Wednesday, February 02, 2011

On the first day of February we woke up to the aftermath of an overnight rain storm that blanketed everything in ice since it was only in the mid twenty's and as soon as the rain fell it froze. This is the view from the window above my kitchen sink.

Yes the girls had a snow day and Mike decided to work from home. I called the dance studio at 3 p.m. and I was kind of surprised to hear that they were open. Megan had a tap class that starts at 4:30 p.m. so we gave ourselves a few extra minutes and left just before 4. We were about 2 miles from the house when Mike called and told us to come back. The dance studio had called back to say that they decided to cancel classes after all. So glad that I remembered my cell phone that would not have been fun to drive down there just to find the place closed.

The back storm door was completely coated in ice.

Yeah for the snowplows and the drivers that clear our streets!

Anyone interested in chilling out on our patio?

These are the grasses that are out by the Sweet Bay Magnolia tree at the corner of the house. We usually cut them down in the fall but didn't get to it this year. They remind me of Chihuly glass.

The metal stake that we hang the humming bird feeder from in the warmer months.

Mike took these from our kitchen window looking out across the patio and down the street. It is like a skating rink out there this a.m. Luckily we have these "Yaktrax" that slip on to the bottom of our boots they have metal coils that dig into the ice and make walking across our ice rink/patio much safer.