Thursday, January 09, 2014

Hey, Do You Know What It's Doing Outside Right Now?

    You'd never guess.  Not in, like, a million, zillion years.

     It's snowing.


     Here are some pictures from earlier in the day.

     Roselholme Cottage, shovelled out:
     (Note the "mature trees," and don't fret the leaner, it's actually one-third of a triple-spread maple.  The other two trunks are in line with one another from this angle.)

      The miser oak holds onto its leaves for a long time--

     --And only gives up a few, grudgingly.  (See the well-pocked snow?)
    The craters and divots are from snow falling off the trees, wires, etc.

    Here's how much snow is still piled up on trees and roofs:
      Ain't we got fun?   I think I'd better learn to drink vodka.


Anonymous said...

It pains me to see you two fighting the elements in the frozen Northerlands.

When the financial situation improves here at Casa Traction Control, nothing would make me prouder than to buy the both of you a big house - or a small ranch, here in Texas!

Robin said...

Stephen Green gives lessons.

Sdv1949 said...

Ah, yes, pin oaks...the gift that keeps on giving. We have to gather the leaves from our twice each fall and once in the spring.

Jeffro said...

I'm for thinking vodka might just be a requirement for Roseholme on the frigid steppes of Indiana!

DaddyBear said...

I suggest a good Finnish sauna, with vodka outside the door in a bucket of snow. With what you've got going on there in the front yard, you can exit the sauna, have a shot of vodka, roll in the snow, then get back in the sauna quite easily.

Roberta X said...


Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Sorry, but unless it's this vodka, I'll stick with good ol' Kentucky Bourbon. Or, if that's not available, a fine single malt will do the trick.

And no sauna required, either :)

Anonymous said...

The Poles gave me a bottle of Buffalo Grass Vodka on my last training trip there. They claimed it would cure jet lag if I did a shot or three. It did help after two.

I later read in Chris Kyle's book it is supposed to cure all sorts of problems.

Yep, sauna, shot, snow repeat as needed is a refresher.