Monday, December 28, 2009

My World Tuesday - Snow, then rain

We do not usually get major snowstorms in December, but this one was a record setting snow fall. The snow started Friday, December 18 about 9 PM and by 1 PM Saturday our yard was well covered and the shed had an even covering of the white stuff.

Around 8 PM, the snow was still falling and clinging to our outside decorations and rhododendron. Late afternoon on the 23-rd, our backyard was still covered.

But Christmas night a gentle rain began and the next morning the snow was disappearing fast. Roads were closed as creeks and the Monocacy River flooded. And the field behind us again became a lake.


Sylvia K said...

I know it must have been a mess as it began to melt, but how beautiful it was the first days! I love the shot of your snowy decorations! Marvelous post, Lew, and great photos as always! Wishing you a very Happy New Year! Enjoy!


J Bar said...

The snow scenes look great.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

VioletSky said...

The shot with the shadows is beautiful. Rain over snow is never a good party!

kaye said...

wow! what a weather week for you.

Photo Cache said...

It so pretty to look at all that snow, but I'm sure it would create a lot of mess later on.

Happy new year.

Erin said...

we are slowly melting however, i do think we've another storm incoming this weekend and into next. just when i thought it was safe for me to be on the road to work :)
nice captures lew.
hoping you and yours have a prosperous and healthy 2010!

Regina said...

Lovely winter wonderland!

Cheers for the New Year!


storyteller said...

Wow ... beautiful views of this amazing wintry transformation. Hope the rain doesn't cause serious flooding issues. I'm sharing a bit of My World this week too.
Hugs and blessings,