Tuesday, January 11, 2011

1/11/11 - Going, Going, but not Gone

Although the air temperature did not rise above the freezing mark today, the abundant sunshine started melting the snow. By a little after 3 p.m., when the above photo was taken, the asphalt on the roadway had warmed enough to completely clear away the snow, but what remains on the ground had shown little sign of melting.  I left deep tracks where I walked on the way to and from bird feeders.

While I was looking at icicles hanging off the roof edge on the north side of the house,  my attention was diverted to a white half-moon standing out clearly in the dark blue sky.  I cropped and otherwise fooled around with the photo a bit with my Picasa editing program, but I like the effect.  If you look closely, you can see two eyes and a nose, and a bit of a grin (for those with a good imagination.)

I have lots of work to do during the remainder of this week. Monday's routine church work, which was put off because of the weather, has to be done before the vestry meets at 5:30.  Our church's annual congregational meeting will be held this coming Sunday after church, and I have budgets and reports to prepare before then.

That about wraps up day eleven of this new year. Tomorrow is also a day.


Arkansas Patti said...

Glad your roads are clear and you can get about OK.
Kind of cold this morning huh? It is 10 degrees here this AM. The only snow we have left is just in patches.
Mighty took care of business in a hurry.

NitWit1 said...

Our roads are clear with a temp. currently of 9 deg. Snow still on most structures and ground but not deep--something like 2inches my husband said.

I am not sure I'll get warm all day. And I don't plan to leave the house.

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Stunning picture! It did much the same here yeaterday and today most of the snow has gone, but it's still FRIGID!

George said...

Our snow isn't going anywhere. It snowed most of yesterday and the roads are considered impassable except to 4-wheel drive vehicles or cars with tire chains.
I really like your picture of the moon.

rhymeswithplague said...

You have to watch this!

And then, just for good measure, watch this too!

I do what I can....

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Pat, Our snow is not going away!!!! We had alot of snow during the night last night --and couldn't leave the house today to get groceries... We had plenty of food in the house --so we're fine. BUT--today's high was in the low 20's and it was windy and miserable... I'm hoping that beginning tomorrow---ours will begin to go away also...I love snow when it first falls, but this has gone on and on and on for us this time...(Gripe Gripe!!! ha ha )