Sunday, February 10, 2013

Storm Front

Here's what we woke to yesterday morning. Yes, it was still snowing and continued until about 1 PM. It certainly was a good thing that I ran the snowblower up the driveway a few times Friday afternoon. The main blizzard transpired overnight and dropped over 2 feet. The look when daylight struck was a bit jaw-dropping! My Toro a very good machine, but at 35.5 inches, it just about met its match. The drifts were the killers! This photo is no exaggeration. We got a lot of snow. The previous weeks' relatively mild weather and rain had rendered the ground down to the grass in most cases. This was a good thing. After we shoveled and looked back at the walkway and saw the size of the banks, Elenka and I both realized something. Since 1977, indeed we have had this much snow before, but NEVER all at once like this deluge. 
I'd love to keep typing, but I really need to go shovel some more. That and do some day-dreaming of the warm Florida sunshine. Ah...

27 comments:

  1. And just to be clear, that is NOT a drift against the door.

    The birds are happy, they just have to take a mere step off the birdfeeder that Birdman stocks so lovingly, to pick up the seeds they drop!

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  2. That's very exciting. I've never seen so much snow.

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  3. Glad you are OK - here just two inches will bring evrything to a halt.

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  4. Your description is reminding my of those old journals & post cards, where folks record the details of such events as these. And how precious they are as part of oral/personal history. Today is gorgeous, I'm just about to go to the ocean to enjoy the view...Tomorrow it may start to wash away...Enjoy it, you all!

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  5. so cool to see it! makes me wish i was a kid building snow forts.

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  6. Lucky you to have a snowblower. I don't feel so bad with what we got, but it did get cold in the house when we lost power during the height of the storm.

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  7. I thought of you every time they mentioned the amount of snow in Maine. Glad you are safe and have electricity! Stay warm you two!

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  8. Y'all have been on my mind. Oh, my. What a sight.

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  9. Holy cow! Thanks for the update and hope you have some nice hot chocolate waiting later

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  10. Well you be careful with all that shovelling. That is a huge bunch of snow.Stay warm and stay dry.

    BTW: not only did we park under that eagle but we got out of the car and talked to him too. I think the Eagles here are getting used to having their picture taken and they know they could chase the humans if they wanted to. LOL. Hawks are a different story--they generally fly away if you get too close. MB

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  11. Very cool subject and composition... wow, what a sight to open your door to! 35 inches is amazing! Hope your birds are finding their fill of seed today!

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  12. I'm hoping for more outdoor photos from this little storm!

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  13. Woah....that is a lot of snow. If it were me, I think I'd feel trapped inside the house.

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  14. Dream on...it'll reach a balmy 79 today. Man, when I think of shoveling the driveways on Coyle and Stevens....

    Lakeland, Florida Checks In!

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  15. Love the impressions of the door on the snow! Nice touch. More! More!

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  16. HOley Moley! Love that red barn in the background.

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  17. Staggering, isn't it?! Such a world!

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  18. Haven't seen that much snow for a long time - probably since 1967 in Chicago when our kids played on top of the cars which were just barely visible.

    Can't imagine dealing with all this. But I did manage to get in a round of golf this morning in the warm Florida sunshine (well, it was a cold and windy 55 when we started - but I put on a sweatshirt and persevered!)

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  19. Birdman, I love being snowed in for the first couple days, but after than it gets a bit old. Keep that snow blower working.

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  20. Great snowfall! Wish we had it.

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  21. Glad to hear that the snow blower is doing its job!

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  22. It seems that Portland was right at the center of this one, Birdman. I'm glad that Elenka and you got through it well.

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  23. It's hard for us here in the middle to understand, although I've seen some pretty big dumps in New York. I haven't talked to my brother in Southborough, MA, and I wonder how his family is doing. We'll be way, way south by the weekend so we're thinking about other things.

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  24. Seems as though both you and the snowblower got a good workout!

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  25. Been thinking about you, Mr. Bird, and hoping that you fared well through the storm. I am glad that you are taking some breaks from the "snow removal" if that is what you call it. It sounds arduous to me.

    Bises,
    Genie

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  26. Wow -- that's quite a sight. Thank goodness for the 'ol Toro!

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