Thursday, January 2, 2014

~WINTER'S WRATH~

Winter's weather remains relentless here in the Northeast... whirling snow... whiteout conditions...slick roads... driving is treacherous...schools remain empty and businesses close early...  
The Northwest wind blows and the  temperature plummets...
Snow is to continue throughout the night...
 the temperature will dip to negative numbers...
The wood stove works overtime keeping the old homestead warm and toasty...
Winslow Homer has to be  bribed to go out to do his business and the chickens huddle together in their coop under a beam of red... they have earned an early morning treat...a breakfast of warm oatmeal and raisins will be served...my treat... a pot of hot chocolate and a new pair of long underwear...T'is winter in Maine...and honestly, there is no other place I would rather be...

20 comments:

Michelle said...

Stay warm! It is in the teens for us tonight. A rarity!

Margaret said...

Blizzard tonight into tomorrow for us as well. Stay warm and cozy! Maggie

NanaNor's said...

There is such beauty in the snow and cold weather and yet such harshness.
We had a sunny day but have had days that dipped to the negatives too.
Stay safe and warm!
Hugs,
Noreen

Farm Girl said...

That is unreal that kind of cold. I was just looking at all of the temps that are so below zero
Well stay close to that fire.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Julie,
I don't know how you cope!!! It sounds 10 times worse than in Ohio and I hate Ohio weather. Glad you can enjoy it.
Ellie hates this weather, too. Sometimes she doesn't even make it out of the garage to take care of her business.
Stay warm.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

All I can say is Wow! Here in the NC mountains we have had no snow until today. Still we will have no where near the amount you have.
Maybe some day I will see Maine in snow.
Stay warm!

Orange Sink said...

Julie,
We have really had those below zero temps here too for the past week or two! Makes for a long winter but I think you have the right attitude! The girls will love their oatmeal and raisins!! They will need it! Stay warm and safe while you're shoveling those paths for Mr. Winslow!! Thinking of you up there down here in WI!!
Hugs!!
Cathy G

Jacque. said...

You have such a great outlook on life...I need to change mine and find something good about each day, no matter the weather. xo

jaz@octoberfarm said...

you have my snow! give it back please!!! the storm went just north of us and we barely got an inch. it sure is cold though!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning Julie, brrrr, throw another log on the fire cold, here to. Snowy and blowy today, then very cold wind chills all weekend.....Stay cozy my friend, Warm Hugs Francine.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Isn't it just wicked out. My second day of no school. It prolonged our Christmas break a bit. Stay warm.

summersundays-jw said...

So beautiful and what wonderful photo opportunities! We've had incredibly cold temps in so. Missouri, also, & more snow then we usually have in a whole season...crazy. Just hopeing that it makes for a great garden this summer. Stay warm! Jan

Rowan said...

Happy New Year! We've been reading in the news about the bad snowstorm you are having. Ok so long as you can stay home and look at it from the inside:) Poor Winslow Homer - he has my sympathy!

Jennifer said...

Bitterly cold with lots of snow here in Ohio. Not nearly as bad as what you have. But "bad is in the eye of the beholder" I suppose. It is lovely to look at and I've taken extra care with the barn/visitor cats,and whoever else shows up to snack.

Terry and Linda said...

Wicked wet winter. It's alright if you don't have to DRIVE in it!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Penelope's Beehive said...

DEEP snow and frigid temperatures are the way of it here as well. Perfect weather for mugs of hot cocoa, favourite books, and general coziness.
Wishing you the magic of wintertime!
Sending warm hugs your way...
Judy

Missy George said...

Pa got only the beginning, I guess..We sure have the cold though.."0"

Julia said...

I love your attitude but I find that I mind the cold more as I get older as I have to put on so many layers to stay warm now. How about two pairs of long johns instead of only one, sweaters and vests and wool blankets on the bed. I don't even think of cutting them for hooking anymore, lol...when it's so cold. My body thermostat is in need of antifreeze like my car, lol..
The days are getting longer, have you noticed? Probably not, but slowly they are getting longer. I have a love hate relationship with winter, especially the cold wind and blowing snow...
Sounds familiar?
Hugs,
JB





Ginger said...

Don't you mean wrath?

Dog Trot Farm said...

Thank you Ginger for correcting me on my misspelling, clearly I need to utilize spellcheck...Stay warm, Julie.