Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The 'S'-Word Rears Its Ugly Head


According to local legend, when one sees this many cones at the top of spruce trees,


and for that matter any evergreen that produces cones,


it is a sign that there will be an above average amount of the 'white stuff' this winter.


It is said that the accumulation level will reach up to the cones but not cover them....


leaving them accessible for wildlife during the cold winter months ahead 
here on the tundra!! lol


(That was a joke about us being on the tundra as it is much farther north.)


Nevertheless, we do not always see this many cones every fall
but when we do we take heed and prepare for lots of SNOW!!
There I said it!






19 comments:

  1. Nooooooooooooooo! I can't hear you -- *puts fingers in ears* -- lalalalalalalalala!

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    1. Sorry Debra! But someone had to do it!!
      Living in the present will help.

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  2. Looks like you are in trouble, for sure.

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    1. Deep trouble! Will have to reserve the snow removal guy ASAP!!

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    1. I know, Pat. Better stock up and make sure our heat back-up system is fueled and ready.

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  4. Oh no.......say it isn't so! I should check the trees around here and see if we're headed for the same DOOM!

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    1. Yes Martha, better check them out.And sharpen those shovels!

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  5. I'll have to check our pines to see what's up around here -- Farmer's Almanac has called for a rather wicked winter.

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    1. And FA is usually spot on! Always good to know what is ahead I guess, Nancy.

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  6. One reason I stay in Florida, in addition to not having enough money to move, is that I don't think I can ever again live in a place where it snows.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Wimp! lol Janie but the air is so fresh and clear! But I totally understand, I really do.

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    2. I must admit that a blizzard can be very pretty when one is inside with a fire and a cup of hot cocoa.

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  7. I have heard the same said about berries in e autumn

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    1. Oh boy! there are lots of berries this year too! We are in for it!

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  8. From the look of those cones, Jim, you and Ron better lay in supplies and get prepared. I hope we get piles and piles of snow here, especially in the mountains. I'm really tired of drought! The E-P hates snow, but I really love it ~ especially now that I don't have to drive to work on bad, snowy days. I was trying to think what the "S" word was ~ never suspected snow. LOL! Take care!

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    1. Louise, I like the snow as well, especially that I don't have to shovel it!! Nothing is more beautiful than the first fallen snow.

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  9. I don't think I have ever seen so many pinecones!!! You better be ready to dig out. Don't know if that is true here but I just looked outside and see nary a pinecone so maybe we are safe, although this girl loves her some snow.

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  10. It is currently 36 degrees centigrade here in Michigan and I can't believe I just read that S word here on your usually wonderful blog.

    I must admit that we too have noticed a large amount of pine cones high in the trees this year. I'm hoping that it is only because of the large amount of rainfall in the spring. But, does that mean that the snow fall will be just as great? I hope not; those are some tall pines!

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