Snow chilling the heart of a fisherman

Submitted by OcracokeWaves on Mon, 01/10/2011 - 16:12.

There is only one picture that I have seen this morning that makes me sadder than this one of our snowy boat ramp and palms in Bluewater Cove.  That would be the picture of my favorite blue heron who has now become a snowy-backed great blue heron.  I wonder if he would like some sardine snacks.

Actually there are probably several shots that I would rather not have seen this morning, among them would be our snow covered pansies, my boat dock and skiff with a coating of snow, and the snow on the palms by the front of our house.

It has been snowing all morning, and the best that I can tell, we have a couple of inches of snow.  It seems to be turning to something much finer, but we will have to wait until I get up the energy to go outside and investigate. When I retrieved the newspaper earlier this morning, there was no doubt that our precipitation was snow.

Right now I plan to be content enjoying the fire in the fireplace and the unusual snow here on the Crystal Coast.

This winter storm comes as no surprise, but we might have more snow than they were calling for when I wrote about the upcoming storm last night.

That's the one thing about weather, in spite of all the modern advances, most of the time you don't really know what you're getting until it arrives.

There are a lot of predictions that this storm might join forces with another one and be a real nasty one in the Northeast.  To that all I can is better them than us.

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