Roller Coaster Weather

4 Feb

We’re still on our roller coaster weather pattern.  We had beautiful weather last weekend when Pistol had her kids.  Luckily she had them before Tuesday’s winter storm that caused a snow day from work.

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It was beautiful.

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In the midst of our Groundhog Day snow day, I saw a robin!  What the heck!


It was so warm that most of our snow melted resulting in icicles hanging from the roof.


Yesterday, we had sunshine, but it was colder.


The snow on the top froze and made ice, but it was still warm underneath.

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At least I didn’t sink up to my knees in mud.  The goats got to eat outside on a clean bed of snow.

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Now were supposed to warm up to the forties again this weekend, so we’ll be back to muddy, and then we get another blast of cold by next Tuesday.

I hope you’ll come back tomorrow to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  If you want to, the items for tomorrow are in the top of my sidebar.

I’m sharing today at Good Fences and Skywatch Friday.


40 Responses to “Roller Coaster Weather”

  1. artmusedog and carol February 4, 2016 at 7:06 pm #

    Gorgeous capture of the ‘light’ ~ and wintry shots!

    Same here ~ crocuses are sprouting, spring like weather ~ now tomorrow a snowstorm !

    Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

    • Teresa February 4, 2016 at 7:07 pm #

      We’re not warm enough for any crocus, but it’s enough to create a lot of mud with all of last summer’s construction and digging. Stay safe in the storm!

  2. Ida P. Krause February 4, 2016 at 7:53 pm #

    How nice to see that Robin – Spring is on the way. Loved that last shot. The light through the ice on the fence is so pretty.

    • Teresa February 4, 2016 at 8:19 pm #

      I never see robins in February. It’s usually in March before we see them again.

  3. yogiabb February 4, 2016 at 7:54 pm #

    Beautiful photos, especially your use of light and color. I might have to try your hunt.

    • Teresa February 4, 2016 at 8:19 pm #

      Thanks. I would love to have you join in Friday’s Hunt. I’ve had a lot of fun with it.

  4. Jim February 4, 2016 at 9:27 pm #

    Beautiful sky.
    Sydney – City and Suburbs

    • Teresa February 4, 2016 at 9:33 pm #

      Thanks. It was a beautiful sunset.

  5. Rajesh February 4, 2016 at 9:29 pm #

    Amazing captures.

    • Teresa February 4, 2016 at 9:33 pm #

      Thanks, Rajesh.

  6. pattisj February 4, 2016 at 10:37 pm #

    Love the light through the icicles! We’re having roller coaster weather, too. We’ve had rain the last 24 hours, heavy at times. I put birdseed in the feeders and on the high spots where there was no standing water.

    • Teresa February 5, 2016 at 6:54 am #

      It was a beautiful golden sunset! Hope you manage to stay dry.

      • pattisj February 5, 2016 at 3:17 pm #

        I had to be out for a Dr.’s appt., stayed dry, but it was bone-chilling.

      • Teresa February 5, 2016 at 7:16 pm #

        Brrr.. Stay warm!

  7. Jeanne February 5, 2016 at 1:07 am #

    That one picture – with the sun shining through the icicles – is so beautiful!! You caught it perfectly!

    • Teresa February 5, 2016 at 6:54 am #

      Thanks, Jeanne.

  8. Gattina February 5, 2016 at 2:20 am #

    That’s the same here ! warm, cold, etc but always rain ! I am so fed up !

    • Teresa February 5, 2016 at 6:54 am #

      The dampness is horrible. Hope you stay dry.

  9. Eileen February 5, 2016 at 5:46 am #

    Gorgeous light and sky. The icicles are beautiful. Great captures. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

    • Teresa February 5, 2016 at 6:55 am #

      Thanks, Eileen. You too!

  10. Jackie February 5, 2016 at 7:44 am #

    Love the first photos. Friends have been telling us that there is no snow and feels like spring in Toronto this week.

    • Teresa February 5, 2016 at 10:23 am #

      Thanks. It is certainly a weird weather winter.

  11. Gayle February 5, 2016 at 7:51 am #

    Love the last photo with the sun through the ice on the fence.
    Once in a while a robin or two comes out of the deep woods here but yesterday there was a whole flock. Maybe Punxsy Phil was right this year, this year, this year. Sorry, couldn’t resist and I never even watched the movie 😉

    • Teresa February 5, 2016 at 10:23 am #

      Haha I hope Phil is right!

  12. Sherry February 5, 2016 at 8:23 am #

    Great shots. I remember big ice hanging like that from our house.
    I’ve posted a Friday Hunt I’ll come back over later and find your linky.
    Have a good day and a good party.

    • Teresa February 5, 2016 at 10:24 am #

      Glad to hear you are joining in! Thanks!

  13. TheDeeZone February 5, 2016 at 11:11 am #

    Beautiful shots.

    • Teresa February 5, 2016 at 11:21 am #

      Thanks so much.

  14. kenschneider February 5, 2016 at 12:33 pm #

    Those icicles remind me to be glad I’m in Florida. I remember having ice dams in New Mexico when the snow froze overnight and then quickly started to melt when the sun came out.

    • Teresa February 5, 2016 at 3:12 pm #

      That does not sound good. Sounds like a lot of flooding. These icicles are just cold and pretty.

  15. joo February 5, 2016 at 12:55 pm #

    Love these photos

    • Teresa February 5, 2016 at 3:12 pm #

      Thanks so much.

  16. TexWisGirl February 5, 2016 at 3:16 pm #

    really up/down. stay well!

    • Teresa February 5, 2016 at 7:16 pm #

      I’m not worried about me. The goats are doing well. It’s the birds that it has been the hardest on.

  17. Cath February 5, 2016 at 5:48 pm #

    lovely photo’s Teresa! I love the one of the low sun shining on the snow…stunning! In the last one, I initially thought you had put out fairy lights for the goats….hahahaha!…then I realised they were icicles!

    • Teresa February 5, 2016 at 6:00 pm #

      Nature’s fairy lights! 🙂 Thanks so much Cath.

  18. Pondside February 5, 2016 at 7:51 pm #

    Winter can be so beautiful, when the snow is fresh and clean. I remember slogging through the mud to feed our goats and hens but never had to deal with the melting snow – it was always the cold, cold rain.
    A robin in mid-winter – how lovely!

    • Teresa February 5, 2016 at 7:53 pm #

      Melting snow is a lot like mud, only there’s a hard layer of ice under it to help make sure you fall on your butt and roll around in the mud. The goats are always helpful in that situation. LOL

  19. sonjiagoncalvesBREATHTAKING February 6, 2016 at 1:49 am #

    Hello!:) Lovely snow laiden fence shots, and sun kissed icicles on the goat pen. The sunset,is a beautiful capture too. Hope your weather settles down soon.:)

    • Teresa February 6, 2016 at 7:58 am #

      Thanks. It’s winter in Iowa, so we’re not likely to get a more settled weather pattern, but I guess it will be spring soon.

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