Monday, February 1, 2010

Ice Storm 2010


Did you ever wonder why there are no dead penguins on the ice in  Antarctica - where do they go ?
Wonder no more ! ! !
It is a known fact that the penguin is a very ritualistic bird which lives an extremely ordered and complex life. 

The penguin is very committed to its family and will mate for life,   as well as maintaining a form of compassionate contact with its offspring throughout its life.   

If a penguin is found dead on the ice surface, other members of  the family and social circle have been known to dig holes in the ice, using their
vestigial wings and beaks, until the hole is deep enough for the dead bird to be rolled into and buried.

The male penguins then gather in a circle around the fresh grave and sing:
                         "Freeze a jolly good fellow"
                         "Freeze a jolly good fellow."
You didn't really think I knew anything about penguins did you?

(Thanks Greg for that one)

Here are some pictures of what Mother Nature left us last week!  
We received about 2 inches of ice and 6 -8 inches of snow on top of that!  It is beautiful to look at but a  bear to navigate.  

Ron and I managed to replace the breaker ourselves so that saved me an electrician bill.  Thank goodness!  We read the gas meter and it appears a mistake was made since it read less now than what was on the bill.

I just looked outside and saw the strangest site.................sunshine!
                           Winter wonderland!

            A view from the hospital parking lot


Linda said...

That is quite a sight. Hope you'll soon be able to get out. Glad you got your electicity back. That ought to help your feelings.

Arkansas Patti said...

Can't believe you suckered me in on the penguin story. Shame on me.
So glad Ron was able to fix the breaker and that the gas bill was an overread. That was my first guess.
Live is getting good again isn't it?

oklhdan said...

Yes Patti.....Life is good!