Sunday, January 10, 2010

Well, it's warmer now, but....

It actually got to 24° ABOVE zero today! But... warming up takes its toll, too. Yeah, that ol' south wind blew all night and filled in what Nate had cleared off so nicely on Friday. He got stuck with the pickup on his road this morning, and Grandpa barely made it out of here to go help him. Here's a shot of our driveway after he'd made it out. The snow was packed really hard, so getting through there was tough. You go fast and hope you make it. (And the pic doesn't do it justice.)

Like I said, the snow was packed hard. Notice my tracks going on top of the drift directly in front of the open door. I hardly sunk in at all.

That new drift in front of the garage was a bit much for my little electric snowblower, so I left it for the big guy.

Here's the tundra. See the snow still blowing across the road down past the intersection?

What's this... another blizzard on the way? Nope, just Nate clearing the yard... AGAIN.

Someone suggested in the comments that I show you what the snowblower looks like. Well, I didn't think Nate would appreciate stopping for a photo shoot, nor did I want to get full of snow to get a pic while he was blowing, so this is the best I could do. The window was rather foggy, so the video's not very clear, but it watch to the end and you'll get a pretty good view of what it looks like while it's going.

So, the yard is cleaned out again... till the next time. And it's relatively warm out now, and the winds have settled down. The daylight ended not only peacefully but colorfully!

(Click any photo to enlarge.)


Auntie Kris said...

Beautiful! I miss sunsets... and sun rises. We don't get to see them here tucked so deep into our neighborhood.

JHRME said...

Wow! that sunset is FAB! AND so is the snowblower....I will drive one someday.

Grandma G said...

I wanna watch that, JHRME! Just remember, you have to drive the tractor backwards.

live a colorful life said...

Your sunset is my new computer wallpaper (it even trumped Mark, Aaron, Charlotte and Levi...) Complete amazing.

Grandma G said...

Wow, Cindy... I'm honored! :)