Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Buried Alive

Yesterday morning, a few flurries began around 11:00am while the Pres was at work (another story). Meanwhile, our friend Luke had come by around 7:00 am to get an idea of where he would pile the snow from the gravel road and the three driveways (the two neighbors and ours) once the plowing began. Meanwhile, feeling the excitement building, I went in to make a cup of tea and put a big pan of lasagna in the oven so it would be ready when the Pres got home.   And then...

6:00am 1-27-15

Starting Monday night, just as all the weathermen predicted, the snow fell. It fell rapidly and with great intensity. Yet we had prepared. Full and ready to go in case we lost power, the generator was the first thing the Pres checked the other day. Then, after hearing from the Pres' cousin, a meteorologist with the U.S. Weather Bureau, we battened down the hatches.

And then... 
Weathering the Storm

Welcome Juno!

Today, of all days, we wanted to be sure the feeders were full with fresh peanut suet cakes hung in there regular spots to avoid confusion and that both insulated dog "condos" were accessible to the birds for shelter.  Lifting up the doggie-door flaps, I saw that the birds had already been using them when I spotted the bird residue they'd left behind.  Yes, they had ample shelter.

And then...



At 7:00am, when I went outside, the snow was deeper than the 16" shaft on my boots!  By 10:00am, the Pres measured us at 19" of the magical white stuff.

As I watched the birds clinging to the swaying feeders while the blowing snow pelted their little puffed up bodies, the magic continued.

And then...


It was time for Luke to make a second sweep.  He'd been up all night and was exhausted.  As of this writing (noon), the Pres is joining him to give him a little break.

Did I ever tell you that Pres used to plow snow years ago?
His experience will come in handy as we make our way through Juno, the Blizzard of 2015.





Sharing what's going on here with you and those at

Oh, one more thing.
I told you today's post would be entitled
Buried Alive



It's still snowing...another six inches of magic predicted...:)

31 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Magic? I guess that is a matter of opinion right? You must be a snow lover, lol! Enjoy!

I hope you keep safe and warm...

TexWisGirl said...

wow! so THAT'S where it all hit! there and boston!

Delores said...

Well...you did say you wanted snow and now....you've got it. How interesting that the birds will use the dog house.

Betty said...

It sounds like fun to me! I would love to be in one snowfall each year. Enjoyed the pictures.

Sandra said...

I love that table and love that you love all that snow which is something i intend to never see in my lifetime. unless the weather gets crazy and we have a blizzard here, i love the pic of the shed with the lights on...snow plower is a good skill to have where you live..

Retired English Teacher said...

Snow can be so magical, but it also can become frightening. I think of feeling buried in all that snow, and I am sure, very sure, I could not live where you do. I am enjoying the beauty of it all through your photos.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

It sounds like you're taking this magical storm in stride and I'm glad to hear you're prepared in all ways. I'll be thinking of you JP!

Linda said...

Well, you got what you wanted ( and more). Enjoy, stay warm, and take more photos. Enjoying them while breaking from cleaning the floors. It is sunny spring outside my window. Linda@Wetcreek Blog

Mari said...

Oh my that's a great deal if snow. It surely is magical, beautiful and fun to play with but hard to plow. That looks like a cake on the table by the way. Stay warm & safe.

Buttons said...

WOW I was complaining we don't have enough I cannot even snowshoe now. That is a lot of snow but the Pres's experience will come in handy. Be safe and warm. Hug B

Karen S. said...

A very wintry magic indeed. I heard on our news last night (in Minneapolis, where it's rather warm and no snow until Saturday) that there are places hit so hard that they forbid driving and those that do, will be issued tickets! Yikes, that is being buried for sure. I like your dairy of the events with photos, and am happy sorry to say, but that it's in your yard and not mine!

Amy Burzese said...

Wow. I can't begin to imagine. I think 12 inches is the most we've had here in north Alabama in my lifetime. Of course, everything comes to a complete standstill since some years we get no snow. We do get freezing rain too often though. Stay warm!!!

Ann Thompson said...

That's a lot of snow. I'm glad you're happy with it and I hope we don't get anything like that. I'm sick of the white stuff

Ginny said...

What a beautiful post, and it also shows us how important preparedness is! But you go the extra mile, insuring that all the creatures around you will have food, some warmth, and comfort. Your house in the snow is just lovely. And now we know that you will be fine!

Monkeywrangler said...

It was a sunny, 75 degrees here today my friend! Your snow is lovely to look at, on my monitor! Stay safe!

Pamela Gordon said...

You got a LOT of snow JP!! I'm glad you were safe and had power and someone to clear the snow away. I like the photo of the fence but that pile of snow on the table is amazing. We got 30 cm. here which is over a foot and it's still going on out there. The wind is wild. I hope you have a cozy night. Take care.
Pam

diane said...

Wow.....you really got slammed. They were threatening us with over 2 feet of that "magical white stuff" ..... luckily, we only got 16 inches of it. Stay toasty.
diane @ thoughts and shots

Felicia said...

I read that somewhere they had 36 inches and still counting, 21 would be enough for me.

stay safe.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

You got a lot. My boys would be so jealous. Not me though! ;-)

MorningAJ said...

OMG I would hate that. I loathe having to deal with snow. Take care.

Breathtaking said...

That's some snow storm! I have only ever seen it snow here twice, and then it only lasted 24 hrs, and my childen made a very small snowman. I'm glad you enjoy it, and that you make sure the birds have food.
Regards.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Glad we did not have to go out and plow or shovel or dig out buried cars as Nashua NH got over 30 inches of magic, JP. We were cozy and comfy indoors all day...lasagna sounds like a great dinner for a snow day. Glad Joe was OK too.

trav4adventures said...

Oh, my! I would worry about the birds, too. That's a LOT of snow!
Cheryl Ann

MTWaggin said...

Wow that is crazy and I love that you have the dog houses for the birds but even more surprised that they use them. Very cool - cold - whatever! LOL Hope you are all warm and safe.

Barb said...

We haven't had a dump like that in CO so far this season. We can only hope!

Joyful said...

Wow that is a lot of snow. How great that you have a plow on the big truck!

Florida Farm Girl said...

I've been wondering how you and the Pres were faring. Glad you're all prepared and doing well. Stay warm.

Texan said...

Ummm YIKES ... or maybe Wow! LOL... Not something we will likely see in my neck of the woods in Texas. We got 11" one year and it was the snow of a lifetime here LOL... Keep warm girly!

ladyfi said...

Wow - that is a lot of snow! It looks lovely!

Villrose said...

I loved this when I was a child! But now - a lot of work!

Bethany Carson said...

Wow--it looks like you are really getting the snow! Happy shoveling!

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