Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I remember winters like this

As you probably know from my complaining, it's been a little snow and cold here so far. We've had it pretty easy the last several years and I'm not used to this. Maybe I'm just getting old and cranky. No need to respond to that.

I took some pictures. Want to see? Too bad.

This was after our first snow. As you can see this tiny little tree is barely covered to it's lowest branches. I think we got about 3-4 inches here.

Then we got our bigger storm. We were supposed to get about 8 inches but we only got about 4 inches. So, you can see the snow is a little higher on the tree but also, the little bush in front is now completely covered. This snow was much wetter than this first, so it compressed some of the older snow, otherwise it would have been higher.

Over Sunday and Monday we didn't get any snow, but it was very cold (-20 to -30 on the wind chill). Today it snowed again, and we are going to get more later today and tomorrow. Slowly the little bush is getting more covered. Due to the direction of the wind some of the snow is getting cleared away from the little bush. (I don't know why I keep calling it a tree. Also, now only the very top of the other bush is sticking out.

I figure, at the rate we are going, our house should be buried by February. That's not good since Jenn and I are going away then.

I realize this isn't much snow compared to some places, it's just the frequency of the snow that is getting to me. It's like every other day! If I was a kid I'd love it, but I didn't have to drive in it. Or, clear the driveway. Sigh. Yes, I am getting old and cranky.

I need to go shovel now.


Florinda said...

If you have to do anything more than play in it - like shovel it, drive through it, go to work while it's coming down - I've concluded that snow really isn't that much fun. Hope you dig your way out soon!

(And I hope that trip in February is to someplace warm!)

Mike said...

Florinda: Yeah, if I did any winter sports I'd probably be happy. I don't find shoveling, or snowblowing, fun.

I think it's somewhere warmer. It can't be worse, right?

dc said...

It looks cool and I could enjoy it for a minute, but I wouldn't want to have to deal with the shoveling and driving in it.

I'm having enough issues with the rain here. :P

Mike said...

DC: You're right. It can be nice to look at, but that is about it. And that is only until it starts getting all dirty. Right now it's a nice bright white. :)