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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

it was a blizzard out there




Looking out the dining room window at the height of the storm.  The snow was blowing wildly in the wind.

We got through it!  The big blizzard left us with over 30cm. of snow all blown around by gusty winds that made lots of drifts in yards, fields, streets and roads.  It was a school 'storm day' again today and decent enough out that the kiddos could get out and play in the new snow.  We are still getting some snow today - probably another couple cm. - but the wind has shifted to the north and is much calmer.
Hubby's trip was postponed until Sunday for which we are both thankful.  Word has it there is another snowfall coming Friday into Saturday and possibly one on Monday which is why he's flying out Sunday.  It's a winter wonderland here and the snowmobilers, skiers and snowboarders, snowshoers and sledders will have a blast in all this fresh snow.

Here are a few photos during the storm.

Looking out our front window, which did not blow in much to my relief, at the snow blowing across the road.

The snowplough didn't go by very much yesterday and some of the wind gusts were so loud I thought it was a plough.  I did happen to catch this one flying by.  It looks so close but it's not really.

More blowing snow.  Note the mailbox swinging sideways.  :)

A kindly neighbour came to blow out the driveway late afternoon before Murray got home.  I was so thankful that Murray didn't have to contend with cleaning the driveway out.


 And here are some photos taken today after the storm.



I found this drift against the end of the house today.  Pretty neat eh?

The huge drift over the flower bed.  There are daffodil and tulip bulbs under there somewhere.

Another huge drift.



I can't believe how much snow drifted into our backyard.  The steps were cleared by moi the day before and some of the deck too.  I don't know how Murray will tackle this.  


Well, enough of that.  I know some parts of the New England States received even more snow than we did and I saw photos of the terrible damage along the Massachusetts coast as the waves broke through and destroyed many homes.  I'm so thankful we didn't have any damage or loss of power.  

Now we have to clear up as much snow as possible before the next storm.  I think I'm getting tired of winter now.  How about you?

We have a one day reprieve tomorrow and I have a hair appointment.  I may even do a bit of shopping and of course get some food just incase I don't get out again until next week sometime.  

Have a good one.

Blessings,
Pam

41 comments:

  1. Glad you did not have damage from the blizzard! Your snow is beautiful to this Florida girl!

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  2. Wow, you really did get a lot of snow. So glad that you didn't sustain any damage. It has been quite awhile since I have seen drifts like that. Stay warm. xo Laura

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  3. sure is pretty when it sculpts the drifts like that. so glad your husband didn't have to travel further! (yet)

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  4. Whew, you did get a fair bit of snow Pam. What can I say, we're Canadian and we can handle it! We had our turn last winter and luckily are having a reprieve of less snow this year.
    Still at least another couple of months, and maybe more to get snow - start counting the days 'till spring!

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  5. wow you sure did get lots of snow. that drift is really cool.

    we are to get ice this weekend from your mentioned storm. I would rather have snow.

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  6. Unreal! I guess that you have had 4 storms now this winter?
    We have been nearly snow free....deceptive for one biggie!
    So nice to be toasty inside, and take pics thru the window!
    Throw another log on the fire!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  7. Now that's a lot of snow, winter wonderland for sure. Stay warm and safe Pamela.

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  8. Wow! Aren't you glad you didn't have to drive in that mess?

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  9. Awesome! And amazing! My Grandmother used to tell us how the snowdrifts used to cover the flight of their back stairs in Pennsylvania a hundred years ago. Now I can picture it! Do take care!

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  10. Oh, you did get a lot! The wind is so terrible with the snow. It's nice to know your daffodils are all nice and warm under the blanket of snow.

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  11. Wow...some beautiful snow drifts! I remember as a kid in Ohio getting huge snow drifts...I hollowed one out and made an igloo, lined it with newspapers and it was actually quite warm (ish) inside!

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  12. o-o-o-o! looks wintery...a pour some tea and curl up with a good book weather.
    We have a nice neighbor too that drops by with his snow-blower!
    I could almost feel the gale in that first shot! Keep cozy!

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  13. Oh WOW ! I am so glad all are ok though , that is a lot of snow ! We have been lucky in the snow department , it was nice and sunny here today but cold , Tomorrow we are to get snow just never know how much we will get in our valley . Nice photos . I bet your glad that's over . Thanks for sharing have a good day !

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  14. Oh, yes, that's a proper blizzard. Beautiful shots, but admittedly that's my kind of weather!

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  15. That's a lot of snow, never seen so much in my life, but we don't produce any here.
    Merle.....

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  16. Glad that it wasn't any worse - it looks plenty bad to me. We have a bit of weak sunshine today - and rain now and then over the next few days - normal for us here on the Pacific Northwest Coast. But we keep the freezer and pantry stocked just in case the weather decides to be more dangerous.

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  17. You are inundated with snow and my children are praying for just a little bit. Can totally understand that you are ready for winter to be over and thank goodness you did not have damage. Love the snow drift up against the house and the trees in the snow. The snow plough does however look incredibly close! Stay warm and safe. X

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  18. Yes, I am glad it is over but we will have another one next week they are saying.. Oh well.. this too shall pass.. smile.. Take care, my friend..

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  19. I wondered how you faired!! Lots of the white stuff for sure! Stay warm and hope you don't get hit too hard. Suppose to go down to -25 here on the week end brrrrr.

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  20. You have a lot of snow!!! We haven't had a real storm yet this year, quite a difference from last year!!

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  21. That's a lot of new snow! I'm glad it wasn't as bad as it could have been, but still no easy task to clear. Makes for beautiful photos!

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  22. OMG! Pamela that is one huge amount of snow and you have more and then again more coming. Oh, gosh. Please be careful out in the snow shoveling it and don't get too overheated. Take care. I saw the homes too on Massachusetts shores and it is so sad. Carol

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  23. Yup it was a blizzard out there. I love the drift along side the house. Glad that you didn't loose power. We have been having a January thaw and the snowmobilers and skiers are wanting snow. I hope you don't get too much more snow.

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  24. I knew it was bad here after working on clean-up and could hardly move to clear a spot. We had 27 inches and lots of places where it drifted much higher. Today was day two of cleaning up and we are not finished yet. I'm really liking the look of your neighbor's snow removal equipment. Glad that Murray won't be leaving until the weekend. Oh, we also learned that this was the fourth worst winter storm in 150 years of record-keeping. Yup, I knew it was bad.

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  25. Hi Pam, What a beautiful snow you got! Here in N.C., we go zero snow, as in not a single snowflake. We had some beautiful snows here last year (great for taking pictures), but just rain this year. It was nice of your neighbor to blow off your driveway before your husband got home. Thank goodness for kindly neighbors, right?

    Enjoy the rest of your week and stay warm!

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  26. That's a lot of snow and I know that wind was howling. Hope you are warm and snug tonight and don't lose your power. I guess that's the biggest concern usually. Take care my friend. Hugs Diane

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  27. Wow, that is a lot of snow. It does look pretty though. It's so nice that your neighbor helped out.

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  28. Wow Pam, you really did get dumped on! The wind is not fun that's for sure. Makes for some gorgeous photos!
    Hunker down and stay warm! lol!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  29. Glad you got through it safely. Nice drifts around your house. I'm not tired of winter yet, just tired of the very cold temps. Hoping for a good month of snow where every day is sunny and -5!

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  30. Relieved that you and Murray are safe. Beautiful snow but it has had some wicked vengeance over much of the land. Be safe for the snow that it is yet to come . . .

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  31. Bob thanks you for your kind get well wishes. He's doing fine with antibiotics, pain meds etc. He's a tough old bird!
    I feel bad for him because nobody could have taken better care of teeth than he has over the years. Guess everything's catching up with us in this decade.

    Anyway my dear, glad you survived this lashing without too much trouble - I was concerned about the window creaking, and possible loss of power. It does look beautiful though, especially your pics where the trees are emerging from the deep snow which looks so smooth and fresh. Hope these next two are figments of the meteorologists' imagination!!!

    Take care, be warm, and watch your back - no heavy shoveling please.
    Hugs - Mary

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  32. I see the the weather predictions were pretty accurate! I do think it's pretty but at the same time it's a mess to clean up. Glad you are safe and warm!

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  33. WOW you sure have been having a lot of winter. I am honestly not sure if ours has even started except for the blistering cold:) Take care. Hug B

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  34. Wow! I'll say you sure did get some mighty big snow drifts!!!!! The wind must have been horrendous. We missed most of it and for that I am thankful. You are right ....some people lost their homes on the coast. God bless them. Wish your hubby could stay home for the next week....(sigh). Take care, Pam. I am thinking of you.

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  35. I'm sure you're tired of it but it looks beautiful. Glad your husband's trip was delayed.

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  36. i hope you can get to your hair appointment ...that looks wild. i love the blowing snow. so pretty. i enjoy how the snow falls around trees and your deck/siding. very neat. wonder when you will melt away? so wild. ( :

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  37. Impressive photos! I'm so glad the blizzard wasn't as bad as it could have been.
    Let's hope the possible next ones will not cause damages!

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  38. So glad you survived Snowmeggedon. And got lots of nice shots out of it to boot.

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  39. My, that's a LOT of snow! We heard about it and saw it on the news. So glad you're okay, and that you suffered no damages.

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  40. I hope that the travels and return will be safe. xx

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  41. Wow I just remembered while all that white stuff is really pretty but I don't miss it.

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