Saturday, March 8, 2008

We've Got Snow

Yesterday our school was dismissed at 1:00 pm, due to the continual and accumulating snowfall. We knew that snow was coming, but I think it accumulated a little faster than most of us thought it would.

It settled down and we got a break in the snow last night. During the night, however, the weirdest thing happened.

It began to THUNDER! Just in case there was any doubt in my mind as to what that sound was, I heard it a second time...and a third time. As I was lying there thinking about how it just could NOT have possibly been thunder, it hit me. was the snow plow going down the road, and then he turned around and came back and did it a couple more times.

Satisfied with that explanation, I tried to go back to sleep, but couldn't. Ted woke up as another clap of thunder sounded. This time there was no mistaking what it was. Yes it was THUNDER. We were talking about how weird it was, then saw lightning, heard thunder, watched the entire room fill up with light from another bolt of lightning, and heard thunder once again. I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it for myself. This morning, Alex said that the thunder and lightning woke him up, so it wasn't just Ted and me.

When I got up this morning, I checked the Weather Bug on my computer and our high temp during the night was 28 degrees, so it certainly hadn't been raining. Can thunder and lightning occur during snow??

So anyway, a little while ago I went out on the front porch and took a few pictures.

Then I went to the french door off of our bedroom and you could see how the snow had blown in through the screen. I took a couple of shots of the pool and back patio too.

Just as I finished taking a picture of the patio, Pepina decided to run between my legs and went out on the steps.
Pepina and Marina are INDOOR cats, but Pepina thought it looked mighty interesting out there, so she had to investigate.

She stood there, still as could be, and I told her to come in. She wouldn't MOVE, but then I heard this pathetic sounding "meow", then another "meow", and finally a big "MEOW".

So after I took a picture (of course!), I stepped outside to pick her up and bring her back in. She was shivering from the cold and snow. I immediately shut the door, and there was Marina, standing there, acting like she was waiting her turn, and I just told her, "Don't get any big ideas!"
What a way for Pepina to celebrate her birthday!!


Paulie said...

I am soooooo jealous of your snow! Oh well, we have daffodils already! I have never heard of thunder and snow. . . weird! HB to your kitty! I have been checking out your blog daily but got behind yesterday and now I see you wrote another post too! Looking for your love story next chapter. . .