Monday, December 22, 2008

Baby, It's Cold Outside

At 9am, it was 12 degrees out, with 12mph winds, making the wind chill factor 1 degree.

Mount Mitchell, the highest point in our mountains, registered a wind gust last night at 89.9 mph.

Our heater has not kicked off since J-Man woke up this morning, which means it probably ran all night--and it is set at 69 degrees. I don't know what it would do if we didn't have thermal windows.

I know this is NORTH Carolina, but we're still below the Mason-Dixon line. BRRRRR. How do you Yankees stand it? lol

This was the scene in my back yard this morning:

We have a line of some sort of spruce trees right behind our house. The blue jays were puffed up to about 3 times their normal sizes, huddled in the spruces, facing the sun.

Those are the only birds I've seen today.

Thank goodness it's supposed to warm up to the upper 40s by Wed--and then it's predicted to rain.

I'll take it, thank you.


Quilt Hollow said...

Yepper.....brrrrrrrr.....I'm in the Piedmont area and cold too. Watch temps this evening....more well below freezing temps! Keep warm!

Jean said...

The weather is crazy everywhere. It has been cold here, though I guess we are more used to

SueR said...

Hi Stephanie, thanks for visiting my blog today, it was good to hear from you. I'm surprised it's so cold that far south. Everyone seems to be in the deep freeze this week. Up north, you bundle up and stay in as much as possible. This winter I've rediscovered how warm wool is. The blue jays were pretty cute!

MightyMom said...

I want to be puffed up and facing the sun too!!

Libby said...

I wonder if those birds thought they had gone far enough south *s*
Stay inside, keep warm and have a very Merry Christmas!

audreypawdrey said...

It is so cold there! I am surprised by it. Those birds look so chilly, but they are cute!

MouseChirpy said...

I hope you're indoors and staying warm. That's some really freezing temperatures you all are having. Poor birdies. You gotta wonder how they manage to survive with so little body mass to keep them warm.