February 12, 2010

Everywhere We Looked

We got a lot of phone calls during the recent storms. Family and friends in warmer or less snowy places were seeing the news and wondering how we were faring. It was hard to explain, even with plenty of pictures, how all-encompassing this storm was. No matter what time of day or night, no matter where we looked, there was snow. Coming down, blowing, drifting, coming down again.

The tree limb that came down didn't do any damage. It's a street tree, so the Township Arborist and his crew will be dealing with it. But there are many larger trees that have to be taken care of first, so we'll probably be looking at this reminder of the surprising burden of snow for a while yet.

Here's our boy Mr. D, bravely standing under the back door tree while his Tama tries to lighten its snowload by gently shaking it. I'm not sure how many inches of snow we ultimately got. But it took us two days to shovel our cars out. And there's no telling when the gate to the backyard will swing open again. It's been wild... and wonderful.

(Thanks to all the folks
who called to check in...
so far, so good!)


Deborah C. Stearns said...

I'm glad you made it through the storm safely. We've had lots of snow, too and spent time brushing snow off the trees and shoveling, shoveling, shoveling. I've never seen so much snow in DC before. You can see pictures on my blog:


~Jenn said...

Here in Delaware County PA it was a freaking winter wonderland. There's still plenty of snow on the ground and more forecast, so I'm having flashbacks to my years near Buffalo. Right now we RaisoBakers are waiting for 3' long icicles to rip off the front gutter. Good times, good times. Hi, Deborah!

Wendy said...

we got slammed too, but there was soup and homemade bread and fires and snow forts - we loved it - the shoveling not so much.