I've noticed that snow can be very beautiful when you are able to stay inside and admire it from a warm, cozy house. :-) Our windbreak looks lovely coated in the heavy snow that fell last night, and it doesn't look like any limbs have broken from the weight (although I'm a bit worried about the small arborvitae in the center of the photo, as it looks bent over by the snow -- I might have to trudge out there tomorrow if it hasn't blown off by then). Interestingly, the net around the trampoline is so coated that it looks like a solid piece of cloth.
|Our front yard. Our 9-year-old son helped his father shovel the walks, and had a great deal of fun tunneling a cave into a large drift in the corner of our small fenced yard.|
|The front porch has some serious drifts on it (but it's still "blue skies" underneath). In the distance you can see the poor visibility as the snow still blows around. A good day to stay inside.|
|More drifts on the West Terrace.|
|More windbreak trees. They look particularly magnificent covered with snow, reminding me of a mountain range.|
|The snow was blowing hard out of the east and coated the window screen on these east kitchen windows so heavily that it's hard to see outside through them. The window planting boxes are piled high.|
|My husband and kids kept themselves occupied on this snow day in front of the cozy fire that's been burning all day.|
|Tigger probably had the best idea of all about how to spend the snowy day....|
Hope everyone who got this snow will be able to dig themselves out without injury and travel safely if necessary (and avoid travel if not). Our country road doesn't usually get plowed until the second day, as it's a lightly-trafficked, non-essential road, so we may have another snow day to enjoy tomorrow.
Stay warm and cozy! And thanks for reading, -Beth