Friday, January 22, 2010

Friday Photos

It seems like everytime I logon anymore, the first thing I tell everyone is, it's still snowing or temperature is in the minus degrees. Well I really don't remember the first snow we got this winter...but I do remember the bitter cold we've had. Our record low so far this winter was MINUS 14.9! When it gets that cold it doesn't snow. It's just too darned when the temps started coming up, we were hopeful for some snow. At least when there is snow the temps stay in the 20's and 30's.

So here are pictures of what all my talk of snow has been about. I took these this morning after it got light enough..and yes these are color pics; it's just so gray from all the cloud cover. So standing in the middle of my street looking south:
You can see the plow has come by and left piles next to our curbs. Those piles are over 6 feet wide!

This is standing in my street looking north:
And those 6 feet wide piles that the plow has left for us? They are almost 3 feet tall too!

This is a shot from across the street so you could see our house:
I still hadn't cleaned off my truck (next to the house) and you can barely see the snowman I built weeks ago. He's the little lump to the right of the front door. His head is practically the only thing poking above the snow now.

Here's a couple of shots of the snowpile in our front yard. It is a misdemeanor for us to shovel snow into the street. So when I have to clear the sidewalks and driveway, I put it on the front lawn. See the shaved off edges? That is 12 inches tall right there. The pile is over 5 feet tall 15 feet long and 10 feet wide...and I have shoveled every bit of it myself with a snow shovel!

This is a shot of the front yard looking toward our driveway. You can barely see the car! and it looks like the snow is level with the house, but noooo... The snow is level with the porch which is 2 feet above ground.

This is the most snow we have had since I came here 11 years ago. Mr. Clay says they used to have worse winters than this when he was a kid, but you know how those stories go..'when I was a kid we used to walk to school in 10 feet of snow, up hill, both! '
yadda, yadda, yadda...
Snow ball fight anyone? I could make a huge igloo with all this if I wanted to! :)

Until next time...



Erica said...

I agree... much much too cold! I complain if it gets below 30 here in NM

Sinclair said...

I would not like a temperature of minus ANYTHING! Our coldest here was 10. We had that for four nights in December. A homeless man died. I read that yesterday, and counted my blessings and felt anger for a world where people die of exposure.

I am glad you are staying warm, and I am still keeping you and hubster in my prayers.

I am guessing you have to drive to work. Stay safe on those snowy, icy roads!

MoeArt said...

This reminds me of growing up in Buffalo! :( YUCK! Hooray for Honolulu! :D