Recently we had a tornado watch and in preparation for what was to come, soccer was cancelled and many were asked to leave work early. We did get some rain late that night, but I have to chuckle at the nonexistent "weather" in these parts. They have it so infrequently no one knows quite how to react when anything happens. In Iowa, there has to be lightening before they cancel any sporting event and we've been at several with tornado sirens. And unless it's 30 below with wind chills of negative 50, school is most likely on. Can't wait til we see snow flurries here. That will be quite the event.
So, to say this Iowa girl was tickled to see ice chunks falling from the sky would be an understatement. It may not be the golf ball size we've grown accustomed to in the midwest but it was a fun change of pace.
Unfortuntately it was in the 40s and it melted almost as quickly as it came. It was all I could do to snap a few pics. Nothing amazing, but documented nonetheless- thanks to my handy iphone. And my little Pokey even cooperated for a quick shot.
So, this was certainly the highlight of our winter!
If you follow me on instagram you may have seen these last two. The sun peeked out and made for some beautiful reflections as the ice was thawing on the driveway.
Just to be clear, I am happy with the temperatures here in the south. And although the weather is a little boring and predictable most of the time, it certainly beats having to wear thermals and golashes until April. Just don't be surprised if I get a little excited about some hail. ;)
If you need help getting through the last stretch of winter in your neck of the woods, I have just the thing! This heartwarming seasonal book, Bittersweet Walnut Grove, is chock-full of winter recipes and crafts and the perfect way to pass the time with your kiddos on some of those nippy days.
And Kristy of Life-n-Reflection co-authored this fabulous book with her sister and mom. Apparently they all got the crafty gene! Stop over and take a peek and snag the free recipe cards!
Also, before I forget... just a couple things I wanted to mention.
Please help me welcome Linea to Project Alicia! Photo sharing for the 21st century. Make albums from the convenience of your ipad! Brilliant if I do say so myself. Click over and see for youself!
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