Skywatch Friday for Jan. 28, 2016

Skywatch Friday

Things are not always as they appear. One might think these clouds weighed heavily overhead, but the truth is revealed in the mirror glass. To the south there’s bright blue sky with white puffy clouds. It all depends on which way you choose to look. 

There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.–Edith Wharton

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Thanks to Yogi, Sandy, and Sylvia for hosting.


Monday After Jonas

Monday after Winter Storm Jonas

Jonas was well-behaved in our area. Life returned to normal this morning, following a 2-hour delayed opening for schools. 

Here’s a photo taken from my front door late Friday afternoon. The roads stayed wet, I assume they salted them well. If you look closely, you can see the sheen on the new blacktop. The three middle lanes are paved, leaving the outer ones on each side to be done when the weather straightens up. There’s a steep curb up to the top of the new layer, so we can only exit the driveway to the right and go around the block if we need to go the other way. 

Was your area impacted by Winter Storm Jonas? 


Willy Nilly Friday 5 #68, Friday’s Hunt

Willy Nilly Friday 5 #68
Friday’s Hunt v1.4

Sharing some random thoughts; this week’s prompts for Friday’s Hunt are Starts with D, Week’s Favorite, and Beautiful.

1. So thankful we didn’t get snow like so many of you have from Winter Storm Jonas. Initially, we had 2-3″ Friday, but come evening, the fluffy flakes turned into raindrops and melted it away. Saturday, I noticed the wind had changed direction, the fluffy flakes that had blown left to right Friday were replaced with tiny ice pellets blowing right to left. Once again, the ground was dressed in white. Tonight, the wind is howling like crazy, gusts to 50 mph expected. The storm link above says some areas had wind gusts in the 80-mph range. That’s hurricane strength!

D–Not very Deep

2. The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel (CBBT), the 17.6-mile span that links Virginia Beach with Virginia’s Eastern Shore, is under Level 5 wind restrictions. That doesn’t happen very often! It means they’ve clocked wind speeds at 65 mph. The only vehicles permitted to cross are cars with no exterior cargo. At Level 6, it closes to all traffic.

Sunsets from the CBBT can be Beautiful.

3.  I think the Northern Mockingbird might be my favorite photo this week. 

Northern Mockingbird

4. Our granddaughter, Miss Z, turned 5 this week. I have no photo because we haven’t been there since Christmas. We’ve missed three birthdays this month! We need to get up there and get our party on, don’t you think?

5. I’m off to bed. Won’t know whether we have church until tomorrow morning. It’s our week to help out with KidCheck, and we’ll need to be there early. At this time, we can’t get our front storm door open until hubby goes out and clears the ice build-up off the threshold. 

Is it spring yet?

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and Friday’s Hunt



Good Fences #96

Good Fences #96

96! Way to go, TexWisGirl! 

I was “out to lunch” with hubby today, saw the dentist, and hunted and gathered groceries to tide us over the iffy-weather weekend ahead. I made time to stop for a fence, though!

I liked the grasses on the other side.

Please stay safe if your area is impacted by winter storms. 

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