Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Change of Plans

My Mom and Dad's favorite song was
"What a Difference a Day Makes" which goes like this:
"What a difference a day makes, twenty four little hours..."

It couldn't be truer today!


Before retiring last night,
I snapped these next two photos of the freezing rain that
was landing as I snapped.





According to the weather report,
this was all that was expected
and maybe a FEW flurries in this part of the state.
I arose at my usual 4:45 a.m.
and got Becky up an hour later.
Wouldn't you know it?
Ten minutes later, we got the call
that school was canceled for the day.
Here's my view this morning...







Now this is more like it...

MinneSNOWda!



28 comments:

Charade said...

I'm so happy you live in MinneSNOWda and share your fabulous photos - and that it's already 56-degrees here this morning.

Rohrerbot said...

Brrrr....but I'm glad you got a storm. Doesn't it always seem to happen when you aren't supposed to get very much precip? That happens here a lot as well during the summer. Beautiful!

Furry Bottoms said...

Wow, it really accumulated fast overnight didn't it! It started snowing here last night too, but it didn't stick. I don't know whether to be happy or sad about that!

TexWisGirl said...

wow. pretty! enjoy your freebie!

Nancy Claeys said...

Looks like about 4-5 inches, from viewing your deck railing. That's a breeze for you Minnesnowdans.! :)

Becky~ said...

How great it must be to be in Minesnowda today.I would love some.Just before the start of spring.I missed it this year.I live on the east coast too.We usually have lots as well.

Happy Wednesday!

Marie said...

Isn't it great?! My little 5th grader is on cloud nine today! We're heading out right now to play in the snow - over a foot of snow and still coming down. First snow day we've had in a couple of years.

Buttons said...

Wow beautiful I am bracing for that Alberta clipper to get here it is on its way. We are supposed to get a lot of freezing rain.
I love your parents favourite song. I love songs that bring comfort from the ones we love. Enjoy winter Jill, Happy Leap Year Day. B

Jackie said...

I'm so completely jealous Jill. Rochester isn't getting a darn thing. Guess I'm gonna have to move north. Wouldn't you think that it wold be north enough just to be in Minnesota. sigh!

Donna said...

GoodNESS! Glad you finally got some snow!!
hughugs

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Hope you and Becky enjoy a cozy day at home :-) Bake cookies!

Blessed Serendipity said...

It looks like a wintry wonderland. You wanted snow and you got some. Hope you don't have to shovel your way out and are able to stay home nice and warm and enjoy the view outside your windows.

xo,
Danielle

Sharon said...

It seems so odd, I don't remember any snow days when I was a kid or when the first batch were kids. I do remember a whole lot of snow. Funny how a person remembers things...

Donna said...

Oh my gosh! You must be in SNOW Heaven! You've been waiting and praying for some snow - so glad you finally have some!

The photos you took of the pine trees are gorgeous! And, I love the one with the ice-sickle hanging down! Beautiful shots!

Don't you just love digital shots? Take a bazillion and find some gems. Of course, most of yours are gems any way, I bet!

Blessings, hope you and Becky have a fun snow day!

Hugs,
Donna

Eva Ason said...

MinneSNOWda! hehe I like that. There's some snow you got there - wow! Beautiful photos - I love snow, it brighten up things.
Have a great day in snow land!

Eva

Maple Lane said...

Very pretty pics but it looks sooooo cold! My nephew lives in MN and nearly freezes every winter!

Ellie said...

That's quite a snowfall you had overnight. Hope you enjoy your 'free day'. Looks quite cold though.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

I know it looks beautiful but it can be so cold...we were lucky it missed us,just a little rain

Gloria Hood said...

Oh that is sooooo beautiful! I miss snow so much!

Bonnie said...

Oh Jill it is absolutely beautiful. I hope you and Becky had a lot of fun things to do today. Hugs! Bonnie

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

I am so happy for you Jill. You have gotten what you wanted. Good for you. Beautiful. Have fun in the snow, but remember to stay warm.
Ana

Michaele said...

Chillin' With Jill is right! Yea for snow days : )

Chatty Crone said...

Now Jill is chillin with Jill - you did want snow - right? sandie

Paula said...

Hope you both crawled back under the covers after school was canceled.

Lynne said...

FINALLY . . . yippee!

ღ Life According To Milo ღ said...

You got your snow! : ).. Awesome. I'm betting you, Becky and your John Deere had a great time that day! Awesome. And I think it's safe to say, we all love the Minnesnowda. Lol!

Kathy said...

Great pics of snow on the trees!

Susan said...

Wow, beautiful snow. What an awesome surprise!