Thursday, February 26, 2009

meanwhile, back at the ranch...



(my mom and her energetic old dog)
Here in Ithaca we have had a moderate winter, snow was at a depth of up to two feet on the ground for about 2-3 months then melted away a week ago. A very easy, very average winter so far for us.
My parents live on a farm in the hills 44 miles away. They get pounded with snow every day. To review: we have no snow. The hills just an hour's drive away has been covered with deep snow since early November.
It is tough on them.

12 comments:

Jeanne said...

Came to visit to say thanks for your kind words on my short story over at Tracie's. I LOVE your pottery (being a whimsical kind of gal myself).

I'll be back!

Hilary said...

We're just about ten minutes south of a snow belt too. I'm glad I'm on the right side of it. We've had more than enough snow this winter. Nice shots.

Jeannette St.G. said...

my goodness, the height of the snow pile!! I'm feeling for your parents.

Jay said...

My brother in law is in the air force and way back in the day he was stationed at Rome, NY. Then, many years later he was stationed in Pensacola, FL. One Thanksgiving we were down there visiting him and he and I went fishing the day after Thanksgiving. At one point he suddenly turned to me and said "It's hard to believe that people live in upstate NY when places like this exist." hahaha ;-)

Susan as herself said...

My dad has had snow---a tons of it---since the third week of OCTOBER.

UGH, no wonder he spends two months in Arizona every year.

Maggie said...

I have to admit... I do not miss the snow!

kcinnova said...

Am I the only one who looks at those pictures and sighs with envious delight?!?

Because I do. And I am. *sigh*

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

I am with my man Jay---PENSACOLA IN FEBRUARY!

Gordo said...

I'm with KC. I LOVE snow and winter, but the vast majority of ours is gone. The lake ice is still nice and thick, though. :-)

denis said...

gary, i thought your parents moved to the city?

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

naw, they don't spend much time at their house in town, which, um, makes no sense....maybe they prefer being under all that snow so that they can complain?

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

naw, they don't spend much time at their house in town, which, um, makes no sense....maybe they prefer being under all that snow so that they can complain?