Wednesday, March 4, 2015
And I always keep promises.
Exhibit A: the 'snow farm' or as it's called by some in the city: the 'snow dump'. It's very difficult to capture the full significance of a 40 foot pile of snow. As I stood in the field, I pondered. Do I photograph the bulldozer? How about the growing pile of dirty snow. How about both? If you look carefully you can see the crest of the 40 foot tower of discarded snow in back of the John Deere. Seen from the opposite side, the collection and height is stunning. The operation is pretty simple. The trucks hauling snow bring their load into the field, dump it, and the bulldozer takes over from there. The tractor continuously pushes the 'throw away' snow up a rise, and slowly but surely, over weeks of this repeated progress of dumping and flattening, the 'snow dump' reaches increasing heights. After over a million cubic yards of snow trucked to this field, you can get some serious height.
It gives new meaning to 'heightening'.
Snow this year?
Gone in June... or maybe July.
I'll keep you posted.
I must say though.
This 'yellow baby' can move some snow!
* note- I would think 2 days @ 100°F 48 hours straight would put a dent in it.
Hey, it's 45°F right now.