow... just a little bit, deep down inside.

fermicat said...

dave - Little dead tree is not on my property, otherwise it would already have been chopped into firewood.

ll - Yup. That is an Atlanta blizzard. I had my share of real blizzards when I lived in Massachusetts. This one was fun since I didn't have to go anywhere and there was no shoveling necessary.

LL said...

Firewood? What in the heck do you need firewood for?

And you didn't admit that you were glad to see the snow, even though we all knew you were.

Jeni said...

Depending on one's circumstances, blizzards CAN be fun -provided that is you do NOT HAVE TO GO ANYPLACE for several days and also, that you are not confined to a place with both of your daughters for three solid days! That's the voice of experience talking there from having endured the Blizzard of March 1993, stuck in the house for almost 3 days with both my girls. Almost enough to make one want to consider, at least, committing hari kari!
You are soooo right about the cold temps in the northeast though. As my ex would probably have said "Colder than a witch's tit." How he came to be an expert on witches tits though - your guess is as good as mine on that one.

Debo Blue said...

I like the picture, it looks like you should be sitting in your breakfast nook with a big old cup of hot chocolate watching the flakes come and melt.

ctheokas said...

Pffft. No carnage. What's the point?

Nice yard, though, Fermi. Nevertheless, glad I don't have one to take care of.

fermicat said...

ll - one word: firepit. We have a fireplace, but it runs on natural gas and is controllable via a thermostat. Sweet!

jeni - Ah, that 1993 storm happened the first winter I lived in Massachusetts. I'd never shoveled snow before, and my first experience was freeing my car from a three foot drift.

debo - we sat in the kitchen drinking mimosas!

ctheokas - The wooded back yard is a big part of why we chose that house.

fermicat said...

Oh, and now they're predicting freezing rain for today. Atlanta has officially entered the Twilight Zone. Three days of frozen precipitation in one week just doesn't happen down here. Weird...

Minnesotablue said...

Beautiful view from your window. I can handle the snow most times but the cold here has been horrible. Minus twenty some degrees wind chill.

ShelliG said...

Jealous me, you got more snow than me in the mountains in East TN!! Freezing rain today, though...almost slipped in the parking lot. Thought of you when I shivered and the old MA days.

MW said...

Yesterday, the Weather Channel showed large snowflakes falling fairly heavily in Atlanta. Maybe it was from a day or two earlier, though. If I remember correctly, the scene was in Piedmont Park (I swore I wouldn't forget the name, but now I'm not sure).

fermicat said...

minnesotablue and shellig - I don't miss the bitter cold of the northeast. Nuh uh.

MW - That footage had to have been from Saturday, and yes, it was probably Piedmont Park.

Kathleen said...

I thought of you Sunday (or was it Saturday) morning when they announced you were supposed to get 1-4" of snow. I'm glad there was no carnage.