Thursday, December 3, 2015

Yesterday's fog makes today's magic

Yesterday it was foggy a good part of the day.  We had gotten snow on Monday and Tuesday and fog on Wednesday.  What often happens after fog is we wake up to the trees covered in a lovely white layer that lasts until the sun melts it away.  Today that layer was exceptionally deep and beautiful. 
the prettiest tree in the yard this morning

the wire of this fence panel is 1/4 or maybe 3/16 of an inch. 

look at the size of those crystals

It was already there at 3 a.m. when I was outside because our power was off and I walked down the driveway to look up the road to see if our neighbors had lights.  The sky was clear and the stars were bright.  The snow was glittery where it was caught in the beam of the flashlight.  It was a cool, crisp, gorgeous country night, one you can't really experience as fully when you live in the city.

I have never really been without power for a long period of time.  Usually a couple hours at the most.  Last night it was about 90 minutes from when I awoke and the house and yard were dark until the power was restored.  That is pretty remarkable really when you think that I didn't call right away hoping that it would come back on.  Then the power company had to call in two guys who were home sleeping and once they got to work and picked up their big yellow truck they still had to make the 15 minute drive to the farm.  They found the problem and had the power back on within about 20 minutes of their arrival.

While I was waiting for them to  arrive it was nice to sit in a quiet, dark, cooling house and have a cup of coffee.  It is times like these that I appreciate that I have a duel fuel range so I might not be able to use my electric oven but my gas burners still work to heat water for coffee.  I make coffee in a French press so no electricity needed.  A couple of candles made for nice ambiance. Now if only the biscotti jar wasn't empty.


  1. Your pictures are so pretty, Lorri. No snow, ice or cold weather here, yet. I am not upset. ;-) We lose power A LOT. I hate it when it happens. A few years ago, we lost if for eight days. I almost lost my mind!

    1. Thanks Kim! Eight days, that would be awful. i think we will have warm enough weather that our snow will be gone before too long.