Sunday, February 24, 2013

Snow Business like Shoe Business

Today's snowfall requires at least one pass of the snowblower on the driveway, but it also gives Carrie a chance to practice using some snowshoes she bought when we were living in Arizona.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Snow Wonder

It's another Saturday snowfall. It's been big fat flakes falling slowly, sticking to trees, but not too heavy. It has all but stopped for a bit, so I went out to shovel the driveway and walk through our own winter wonderland in the back. This shot is a view atop Weevil Hill, just inside the trees, looking back at our house. Click on a window to enlarge the whole scene.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

The wonderful Blizzard of Ours

Lovely patterns in the snow.
Yesterday I waited until most of the day was over before going out to shovel. It looked, from inside the house, like the wind had shifted some of the little snow that had fallen here and there a bit on the driveway, so it should be an easy clear. Not so. The wind had blown bare a couple of spots which was what was mostly visible from the window, and piled up some of the couple of feet of snow we got high in other areas. Very much in the way of Carrie being able to leave for work this morning.

You can see the same effect at the back of our house. Some parts of the roof, and some of the ground right near the house, are swept almost clear. If you look carefully, which can be done better after clicking on the photo, you can see some of the snow is hanging over the right edge of the main building. You can also see some snow drifts up against the house. And note how my footprints in the snow get deeper as they approach the camera. At least it wasn't really heavy sticky wet snow.

I'll be out finishing off the driveway clearance throughout the day today. It's nice and sunny as you can tell from these 2 shots.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

We're off to see the Blizzard

A brief interlude when the wind stopped blowing shows how some areas have had most or all the snow blown away, and huge drifts in others (mostly toward the right.) I took this shot from safely inside the house, and you can see a couple of lights reflected off the window I was looking through.

Yesterday, State offices closed at 3:00, so I was able to get home in time to shovel the driveway before it got dark clear enough for Carrie's arrival home. The snowfall and blowing wind since then has erased all evidence of my efforts.

Lots more snow expected today, and people are being told not to go anywhere unless it's an emergency. Massachusetts even has that as an executive order for their state. Fortunately I don't have to work on Saturdays and even more luckily, Carrie has been granted the day off as she has so far to travel to her job and no deliveries are expected anyway. She is rescheduled to go it tomorrow when it is supposed to be clear and sunny. I hope to take some pretty photos then.