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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Hi Everyone
Hope you're all well!
Well, we made it through the storm! Haven't been out of the driveway since early Friday morning! LOL! Hopefully by Wednesday.
We got high winds, rain, freezing rain and ice pellets.
I didn't know there was a difference between freezing rain and ice pellets. When everything started to come down, I thought it was snow, wrong! Ice pellets!
I know this doesn't look too bad on our driveway, but that is all ice! You can see the little path I made with some salt to the end. The snow plow filled the end and I pushed out as much ice as I could, but there is still a large hump and there is no way of moving it! Spring to Summer temperatures by the end of the week, so hopefully it will be all melted.

The power flickered off and on a couple of times, but really not that bad!
I felt bad for all the animals, so I started to put some seed out the back door for them.
(Warning, lots of photos! LOL!)

Once one comes, they all start coming!
Here comes the birds!
The Redwing Black birds started to come in too.
Mr. Cardnial was on the bird feeder.
Mrs. Dove looked at me through the window.
And, then sneaky grey squirrel was trying to get into the house! LOL!
The black squirrels and Mr. Woodpecker came to visit too. It was a fun afternoon!

I will leave you with my mom's cactus plant. It's starting to bloom again. Don't ask me the name of it, because I don't know! LOL!

Big Hugs 😃

33 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you feed the animals and birds,, we always think how awful the storms are for us but imagine the poor creatures that have to survive the storms first hand! Your Mums plant is beautiful! Crazy weather but they say its blown itself out, do you believe them lol,, its still snowing here lol,, I would hate to be the weather people,, most hated job around I think lol,,

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  2. Awww...so sweet that you feed the critters like that, how lovely! We fared through the storm too, it's snowing at this point, rain on its way...I think at some point in my life I actually looked up the differences between ice pellets, freezing rain, sleet and hail...don't ask me now though, they are all "hurty" to me when they hit me on the face!!! :)

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  3. You are so sweet to think of the animals! I hope the ice that you want to melt melts...

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  4. I am so glad that you survived the storm. And grateful that you reach out to the others living in your area.
    We know that cactus as an 'orchid cactus'. And love them.

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  5. Stacy you are so kind to your animal and feathered friends!!! You are one in a million!!!
    I am so happy that you are safe and warm!
    Love the photos and you, too!!!

    Much Love and Hugs ❤💮❤💮❤

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  6. Winter just won't let go. Ice is so nasty. Hope everything has melted for you. I loved seeing all the critters coming to party at your house. Love the squirrels with their puffy tails.

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  7. Oh, you got hammered alright! Good thing you fed the neighbourhood, though!

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  8. And I like the new painting in your header today, too -- looks very shamanic!

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  9. You certainly attracted a lot of critters. And crows, of course! We've been very cold the past two days and tomorrow - it'll be in the eighties. Crazy weather!

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  10. So glad to hear ya made it through the storm safe and sound. I love the pics of all the critters doing the Happy Dance in your yard thanking you for the food. You are so sweet to think of them!

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  11. Wow! so much snow! aww, the poor little creatures..

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  12. I like the pictures, and since you took the pics through the window, they look like they are framed in a portrait. So much white - we're already hitting high temps here in Texas.

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  13. Sorry you had such bad weather, but wonderful that you cared for your feathered and furry friends, who evidently appreciated your efforts very much. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos, and love the new header. Hugs, Valerie

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  14. Oh, yikes! As someone who has never even seen snow, I can't imagine what it must be like to deal with weather like that...

    And that's so sweet how you helped feed the animals. They're all so cute!

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  15. Oh wow...and her's me complaining about a bit(well a lot) of rain! Glad you and your little friends are all safe XXX

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  16. Stacy what a lovely post! It seems many of us are in an endless winter! Here we often have a type of hail called "grauple". . .who knew there were TYPES of hail?? It's defined as a "soft hail" but I've been out in it and there is nothing SOFT about it!! LOVE the pics of the animals coming to feed. Is there any bird song as distinct as a Redwing blackbird? I love that you get them right in your yard. I think we are just too close to the highway to get them at my feeders. And all those adorable squirrels!! I didn't realize you had so many of them! You are such a good caretaker of the locals. : )

    Big Crow Hugs!!

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  17. It’s nice to see the squirrels and birds eating together. In my yard, the squirrels steal all the food from the birds.

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  18. I'm hoping y'all get into spring weather before summer comes along. We are enjoying a summer/spring now. It's overcast today and we will be getting rain either tomorrow or Friday. That plant your mom has blooming is called a Christmas Cactus.

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  19. Oh WOW, Sweetie...LOVE LOVE LOVE your new header...and of course those gorgeous photos!!
    Thank you so much for sharing!😊😊

    I do so hope you get some good spring weather soon!
    In one week, we've gone from minus five to plus twenty-eight! Lol

    Lots of love and hugs xoxoxo

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  20. Well at least someone is in the same situation as I am, I have been visiting blogs and so far everyone is showing off the SPring flowers and stuff, all those lovely blossoms. 81 degrees in Tennessee...........and here we sit. Sigh.....well it is supposed to start warming this weekend. Can we hope?
    Hugs Janice

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  21. WOW! I am glad you made it through that storm!!! Looks like a bad one. We get ice pellets as well, along with sleet, freezing rain and sometimes hail. I think we will all be glad when this winter is FINALLY GONE! LOL!

    Looks like you made a lot of new "friends" ... great pics of the squirrels actually, I really enjoyed them!

    Huge hugs!!

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  22. Wow, really glad the storm passed. We had a cyclone and lots of flooding.

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  23. The pictures look like they were taken the middle of winter instead of April don't they? The weather is so crazy.
    You have quite the outdoor menagerie:)
    Your mom's plant is beautiful!
    Have a great one.

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  24. Wow...what crazy weather! I love that all those gorgeous critters came to your garden to eat xx

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  25. Every time I want to complain about the cold, you write something that makes me run away in shame. It's a bit cold around here, but no snow.

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  26. wow cool photos of the critters and the snow. It snowed here today, 3 different times in the span of about 10 minutes, big snow flurries and they melted as soon as they hit the ground. That's my kind of snow event.

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  27. That is really funny that you feed them and how many started to eat. Great stuff. Happy Spring! Almost, eh?

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  28. Yay, you made it through the storm! me too! AW, so beautiful seeing your feathered friends and squirrels feasting away! Gorgeous plant...enjoy! Wishing you a magical wkd!
    V

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  29. by the grace of God you made out of storm my friend!

    when i was back in my native village we (me and mom) used to put seeds and grains for the birds ,it was such fun and blessing to see the birds as close!!!

    LOVED your fun photos ,thank you for sharing them!

    you mom's plant is so beautiful!
    LOVE!!!

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  30. I'm so glad you feed the animals and birds,
    I'm so glad you shared all of your photographs,
    I'm so glad your Mom's cactus is doing so well.

    This was such a lovely post.

    All the best Jan

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  31. Love that you fed all the animals. I do that too. Your pictures made me smile (though I am all done with snow and ice until next winter). So many cute animals. :)
    ~Jess

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  32. The squirrels and birds made me smile, Stacy ~ I'm sure they were grateful for easy food after such a storm. I was amazed when I lived in the North for all the different names for ice and snow. Then I spent time in Newfoundland, and Newfies had names for so many kinds of ice. In today's cities, we are largely divorced from nature, so we don't see the variations in the same way. I'm glad that you didn't slip and fall on the ice.

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