Thursday, January 2, 2014

Another Snow Post

     I keep trying to ignore the snow we have been having recently but I can't. Each dump of snow adds another layer to what we already have. We have over 97 cm(39 in) of snow. This is what has been measured at the weather station. 


So the snow stick is on a table 

    I accidentally got myself  connected to Far Side's snow stick. I was only going to use the snow stick idea once but here I am again and the best way to show my snow is with the snow stick!

A nice cornice on the end of the house.

    December 29 we had about 10 cm (4 in)of snow. Again there was lots of vigorous shoveling.

And you remember this old guy. Now he's almost neck deep in snow.

    Now I think I've done more posts on snow than any other topic. My interest isn't snow. It just happens that we have been getting a lot of snow.

Pale afternoon light and shadow.

38 comments:

  1. Snow is a big topic here in Washington State too, but because we don't have any. Our ski resorts are hurting because there isn't enough snow for skiing.

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    1. We more often than not have the same complaint about not enough snow. that's what snow machines are for!

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  2. You have a nice looking shoveled walk! I scrapped our walk when it is way below zero that packed snow pops right off! You really need to make a snow stick and put it in your yard and we could have a competition! I think you are winning so far, it is too cold here to snow:)

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    1. Shoveling this winter has been a challenge. we have to have snow shoveled within 48 hours. I wouldn't try to compete with Minnesnowda's snow. We sometimes get less than ten cms of snow in a year.

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  3. Oh dear 97 cm! , you will have to dig you a way out the house.

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    1. My front door is under a carport and my back door has a step so no worries about getting out of the house.

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    1. It is nice and I usually don't complain about it.

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  5. Wow you are getting a lot of snow Red. I wish it would warm up or the snow was deeper here so I can be buried in its warm:) Sure is cold here in Ontario I know you are cold too. Hug B

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    1. You will probably get your wish!

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  6. We're getting a fair amount of snow, here, too. I'd love snow if I didn't have to shovel it - sigh...

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    1. I don't even mind shoveling but this is too much.

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  7. Gee Red, we're about the same as you, except we are getting blasted again today, tomorrow and another storm moving in for Sunday - I am glad I do not mind the snow, but it makes for an excellent topic. Love your pictures and I noticed you still have leaves on that big tree - that cannot be good for the tree, can it??

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    1. The tree is a willow and they always retain leaves until Feb or Mar. They thrive. They are a large spreading tree and should only be put in parks.

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  8. Well. Yes. That's a lot of the white stuff. We, too, have a lot of it more than in recent years but I keep cherring for more. Last year we had no snow till mid February and when we returned from a ten day birding trip to Florida to find sub zero temps and a frozen septic tank line. That was ugly and several months into a late spring my spouse's mood due to "Navy" showers, no dishwasher use etc all , did not improve. Yup I piled dirt, straw on top of the line and continue to pray for more snow.....:)

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    1. Oh I've seen the same thing here. It happens most often to new installations.

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  9. And here we are in the Pacific Northwest with a snow drought: Snoqualmie Ski Resort can't open yet because of not enough snow. I think I know where it's gone! I always enjoy looking at snow pictures when I don't have any. :-)

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    1. Your ski resour must be at a lower elevation or is there a general lack of snow in your mountain area?

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  10. sort of a 'can't beat it, celebrate it' thing. :)

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    1. I'm the sort that celebrates snow.

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  11. Snow is quite beautiful...for a while. A brief while!

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    1. You get used to the snow for the four or five months and then develop equipment to handle it.

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  12. Deep trail leaving your home, shoveling is a hobby. Got a new blower this year and enjoy it well.

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    1. I guess that is a deep trail. On the one side the city has piled up snow from the road. On the other side is my pile of snow.

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  13. I enjoy your snowy photos. We have lots of snow here too. It's supposed to get quite nasty over the weekend here.

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    1. Yes, there's a nasty bit of weather going to the south of us. Keep warm and safe!

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  14. Good God - am I writing this??
    "Your snow looks lovely" - why? Today here will be 109 Fahrenheit/43 Celsius. Brisbane's hottest day since 1940.
    Also 2013, courtesy of extremes last February, was the hottest year since 1940.
    Due to the position of my unit and the heat off the road, add some more degrees - yes, your snow does look lovely.

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    1. Hey, you've finally seen the light. Interesting records.

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    2. I think everyone here who hasn't a pool or is close to a beach would love snow also.
      The present temp. on my balcony thermometer/gauge is at the max. and ready to blow up. 120 Fahrenheit/50 Celsius - it can't record any higher and it is now 2.00 pm, supposedly the temp. is now supposed to go down - but how quickly???????

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  15. That last picture is pretty! You do keep piling up on the snow. But with those blue skies, its so darn pretty.

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    1. Well , thank you. I saw the sun shining on the snow and thought it would look good.

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  16. Keep those snow posts coming - they are fair warning to us over here as your weather always eventually becomes our weather

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    1. You are getting some very unpleasant weather over there now. Keep dry!

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  17. I find your posts about snow endlessly fascinating - I've only seen snow 3 or 4 times EVER, and it's midsummer down here complete with white heat!! Maybe one day I'll know what 39 inches of snow is like for real!!! Happy New Year!

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    1. But remember that it would be just as difficult for me to experience white heat which I have never experienced in my life time.

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  18. And such snow! We've warmed to -15 today. What a relief. Still 30 cm on the ground.
    Your photos show us how to appreciate the beauty around us.
    Cheers from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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    1. I thin we also have to learn to live in our environment as well. We have to adapt and use technology to our advantage.

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  19. Oh your last picture of the snow path is so pretty.Pale shadow in afternoon. Thanks for sharing.

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