Shovels and rakes

In fact, bring all the implements of destruction you have at your disposal, for this is what’s outside the palatial estate at Surlywood:


In the upper left, you can see the far edge of the flower box, which is eight inches — one standard American brick — tall.

I’m heading out with a shovel. (Rakes probably won’t help at this point.)



  1. Sheri »

    25 December 2009 · 12:27 pm

    It’s so purty. SO purty.

  2. canadienne »

    25 December 2009 · 12:55 pm

    You can sing “Mon Pays” (the Gilles Vigneault version – “mon pays, c’est ne pas un pays, c’est l’hiver”) instead of “l’amour c’est comme l’ete…”) My sympathies for your snow, I know it is not fun for people not accustomed to it.

    Ici, c’est hiver.

    Joyeaux Noel!

  3. CGHill »

    25 December 2009 · 1:00 pm

    This is not an unusual amount of snow for an Oklahoma winter.

    What’s different is that instead of falling over a period of twelve weeks, it fell over a period of twelve hours.

  4. Jeffro »

    25 December 2009 · 1:09 pm

    My sister lives near 122nd and I35 – I managed to get here before 7pm last night. I came in from Kingfisher on 33 – but I kept hearing about all the metro area interstates being closed. I figured I35 from Guthrie to 122nd was right out. So, I came down 74 to the Kilpatrick (the ‘pikes were open, go figure), ran over to I35 and made it in.

    The whole experience was – interesting. The older I get, the less tolerance I have for such inconveniences. If I had to do it all over again, I’d have gotten a room in Kingfisher!

    And “Roads Closed” in Oklahoma means something different than Colorado, Wyoming or any other “northern” state (even NW KS) – y’all just have a trooper on the shoulder with his lights on, watching the “forbidden” traffic drive by. Anywhere else, the gates are shut and padlocked.

  5. CGHill »

    25 December 2009 · 1:16 pm

    I’m not sure we even have gates to shut and padlock.

  6. Jeffro »

    25 December 2009 · 1:23 pm

    Sis said she saw on the news that OK doesn’t have laws against driving on a recommended closed road, as opposed to the more draconian measures to the north.

  7. Kay Dennison »

    25 December 2009 · 3:52 pm

    Don’t panic! It will melt — probably sooner than you think. Funny because we haven’t had much snow at all in Ohio!!!!! It’s one of Mother Nature’s practical jokes. My snow shovel is collecting dust!

  8. CGHill »

    25 December 2009 · 4:05 pm

    Well, I’ve cleared the front walk and about 24 feet (out of 30) of the driveway. Temperatures unexpectedly climbed above freezing today, which helped; there will be some refreeze tonight, no doubt, but the worst is over.

  9. Fishersville Mike »

    27 December 2009 · 1:16 pm

    Frosty Morning Jog Rattles Alabama…

    Dustbury had a bit more of a white Christmas than he wanted……

  10. CGHill »

    27 December 2009 · 1:19 pm

    NOAA reported the following amounts of snow cover:

    Friday – 14 inches.
    Saturday – 10 inches.
    Today – the numbers won’t be out until midnight. I’m guessing 5 inches.

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