Ah, the frustrations of new technology. I sit with the world at my fingertips, and I can't/couldn't get there from here. The first two pictures were taken yesterday at 3:30 p.m. after thirty minutes from the first snowflakes, and the series of photos (two each) was taken in one-hour increments after that, approximately four inches of snow in two hours. That was enough to wipe out the television and the new, whiz-bang, high-speed computer satellites. But I had power!! How frustrating is that!! It's taken four hours this morning for all five blue lights on the computer modem to fire up and stay on...evidently it took that long for the snow to melt off the dish and allow me access. Truly a case of be careful what you wish for, because I had plenty of time to play solitaire.
The bottom picture is of the Silkies' pen, which has just chicken wire over the top. The snow collected and, if there were sunshine, they'd have a shade roof. (The littlest kids were tucked up inside their house, the Taj.)
It is still snowing off and on, and I don't have time to edit this entry for a neat presentation. I'm keeping one eye on the bank of blue lights, keeping my fingers crossed for five.
It's beautiful. It's cold. It's a "Blue Light Special!"