Tuesday, April 26, 2011

And we thought WE had snow!

Are you sick of snow pics yet? Well, for any of you from around here, these should make you feel better... because they're NOT our snow! They're pics of California snow, believe it or not!

My friend Mark, whose comments you've probably read fairly often, is part owner of some lake cabins they rent out every summer. Here's what it looked like up there just this last Friday:

Note the street sign below:

(Can you guess which one is Mark? Hint: Vikings stocking cap!)

Yep, there ARE cabins under all that white stuff!

And as Mark says, the cabin below is "being scooped out California style."

(Click any photo to enlarge.)

Says Mark: "They have to scoop the snow away from the side of the house so when the snow on the roof warms up and slides off it has someplace to go. Otherwise the weight sliding off is so heavy it caves the walls and for sure the windows in and then the cabin collapses."

For more info, plus a picture of the view without the snow, see Mark's wife Cindy's blog here.


Becky said...

Oh my help!

THAT is snow.

The Luedtke Family said...

I guess our piddly little 2 foot snow back in February was not much to fuss about! The only fuss around here is my Norah complains because not all of the tulips are open yet. Spring happens here about a month sooner than St. Paul. It is lovely, especially since true winter also arrives about a month later. We are just enough south that it makes a small difference. Not sure if Jessica has ever mentioned or noticed that.

Grandma G said...

Yeah, I do know that you guys have nicer weather there than we do here. Oh, well... :)