Tuesday, February 09, 2010

It ain't gonna be pretty

Unlike the pretty Northern cardinal in today’s photos, I won’t be able to say the snow I’m going to get later today will be pretty. On top of my 2+ feet of snow, I will likely get another 18 inches of snow tonight, followed by heavy winds. Yet another nor’easter will hit my area, and I’m really not looking forward this round.

Four feet of snow plus winds usually doesn’t equal electricity around here. So keep your fingers crossed for me on this one.

The cliché of the day is “where are we going to put it?” After 2 feet of snow, great piles of the stuff are all over the place even now, sometimes so high they impede traffic when you can’t see around a corner or an intersection. Already, high banks of snow surround me when I drive, making it feel as though I’m in a canyon.

Basically, no has yet offered a good answer to where this new snow is going to go. I’m not sure I can shovel something four feet high, so the next few days should be interesting, but perhaps not in a good way. In any event, it would be a good bet not to expect any more posts from me for a few days.

11 comments:

Cathy said...

I'm getting 6-10, maybe a smidgen more. One never knows with these storms. I do hope you don't lost power, that's my worry too. Well whatever happens, happens. I'm just glad that I'm home .

squirrel said...

I has started round two of snowing down in WV so you should be getting it soon. I think after this one we might try just digging tunnels.
Good luck on the power. I haven't been off my street since Friday. Not a plow in sight.

squirrel said...

I forgot I loved the cardinal photos, especially the second on.

Elora said...

Hang in there, Carolyn! This is one to remember! We have about 4 inches additional this a.m.(Southeastern WV) and more is on the way, they say. We'll be thinking of you, though. Clean out the nose hole, anyway, so you can breathe! Fill some pots with water, get the firewood close by, and dive into still another good book! Time to read the classics!

Elora

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

I've always wanted to just pack it down and drive/walk on top of it. Lifting a shovel full of snow up to and over shoulder height- makes me want to cry.

I hope your cupboards are stocked. Do you have a kerosene heater?

Carolyn H said...

Cathy: I'd be happy with just 6-10 inches of snow.

Carolyn h.

Carolyn H said...

Squirrel, it looks as though the storm is still an hour or two away for me. And I don't think the worst of it will happen before later tonight

Carolynh

Carolyn H said...

Elora: you're right that this is one to remember. I've had snows this deep before but never within 3 days.

Carolyn H

Carolyn H said...

Lynne: I don't think I could drive over 18 inches of snow. It might be fun to try, though. At least, it would be fun if someone was on hand to pull me out!

Carolyn H.

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

Carolyn…Hey, sometimes you just gotta sit back and let nature do its thing. Thank God we're not yet able to control the weather, or these impromptu adventures would never happen. Hope your electricity holds—but if not, I trust you're ready with candles, lanterns, flashlights, and some sort of heat source—fireplace, propane stove—to keep your cabin warm, and that you have plenty of food and water supplies on hand.

We're getting snow right now, have been all day and the latter part of the night, with more to come tonight and tomorrow. But not 18 inches…more like 10-12. As to where to put the stuff—I just dig trenches and let the rest pile up; couldn't move it all anyway. How are the dogs managing?

Walter Jeffries said...

Beautiful photo of a gorgeous bird. I don't see cardinals very often here in Vermont. Sounds like you got our snow... We have only a foot or two of compacted depth and haven't gotten much recently. The theory goes it will melt, eventually, and spring will come. I have forgotten what color that is. :)