Saturday, February 14, 2009

Snow In The Sierra's

Another storm came in bringing us much needed moisture in the form of snow. The only problem we had was that power lines were knocked down, so we were without power from 7:30 a.m. on Friday to 5:17 a.m. Saturday morning. It's a good thing we have a wood stove in the living area to keep us warm, and where I was able to do a little simple meal preparation. The worst part was that our well is pump-driven, so with no electricity we aren't able to run the water. We had some emergency water set aside, so that helped. No television and no video games, so we played board games by oil lamp light. I also worked on some Valentine's Day cards for my family. Even though I had the oil lamps and candles lit, it was really difficult to see what I was cutting with the X-acto knife. All the while, I kept thinking about those brave pioneer women who created their beautiful quilts with tiny stitches by lamp and firelight! It really made me thankful for electricity. I thought you all might enjoy this gorgeous view of the snowy landscape from my kitchen window.


Mar said...

you busily posted up a LOT of nice images and worked up pieces!

the snow in the sierras are gorgeous views!

thank you thinking of freebie stuff

happy day after Vday

Kathleen Botsford said...

Gorgeous photos! It's funny what we take for granted until it's gone. No electricity...I wonder if I could survive an entire day... Your faces for Suzi's class are beautiful! I started and never finished...Lovely blog!

Tammy said...

Wow! What gorgeous images! I'd like to use the first one as a screen saver. It is the perfect winter image. Love it!