Saturday, March 8, 2008

SNOW!!!! The Blizzard of '08

Well, we haven't had this much snow since 1978, I think. I remember that one because it hit on my birthday that year. I'm sure this mess ruined someone's birthday this year.

Mother Nature was having a real tantrum Friday-Saturday and we are digging out from about 12 inches of snow. The road has been plowed but Jerry's car was plowed in so we were in drifts up to our knees digging him out.

Here are some photos of the day - the deck and how piled up it was all around (we shoveled it off so it wouldn't be too much weight) - the planters, the table, the deck, the tons of snow all around - whew! It wasn't just the snow but the blowing snow in drifts that made interesting swoops and swirls all around.

We didn't even get mail delivery Saturday because only emergency vehicles were supposed to be on the roads.


Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Whew! That looks terrible! I won't boast about our weather here in Phoenix, instead will tell you I feel your pain. In 1976 we moved from sunny California to Colorado Springs, in January, and within two weeks they had one of those blizzards that closed the city down for two days. We had a wooden fence installed right before that and it blew that down and we had snow drifts up over the roof. Coming from Arizona and then southern California we were poorly equipped to deal with that all at once!

Stay warm and take breaks from the shoveling, that is very strenuous work. Take care....Susan

Sandy Maudlin said...

Brrrr. Your pixs look so cold. I was up north in Indianapolis all weekend - left Thursday night be4 the storm hit. The weather there was cold but only a little snowy. It was weird to not be able to get home due to the road emergencies. Glad you were safe and warm.

Ann Buckner said...

Wow what a lot of snow though it looks lovely. It didn't cover the ground here. I'm watching with much interest your work on the pots. Heading to Myrna's blog to subscribe to it. I have really enjoy viewing both her and Sandy's blogs, all thanks to you.

RHCarpenter said...

Now all we have to worry about is the melting and refreezing - winter in the Ohio Valley, you never know what you'll get! Susan, I bet you were frustrated and frightened by wind and snow like that! I know in Canada they have to shovel off their roofs!
We're going to have a warm-up soon, right? Someday?