Friday, December 26, 2008

BEFORE AND AFTER

Snow fell all Christmas Day. Hubby and Son went out twice to clear the driveway and walks. Last night a big road grader came by and pushed ALL the snow in the street to our side. It was too late to do anything about it then.

By the time we attacked the mountain this morning the snow had frozen solid. We had to break it up before we could feed it to the snow thrower.

I measure the snow by how deep it is around the swing in our yard.

This is the swing in use last July.

This is the swing today.

Last winter the swing was completely covered by February.

This is the house a month ago.

This is the house today.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

SNOW DAY

Okay, I know the whole northern part of the United States is in deep snow. So this is probably not amazing to a lot of people. But the storm (see earlier post) that dumped on us all yesterday was followed by 25 mph winds.

View out our window at 9 p.m. Dec. 22

The snowplow came by this morning and cleared the streets. And filled our driveway.

The snow was so heavy Hubby had a hard time keeping the snow thrower going.

Twelve inches on the level. The rural areas are deep in drifts.
Best wishes to all the travelers. And good luck. You are going to need it!

Monday, December 22, 2008

THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS FRIGHTFUL

Yesterday I went for an afternoon walk in a gentle snow storm.

The only animal I met was a crow sheltering in some big evergreens.


The squirrels were hunkered down in the big cottonwoods down the street.


This morning the barometric pressure dropped to 29.4.


The trees started to fill up with heavy snow flakes.


All morning and into the afternoon the snow fell.


Now the wind is blowing.


Our cat, Thomas, (part Wookie, part black bear) is angry because the sofa has been moved away from his view out the window to accommodate the Christmas tree. He is NOT going outside today!