Winter Wonderland in NC

For North Carolina, at least the central part of the state, a snow storm is truly rare. Where we live, the threat of snow empties bread/egg/milk shelves, and a mere dusting sends schools and businesses into an almost laughable tailspin (laughable if you’re a transplant from the north or Midwest). We just don’t have the means to manage the roads, and honestly, no part of the country can really manage ice in great quantity.

This winter, our kids have had the great fortune of several snow days…some justified, some not so much. This past day, however, has certainly made up for those laughable days of the past few weeks. We got snow! Lots and lots of beautiful snow fell Wednesday, followed by an overnight coating of ice, and then another few inches of the pretty fluffy stuff throughout today!

Needless to say most of the state is immobile. But we have made the most of it – having prepared with a decent food supply and other “power-outage-potential” materials – and today has been a fun-filled day of exploration and snow play. I even had to resort to “rustic” means to knock the ice off our DISH satellite…using a very long fishing pole, no less! LOL!!

All that said, I’ll share some of our favorite spectacles and moments of the day!

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*That last shot of the snowy ground…those are two bushes which were split in half this morning by a sheet of ice which slid off our metal roof above the front porch. This also happened four years ago, and I had to dig out one of them to replace it as it died. Not feeling great about the chances for these two fellas…