Thursday, January 7, 2010

More today

The sky has cleared, but the snow is still blowing around out in the open. Grandpa just went out to try and blow a path out the driveway.

I think these snowy "fingers" are pretty:

Or maybe they look more like stars. Or claws? Closer:

Look how deep it's getting in our backyard:

We've never had so much snow on our evergreens before.

Or so deep under our maple.

And look how deep it's getting in these evergreens!

I couldn't resist snapping a pic of this frost. Wickedly pretty, huh?

(Click any photo to enlarge... especially the last one.)

Now I must don all the clothes I have and head out to feed my cats. (Why do I have cats?!) Wind chill is -30°, actual temp is -5°, heading down to an actual temp of -18° tonight (making wind chills closer to -40°). At least I should have a newly blown path to the machine shed so I don't have to wade up to my thighs to get there. And I won't have to go out to get the mail, because despite their motto, our carrier would NOT have made it through today.

Oh... and our high for tomorrow is s'posed to be -7°... wind chill -40°.

How long till spring???


JHRME said...

Oh. My. Goodness. I'm going to make some hot chocolate and write a post about our trip to the beach.

Alex said...

How many shovels do you have?

Grandma G said...

Thanks, JHRME... that'll make me feel much better. ;)

Plenty of shovels, Alex, but I can only use one at a time. :)

Anonymous said...

Wow really do have a lot of snow. I can't even imagine - 18
It is pretty though. Stay warm!

Anonymous said...

Great picture of the ice crystals on the window. Brings back many memories of it building up to an inch thick on our windows upstairs in our house growing up on the farm. Our beds were only a few feet from the window, alot of blankedts, great sleeping and just harder than heck to get out of bed in the morning to go milk cows.