Wednesday, February 10, 2010

SNOW JOB - Photo Essay

02/06/10, 3:00AM
(Click on any image for a larger view.)
Like most of the eastern U.S. we were slammed with a massive snow storm that started on Friday February 5th and lasted through the next day. Our local news talked all day on Friday about their brand new million-watt weather radar as if it were the holy grail of meteorology. The million-watt system predicted 4-8 inches of snow. By Saturday afternoon, my zero-watt yardstick showed 23 inches in our yard.
As an artist, I appreciate the beauty of the snow, but as senior citizens our arms, backs, and knees don't appreciate having to shovel it. We try to keep ahead of it by shoveling 2-3 inches at a time, but we couldn't keep up.
Starting Monday night (02/09/10) we are experiencing another big storm. We shoveled 2-3 more inches from 7:30-9:30 PM. It stopped snowing for a while, then started again after 11 PM, so we went out at 2:30 AM and shoveled 2-3 more inches. By the time we were done, there was an inch on the areas we had already shoveled.

Enjoy these views of the snow at our home and in our neighborhood.
02/06/10, 8:00 AM

In the afternoon of 02/06/10, several more inches fell. Finally it stopped snowing and soon the sun came out. I took these photos a little after 5:00 PM:

(photos and text ©2010 C.J. Peiffer)


Nance said...

snow, snow, SNOW!!! I'M SICK OF SNOW! Even though it's afforded me a day off of work (the much-coveted Snow Day that teachers love more than students, believe me), I am so very tired of looking at all of this stuff. And it just keeps coming. Added bonus? Cleveland--my region--was just given the added distinction of being named the Worst Winter Weather City in America by Forbes. Oh, hooray.

GingerV said...

very nice, for me all this snow sound beautiful and romantic I just imagine what a pain in the you know what it must be for you all living in it.