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25 February 2010 @ 06:14 pm
 
We’re getting some serious snow here. It’s fantastic*. The storm was supposed to hit overnight, so I was a bit grumpy when, at 5 a.m., there was nary a flake. Two hours later, there was a fine dusting and the promise of much more to come. Don stayed home, and since early classes were cancelled at the gym I had no need to venture into the fray.

By noon, about five inches of snow had fallen. Don and I shoveled the driveway (the snow thrower died within minutes of being fired up. of course), had lunch, did some work/chores, then headed back out to another four or so inches. There was one glorious moment where it seemed as if the snow thrower had healed itself. No such luck. It sputtered into silence and sat, gathering snow, as we finished Round 2 of Fun With Shovels. I took some photos, kicked off my snow boots and declared I was done. NO MORE! Actually, Don called it for the day, but I didn't argue.

I need to get the fire going and then start dinner, but first: PICTURES!**



Early in the day:

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About half an hour ago across the back deck:

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I love our willow, but storms like this make me fear it's going to crash straight down on our wee house.

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Defunct fountain of creepiness:

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Speaking of defunct:

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I call this "Snow Thrower Triumphant."

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Did you spot my husband?



Snowy tree:

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Pretty pine boughs:

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Don's car has a snow-fro!

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Speaking of Don, he's in this shot for scale. And 'cause I think he's cute.

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I'm in this shot 'cause it amused me:

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This one's from the last snow storm, but the deer are out there right now and it's too dark to take a new picture:

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*except for the bit where my sister was supposed to come up this afternoon and spend the night. there was to have been dinner and cupcakes and wine and her initiation into the world of Doctor Who.

**please pardon my whinge: most of these were shot on the basic setting. I feel like the stupidest of stupid heads when it comes to this camera. I’d love to take a class, but the one I found conflicts with my work schedule. Boo. Guess I’ll have to get a book (or find an online tutorial) and figure it out on my own. Whinge complete. Moving on.
 
 
 
(Anonymous) on February 25th, 2010 11:43 pm (UTC)
Beautiful from afar!
Thanks for sharing these terrific beautiful pics!!!
Blaidd Drwgfairyrune on February 25th, 2010 11:47 pm (UTC)
What sort of camera is it that you're having trouble with?
Kel: thinking thinky thoughtsladyjoust on February 26th, 2010 12:17 am (UTC)
Canon Digital Rebel XT. Mostly it's more camera than I'm used to; I need to learn EVERYTHING.
Blaidd Drwgfairyrune on February 26th, 2010 02:43 pm (UTC)
That's the newer model of my camera. I could teach you some stuff some time, if you'd like.
Kel: awesomesauce!ladyjoust on February 26th, 2010 03:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you, that would be GREAT! Baked goods in return, if you'd like. :D
Blaidd Drwgfairyrune on February 26th, 2010 03:10 pm (UTC)
You don't *have* too, but I never turn down baked goods!

Message me on FB some time after the snow of DOOM has cleared, and we'll get together.
Annephloxyloxy on February 26th, 2010 12:50 am (UTC)
I like the pics, but I am photographically challenged, so....take that with a grain of salt.

Random comment: you call it a snow THROWER? Really? We always called it a snow BLOWER.
Kel: Donna in the snowladyjoust on February 26th, 2010 01:31 am (UTC)
I call it both, interchangeably.
awomanthatsblueawomanthatsblue on February 26th, 2010 05:13 am (UTC)
Ok, freaky, but in that picture, Don looks EXACTLY like my Uncle Charles. Is he by any chance Ukrainian and German? :)

I'm glad you're enjoying your snow! (I'm so tired of mine . . .)
Kelladyjoust on February 27th, 2010 05:15 am (UTC)
That's freaky, indeed, but Don is Irish through and through.

Much as I adore snow, after today I am officially done for the season. I will allow scattered flurries as far out as mid-March, but after that - NO MORE.
Adrienne C.adrienne429 on February 26th, 2010 01:15 pm (UTC)
Holy Crap!
Having Don in the picture really gives an idea of the amount of snow you guys have!
(And I think he's cute too. But don't tell him I said so. LOL)
Kelladyjoust on February 27th, 2010 05:16 am (UTC)
Re: Holy Crap!
Not a word! Last thing I need is for his head to swell any further. :P
Amanada (rhymes with Canada): once upon a timemandasarah on February 27th, 2010 05:56 am (UTC)
As some one who has never once seen snow fall from the sky in person and who has only visited the already fallen stuff a shockingly small handful of times, these pictures make me go O_o. It's beautiful, but I can't imagine living anywhere where that much snow is even a possibility. I don't even own any really waterproof shoes, forget snow appropriate ones!

For reference, the following picture was take outside my bank (and across the street from the best onion rings ever) last week, when the weather went all gorgeous.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v468/mandasarah/2010-02-16114215-2.jpg

That's what I'm used to. If I lived somewhere it snowed, I would spend the entire winter huddled in a corner, wearing every single article of clothing I own, drinking cup after cup of hot tea.