Saturday, January 26, 2008

Sunshine and Ice!

The relentless bitter cold finally moved out, and the temperatures moderated today. The sun shone brightly, and we reached a balmy 43 degrees! I spent the better part of the afternoon outdoors, be bopping around in the field and woods.
The pond from the distance looked dark, even in the sunshine.


A closer look revealed a thick layer of ice, that finally started to melt around the edges by late afternoon.



My little shadow, Orie (Oreo) followed me around faithfully. She seemed to enjoy being outdoors as much as I did. The two dogs enjoyed it as well, but they took off for the woods, following the exciting scents that the woods provide.

I really enjoyed being outdoors today. Tomorrow, we're supposed to reach the upper fifties, but along with the warmer temperatures some rain is in the forecast for Monday night. I'll take it! Who cares if more snow is in the forecast later next week. I'm enjoying a taste of spring for now!

I hope it's warmer where you are as well.

Have a blessed week, everyone.

59 comments:

Glo said...

It was so nice here today that we took a ride in the country. Took our little 3lb pom, Tinker with us. She enjoyed it as much as we did.

Talk..to..Grams said...

Hi I have an award for you the Spread the Love award and Please take the one I gave everyone the
You Make My Day award!! Love Grams

Glo said...

Forgot to ask. Do you have fish in your pond? Mike and I can't wait to go fishing.

Jmkdreak said...

Glad you enjoyed the sunshine and a nice walk with the fur-babies!
Orio is a great shadow!

xox

Patty said...

Good evening Renie,
We didn't get quite that warm here today, it did get up to about 32, right now at 7:45 pm it is still only 30. But compared to what we had been having this is nice. Tomorrow it should get up in the high 30's. Our one daughter and I plan on going to visit my Mother and have lunch together. You have a wonderful evening and a great tomorrow. Be careful out there be bopping around, make sure you have your cell phone with you.

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Glo,

Oh, I'm glad you had a nice day as well. And I'm sure Tinker enjoyed the ride, just as you did. And yes, there are fish in the pond! Cat fish. Some are whoppers, too. Thanks so much for comming by. I always enjoy your visits. Oh, by the way, how is Brande' doing? Did she get a lot of cards? I hope she did. I sent her one.

Have a blessed Sunday!

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Grams,

Good to see you again! I hope your pain is gone altogether now. Thank you for coming by and my goodness, for the award as well. I'll be over to pick it up.

Blessings,

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Sweetie,

Yes, the fur babies and I had a lovely day. Thanks for dropping by. Have a nice evening.

xox

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Patty,

I'm glad it wasn't as cold in your area today.

Yes, I take my phone along now, when I'm be bopping. LOL. I'm careful, too. I have to be. But I refuse to be afraid to do the things I love to do.

I'm sure you'll enjoy your visit and lunch with your Mom. Have your daughter take another picture of the two of you. She is so cute, and you look like sisters!

I'm going to lunch tomorrow as well, with some friends from church. It's a regular Sunday ritual for us.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely Sunday, my friend.

Renie

Rachel said...

That sunshine and 43 sounds great!! It wasn't that warm here today and very cloudy and gloomy.

The pictures are great and Oreo is so cute!!

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Rachel,

Thank you for stopping by. I hope it warms up more in your area as well. Have a blessed Sunday!

Renie

Michele L. Tune - Writing the Cyber Highway said...

Wow, I can't believe you were be bopping through the woods today, Renie! You never cease to amaze me. :-)

Thanks for sharing your pretty pictures.

Smiles,
Michele

Glad you got to taste a little spring today. :-)

Hope said...

Hi Renie,
So glad you got to enjoy some sunshine today. We had sunshine and it looked warm but when I took my dog, Tobi, for a walk it was still very cold and the wind would cut through you!! Brrrr!

Love your land, the woods, pond..beautiful!

Hugs,
Hope

Karen H. said...

Good Evening Ms. Renie,
I know, I'm way late in visiting tonight. It was another busy Saturday and next Saturday is looking to be busy as well. I may post tomorrow if not on Monday for sure. Well where were the warm temperatures? We didn't have any warm temperaatures today. They were predicting the high to be around 47 degrees but it only made it up to 33 degrees. It was a cloudy and gloomy day as well. In fact, when I first got up this morning, we were under a Freezing Rain Advisory. I looked at the radar, but didn't see anything on there. In my hometown, 12 miles from here, where my Parents and Sister live they had some black ice. We got nodda. You pond is beautiful. "THANK YOU" for sharing it with us. I'm glad you got to go out and enjoy the warm temperatures. Take care and have a great evening. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Merle said...

Dear Renie ~~ Glad you got a little bit warmer weather and got outside. The photos are lovely. I hope it soon gets even warmer for you. Thank you for the wishes for Australia Day. Glad you enjoyed The Nine Words of Women. It is so true.
Glad to hear you take your phone with you when you are outside as well as your cat who goes with you. Take care, my friend,
Love, Merle.

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Michele,

Oh, after that relentless cold, I was glad we finally had sunshine and some better temperatures. It wasn't real warm, but it was nice, and I couldn't resist some be bopping. LOL. I love the outdoors, and have been feeling like a prisoner in the past couple of weeks.

Thank you for stopping by and the nice comment. Have a lovely Sunday.

Fondly,

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Hope,

We didn't have any wind, so it made it pleasant. I missed being outdoors, so took advantage of the milder weather.

Thank you kindly for stopping by and the nice comment. Have a wonderful Sunday.

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Good morning, Karen,

I'm surprised it was so much cooler in your area. I know Arkansas was under a freezing rain watch, and many parts got some. I'm glad you didn't. This morning, we have dense fog! That will complicate things a bit, until it dissipates around 10 AM.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a blessed Sunday, my friend.

Hugs,

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Merle,

Hope you're enjoying the holiday weekend, and your temperatures are still a bit cooler.

I always enjoy visiting you. Your blog is always fun and uplifting.

Thank you for stopping by. I enjoyed reading all about Australia Day on Peter's blog.

Have a wonderful week, my friend.

Love,

Renie

Susie said...

Glad you were able to get out and enjoy the outdoors. We've had endless very cold rain for several days.
Love the name "oreo" too too cute :)

Mississippi Songbird said...

Sounds like you and the dogs had a nice afternoon outside.. Have a blessed week.

deborah wilson said...

Renie,

Looks like you and the pets are having a great weekend!

Tomorrow and Tuesday it is supposed to be around 60 degrees here, hopefully it will make it. Maybe then my nose will warm up.

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Stephanie,

We had a great weekend. Today it warmed up to 55 and sunny, so it was another beautiful day. But I was out most of today. Thanks for coming by. Have a nice evening.



Deborah,

I always thought Georgia was a much warmer climate, and only got a cool spell occassionally. Guess I was wrong. Have you considered a nose warmer? Hehe. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great evening and week.

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Susie,

I've been hearing about all the rain in California. Hope your area isn't having major problems from all the rain.

Thank you for stopping over, Susie.

Blessings,

Renie

Sharon said...

Oh, it looks so pretty! It does look a little cold, but so pretty!

Come to my blog to see pictures of our snow we woke up to today!

:0) Sharon

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Sharon,

Thank you so much for visiting. It was a little cold yesterday, but not the bitter cold we've experienced for some time. And today was in the mid-fifties and sunny, so it really felt like spring.

I took a peek at your snow pictures. They are beautiful!

Have a blessed week!

Renie

Nonna said...

Glad you got to enjoy some warmer weather. It was nicer here yesterday as well. I'm ready for spring!!

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Patti,

Nice to see you again. January has been a long, brutally cold month in my area, so the few days of sunshine and milder weather was welcome. Texas doesn't get that cold, does it? Well, here is hoping for an early spring, for sure.

Have a great day!

Renie

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Ms. Renie,
Just dropping by to have our morning coffee. I just got back from taking the girls to School and it is quite chilly out there. We have some Frozen Fog on the trees and vehicles as well. We are under another Freezing Fog Advisory until 9:00a.m. Yesterday morning when I was talking to my DH, he said that when he went thru Hardy, he said it looked like an Ice Storm had hit there. The roads were okay, but the Frozen Fog was all over the trees. They got shut down this morning on the Western side of Wyoming. Interstate 80 is shut completely down. He said the roads were covered with Ice and Snow and it was Snowing so hard, blizzard conditions is what he said it was. So, if you don't mind, please keep my DH and his Uncle in your prayers. They are suppose to deliver that load in Salt Lake City, UT, at 8:00a.m. their time, which would be 9:00a.m. our time. I don't think they will be making it on time. They won't get in trouble over it, because this is something that can't be helped. They say it's suppose to get in the 50's today, but we will see. They said that for yesterday also, but it only made it up to 39 degrees and was cloudy and dreary most of the day. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Mary said...

Renie,

I'm glad you were able to get out and take a walk around your property. My goodness, you are having balmy weather. Can I come down? LOL We are warmer today but no where near the 40s. 48 sounds like spring to me.

Take care, Renie. I always enjoy visiting with you.

Blessings for a great week.
Mary

BClark said...

Hi Renee, You bee bopper you!! The animals so enjoy some fresh air and sunshine, glad you had such good company. Hope the warm stays around for a while.

Barbara

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Karen!

Oh, sorry I missed you for coffee. I was gone for most of the day, and just now got online.

Well, we had a nice Sunday here. Sunny and mid-50s, and it was the same today, except it was cloudy. Rain coming in tonight. I'm surprised your area didn't warm up. But we did have the freezing fog early Sunday morning. The roads were fine, as I was driving to church, but the trees were covered with a shimmering frost. It looked so pretty and I was sorry I had not taken my camera along. But by mid-morning, it was all gone.

My goodness, hope your husband made it to his destination with no problem. I always feel sorry for truckers when there is ice and snow out there. They have to be on the job, in all kinds of weather. Have to come and see if he made it okay.

Thank you for stopping by, and sorry I missed your this morning. Hope your day was good, and tonight is even better!

Love and Hugs,

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Mary,

Yes, the weather has been pleasant in the last couple of days. Sunday was marvelous, sunny and mid-fifties, today was mild as well, but cloudy. So come on down!

Thank you for stopping over. I always enjoy your visits. Take care and God bless!

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Barbara,

Yes, I love to be bop! LOL. Thank you so much for coming by. I hope your temperatures have warmed up as well.

Take care and have a wonderful evening!

Renie

ancient one said...

I don't know how to be bop...LOL but I'm sure you did it beautifully! At least the pictures were beautiful. We're suppose to get back into the 60's tomorrow. I have a couple of things to do, so I hope it makes it. I do not like cold weather!! Addie's blog is sad today. Check it out if you can.

jennifer said...

Beautiful pictures. I have an Oreo too but he is a dog. but it's a great name, is it not? Jennifer

audrey` said...

Dearest Renie

Wow!
A nice weather for the outdoor.
Oreo is so cute =)

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Ann,

Be bopping is just walking around having fun! LOL. I'm sure you know how, too. LOL.

I checked out Addie's blog, and it's very sad! I'm glad she posted and brought the reality of Iraq to us again.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a good day.

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Jennifer,

So nice to see you again! Oreo is a cute name for a cat or a dog. And a delicious cookie as well. LOL.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a lovely day.

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Audrey,

Thank you for visiting, my friend. I'll be over to see you a little later. I have something for you.

Hugs,

Renie

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Ms. Renie,
I know, I'm late again for coffee. I'm still drinking on my coffee. After I took the girls to School this morning, my Mother came up and visited with me for a little while. It finally warmed up here. It is currently 57 degrees and we have some rain. They say the temperatures are suppose to start dropping again later this afternoon and turn colder again. Sure wish it would make up it's mind. LOL. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Renie Burghardt said...

Morning, Karen,

Yes, it's mild out there with a lot of wind bringing in colder temperatures for tonight. Oh, well, the milder temperatures were nice, even if for a little while.

I'm glad your Mom came to visit with you this morning. I hope your DH made it okay to his destination the other day.

Thank you for coming by. I'm enjoying my coffee as well. Have a wonderful day, and God bless!

Renie

Glo said...

Thanks so much for the award. I love it.
Today here is much different than it was on the 26th. It 14 degrees,windy and snowing. So windy there is a driving advisory. I did get out in it this morning ,but only because I had to. The snow and the wind are so bad at times we have white out conditions. Will spring ever get here.
Have a great day.

oldmanlincoln said...

It is getting windy and colder than a well diggers Hummm, here in Ohio, next to Patty, my wife of 52 years. They say it will be snowing by tomorrow. Stay in and stay warm.

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi There, Mr. Abe Lincoln!

What a pleasant surprise to see you here.

We had 70 degrees today, then the arctic wind blew in here, 70 miles per hour winds, and it is now 34! And getting colder. We even lost our power for 2 hours. Thank goodness it came back on before dark.

Just how cold does a well diggers HMMM get? LOL. It sounds mighty cold!

Thank you kindly for coming by. Snuggle up to Patty, and stay warm! :-)

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Glo,

Bad weather everywhere. We got to 70 degrees today, and then the winds came, 70 mile an hour winds, and it coooled off quickly. We did lose power for 2 hours, but it's back on again. But we didn't get any snow, thank the Lord.

I'm so glad you like the award. And it's perfect for you!

Thank you for coming by. Stay warm and stay safe, and don't go out if you don't have to. Winter is back with vegenance.

Hugs,

Renie

Beemoosie said...

It looks like spring there! How lovely to take a walk with your doggie friends!! You have a lovely "yard"!

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Bonnie,

Well, it felt sping-like for a few days, but winter came back tonight! Hope it's spring-like in your neck of the nwoods.

Have a wonderful evening.

Renie

Merle said...

Dear Renie ~~ Thank you for your visit to my blog. I am so glad that you enjoyed Read This Slowly. I hope you did call a friend and go out for a meal with a decadent dessert.
Way to go! Gald to hear you used to say that rhyme about the little girl with a little curl. Because my name Merle rhymes with curl, I got it a lot from my Dad.
Thank you so mych for the Young at
Heart award, Renie. I will ask my brother to put it on for me.
Take great care, Love, Merle.

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Ms. Renie,
"THANK YOU" for being concerned about us. We are okay. We were without electricity for 11 hours. It went out around 4:10p.m. yesterday and just came back on around 3:15a.m. this morning. I have done a long post on the weather here yesterday. I'm glad you are okay as well. I think yall are under some kind of Winter Weather Advisory. I seen it on KAIT8 this morning when I was able to turn the t.v. on. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours. Stay safe and warm today.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Nonna said...

How is the weather there today? It's freezing here, 21 degrees!!! Brrrrrrr!!! It's supposed to warm up to the 50's sometime today though.

Stay warm!!!

Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Merle,

I always enjoy my visits with you, and come away smiling. The same thing with Patty's blog.

I'm glad you like the award, my friend. Have a wonderful day!

Love,

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Good morning, Karen,

Well, thank the Lord you and the girls are okay. And you were without power for 11 hours? Wow, I hope you were able to stay warm. We lost power here around 4 PM as well, but it came back on, 2 hours later. I heard from some friends in the area here, and they had a lot of damage from those winds. I have never seen such stron winds! And yes, we are now under a winterstorm watch for tomorrow. They say we may get up to 6 inches. But by the weekend, we will warm up again. It has been an unusual winter, that's for sure.

I have to scoot, as I'm heading to town to stock up just in case we get snowed in. And will have a snack and coffee first, with some friends. I'll be over later.

Stay warm, too, dear Karen. God bless you!

Warm Hugs,

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Good morning, Nonna,

It's 19 here this morning, but the sun is out. I'm soooo tired of winter. I guess even the south is very cold.

Stay warm as well, Patti. Thanks so much for dropping by.

Warm Hugs,

Renie

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

What I wouldn't give for a Spring like day. We are in the midst of a blizzard here: Bone chilling winds.

Renie Burghardt said...

Oh, dear, try to stay warm Philip! All that wood you piled up and the wood stove, should help.

Take care!

Renie

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Ms. Renie,
I am here for our coffee together this morning. Is it doing anything your way? I looked out the window a bit ago and all I see is rain here. I had my hopes up a bit yesterday when they put us under a Winter Storm Warning. Now, I have been disappointed again. I am just going to go crawl in the hole with Punxatoney Phil this Saturday. LOL. If you do get any Snow your way, be sure to take some pictures for me. Don't get out and fall tho. If it's too slick, just stay inside. Maybe you can take a picture from your window. I'll take that too. LOL. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours. "THANKS" for the coffee again this morning.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Renie Burghardt said...

Good morning, Karen

Well, my weather radio is giving heavy snow warnings, which may start as freezing rain, but nothing is happening yet. I'm hoping to get out there before it starts, and fill the bird feeders. So, I will be doing that as soon as it gets light out. I think Poplar Bluff will get most of the precipitation. It sounds like it might.

If we get snow, I will be very careful out there, if we get freezing rain, I will stay indoors, for sure!

Thank you for stopping by. Coffee sure tastes good, doesn't it?

Have a great day, my friend. Hope a little snow does come your way. Just enough to make your day!

Love and Hugs,

Renie

Tina Coruth said...

Renie,

I'm so happy for you! Isn't it wonderful to be outside in nice weather?!?! We are finally in for some upper 30's and 40's temps this coming week. Just as with your weather, our moderating temps will bring rain, too. But, like you, I will take the rain to get those temps!!

Hugs,
Tina