A Wiley Winter

IMG_1432 IMG_1450 IMG_1462Just three days before the official start of spring, Winter Storm Wiley roared through the Mid-Atlantic today dropping over a foot of snow in the Northern Virginia area. Since, schools were closed along most of the eastern board with federal offices shut for the fifth time, the storm presented an opportune moment to prep the ultimate comfort foods. And while the food cooked in the oven warming the house I took a few minutes to photograph the storm, as it blew around Heath.

Stay warm,
K

Icy Wonderland

IMG_1101 IMG_1097{Ice coating the trees and ground}

While the weather outside has been frightful, we in the mid-Atlantic have been experiencing our first wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet and a bit of snow from Winter Storm Dion. The icy rain has caused power outages within the area, and I spent the day trying to stay ahead of the electricity possibly going out. I prepped a substantial amount of comfort foods yesterday in case I could not use the stove by roasting and then slicing a turkey breast; heating noodle soup to go in a thermos and lastly slicing cheeses to eat with crackers. For dessert there was sweet potato pie left over from Thanksgiving.

IMG_1112By battening down to keep out the frigid cold here are a few shots of storm.

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Stay warm,
K