Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Just a couple weeks ago, we were in the throes of autumn.This was taken overlooking the Kinzua reservoir.
We live in the mountains to your left, at the top of a mountain, in an area known as Scandia. We are noted for the fact that the snow seems to fall heavier in Scandia then anywhere else in the county. We are also considered to be 'remote', although we are not, not really. I've can be at the mall in maybe 15 minutes. Being that I am not a big shopper type, I've never timed it.

Pretty, isn't it? It was a nice drive. Beautiful day.

This morning. Out my front door.

These pictures are for Mikey, who was the one that nagged me into blogging at the beginning of the year. (She and Wade just brought in Sugarfoot, a wild horse, and are taming it. It's a good read.) Anyways Mikey wanted to see our snow.

Here it is.

This is our first 'sticking' snow. We had snowfall earlier, but the ground was too warm, and the snow melted on contact.

This snow did not. It laid there.

This is the view out my front door, on my way to get the newspaper.

Better find the scrapers and snowbrushes.


Portia said...

Snow? Oh Bugger

I'm trying on the word, it doesn't sound as funny with an American accent as Australian.

We didn't get any snow in Michigan but it sure is cold.

Redlefty said...

Wow, what views!

MuseSwings said...

Beautiful pictures! Two seasons on one post- the bright one and the monochromatic one! We are cold today it's 57 degrees outside - we'll get used to it later, but when the weather changes suddenly from the high 80's to the 50's we act like a bunch of weenies and bundle up.

heather said...

I've spent time in Scandia and I'm going to have to agree about the remoteness. You may be able to get to the mall but that mall isn't quite on the beaten path either! LOL. It is a beautiful area.

Mary Paddock said...

Man, it even looks cold!

Nice fall shots. :)

Scotty said...

I love your backyard, Debby. Being a country boy at heart, my ideal home is an acre or two with views like yours.


Debby said...

These snow pictures were actually the front yard. I was headed out for the newspaper. Of course, the view from the front of the house is not markedly different from the view in the back of the house.

Hi, Heather: do you work customer service where I worked customer service (Blair, now Orchard Brands)?

Mary it's worse when it gets too cold to snow. Ack.

This was pretty mild. We ended up with four inches. On the other end of the county they ended up with 10 inches. Downed trees, widespread power outages. So Scandia got off lightly. This time.

Redlefty: Imagine losing your dog here...

Portia: Yeah, bugger.

Debby said...

Oh Muse! Yeah, break out the woolies, it's in the fifties in Florida. (No. That wasn't any sarcasm at all, why do you ask?)

jeanie said...

I once paid to get up close and personal to snow.

How cool to have it come to you.

Stuart Peel said...

Stunning. Is Aaron Copland music playing in the background as you look at these vistas ?

Bush Babe said...

Nice to see you are all swearing appropriately!

I adore snow - of course, I have only really encountered it on Aussie ski fields and in Austria ... both of which were magical experiences! No snow here... about to hit the pool actually.

Great pics Deb!!!

PS 'stinkent' is my verify word - off to check my deoderant!

nanatrish said...

Beautiful pictures! I love the snow. We don't get much here in Georgia so it always is so pretty to me.I continue to pray for you.

Mikey said...

GAH!! I saw on someone else's blog there was snow in PA, so I surfed right in, and sure enough, you have snow pics for me!! Cool! and glad it ain't me. Oy vey! Brrrrr and then some. You people's are crazy. I was sweating it in a tank top today. Crazy crazy to see your snow.
Thank you :)

steviewren said...

Haha! 4 inches of snow would cause businesses and schools to close for the day here. The only time I ever remember getting a big snow...10-12 inches was the "Blizzard of 93" and power was out for many people for days. My brother and his family moved in with us for 2 or 3 days because they didn't have any heat. We only lost our cable.

You live in a beautiful area. Enjoy the winter, looks like it has arrived there.

Stevyn Colgan said...

Debby - We've just had some snow fall here. Looks about as heavy as you've had. But bearing in mind I live in the South East of England about 30 miles from London, we get very little of the stuff. It's just too mild and rainy. But that means that when we do get snow - even a little snow - the country comes to a standstill! We're just not equipped for it. But we do seem to be seeing more snow every year now. I guess that's climate change for you. So maybe we will see curiously unfamilar things in our shops soon like snowchains and those giant snow shovels ...

And, bizarrely, the 'word verification' I have to type now to add this comment is COLDWEEP. How curiously appropriate!

Glad to hear that the medical business is going well too. It can't be an easy time for you, Tim and the family. Keep on fighting, girl! xx

Fastfingers said...

Oh that's too beautiful for words. Is that where you live? Wow, deeply impressed and DEEPLY jealous.

Snowed here too (Birmingham UK), and as usual everything came to a standstill even though there was only a couple of inches. I sat all comfy in my house thinking of the commuters struggling home from the city - I'm evil like that (insert evil cackle here). Damn cold though - so cold my tough, rugged husband has actually suggested we get an electric blanket for the ice-cold bed we crawled into last night!

Lavinia said...

This is unbelievable. Hard to fathom that you are at a more southern latitude than I am. Still alot of greenery up here. I suppose you are at a higher altitude in those mountains. Sigh, I wish I lived in the mountains, if only for the wonderful views!

PaintedPromise said...

beautiful fall pictures but aarrgghh the snow! you can HAVE it! it's pretty in pictures but i am sure glad i don't see it for real lol