12-10-2013, 07:30 AM
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  • Agravic
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It's snowing here in Pennsylvania ... apologies for the quality of the iPhone photo, but this shot was taken as I left the house this morning ... if you look closely, you can see a curious deer peering towards me. Also, to the left, you can see my 'brush-like' shrub with curled tips ... Biggrin
It's going to be a quiet day at the office i.e. more time for the Nook! Tongue

How's the weather in everyone else's neck of the woods ...

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 12-10-2013, 08:46 AM
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it's like this:

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 12-10-2013, 08:51 AM
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Nice, Marius ... are you going to string holiday lights on that tree ... Biggrin

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 12-10-2013, 09:00 AM
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ha - certainly not! however - one of its smaller offsprings will be killed and have that honor this year - but i don't have any candles for it so it will be all green.

this spruce was born in 1908 and is 90 feet.

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 12-10-2013, 10:20 AM
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Well, right now it is 5F with a windchill of -21F and it looks like this.

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Picture taken out of my front door with my cheap Samsung cellphone camera.

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 12-10-2013, 10:21 AM
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By San Diego standards it is cool but absolutely blue skies and beautiful. I don't miss the snow at all and if I was really that desperate for it then a short drive into the mountains would quickly remind me why I'm glad it's in the mountains and not where I live. Biggrin

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 12-10-2013, 10:44 AM
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Nice pics, gents! Biggrin

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 12-10-2013, 11:03 AM
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As usual for this time of year, it's cool but not extreme here.
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 12-10-2013, 01:09 PM
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I absolutely love snow and cold and am thrilled that winter is finally here!

They expect the low tonight to be -10°F... I love it!

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 12-10-2013, 01:11 PM
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Pat you are a sick, sick man. Biggrin

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 12-10-2013, 01:19 PM
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Wow..I love the pics...and I don't have coats for american winter...BiggrinBiggrin

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 12-10-2013, 02:59 PM
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(12-10-2013, 01:11 PM)Johnny Wrote: Pat you are a sick, sick man. Biggrin

Thank you! The crazy thing is, I don't even do any of the traditional snow sports, such as skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice skating, ice fishing, etc. I guess I do go sledding with the kids now and again, and I do enjoy shoveling and I love using my snow blower.

My idea of a perfect winter weekend is for a heavy snow starting around noon on Friday, leaving work early, spending the evening playing in the snow, making snowmen, building snow forts, having snowball fights and building a bon fire. Later coming in for hot cider and hot chocolate.

The next morning the snow finally stops falling after 12+ inches of snow (the more the better!). I get a pot of chili going and then spend the day going up and down the block trying to get as many driveways blown out as I can. Finally going inside for that hot chili.

Ah yes...I live for weekends like that!

Here's a picture from our pheasant hunting trip to South Dakota last month. The first two days we hunted it was in the 40's, followed by two days of snow. It was beautiful out there!!
The guy in the middle is my brother, flanked by my two boys and our yellow lab, Kody

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 12-10-2013, 03:57 PM
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Nice picture. As much as I hate cold, that pheasant hunt looks like fun. I use to love quail hunting when I lived in North Texas.

Throw your shovels and snowblower on a trailer or the back of your pickup, load up the boys and the lab and come on over. You can blow and shovel all the snow you want. I'll even have the wife make a big old pot of her famous homemade Texas chili.

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 12-10-2013, 05:46 PM
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(12-10-2013, 10:20 AM)Johnny Wrote: Well, right now it is 5F with a windchill of -21F and it looks like this.

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Picture taken out of my front door with my cheap Samsung cellphone camera.

Johnny, have the snow plows been down your street? The snow in the side of the road looks so uniform!

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 12-10-2013, 08:00 PM
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Yes, they have made one pass with the plows.

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 12-10-2013, 08:17 PM
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We've had 2 minor snowstorms and the high temps have remained below freezing for a few days now, the lows at night have been in the teens (F). We'll get the same arctic air the midwest has had on Thursday and our temps won't get above 20°F, much colder at night naturally. Gents, I think winter has arrived even if it hasn't arrived astronomically yet.

Not much of a moon tonight, maybe 1/2 of the orb is lit, but the light coming from it and reflecting off of the snow cover looked like the outside lights were on. I went to check, then realized what was going on. I haven't seen that for 1/2 a year so it was new.

Supposedly they see snow coming for Sunday. Pat I wish I had your enthusiasm for the white stuff, but for me it just means work clearing it away. Many years ago I did ski and such and looked forward to it. I do snowshoe now so there is that bright spot. I need to take a hunting handgun out snowshoeing with me and stillhunt a few rabbits.

Snowshoeing is even more enjoyable when the animals are confined to an area when the snow is 4' or more deep. Not even Moose like that much snow and they are confined to a "yard" as well. Anyway, one can get close to them at that time. Of course it's not much fun for them because their food is limited and their bodies are stressed. That's when the chainsaw comes out and a hemlock gets dropped to feed them.

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 12-11-2013, 04:43 AM
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cold water shaving!

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 12-11-2013, 09:49 AM
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 12-11-2013, 09:51 AM
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Haha ... nice one!

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 12-11-2013, 12:54 PM
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(12-11-2013, 04:43 AM)Grande Wrote: [Image: IsqP7Bq.jpg]

cold water shaving!

Fantastic photo!

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