Friday, December 19, 2008

wee winter wonderland for my warm weather friends

Started snowing very hard around 2 hours ago, and Penny and I walked to the PO and made a little video for you. It is extremely slick and snowy. I am very surprised that I have such a squeaky little voice. To myself, I sound like a big macho guy. Probably something wrong with the sound on the camera ;^) Northern and Central NY state is east of Lake Erie and South of Lake Ontario, neither of which are frozen, so as the winds blow from the northwest (my friends in Toronto, a big fat thanks as usual) snow builds over the lakes and dumps it in my area. I have heard that statiscally this is the snow belt, receiving the largest amount of snow of any settled area in the lower 48. I would be pleased if someone else were to take the honors of snowiest.


took forever for this upload, probably because all the kids are home from school and clogging the local bandwidth

19 comments:

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

What's that white stuff all over Penny? It's on the ground too.

Love, Cheri in San Diego

kate et jim said...

We've got about 5-6 inches already, Gary and it started snowing at 11am.

Miss Heather said...

Ha ha ha!! Your voice is great, not squeaky. And I'm so in love with your quaint little town. It's amazing. I love that you can just walk to the post office. :)

We're supposed to be getting a huge snow storm starting at 2pm today... so hopefully we can relieve you of some of it.

Barbara Martin said...

We've already had mild blizzard conditions with blowing snow. A couple cars and a school bus were temporarily stuck in the side street. Interesting the drivers think by spinning the wheels they can get out faster. Hopefully, Gary, our neck of the woods and yours don't fall into that deep freeze the prairies (and North Dakota) are experiencing. Winnipeg the other night went down to -38C (-40C = -40F). That's what I call COLD even without the windchill.

I posted a remedy for when drivers get stuck in deep snow.

Gary, your voice sounds just fine.

Knight said...

It's so snowy here I can't even see the skyline. I can ALWAYS see the skyline. I think Penny kind of likes the snow. It sure looks good on her.

Baseball Mom said...

Nice video. :-) Love the snow. I want snow. No more of this ice crap! I heard no squeaky voice.

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

sigh....June is only half a year away....

Ron said...

That was fun. Just soggy and muddy and a balmy 68 degrees here in NC today.

Lynda said...

Snow sounds big fun! The post office closes by 1pm?? How do they get away with that?

Hilary said...

Sure .. go ahead and blame us. It's pretty miserable here all day.. cold, windy and very snowy.

Farmer*swife said...

It did take FOREVER to load over here too. It kept stopping and loading so I left it and cleaned some of the ramsacking of the house.

Came back and it replayed perfectly! Too cute!

Though, Gary? It's bleepin' buttpie cold out there! Penny looked like she wanted you to put the camera down and walk faster, LOL!

Just kiddin'!

I like the way you talk! You have a friendly, whimsical, inviting voice! :-D

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

The PO is a one person job, so she closes from 12-1:30 for her lunch. It is a long day for her though, 7:30 to 5;30 or something. 68 degrees, you stinker...

kate et jim said...

Gary - It didn't show the 'video' before. I just saw it now. You sound exactly like you do in person.

How much have you gotten so far? We're at 12 pushing 13 here in the backyard. It is slowing down a wee bit. But I imagine another inch or so before it's gone.

Reb said...

Great video Gary, although the bridge would creep me out to walk across.

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

you get used to looking down through the slats and seeing all that cold water rushing through....

kcinnova said...

What a cute little town!
I talked to the lucky relatives who got snow: 8 inches at my mom's, 10 inches at one brother's house (same town as Mrs. G); over in our once and future hometown they got 17 inches in 24 hours, plus more before/after, and more on the way Sunday! About 2 feet right now. Same at my WI bro's house, although his kids tried measuring a snow drift with a yardstick and lost the yardstick in the drift!!
We got 10 minutes of sleet on Tuesday night. I'm totally jealous!!

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

JEALOUS? crazy....

Lis Garrett said...

I couldn't believe Ithaca city schools were open yesterday. I ended up keeping Hannah and Jacob home, thinking they would close school early anyway. But they never did! They went the entire day! Oh well. Traffic was moving at a snail's pace. I did see a school bus go by with its hazards on. I prefer my kids to be safe and sound, not crumpled on the side of the road in a bus accident.

Except . . . they drive me NUTS the entire day. How many days are they home from school?!

Lis Garrett said...

Excuse me, they *drove* me nuts the entire day. That's what I get for having a glass of wine. My editing skills go right out the window!