Saturday, February 8, 2014

Welcome Snow

"The first fall of snow is not only an is a magical event"
J.B. Priestly
Welcome Snow
We, along with our entire state, have had winter storm 'Orion' sweep through. Although it is not our first snow of the winter, it is the first that has amounted to any depth.
 It hasn't stopped snowing since Thursday, and this morning I got out for a walk and a few photos in the neighborhood. This is the biggest snow storm we have seen since the late 1980's, and at last check we have between 11/2 to 2 feet of the beautiful whiteness. (The insurance man has just reported 20 inches.)
 Evergreens are so pretty with their frosting of white.
 Our front yard....

It does create some work, but the chance to work outdoors is pleasing to an indoor insurance salesman. 

 Our back spiral staircase...
 And a bird house with an amazing top hat-
 There wasn't much wind with this storm, but our back patio and table did get some drifts along the way.
 Our trees get so heavy with the snow that when a branch dumps its load, it is similar to an avalanche. The insurance man got caught in one, but came up smiling!
Moving a mountain of snow they say...


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