Thursday, January 29, 2009


The past 36 hours have been interesting. The 10" of snow that was predicted turned into ½" of ice. That huge storm tracked just slightly north and we got the ice instead of big snow. To add insult to injury mother nature then dropped 4" of snow onto the ice. Some areas to our north got 15" of snow, but thankfully they didn't get the ice -- give me snow any day! We lost power for about 10 hours yesterday -- power may not be restored to all people in the area until Saturday.

Buds on magnolia tree

This is the main state route. These vehicles were part of a long line of vehicles following the snow plow down the road. The road is still icy and treacherous. Level 2 snow emergency, which means stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary.

Another shot of the magnolia tree entombed in ice.

Here's the driveway -- about 2" of icy slush. Then we got 4" of snow on top of that! Thank goodness our neighbor arrived after dark with his tractor and slow blade and cleaned off the bulk of the drive.

Rhododendron and azalea bushes -- the sun finally appeared late in the afternoon after the storm exited the area.

This is our little side street -- a snow plow had been through once already.

Rhododendron flower bud

Azalea flower bud

Electric power line

Neighbor boy having fun

Birdfeeders were really busy today

Monday, January 26, 2009

DAY 189 - Icy River

This is the Muskingum River about 2 miles north of the Y-Bridge -- totally iced over.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

DAY 188 - Y-Bridge in Winter

Here's the Y-Bridge in winter -- there's a little ice along the shoreline on the right. The river up and downstream is solid ice. The movement of the water over the dam upstream and the confluence of the two rivers coming together creates enough current to keep the water reasonably icefree around the bridge.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

DAY 187 - Y-Bridge Mural

This mural covers the entire side wall of the Zanesville Dental Center downtown.

Friday, January 23, 2009

DAY 186 - Cold Playground

Mom took me for a walk at Dillon State Park today -- no kids on the playground for me to play with, but lots of good smells! I left a bunch of p-mail. . .

Thursday, January 22, 2009

DAY 185 - Woodpecker

Thanks for lunch, lady.........

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

DAY 184 - Finally Some Blue Sky!

The last week or so has been so gray and gloomy -- today finally some blue sky!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

DAY 183 - Stone House

Embossed Effect

Monday, January 19, 2009

DAY 182 - Dillon Dam

Dam at Dillon State Park on this cold, gloomy wintery day. . .

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Saturday, January 17, 2009

DAY 180 - For the Birds

Temperature this morning: -17

Friday, January 16, 2009


7:51 a.m. Temperature -11

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

DAY 178 - The View Outside Today

4" of snow and still falling. . .

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009


Single digit highs by the end of the week -- I'm so ready for spring!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

DAY 172 - Hartstone Pottery

One of my favorite places to shop. . . one of the few surviving potteries in the area for handmade stoneware dinnerware. If you're ever in the area, it is definitely a "must stop."

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

DAY 171 - Orange Doors

Now I've seen many white, burgundy, green, black, and brown front doors -- but an orange front door is rather unsual around here.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Sunday, January 4, 2009

DAY 169 - Church Architecture

Interesting church architecture. . .

Saturday, January 3, 2009

DAY 168 - Horse and Jockey

Unusual front yard decoration. . .

Friday, January 2, 2009

DAY 167 - Old County Home

The 100+ year old county home was vacated in November of 2008. The residents were moved to a facility owned by a private healthcare business that was vacant at the time. Now, the question is does the county continue to finance a county home with tax dollars or turn it over to a private organization.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

DAY 166 - Happy New Year 2009

The first morning sky of the New Year

And traditional New Year's dinner -- barbecued pork ribs, fried cabbage, and potatoes.