Sunday, December 20, 2009

Snowpocalypse Now

It kept snowing until late last night. When I went upstairs around 11, it was still snowing, but definitely tapering off. But we are most definitely socked in with over 20 inches of snow. No plow has been anywhere near our street, of course. All activities for today and tonight are cancelled, but still no word on school tomorrow. I'm not hopeful, clearly.

Here's the view from the basement patio. The retaining wall is about 3 feet tall:

And a last picture of the table on the deck before it got dark. It got even more snow during the night, but by the time I got dressed to go take pictures, the kids had been out there, messing up the pristine tableau:

This is our backyard. If you look closely, you can see that there's a fence back there. Those are boxwoods in front of the fence:

Here's the view down to the basement patio. There are stairs under there.

Pretty tree shot:

Our neighbor's car is completely buried:

You can see here that people have driven down the street, leaving deep furrows.

Here's our house. There is shrubbery in front of the house, not that you can see it:

I need to bake and knit. Probably won't get around to doing either. Mr. T and the boys are doing a great job of digging us out so we can move when necessary.


sharon said...

We took a lot of the same yard pictures--the round table with 20" of snow, the deck railings, etc. I love it! Of course, my godson was en route by bus from Phili all day Saturday, so we had a nail biting day! And, I was out the door at 4:30 a.m. to take him to the airport, because no taxis were available.

So, burrowing in was not the sole activity all weekend!

Love the "Snowcalypse Now" title. Very clever.

Merry Christmas!

Loren T said...

Sharon, I'm glad everyone was safe, but I'm sorry you had to venture out! It's been really beautiful and very relaxing. And now that we know school's out until January, we're really letting loose! Are you sticking around or going away?

kippi said...

brrrrrr. I love the table photo. It looks like a snow cake.

It was 71 here yesterday so looking at your photos is like looking at another planet.