Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Saturday Snow in North Carolina

Hi all yep it is snowing in Dixie....

to all our friends from the Northern states this is no big deal

but.....the last time we had any significant snow was 2005 so it is a

B I G deal to us.

Since Madi knows absolutely nothing about snow, she gave me blogging privileges today.

I snapped this picture of the moon at dusk the night before the snow started.


I cannot get picutres of the birds from inside and when I go outside they scatter; however,
the list of birds I've seen today is:

Woodpeckers: Northern Flicker, Downy and Red bellied. Cardinals, Chickadees, Pine siskin, Yellow rumped warblers,Titmouse, Finches: Purple and House, Eastern Bluebirds,

Brown Thrasher, Robins, Nuthatch, white breasted and brown headed, Dark eyed Juncos and Carolina Wrens.

We even had a crow trying to figure out how to eat suet...this is a first.


Nope my camera lens was not dirty the spots are snow and sleet
This was taken before daybreak this morning.

Front porch. It is quite windy causing drifts
Our little snowman says, "Have a chilly day".
Our little rabbit is saying "help me I'm sinking".


Back porch and deck


Taken from our side yard looking down our street


I snapped this picture from our front door. My car is at the bottom of the driveway

Another interesting picture take before daybreakthe spots are snow. If you click on the picture to enlarge you can see the sleet has settled on top ofabout 3" of snow.
Currently we have about 3" of snow. It has been sleeting steadily for several hours.
Looks like we will be house bound all weekend. The precipitation should end by late afternoon but the temperatures will be in the teens tonight and only in the 20's tomorrow.

Not to worry, we have lots of Diva food, clean litter. The bird feeders are full and oh yes

there is a big pot of chili cooking for the humans.

AND we still have power and heat.
Mom working hard and Madi sleeping hard

23 comments:

  1. Wow Madi! You got quite a bit of snow! The pictures are beautiful. Glad to hear you have power and everything too.

    I hope you guys stay warm..snuggle near the fireplace..Chili is great for the humans today.Stay in and watch movies with Mom and Dad :)

    Licks from me!!

    Olive :)

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  2. Beautiful pictures of the snow!...Glad the power is still working, what a cozy day=you're a lucky girl Madi to be an indoor cat!...Keep each other warm and have a great weekend...purrs...Calle, Halle, Sukki

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  3. NICE! Enjoy the chili, grat day for that!

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  4. Looks like you got more snow than us this time. We have sun but it's currently 12 degrees. (Because it's soooo cold, our snow crunches and squeaks when we walk on it.)

    Stay safe and warm. (I'm thinking good thoughts about the power..)

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  5. MAN!! You guys do have a lot of snow!! But for us northerns, it would be a piece of cake, it would be nothing and life goes on as usual. Now give us 8-10 and we are stuck at home LOL

    Enjoy the snow and get lots of pics Madi!! hey you can make snow Madi angels!!
    Jazzi

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  6. Oh wow, you did get lots of snow. The photos are great. I'm glad to hear you still have power, that is always a good thing.

    Cindi says to tell Madi that her paws have touched snow and it's just really cold water, eww!

    Stay warm, give Madi a hug for us, and enjoy the chili.

    Hugs & Purrs,
    Judy and Cindi Lou

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  7. You know, Madi, we really enjoy pics of snow.....the last time we had any measurable snow here was in 1985, which was years and years before we were born. xxxxxxx

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  8. I don't think I ever remember it snowing out that far. Make the most of it :)

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  9. We got 12'' and it is sleeting now in the western mts. The cats are all snuggled up and sleeping!

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  10. Yippieeeeee..... Snow :-)
    So lovely snowshots !!
    Have fun and enjoy ....
    Madi tell your Mom she can make a snowman !!!
    Yeahhhhhhh....
    Here is also MANY snow (again..)
    And there is more snow coming this weekend.
    Stay warm Madi

    Hugs Love Kareltje =^.^=

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  11. Oh wow--look at all that stuff!! Madi--I hope you're helping the humans stay warm! :)

    Noir

    PS. I posted about the award you gave em on my blog. :)

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  12. Snow in Dixie!!! A Big Deal!!!!! For sure!!!
    The last time we had snow that was about 3 inches of the white stuff was Christmas 89. We had flurry a couple of times since then. Nothing that stuck. We had flurry the frist of this month!!! We were suppose to get sleet last night but it did not get cold at all, like THEY said it would.
    Kiss for Madi, Happy, Bambi & Fern

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  13. Oh, yes!
    That snow calls for a nice weekend inside your home! Warm and comfy!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  14. Oh my gosh Madi...You have more snow than we do here in Montana!!!! Of course I love playing in it but we still have not had much of it yet this winter. M.O.M says she is glad but you know how much I love it!! Hugs and wags, MIstaya

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  15. I am happy the snow package arrived that I sent. I was hoping you would get it so you could enjoy it all weekend.... Just kidding. It's not fun when you aren't use to that kind of weather. I am happy you are all safe! Take care....

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  16. I suggest you wake up Madi and take her out on a leash walk. Katz love snow. BOL
    Twink!

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  17. Our official thank you note:

    Thank you so much for all the purrs and prayers for our little hansel. It means the world to us- and we truly believe that with everyone in the cb - it's how we got through all of this. We don't know what we'd do without everyone! Hansel is doing very well - walking around, but we did have to put his cone on- as he thinks he should eat his sutures. He is eating, taking meds, drinking, using the litter box, everything is fantastic!

    Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

    -mom bean,
    and the whole gang!

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  18. Hi Madi and Mom, I have been telling everyone about your snow in the south and chuckling to myself because you are like delicate flowers and we are so use to it, we love to drive around in the snow! You may be house bond for a while if they can't clean it up! Just be careful and drive safe!! Madi, you better stay inside under the covers..it's just too cold for you outside!!

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  19. You got waaaay more snow than what we have here up north!! We have practically nothing! But we have seen some birdies today. We saw a Downy Woodpecker, a Nuthatch and a finch...and a brown squirrel ate most the suet!!

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  20. Yep, that snow decided it didn't wanna make its way all the way up here....so you guys got blasted instead....we did get a dusting last night, but thats all. And yes, that crunchy stuff does happen when it switches from being just snow to sleety icey stuff....Now, can I have some of that Chili you made???

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  21. Beautiful!!!
    We are "snow" jealous...we had lots of sleet and freezing rain and then a dusting of snow...
    So many trees are bent over, I hope they recover.
    Be careful!

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  22. Such a lovely moon shot - is that sky not just the loveliest shade of blue!
    We are happy you have snow!
    xxxxx

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  23. That's what diva's do best! And of course, demand to be waited hand and foot on.....

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