Friday, December 6, 2013

Cleon's Visit

The winter storm named Cleon has been visiting our area. The snow began yesterday afternoon and has continued all day today. They say Cleon will be here until midnight.
My Dearly Beloved shoveled a path out to feed the birds this morning.
Of course Annie had to be out to help him. 
She had to keep watch in case a rascally squirrel decided to attack. 
She tries to communicate with the squirrels. "Don't be afraid furry little beast. I wouldn't hurt you." I don't think she meant that last part. 
She sat patiently in the snow for some time. The birds come in to the feeders. They know who she is after. They also know to stay out of the way if a squirrel is about. 
Did I help with the snow removal.  Of course I did. My DB took a picture of my hat as I was removing my boots. You can see snow accumulation on my hat. It hasn't stopped coming down. Luckily it isn't all ice. 
I hope you all are staying warm and safe.


28 comments:

Christine B. said...

Your hat was very impressive. I really need to invest in some nicer headgear, or at least some with personality. I have been wearing a ratty old gray number that should have been tossed some time ago. Best of luck shovelling, I know that drill.

As the hubby says, lift with your legs, not your back.

Christine in Alaska

Cris, Oregon Artist said...

Have been wondering about Annie. She sure reminds me of our Annie. She too keeps the squirrels away but not the birds.. You got way more snow then we did. Ours will be gone in a day from patches once it quits snowing. We usually don't get much snow. So ours is unusual. Don't strain that back.

Julie said...

What an interesting hat!!!

Lea said...

When I saw your hat, it reminded me of the hat Frosty the Snowman wore! Here in northeast Mississippi, we are on the southern edge of the storm. Thankfully the rain stopped as the temps fell below freezing.
Have a happy and safe week-end!
Lea


Rose said...

I've been wondering how you were faring in this storm, Lisa. Cleon missed us entirely, preferring to go further south--sorry. Oh, Annie looks so happy in the snow! But those ornery squirrels better watch out:) Sophie would love to have some snow here, but I'm not sure Frank will know what to do--the little dusting of snow we had a few weeks ago really bewildered him.

I laughed at the hat--you were surely the best dressed snow shoveler on the block:)

Phillip Oliver said...

Very pretty! Why was the storm called Cleon? I missed that.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Phillip, the Weather Channel named this storm Cleon. The big storm out west that is heading this way is named Dion. I hope Dion keeps all the ice to himself this time.

Jason said...

Looks like you had some storm. It missed us, which is good as we don't have a dog to help with the shoveling.

Lee May said...

Oh, man! I love the way it looks, but I tellya, I don't miss the snows that I shoveled in Connecticut. OK, I miss 'em, but not in a bad way. Enjoy your wonderland.

Laurrie said...

Snow already! None here yet, but of course a long winter is ahed of us. Love your snow dusted hat!

Nan said...

Annie says, "I love my new home!!"
Has there ever been a dog who could catch a squirrel? :<)
Whatta hat! Wow, you are really classy, woman. Mine is wool with those little braids hanging down. :<)

Sandy Carlson said...

Winter has arrived and claimed center stage! She's a wild woman. How nice to have someone clear the way!

Kim Mattingly said...

I love your FABULOUS hat!!! (And Miss Annie. She's so cute. :-)

Cicero Sings said...

My, even you are getting snow! We've come through a cold snap but it has warmed up considerable ... all things considered. Smile.

Gail said...

Cleon was a mean storm! But the snow is beautiful.

Cheryl said...

Hi Lisa,

Just love the shots of Annie in the snow.....she looks such a fun dog.

The snow is pretty to look at but please do not send it here.....I am quite happy looking at green :)

Lovely winter post.....hope the worse is over and your are staying warm.

theblooominggarden.wordpress.com said...

I love your hat. I recently wrote about my Transylvanian shepherd's hat on my Blog and tried to get people to show me their hats. But nobody would. But then I don't suppose anyone has such a stylish one as yours.
Oh dear all that snow!
Chloris

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Lisa - I feel for you with the winter storm (when did they start naming them??-lol). We received a portion of one of those storms not sure if it was Cleon or Deon?? Hope you are dug out by now. We are to get 3-6 inches Sat. again- so winter is still with us.

Layanee said...

Oh, you had way more snow than we did. I want to see you in that hat. Love it.

Geraldine said...

Oh wow, that's quite the storm. I love a good blizzard myself, wild weather seems so cool to me, strange but true.

Your dog is so cute!

Sandy Carlson said...

What we go through!

cyndy said...

Love your hat!

The snow is beautiful, but always makes for extra chores. Nice that Annie helps out! :)

CommonWeeder said...

We've had two big snow storms in the last week or so, which means nice deep snow cover. Tricky getting out to the hen house these days, but very beautiful.

Dee Nash said...

Cleon visited here too. Now, someone else is here with ice and possibly snow. What a winter this has been, and it's only December. Lisa, I hope you have a Merry Christmas my friend. Tell Annie we say hi from Oklahoma.~~Dee

Marguerite said...

That hat is the best! Way to do winter in style :)) Had no idea the storm had a name, thought only hurricanes were named. This winter has been something hasn't it? Barely a few days in and we're up to our knees. My arms are aching already just thinking about the shoveling.

Jason said...

I didn't dig out a path I just trudged through the snow.

Meems said...

Hi Lisa, I like your hat with the layer of snow on it! Annie looks like she doesn't mind all that cold snow one bit! I hope you're staying warm and cozy.
Meems

Skeeter said...

Love seeing the snow but so ready for Spring. How about you? ha, I know you are as all us garden lovers are...