As a stay-at-home mom who spends her days changing diapers, napping whenever possible, and regularly speaking in high-pitched, sing-songy baby talk, I sometimes think I can actually feel individual brain cells shrivel up and die. I’ll take intellectual stimulation wherever I can get it, including from this blog, my virtual time-out chair.

I was all ready to go with today’s post: a Wordless Wednesday featuring some fun fall photos of pumpkin patches and corn mazes.

But then, this happened:

Oh, woe is tree...

Yep, I woke up to discover much of my great big shade tree in the backyard laying on the ground, beneath 8 or so inches of snow and ice. Closer inspection revealed multiple broken limbs:

The husband and I knocked off as much as we could reach with a broom and shook the snow from the remaining limbs. The tree perked up a bit, but is still in a sad state:

On a brighter note, the tot was mesmerized by watching the snow:


I suppose it’s time to contact a tree service. And time for snowmen and snow angels.


Linking up for Wordless Wednesday with Live and Love Out LoudProject Alicia,Parenting by Dummies and Seven Clown Circus.



  13 Responses to “Not So Wordless Wednesday: First Snow”

  1. Are you kidding me? We live in MN, there’s no snow here… thank God! We did have 7 months of it last year though, so I just can’t wait!! :)

    Happiest WW

  2. I love to watch that first snow as it’s falling but the aftermath is generally too many broken trees. Those first snowflakes are usually so huge and lazy-like falling down. I don’t miss having to shovel snow and driving in slush but I’ve seen some very nice pictures with the mixture of green, gold and white………. wish we could get this view without the broken limbs. Call the tree guys ASAP, looks like they will be very busy, very soon!

    • Yep, the news this evening was talking about how busy the tree services already are. We’re actually quite fortunate. Driving around town today was an obstacle course of tree limbs – many people have HUGE messes to deal with, not to mention damaged cars and houses.

  3. Grrr, it looks freezing! I (still) hate snow although I used to live in Scandinavia, Sweden.
    How pity it is on your tree!
    Virag AKA Escapist Mom recently posted..Wordless Wednesday – a killer look

    • It actually wasn’t as cold out as it looked. It was probably around 30 degrees this morning. Just such a heavy, wet snow that trees are down all over town!

  4. SNOW??!! NOOOO!! I’m not ready for snow yet.
    That picture is really cool though, with the autumn leaves still on the snow-filled tree…crazy!
    Runnermom-jen recently posted..Rites of Passage

  5. My husband was just telling me an hour ago about the snow storm Colorado was hit with. I can’t believe you had so much so early in the season.
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  6. That is a LOT of snow for this time of year!

    I admit, I do love all the whiteness snowfall brings. Sorry about the tree though!
    Alison@Mama Wants This recently posted..His Own Person

    • I don’t mind winter and snow. In fact, I kind of like it. It’s the perfect time to cook up stew or chili, put on some warm pajamas, and cuddle with the kids and the husband.

  7. I was all, “Hm, I should go see what Christi is up too.”

    And now I’m cowered in the corner weeping for you.
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