With all the snow, I have had a lot of enforced time indoors, so I made lavendar Valentine sachets to hang over the hangers I made for my family this Christmas. These are ABJ's. She can look at the pictures until she gets back to the US to pick them up.
I could have posted a lot more pictures of all our snow and the huge banks of snow that line all our driveways and the roads, some of which are still not clear, but I am getting pretty tired of snow, particularly since we have had two car accidents in the past 3 days. Even the kids aren't playing much outdoors because it is too difficult to get around in 4 ft of snow and the poor dogs just wander unhappily around the road hoping to find a nice piece of grass where they can do their duty.
And the hour by hour forecast through Wednesday evening is Snow snow snow snow snow snow snow snow heavy snow heavy snow heavy snow heavy snow heavy snow heavy snow heavy snow heavy snow heavy snow heavy snow snow snow snow snow up to 20 inches they say and last weekend's snow is still thigh deep on the ground. Going to beat the winter of 96 for the snowiest winter on record.
Looks like we got about 24" in total by the end of the day. Tootsie had the right idea, though she got a bit bored as her customary view became increasingly blocked. This morning when the temperature got up to 15F I ran out and shoveled around the edge of the deck. No way the path to the front door will be freed since Bob created a 5' snow mound in front of the path facing the driveway with his plow. I also waded out and filled the bird feeder and quickly attracted a red cardinal and two juncos.
We are all a bit preoccupied getting all of this cleared out since they are predicting up to 20 more inches starting Tuesday night. That will beat the all time snowfall record of the winter of '96 (remember ABJ?).
So this is what it looks like this morning about 8 AM. We are told that we have 18-20 inches but it is blowing around so much that there are great big 5' drifts and other places where you can see the blades of grass. We are supposed to get around 6"more by the time it stops this evening. Sorry SJ - I wasn't fast enough to get a shot of the plow as it swooped around the cul de sac. Woke up thinking of the winter of 91 (I think) when ABJ's Uncle took her sledding at Windy Hill.
The Nor'easter started here late this afternoon and we are supposed to get 8-12 inches tonight and 6-10 tomorrow so it looks like we are going to have quite a bit of the white stuff. All the airports from Virginia to Newark NJ announced on Thursday that they would be closed Saturday and cancelled all flights starting this afternoon. Quite a stampede at the supermarkets since everyone wants to make sure that they have enough milk and bread to ride out the storm as well as buffalo wings, ribs, chips and beer for the Super Bowl on Sunday. We Americans are exceptionally good at reporting bad weather and every major TV and cable channel has had its staff posted in newsvans in strategic locations all over the Delaware Valley since the Friday rush hour.
This is what it looked like on the front porch at 7:30 this evening. Stay tuned for an update tomorrow morning, or you can check www.weather.com