Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ice, Ice Baby





It was 13 degrees in our forest cove this morning. With the windchill, according to NPR, it felt like it was a mere 3 degrees. This is weather not fit for man nor beast. Fortunately, we're gathered 'round the wood stove in the kitchen, all 5 cats, 2 dogs, Hubs, babe, and myself, staying snug and cozy, drinking hot coffee, nibbling on fennel/orange/nut biscotti, and click-clacking away on our laptops.

Hope you're toasty too, wherever you are. In fact, where are you? I'd love to know where in the world you folks come visit me from!

70 comments:

psmflowerlady said...

Live in southeast OH, work in WV.

bridget said...

Toronto, Canada. Where the streets are bare and I can see my lawn through the melting snow. Not very wintry at the moment...

Susan O said...

Tampa FL, cold here, there is even some ice, but nothing like yours. The weather is the only good thing about FL, after all.

The Beast said...

I'm in Omaha, Nebraska....the east coast is getting all the terrible cold and snow we had last year!

Shannon Mac said...

Central coast of Florida here. Not quite as cold, but ice on my car this morning. Our best friends live in W. Asheville, and we get up there as often as we can. Five year goal is to move to the area!

Kathleen said...

Tucson, AZ. Our "winter" weather consists of 70 degrees and sunny! I would feel guilty about posting that except that I really do miss winter sometimes...and we swelter in extreme for 5 months out of the year. Now is the time of year for us to enjoy being outside. Hope you stay warm and cozy!

BacktoOurRoots said...

Snowy and Windy (at least today) Southern New Hampshire

annie said...

Generally, I'm in Burlington, Vermont. But for the moment I'm in San Francisco visiting family for the holidays.

Rhian said...

our snow in Brighton (UK) has thankfully melted - but tis still chilly here. i'm reading this in the nice hot kitchen, waiting for my bread to bake - best way to stay warm!

Laura said...

Suburb of Detroit, where we might be seeing temperatures climb into the 40s by the end of the week. Winter...what?

Rural Revival said...

In Southwestern Ontario, Canada still waiting for a decent layer of snow but luckily the pond is frozen and the ice is smooth as glass.

~Andrea~

Megan said...

I'm in northwestern Connecticut where we have about 13" of snow and blinding wind thanks to the blizzard we just had! But we are moving to Kansas City as soon as we sell our house -- hubby is already working there now.

Cindy said...

It's cold and rainy here in Bellingham, WA.

Elle Ross said...

Chilly but sunny here in Cocoa Beach, Florida.

Heather said...

Westfield Township, OH here... it FINALLY stopped snowing :)

El Gaucho said...

Grand Forks, North Dakota where there's a foot plus of snow on the ground and more storms brewing later this week. Snowshoes and cross country skis are prepped and ready to roll.

Melanie J. said...

Have lived in Jacksonville, FL WAY too long.....moving to Charlotte next October :) P.S. Hux is beautiful and I love his basket!

Sealicious said...

Bristol, RI! And I just bought your Chicken Keeping book with a gift card I received for Christmas, so excited!

Miss Minty said...

It's bright and sunny (and snowy) in Philadelphia, Penna.

Cheers!

haylie said...

Laurel, MD (although we just moved here from Portland, OR, which is our much-missed home!).

Gail said...

Independence, Missouri (just outside KC-literally about 2 blocks from my house!) Just brown and green grass showing, no snow currently 28 degrees and sunny- high today around 40. Huxley is gorgeous, sure to be a lady killer now and always!

Sarah V said...

Seattle, WA --- cold, dark and rainy

Miriam said...

The Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. We're not so cold here today, just grey and soggy, but looking forward to the sunshine that's supposed to arrive tomorrow!

D said...

Nova Scotia, Canada. We are more worried about flooding than snowdrifts these days :)

jrose said...

I'm in Pittsburgh, PA. It's been bitter cold here as well! I've been spending my time off cuddling with the dogs and keeping an eye on our hens.

Christina said...

Reading from:
c h i l l y
Utica, New York!

Ashley- OffTheHooks said...

hello,
I hail from Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Our winters can get as cold as -30 degrees Celsius (-22 F? I think)
So hang in there, you don't have it that bad!
Luckily though, we have the chinook winds that blow through in the winter that are warm and will often melt the snow!

Denise said...

Northern Alabama. It was only 20 degrees this morning. We had a white Christmas as well which is the first time since we moved here. Chickens are not liking the snow though...:)

Jen said...

Central Connecticut! We have about a foot of snow. We're waiting right now to take my husband to his train, which is currently running two hours behind. Beats the flight delays, though!

Isabella said...

From warm and sunny Brazil, living in cold and sometimes sunny Levittown, NY. :))

nanci q said...

Rainy San Francisco, where we all think the mid 50's is cold....

Briar said...

Greetings from New York City, where we're also buried in snow and ice! The city looked so beautiful after it snowed overnight, and I think that peaceful image alone is worth all of the slush afterwards...stay cozy!

melissa said...

Skokie, IL... the great midwest. We feel your pain. Hang in there!

blind irish pirate said...

Sorry about passing that crappy weather on to you. In center of the Midwest, I'd have to say that I'm not sorry to see the negative windchill go, though.

<3 Woodstove.

Apseed said...

Hi! I am From Lithuania, Vilnius. We have A LOT of snow there;)

Mel-The Organic Mamas said...

Sydney, Australia - where we are waiting for the clouds to clear and then we'll head to the beach !!!

Wild Plum Cottage said...

North of San Francisco. We're supposed to get clobbered by rain this afternoon and evening; not terribly chilly, but possible flash flooding. Still, I can't complain.

Marci "Sorcha" Stewart said...

We live in NE Pennsylvania. We only got about 2-1/2 inches of snow from the last storm, but it is very cold here too!

Keep warm!

DarcC said...

Central MA, and it's not much warmer here! I just came in from outside chores, and while the wind is cold, the sky is gloriously impossibly blue. And it is supposed to slowly warm through the rest of the week :)

Anonymous said...

I'm french Canadian from Montreal, but I live in Park City UTAH since 5 years. We have tons of snow here and it's beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I'm in central New Jersey where we just received a gift from you down there...a blizzard!!! I love it!

Anonymous said...

Bon Hiver to you from St Paul, MN. We are currently having the snowiest December on record for our state, with a whopping 33.4 inches! We are also expecting another snow storm Thursday/Friday, so we can really leave the previous record in the dust :) Hoping all of you are having a wonderful holiday season filled with much warmth and many blessings.

Ann said...

Flemingsburg, Kentucky...

where we actually got above the freezing mark today!

Anonymous said...

I live in Morganton NC. My in-laws live in Cruso, just down the road a piece from you. Lisa B

shine little light* said...

Sydney.. It is suuunnnnnnnnny! But I love the romance of the cold you have right now - magic! *s*

urbanpreserves said...

I'm an urban homesteader and underground jam seller from Oakland, CA. My sister did grad school at Duke, though, so I love your neck of the woods! I'm currently in Portland, OR with family, and anticipating snow tomorrow--but not likely to get down to 13!

Daisy Driver said...

Central Indiana where there is snow on the ground and cold in the air, I hear it is to get warm this weekend though. My hubs got me your canning book for Christmas - LOVE it so far. I actually got 4 cookbooks for Christmas - I am happy as can be!

Sharonnz said...

Kia ora from Wellington, New Zealand. Enjoying a beautiful summer's day here;-)

Lacy said...

Portland, Oregon...........RAIN RAIN RAIN......we might (key word) get an inch or two of snow and our news is calling it "Winter Storm 2010"............would love to be curled up in warm house with that view :)

Mary said...

Not too far from your neck of the woods ... Columbia, SC.

Jennifer said...

Chapel Hill, NC!! I'm a huge fan and I am always on the look out for events in your area! Take care stay warm! Jen

Inspired... said...

Hello! I live just down the mountain from you, in Greenville, SC. I skate with the Blue Ridge Roller Girls in Asheville, so I'm up there often! Stay warm and cozy!

CallieK said...

Another Torontonian here and the weather here is actually getting warmer! By New Year's Day we are expected to hit 9 degrees C which is close to 50 F- practically beach weather!

Gretchen said...

From Pasco, WA, where it's currently sunny and in the 40's. Considering a move to 22 acres on the Palouse, where there is currently a blizzard, according to NPR. Maybe on second thought..........

jen said...

Charlotte, NC! Cold, but not quite as frigid as your area. Stay warm! :)

Hillary said...

Olympia, WA here. We're having a bit of a cold spell, but that means we're down to the 20s at night so it's not quite the same thing...

annemarie said...

I'm in Winnipeg, where it's -28°C with the wind chill, and I just came back from my home town, Dawson Creek BC, which is much further north and sometimes has winter from September till May. Fyi, that's too long.

Lauren said...

Vancouver BC - although I'm not from around here and am terribly nostalgic for some snow!

Michele said...

East Tennessee when I'm with my family and soon to move to Greenville, SC!

~Michele
www.etsy.com/shop/chelebert12

Anonymous said...

Quad Cities, Iowa..unusually warm today...low 40's..tomorrow, we hear the high will be 50, and then a front moves in and we'll crash to a low of 8! wow! :) Good times! Love your blog, Ashley, and Huxley is absolutely adorable. Stay warm, everyone!

Bec said...

Perth, Western Australia, where it certainly is toasty- we've been having high 30's (Celsius)..
Very jealous of your beautiful snow!

Emily Elizabeth said...

It's chilly but lovely in southern Vermont where I'm visiting my parents, but I hear it's been quite wet in St. John's, Newfoundland where I live!

Alicia Lee said...

New Orleans, Louisiana here. It is crazy weather here...90 one day, 60 next day, 80 in the morning 40 in the evening...

Anonymous said...

Munich, Germany - feels like living in a giant freezer since November, and things kind of break down a lot, especially everything traffic-related (flights cancelled, trains late or cancelled, roads blocked) ... But it looks beautiful, a real winter wonderland :-)

susie Q said...

DUBLIN, IRELAND! new englander by birth (some might call me a mass-hole, i prefer red sox fan). really enjoy your blog & your books. happy new year to you & your clan!

wolfandfinch said...

Slushy/wet Vancouver, BC Canada!

Gina Parker said...

Southern Central Massachusetts.

Anna said...

I am in St Paul MN. I so enjoy reading your blog and I'm really inspired by your endeavors and your books. Thanks!

Allison said...

Saratoga, New York:)

wendy b said...

Hi there. This is my second time on your blog...and I am in Phoenix. I am trying to get over my shock of todays shooting down in Tucson, and dream of living somewhere safe and peaceful. Again I am inspried by your lifestyle and would love to follow you more!