Thursday, December 27, 2012

Blizzard of 2012 - Christmas Tree Down

We were in the blizzard area that you've been hearing about on the weather reports.  It started snowing and blowing here sometime between Christmas night and Wednesday morning and continued through the day until that evening.  We had a little over 7 inches of snow here, it was cold, and there was a lot of blowing and drifting.

My tomato cage Christmas tree that I wrote about here was one of the casualties of the storm.  The pot was full of dirt, so it must have taken a big gust of wind to take it off the step and over.  It looks bad, but after we got it upright again, there was only one broken ornament on the garland.  I was going to take an "after" photo, but my fingers were too cold to push the buttons on to the camera.




You can see one of the big drifts in this photo.  



The big blizzard of '78 lasted a lot longer and there was twice as much snow.  Still it was really nice to be inside during this one.

We had a nice Christmas and hope you did, too!

Thanks for visiting!  

20 comments:

I Quilt for Fun said...

LuAnn -- thought about you when we saw the coverage. Figured you and a few other quilters in Indiana were getting blitzed. We head to Toronto this weekend and they got 8" last nite -- should be quite the adventure. Just keep stitching.....

Raewyn said...

Not being very wise geographicly, I wondered who was being affected by the blizzard. Glad you're safe and warm.

Jane in Wales said...

I wondered about you. I am so glad you did not have more damage!

TLC said...

Funny. I thought a lot about the blizzard of January 1978 too. It was much worse than yesterday. Still have fond memories of it though. It was exam week of my senior year in high school. Never had to make up the exams. :-) Happy New Year!

Janet O. said...

I have wondered who of my blog friends was caught in the storm. Glad to know one broken ornament was the only damage you suffered. We've had the snow, but not the winds, thank goodness. Nice to be safe inside during such weather.

Doniene said...

Glad the damage was minimal!! so thankful you were able to be home during the storm!!

Blessings

Gale, Ky quilter said...

Wow! I thought about the blizzard of '78 also. I was a high school senior and we were off school forever. Had 6' snow drifts in our little country road. We didn't get any this time but the weekend is looking good for some snow. Stay warm & happy sewing!

Cyn said...

Sounds like you needed to batten down the hatches for this one. Yipes. It's good to hear that all of you are fine... that's the important part. Thanks for update.
Happy New Year!

sunny said...

Just think of all the uninterupted sewing time! Stay warm and cozy.

evelyn said...

We got your leftover snow here in Southern Ontario! It started late yesterday and continued into the morning. Nice to have a "white" after Christmas. Nice to have hubby snow-blow the driveway too! Happy sewing!

Dora, the Quilter said...

So glad you weathered the blizzard so well. The snow must have provided a soft mattress for the fallen tomato cage tree. (I lived in Central IL and remember too well the seemingly endless winter of '78--that was the year of 40+ days without sun when some snow plow driver up near O'Hare Field went berserk and began crashing the snow plow into cars!)

The Civil War Quilter said...

Glad your tomato cage tree was your only damage. I hope you stayed in, stayed warm, and quilted!

Kathie said...

we had a dusting of snow maybe an inch Christmas eve and then the day after had about 3 inches of snow just enough to be pretty.
My DD was sorry she wasn't back in Indiana at school for this snowstorm through...we happen to love snow!
as long as the power stays on!!!
stay warm and can't wait to see what happened in the sewing room during the storm!
kathie

Sarah said...

Where abouts do you live LuAnn? We haven't heard of your blizzard here in Australia. We get big winds on occasion, often in hot weather accompanied by a dust storm, that blow our pot plants over. Glad you were comfortable during the storm.

Cheri said...

Dear Snow,
You must've not received the memo. Christmas is over, we don't need you anymore.
Thanks
PS Nobody likes you

Denise :) said...

Oh no, LuAnn -- that must have been a HUGE gust of wind! We also did a little tomato cage tree, but Todd staked it into the ground, and it was fairly close to the RV, so our big gusts didn't take it out. Although it did take out a tree or two! Happy 2013 to you!! :)

Jane's Addicted. said...

LuAnn, it's so upsetting to see the tree downed!!! Listen, you've only got a couple weeks to get it righted in time for MLK day and Valentine's! : )

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

Oh no! Well, wind is a normal daily thing for us here in Texas. It seems worse when it snows and is brrrr cold!
The snow does look lovely though!

Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

Pat from Florida said...

Brr............ Just how I like my snow -- vicariously! Stay warm, friend.

Jeanne said...

Glad you were able to rescue the tomato cage tree without too much damage to it. Perfect time during the storm to work on some projects. Stay warm. Happy New Year!

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