I hope you're not getting tired of snow pictures yet, because I have the feeling we have several more weeks of this... (No, I didn't say months. I'm thinking positively here!)
I like taking pictures of it because it is truly beautiful. All of the pictures in this post were taken in our yard or from our deck.
It is lovely to look at, but a major inconvenience when we need to go somewhere. The city streets are as rough as backwoods logging roads, and the piles of snow along the edges of the streets make them treacherously narrow.
I have lost track of how many "storms" we've had so far, but "they" say we are at 93 inches and counting, for the winter. I think that has broken all records. It is also a record for a calendar year... the amount of snow we got in January, February, and December of 2008 is the most ever in one year for our area. "They" say we should see a return to more "normal" weather by January 10th... but I'm not sure who "they" are and how "they" know!
Each time it snows the driveways and walkways have to be shoveled. Lyle is also very involved in the snow removal for the print shop parking lots, so he's been getting lots of fresh air and exercise lately! We've seen several crews up on roofs around town the last few days, as the accumulation threatens to be to heavy for the structure.
Get this! Wal*Mart even closed down on Thursday night to have the snow removed from the roof. They didn't know when they would re-open. As of last night, they were still closed! A snow plow had shoved piles of snow across every entrance to the parking lot, so we couldn't even drive through the parking lot. Isn't that wild?
Our little dog plows her own path through the snow in the backyard to "take care of business". She seems to enjoy romping through the white stuff, but is always happy to come back in the warm house after a few minutes.
Some days the sun shines. On those days it is usually bitterly cold, and the snow sparkles in the brilliant light. Then the clouds move back in and we have a lovely sunset!