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Here We Go Again


Thanksgiving has come and gone and I’m still trying to figure out where this year has gone!

As we approach winter, it appears that Mother Nature is still playing tricks on us!

We haven’t had any snow yet and that is unusual here in this part of Ohio ...

A meteorologist friend in Cleveland reminded me that at Thanksgiving last year, we already had over a foot of snow!

dscf1320(4)  cardinals in the snow

So far this year, we’ve had a sleet “storm” and what they called “freezing fog.” When I was growing up, it was called hoar frost, moisture freezing on tree branches. This is my Sweet Annie covered in hoar frost.

dscf2046 sleet non deck

dscf2052(2) sweet annie frosted

The temperature has gone below freezing at night but goes above freezing during the day.

My miniature donkeys, Samson and Delilah, don’t mind the milder weather because they can enjoy the fresh air. They’ll be “confined to quarters” when winter actually arrives.

samson and delilah10a  Sammy and Delilah

The Village of Bellville floods the village green in front of the village offices every winter for a skating rink. It usually freezes quickly … not this year! It’s a small lake!

dscf2049(2)  skating rink

By now, it should be frozen solid with skaters enjoying themselves and areas for bonfires to keep warm.

The annual Bellville Christmas parade was shrouded in fog as Santa made his way to the Bandstand to hear the little ones' Christmas wish lists.

dscf2048(2) main street at parade

With a little over two weeks until Christmas, maybe Mother Nature will settle down and at least give us a white Christmas!