I finally got out and took some pictures of the snow. I have to admit, it is pretty. These pictures were taken about 3:40pm this afternoon. What you can’t see in them is that it was still snowing lightly at the time. And…it’s still snowing now! It’s never stopped! This little wisp of clouds has been parked over us all day long, sprinkling snowflakes down, hour after hour, without once letting up. It’s supposed to stop later tonight…but I’m starting to wonder! I think we’ve gotten another six inches (15 cm), on top of the 21 inches (53 cm) we had on the ground already.
Looking down my driveway toward the road (about 150 feet, the paper box is about 20 feet from the mouth of the driveway).
My house from about fifty feet down the driveway.
The back yard. On the left side of the photo, you see what I call “the funny looking tree.” It’s a blue spruce that split twice in different storms but refused to die. Instead, the split parts kept growing–up. I’d love to put lights on it, but I’d need a cherry picker to get it all.
Underneath the peaked cap of snow is a standard sized, old steel trash bin. I actually use it to burn garden trimmings. The curved crack in the snow is the edge of the lid. Yes, the snow is right up to and around the entire trash bin–that shows you how deep the snow is in the back yard.
And it’s not even the Solstice!