Monday, January 31, 2011

My World - Snow

Last Wednesday we received our weekly dose of snow, except this time it began with a couple of inches of sleet and was falling about 2 inches/hour. It was also being driven by a strong wind. Total accumulation was just over 8 inches. Offices and schools closed early, allowing people the chance to drive in a snow storm and complicating the snow plow drivers work. The heavy snow snapped tree limbs and caused power outages (but not at our house). Of course there were numerous traffic accidents, cars stuck in the snow and TV reports diligently reporting while standing in the snow! Of course, now there will be investigations into why ice stuff is slippery; cars are not snowmobiles; and power company repair trucks are not deployed before the snow starts (the highway people did get out ahead of the storm). On snow days around here, it is an advantage to be retired!

Canada geese honking loudly and looking for a place to land

Snow at night

The morning after

From my home office

Snow on the north side of trees


aka Penelope said...

There are some beautiful trees lining your roadway, Lew, covered in white. I agree that trying to get around in snow is difficult and folks who can stay indoors until it all blows over are lucky, indeed. We occasionally get snow in the southwestern valleys of BC. But it is miniscule compared to the rest of the country. Even a little can cause a lot of damage, however. I much prefer the gray rain … although it too can be slippery!

Karen said...

A great series of pics Lew. We are getting our weekly dose of snow today. I really like the night snow scene.

Gwendolyn L said...

Makes me shiver. It looks cold. A home office would be a good thing. You don't have to get out and drive to work. Good luck as this week's storm is fast approaching. Thanks for sharing.

Sylvia K said...

What terrific captures, Lew! And, yes, it does look so cold, but beautiful at the same time. I'm embarrassed that I've whined so about our gray, grim weather because it's nowhere near what you have been experiencing. Hope your week is going well! Stay warm and safe!


~**Dawn**~ said...

That top photo of Old Man Winter sure sums up your season, huh? Your snowy scenery photos are always among my favorites--so serene--maybe because I don't have to worry about shoveling out my own world?