This is the view out our front door this morning. The drift must have been 4 to 5 feet deep!
This is our "angel" neighbor, otherwise known as Darla, who lent us her snowblower this morning.
This is looking down the street to the right of us.
This is looking down the street to the left of us.
Finally, we found the front door.
Robin, this post is for you! Most of us who live here won't find this terribly out of the ordinary. But for a Southern gal who longs for snow, I hope you enjoy :)
We haven't had a blizzard of this magnitude for several years. In preparation for it I actually went to the grocery store and kept one eye on the sky at the same time. For this storm to qualify as a blizzard, it required 3 conditions. It had to have significant snow, strong gusts of wind and mighty cold temps. Check, check, and check!
There were times yesterday when we couldn't see across the street. And for the first time in a long time everything shut down. No church or hockey yesterday, no school or work today! The highways even closed. That doesn't happen often. And now we're left with the aftermath, lots of snow (officially 10 inches) and very cold temps. On the weather last night the warned that with these cold temps (-15 currently) exposed skin can freeze within minutes. Hence all the gear you see everyone wear outside. If you've ever wondered about the words "it stings your toes and bites your nose," in the song "Over the River and Through the Woods...", I assure you they are accurate! And after the stinging you tend to go numb and then you are in trouble.
None of this will be terribly out of the ordinary for anyone from the Midwest or further North. But to a Southern gal longing for snow, this is for you. And I have to agree with you, it IS beautiful, isn't it?