Winter Starts in the PA Mountains with a Little Snow

Second snow fall this season brought some cold artic air. At eight o’clock this morning the temperature was 11 degrees F and the wind chill was a mere 2 degrees. The kind of cold that you can feel in your nostrils.

Where were my gloves?? I could really have used them while I broomed off the walkways. No shoveling for me.

Anyway, here’s a couple pics for my southern friends who have yet to see any snow this year.

Crisp, snowy and cold morning in the PA mountains.

Crisp, snowy and cold morning in the PA mountains.

Snowy cones.

Snowy cones.

Can't believe the greenery hasn't died back on this butterfly bush!

Can’t believe the greenery hasn’t died back on this butterfly bush!

Snowy butterfly blossoms.

Snowy butterfly blossoms.

It’s so cold and dry that the snow squeaks underneath your feet. The powdery stuff is the can’t-make-a-snowball-wish-I-had-a-sled-kind-of-snow. But no matter how cold it feels while warming up the car, you can’t be as chilled as these Amish folk!

The doors are closed tight, but unless there's a hot potato under your frock you gotta be cold!

The doors are closed tight, but unless there’s a hot potato under your frock you gotta be cold!

This gal surely can't wait to get home to her kitchen fire!

This gal surely can’t wait to get home to her kitchen fire!

I think Shubert has the right idea - find a sunny spot and curl up!

I think Shubert has the right idea – find a sunny spot and curl up!

At least one flower pic today…the Christmas Cactus, or Easter Cactus depending on its time of blooming, is starting to open its showy blossoms.

glossy christmas cactus
glossy side christmas cactus

5 thoughts on “Winter Starts in the PA Mountains with a Little Snow

  1. The weather has taken a bitter turn and the ‘Yankee Cotton’ has been replaced with ice. Thanks PY for the new term!

    Thanks for stopping by Richard. We are staying warm and that’s a good thing as it’s not even truly winter yet! More pics later…!

  2. WOW there beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing. I’m going to share them with the rest of the girls and guys. Did you take any of the front of the house with the mountainsin the back?

  3. You’re welcome, Dottie. Glad you stopped by to see them!

    I don’t have a recent pic of the house, but it looked great in autumn with the oak trees all turning brown around it.

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