woo-hoo! that magical schtuff called moisture

United States
January 12, 2021 8:17pm CST
I know, many folks're tired 'f snow. Others figure such's a 4-letter word which ought not be thought'f, much less spoken. Here'n these parts though, we're plum tickled that such finally came to be. Started off Saturday morn's ice fog. Turned to sleet snow. Finally 'bout 4am-ish Sunday morn, big fluffy flakes. Glorious flakes that clung together'n defiance fer a bit. Makin' 't look to be gently fallin' miniature doilies. The shockin' thingy 'twas the predicted winds (40-50mph) 'twas not to be. Barely a breeze 'n I marveled to how such fell straight down from the sky. A rare oddity fer any moisture here to do such. 'bout 4 1/2", which'll not e'en put a dent'n our massive moisture deficit (we're'n "severe drought"), but such a welcomed 'ccurence. Great hopes this means that more'll come's the year progresses. I've not the desire to go through 'nother prolonged drought. The last'un lasted 8 years 'n 'twas purty devastatin'. The birds'd get spooked 't the feeders, one situated'n the pine tree near the pond. Causin' sunflower seeds to go flyin' 'cross the snow 'n the pond. When the ferals were nowhere to be seen, the birds 'd flock to gather'p those treats. Snow, grey skies 'n birds 're a good combo when yer pic snappin' happy like myself. My feathered friends colors jest 'pop' 'gainst such a background. 're y'all makin' 't through the start 'f this year 'lright? Been busier'n a worker bee here.
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• Midland, Michigan
13 Jan
I'm glad to hear your got some snow and here's hoping you'll get more this winter to stop the effects of the drought and maybe turn it around. Right now it's been raining with the possibility of it freezing during the night. When I go out I take salt with me as I don't need to be falling.
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• United States
13 Jan
thanks, hon. new mexico 'tis'n 'severe drought' status. our average moisture fer all 've 2020 'twas 5 3/4" total. do be careful, hon. wishin' ya safe travels.
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• Midland, Michigan
15 Jan
@crazyhorseladycx haven't fallen this year this far and I'm hoping to keep it that way as my ankle is tender sometimes already. Is that normal for your state to not have much moisture each year or was last year just different that way? If we don't start getting more snow that lasts into spring we may have similar conditions here. Maybe not that bad but bad enough. I've been to NM twice in the last to climb or hike Mt. Captain. We climbed several other peaks while there in Tinnie, NM. I don't know the spelling of the city.
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• United States
18 Jan
@MarshaMusselman shall keep fingers crossed fer ya, hon. couldn't tell ya what 'normal' 'd be here any longer. we used to get snows, e'en rain semi-regular. 'fter the 8yr severe drought, 'tis been either a gully washer (5+" 'f rain'n less'n 24hrs, then nothin') 'n blizzards. totally random. i hope y'all don't go 'nto drought, takes years to recover from such. we're still hopin' here. yes ma'am, spelled such correctly. 'tis'n lincoln county. hope ya 'njoyed yer times there :)
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@wolfgirl569 (35202)
• Marion, Ohio
13 Jan
The birds are very easy to see. Glad you got the snow and hope you get more moisture of some kind yet.
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• United States
13 Jan
i 'twas delighted when a red-winged blackbird joined 'm with the hunt fer tasty treats, lol. thanks, 'twas so needed. the slow melt's been good's well. i keep fingers crossed fer such a wonder.
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@wolfgirl569 (35202)
• Marion, Ohio
13 Jan
@crazyhorseladycx I am not a fan of red winged blackbirds. Had to argue with one every day a few years ago. It built its nest where I walked every day.
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• United States
14 Jan
@wolfgirl569 aw, 'twas jest tryin' to protect 'ts nest. critters don't comprehend human barriers 'n 'rights'. i love the ones here. most shocked they've stayed the winter 's they usually jest pass through spring/autumn.
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@rebelann (79829)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Jan
Well, good for you. We haven't gotten any moisture lately at all and hopefully when we finally do it'll be rain, not snow.
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• United States
13 Jan
thanks :) 'tis been since september we've 'd any measurable moisture, so this 'twas most welcomed. not a fan 'f snow, but all's melted slowly, seepin' 'nto the ground. the corrals 're not e'en a mess with puddles. will keep fingers crossed ya get'cha some gentle rains, hon.
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@rebelann (79829)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Jan
Thanks, hopefully we'll both see a wetter year @crazyhorseladycx
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@LowRiderX (22406)
• Serbia
13 Jan
@crazyhorseladycx Oh how many birdsI'm glad you have snow and we finally got it
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• United States
13 Jan
there'd be 'bout 24 'r so'n this pic. some're down'n the frozen pond, lol. i read ya got some, too. must'a been our lucky day, eh?
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@LowRiderX (22406)
• Serbia
13 Jan
@crazyhorseladycx Oh yes, I rejoiced as a little child
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@sol_cee (25432)
• Philippines
13 Jan
Oh wow I can imagine your excitement. And the critters must have been confused?
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• United States
13 Jan
'tis been since september that we've'd measurable moisture, so this 'twas a huge blessin'. nah, the critters knew such 'twas comin'. most 'njoy the cooler temps.
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@RasmaSandra (38299)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
13 Jan
I like the snowy landscape, Not getting any snow here I actually miss the white stuff
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• United States
13 Jan
'tid be really freaky fer ya to've snow where ya currently reside, lol. then 'gain, one jest ne'er knows what the weather'll bring. 'twas beautiful 'n so needed.
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@JudyEv (233212)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jan
I'm sure you're pleased to be able to be busy. I hope so and really glad you're getting some moisture.
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• United States
13 Jan
oh, not so pleased with the schtuff that's kept me busy, lol. i'm learnin' plumbin'. a warnin' to ya coz i know yer washer did the same's mine, that 2 load limit 'r water leaks from 'low. seems such ruined the solenoid 'n i'd a massive flood fer 2 days whilst tryin' to get 't remedied. seems our water line shut-offs 'lso leak. the hot water'un the hubs 'fixed' a few years 'go 'pparently's been leakin' fer quite some time. i've rotted wood 'n black mold now where such's located. i curse this tiny laundry room coz such'd remained a dark secret 'til this. now, i've gotta fix the washer, get new sheet rock, plumbin' schtuff fer the wall, new foot plate, etc. the mold 'tis' prevalent 'n spread to the backside 'f the sheetrock'n the hallway. so, gonna need primer'n paint, too. ne'er endin'... that said, 'tis good to learn new skills, eh? the moisture outdoors 'twas way more welcomed than that within :)
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@JudyEv (233212)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jan
@crazyhorseladycx That does sound a huge task. I might have sounded a bit unsympathetic but I was remembering perhaps a few years ago when you were too ill to do anything much at all. I hope the repairs go easily although all too often they don't. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.
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@Fleura (13035)
• United Kingdom
13 Jan
@crazyhorseladycx That's quite a task! Horrible to find that water has been seeping through everything for such a long time. The only good thing is that when it's all done, it will be lovely and clean and you will have a great feeling of achievement!
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@noni1959 (7297)
• United States
13 Jan
We've been having a lot of rain and might get snow next week. I'm happy with it all after the fire. Glad you are getting moisture.
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• United States
14 Jan
so glad to read that'cher gettin' such, hon. all'n moderation 'f course, i 'magine those burn scars're quite deep 'n floodin' 'd be a worry otherwise. 'twas a blessin' to get 't. all gone today. the horses 'lready kickin' clouds 'f dust with each touch'f a hoof.
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@noni1959 (7297)
• United States
17 Jan
@crazyhorseladycx We've had a lot of flooding around but not as bad as we predicted. We had a huge wind storm and I had to clear downed trees.
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• United States
18 Jan
@noni1959 i'm so glad to read that the floodin' 'tis not been severe. shall keep fingers crossed fer y'all. 'f course, that's mother natures way 'f healin' the lands. one'f many thingies we humans don't seem to comprehend. bummer 'bout those downed trees.
@jstory07 (100197)
• Roseburg, Oregon
13 Jan
I am sooooooooooooo glad it is rare for it to snow here. I like rain over snow any day.
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• United States
13 Jan
'tis rare 'round here fer any moisture. rain'd be good, but't this point most 'ppreciative 'f any form 'f moisture.
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@thelme55 (60581)
• Germany
13 Jan
No snow in my part of the world although it is freezing cold this winter.
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• United States
14 Jan
do ya normally get snow there, hon? we've been all o'er the map with temps here since the start 'f autumn. either bitter cold with high, relentless winds 'r near record high temps. stay warm!
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@thelme55 (60581)
• Germany
14 Jan
@crazyhorseladycx Yes, normally we get snow here but usually it doesn´t stay long and melted. This winter, no snow yet.
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• United States
18 Jan
@thelme55 oh dear, i hope yer gettin' moisture 'f some sort?? i cringe to think that'cha might be facin' a drought.
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@just4him (232219)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Jan
I'm so happy for you getting the snow you need. I hope you get more to put a halt to the drought. Your picture is delightful with all those birds against the snow.
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• United States
17 Jan
thanks, hon. we keep fingers crossed fer more moisture, not jest here, but 'cross the western states. some'f which've been'n severe drought fer many, many years. glad ya 'njoyed the pic :) i'd a gazillion to choose from. figured jest snow'n a tree/rock 'd be a bit borin', lol.
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@just4him (232219)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Jan
@crazyhorseladycx I don't find any snow pic boring.
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• United States
18 Jan
@just4him 'tis not snow, but huge icicles comin' off a lil waterfall back'n tennessee :)
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@BelleStarr (56609)
• United States
13 Jan
We haven't had much snow since the big fall earlier this winter. We had a dusting a couple of days ago but ut us long gne. It's just cloudy, and raw today.
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• United States
14 Jan
hmm, don't yer neck 'f the woods usually get more? our last measurable moisture 'twas back'n september, so 'twas joyous to get this. 'lready melted, the ground mostly dry 'lready. ick'n the cloudy 'n raw. shall be the latter here the next few days. more fronts comin'.
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@BelleStarr (56609)
• United States
14 Jan
@crazyhorseladycx Every year is different here, we have had quite a few years of low snow. So far this year we have only had enough to get plowed once.
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• United States
18 Jan
@BelleStarr same here, 'tis a crap shoot. durin' the last prolonged drought we went through a spell 'f no moisture, but -40 degree temps! 'twas brutal... 're y'all still gettin' rain though?
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@CarolDM (109738)
• United States
13 Jan
So happy you finally got some moisture and snow. You really needed it for sure. A happy day for you.
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• United States
14 Jan
thanks, hon. 'twas glorious, now gone. winds'll be back tomorrow with colder temps. 'twas 58 here today, the skies filled with glorious sunshine.
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@CarolDM (109738)
• United States
14 Jan
@crazyhorseladycx Crazy weather these days.
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@much2say (45275)
• Los Angeles, California
18 Jan
Having that snow would be a good sign. I hate drought conditions and that's what we live with. We had one day of good rain a few weeks back - but that's about it - although they do say it might rain this weekend. I have no idea how the rest of "winter" will play out - we've been getting warm days (up to 90) - with lots of dry wind. Well enjoy the moisture from nature and I hope it does a lot of good for all the greenery and critters - hope you can capture a lot of great pics !
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• United States
18 Jan
sadly 'twas not 'nough snow to put a dent'n our deficit, but any 'mount 'tis welcomed 's ya well know. e'en if'n folks take to heart the climate change 'n take action, will take years to slow such. recovery'll be slow's well. i don't see't happenin' sadly. too many're focused'n how much they can take, not carin' that what happens'n one part 'ffects so many others. i so hope that yer winds calm (dang 'em, been dealin' with such here o'er a year now) 'n more precious moisture comes yer way. didn't get a whole lot'ta pics. 's been bat poop crazy here with schtuff malfunctionin' left'n right. 'bout the time i think i've a handle'n such, i'm proven to be'n err.
@Matamu (590)
• Indonesia
17 Jan
I miss snow. Our city has no snow, we are tropical.
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• United States
18 Jan
i'd sure trade ya some tropical fer some snow, lol. coz my thinkin' 'tis tropical's more moisture :) direly needed here'n these parts. where'd ya live prior where ya'd snow? 'r 'twas such jest 'njoyed durin' a vacation?