It turns out that my area was one of the hardest hit by the storm now being referred to as either Stella or Snowpocalypse 2017. As of today we were still under a state of emergency, and all schools and most businesses were closed (including mine). Things are expected to go back to quasi-normal tomorrow, although we'll be digging out for some time. We were lucky in one thing, though, which was that the snow that fell was fairly light, so we didn't lose power. Whew.
I ended up getting about 33 inches of snow, or just under three feet--almost all of which fell in the first day. We've also got blowing winds, though, so the snow is piling up and then moving around. And it is expected to stay cold for at least the next week, so unlike many March snows, this one isn't going to disappear any time soon. Ironically, calendar spring is next Tuesday. [Insert hysterical laughter here.]
Here are some pictures from today:
|Thank goodness for my plow guy. If I'd had to shovel this, I'd be here until it melted.|
I coped with this storm this morning the only way I could...with Magic the cat on my lap, a new Katie Fforde book from across the pond, hot chocolate in a mug made by my friend Chris, and BACON.
|These bird feeders used to be a lot further from the ground. Look at the snow piled on top!|
|When the wind kicked up...|
|Believe it or not, that's my garden back there somewhere. That white expanse, in theory, is my driveway behind the house.|
|This was AFTER the first pass by the plow yesterday.|
|Not getting that car out any time soon...|
|Look how high the snow is!|
|I think I saw two cars yesterday and two today. At least today the mail delivery was back on.|
|Has anyone seen my yardstick?|
|A bright spot in all the white.|
The good news is that the worst of it is over (as is my impromptu snow day sale) and I lived to tell the tale. Is it spring yet?