are you ready for winter?

September 23, 2020

my thoughts for today
all images – new and old – were taken with my cell phone

Winter, in my opinion, is approaching way too fast! I’ve already had to light a fire twice this week! Not cool!! Or maybe it is…LOL.

taken September 19, 2020

There was a time, when I was younger, that we would get our first frost of the season around the same time as the county fair – in early September. But that was many moons, years, ago. Of course, this week we’ve also had frost advisories…and my house plants are still outside!! I’m slowly bringing them inside! In case I haven’t told you, I have well over 50 house plants. Yeah…sigh! I blame it on my mom 🙂 I have a really hard time killing house plants, although I have killed a few – I used to have somewhere around 80. It’s usually the ones that are the hardest to kill that I do end up killing…aloe and African Violets. Don’t ask me!!

taken September 19, 2020

Cold and snowy in the north.
Drought in the west.
And everything crazy in between!
Which side are you on?”
~ Farmers Almanac

all of the following info comes from

  • winter is in 88 days, 18 hours, 17 minutes, 30 sec (at the time of writing this post)
  • the Mid-Atlantic (that’s me) and Northeast could get a blizzard the second week of February, 1-2 feet of snow from Washington, D.C. to Boston, Maine
  • the great lakes region will get its fair share of snow, but expect normal to above normal snow in the Dakotas, “northern portions of Colorado and Utah, as well as Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and central and eastern sections of Washington and Oregon.”
  • it’s going to be colder than last year
  • the eastern half of the U.S. could get clobbered with a late season snow storm, with snow from the central states to New England, rain in the south
  • Arizona and Southern California will experience a dry and mild winter
  • the wild card…. the region of Tennessee and Ohio River Valleys, north and east through New England, the Almanac is predicting an intense weather pattern; storms will be active, with rain (wintry mix), snow, and ice throughout the winter season
US Farmers Almanac Winter Outlook 2020 - 2021
Farmers’ Almanac

what makes a blizzard? (noun) a severe snowstorm with high winds and low visibility (online dictionary)

So I guess I need to get busy winterizing my house, bringing plants in and gathering up firewood… with the way this year is going, I wouldn’t be surprised if old man winter came knocking at my door tomorrow! Although the trees haven’t lost their leaves yet, so there is that! (Just a few years ago we had snow on Halloween, kids were out Trick-or-Treating with winter coats over their costumes!)

…the rest of the post is a repost from last year…

2019 First Snow

originally posted Dec 11, 2019

Just wanted to share this!

It snowed last night!! Not as much as they said we would get, but enough to make things pretty!

Dec 2019 snow

It’s supposed to get windy later so taking photos is gonna be hard!

Dec 2019 snow

And it is cold! 33F (.55C) degrees but with the wind-chill… It’s cold!

I’ll be heading back out in a little bit with my Canon and I’ll be posting my normal am posts here in a few (I only woke up about 20 minutes ago).

See you then!

hope you have a great day!
thanks for stopping by!!

A Wintry Night

The sky is dark and the ground is white
The world is peaceful an this wintry night
No one around, not a sound to be heard
Not a laugh, not a car, not even a bird
For a moment, it’s just the snow and me
I smile inside
I feel so free
~ Lyndsey Kuster


take care
stay safe
much love

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