Ohio weather = bipolar. I’ve heard this said on facebook a few times in the past several days! Ohio weather is a fickle, ever-changing thing. One minute the breezes are soft and gentle and the air warm and lovely, and the next it’s hurricane force winds and temperatures straight from the North Pole.
The first snow of the season was before Christmas, it came down soft and thick, not much wind and no ice. This little munchkin of mine spent hours at a time out in the stuff – first at my Mom’s house and then at ours.
She loves to build these adorable tiny snowmen – and then she carries them around to different spots in the yard as she plays and pretends and weaves all kinds of imaginary tales in her mind. Last winter she made quite a few of these too.
etween the first snowfall and Christmas the fickle Ohio Weather decided to warm up and rain. And rain and rain and rain. It flooded our area to heights I’ve never seen before. The street we live on is called ‘High St’ and it was given that name for very obvious reasons – it is the high street. We slept soundly in our beds as the rains poured down and the floods rose higher. Nary a drop of water even entered our tiny basement. Not everyone was blessed to live on a high street.
On Sunday morning when we headed out to church we had to stop and dig my camera out of the back so I could photograph the water that had us open-mouthed with amazement. Living on a high street in town where you can’t see out to the country keeps us very isolated to what is going on with Ohio Weather!! I was happy that my camera had been packed into the car that day.
These people couldn’t even leave their homes as their lanes were covered by quite a few inches of water. I cringe to think what basements looked like.
This is the road we usually take to church. I’ve never seen the water so high here.
This is from the bridge overlooking the river and the town’s park is to the left. That bit of grass you see sticking out is the top of a levee – you can see as it goes towards the right of the photo that the levee is completely under water. I’ve never seen that levee completely under water before.
The river is supposed to be between the row of trees on the left and the leaning trees to the right. Ohio Weather. You just never know what it’s going to offer up. I cannot imagine anyone choosing to live in Ohio because of the weather. I live here because I was born here, my family is here, and my friends are here, and God hasn’t called me to go anywhere else yet. But if I were choosing a place to live solely based on weather, Ohio Weather would be one of the last on my list – along with Alaska and Siberia.
Since Christmas we had more snow and temps well below freezing. I don’t remember it being so cold since I was just a kid. Polar vortex they called it. I was just thankful that we have a furnace in our house now – we never could have stayed in our home if we were still using the puny heat sources we used 10 years ago! And I’m so over snow already I didn’t even bother to take any photos of it this time. I spent as much time sitting on the couch with a warm blanket watching movies with my girls as I could!
Hope your week is off to a great start and your weather is pleasant. If you are enduring cold weather I hope you have a warm home to cozy up in. If you are enjoying warm weather – enjoy it even more for me, kay?!