Bright and Snowy

Sun behind the pine tree next to snow

A snow shovel in the walkway next to snow

The snow removal crew cut a path this morning. The news said our area got 27″ of snow. That felt about right!

A path cut through the snow

Interesting how the wall of snow is taller on the right. You could also tell when walking–it was deeper in some spots. This is because of the high winds creating snow drifts. It depends on which way the wind blows, and around which obstacles. You could also tell with the cars in the parking lot. Some had more snow than others (mine was almost completely covered!)

Bright blue sky and snow on the pine trees

The sun was bright and the wind was gone, so shoveling out the cars wasn’t too bad.

Snow pile and sunshine

This huge pile was made by the plow. They push the snow up into the grass and out of the lot.

Sun behind the pine tree next to snow

I have never seen so much snow deposited from one storm. This usually doesn’t happen here. We’ll usually get several storms, sometimes even one per week, with a few inches here and there. Sometimes the snow will pile this high if we have several big storms in a row, but very rarely getting this all in one shot.

To make it even more strange, this is the first major snow of the winter. We’ve gotten flurries twice this month. So to go from 0 to 27 inches in a day is a pretty dramatic change!

For more views of the snow, check out my post about my walk through the blizzard yesterday evening.

17 thoughts on “Bright and Snowy”

  1. Your post today reminds me of another childhood story from my husband’s grandmother, born in 1900, in Alberta. The way big boys would bully the smaller children is by putting them up on a snowdrift.

    1. Thanks! Yes we are doing fine, thank you. School has not reopened though, I wonder if it will be open tomorrow. The sidewalks and sides of the roads are full of snow, so no one can walk or park on the street to get to school. Even though the roads are clear to drive on. There’s no just place to put all this snow!

    1. Thank you! Yes it’s so much. School is closed because the sidewalks aren’t clear, and there’s no place to park to drop the kids off. Roads have been plowed but it’s all piled up on the side of the road. I don’t really mind though, I’m kind of hoping for another snow day tomorrow actually πŸ™‚

  2. Wow ! Fantastic pics πŸ™‚ Now, this for me is totally fascinating and so interesting, bearing in mind, I live in Durban, South Africa, where snow is non existent 😦 . My brother lives in Connecticut, and I just love the snow pics and stories πŸ™‚ Hope you are well and having a good week.

    1. Thanks Lynne! Glad you like the pics! Things have been good this week because school has been cancelled. But it seems to be open again today so that will be an adventure I’m sure. Fingers crossed the sidewalks are cleared and there is room to park along the street!

        1. Nope, it was a mess lol. People honking, yelling expletives with children all around, snow piled up, puddles everywhere… Sigh. The not-so-glamorous side of a snow storm πŸ™‚

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