Yeah, I took vacation days this week. Some may feel time off was wasted on the kind of weather we received overnight and most of the day today… heavy snowfall. Not me. I was perfectly happy to sit in my warm home office working on my publishing project and not needing to drive anywhere. I don't know just how much snow we received –it hasn't fully stopped yet– but it was a lot… possibly a foot. She Who Must Be Obeyed stayed home from work and we took turns venturing into the weather to dig out our sidewalk and drive, perhaps not keeping up with the storm so much as keeping it from totally burying us. Around 3:00, after finishing my turn, I shot a few photos. These aren't beauty shots, but help illustrate that we have not much space into which to push or pile additional snow… it hasn't melted this month!
When I saw the road and footpath this morning – covered in ice that an ice rink would be proud of – I seriously thought about taking a vacation day. Instead I took a 2-hour delay at home. I suspect tomorrow morning might be nearly as bad. I love walking in snow but I am terrified of ice.
As much trouble and work our snow was today, I was happy it wasn't the equivalent amount of moisture as ice! We avoided an ice storm here, up north, but a few tens of miles south of us they got sleet and freezing rain. — JG
I meant to write before that your photos are lovely.
Looks familiar. We didn't get a foot all at once but probably have a foot total because our snow, like yours has not melted this month.
Thanks. I've been meaning to compliment you on your photos –both new and from your "archives"– both for their beauty and documentary qualities.
I think the next step (this weekend) will be compaction then re-freezing. Well, I guess it's prettier than the brown goo and flotsam we'll find when the whole lot melts away!