Saturday, February 6, 2010

SnOwMaGgedon 2.0, In Pictures

You may have heard that we've been getting a bit of snow this weekend here on the East Coast. As of Saturday evening, we have approximately 20" outside. Some photos from our snowed-in day. All of these are taken from inside the house, where we have been hibernating all day (and likely, all weekend and into next week too.)

At the time this was taken (around noon on Saturday), we had about 17" outside our front door. You can see the snow piled up to the right of the photo.

Where did the front steps and walkway go?

This house was not there when I left for work on Friday morning. Always nice to see firsthand proof of the economy being stimulated.

Shrubs out front of our house.

Mrs. Douglas was a little perplexed.
She spent most of the morning staring in disbelief ... as did we.

The side yard. This gives an indication of how intense the winds and drifts are. We can see grass in some spots, even though there is nearly two feet of snow outside. (This was taken in the morning, when there was "only" about 16".)

View from the kitchen window.

Dueling snow creatures (a.k.a. the shrubbery on the front walkway)
"My snowblower is better than yours!"
"Is not!"
"Is too!"
"Is not!"
"Is too!"

Our backyard and the neighbors' fence, which usually has a third rail.

The left photo is our foyer, which is 14' high. From the inside, it looks like the snow has reached about 10 feet, judging by what is on the windows. The right photo is a closer view of the window.

An innovative way of plowing a cul de sac. The plow guy just went in a circle, leaving an island in the middle of about 1.5 feet of snow. Can't wait for the kids to go out in this tomorrow and spew snow all over the plowed parts.

And then, after the blizzard comes this sky, reminding me of one of my favorite quotes.
"In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer."
(Albert Camus)

photography copyright 2010, Melissa (Betty and Boo's Mommy, The Betty and Boo Chronicles) If you are reading this on a blog or website other than The Betty and Boo Chronicles or via a feedreader, this content has been stolen and used without permission.


Cindy said...

Wow you guys really got hit with the snow again. I wonder if its coming North. We are suppose to get snow on Monday. :(

Laura said...

No snow here in Michigan. Actually not much snow at all so far this winter...

Gwendolyn B. said...

Wow! That is some stunning photograpy! I particularly like the picture of Mrs. Douglas.
No snow up here (Rhode Island), but it's cold! Hope you've got everything you need to get through the next few days. Thanks for showing us what it's like.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow! I love these photos!

I have a new blog header featuring snow on my Potpourri blog here:

Not much of a comparison, since it's California snow, but oh, well!

Mel @ A Box of Chocolates said...

Awesome pictures! It got dark before the sun came out at our house. It was still snowing at 8. Are you ready for the next one tomorrow??