Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Yet another snowfall

This is the view off my back steps this morning. A very wet snow fell heavily last night, with no wind, and it just piled up. Don't the newell posts look like fashionable ladies with fluffy hats and stoles on their collars?

To those of you who live in more northern climes, i'm sure it's no big deal to have a new snow storm roll in before the evidence of the previous one has melted. But to those of us who live in Virginia, it's pretty big news! Especially after we had about one measurable snowfall all last winter. This winter, we've had the big snowstorm on December 19, a few inches of snow on Saturday January 23, 4-6 inches of lovely fluffy snow on Saturday January 31...and then about 5 inches of wet snow last night!

Such an interesting contrast between last Saturday's snow and today's...Saturday's snow was so light and fluffy (the temperatures were quite cold, in the teens and twenties) that i removed it from my steps and walks with a sturdy broom. And had lots of fun blowing it off the driveway with my once-again-functioning snowblower. Today's snow was wet and heavy and had to be shovelled. The fluffy snow was way too dry even for snowballs; today's probably was great for building with, if you didn't mind getting your gloves wet.

And beginning mid-day Friday, we're supposed to get a humdinger of a storm, with anything from 10 inches to several feet of snow predicted, depending on whose forecast you listen to. I'm planning on heading to Petco tomorrow evening on the way home from work to stock up on kitty litter 'cause we're almost out of World's Best and all out of clay litter...and then we should be ready for whatever Mother Nature plans to toss our way!


  1. Are you getting as tired of the snow as we are??? stay warm and dry and snuggle with the kitties and maybe even do some sewing...

  2. LOL about Petco. We just got back from Petsmart with $160 worth of cat food, litter, bunny food, fish food, etc. What did we get for us--other than a quick stop at the butcher, not much? That trip will be tomorrow night--we're worn out!

  3. I see what you mean about the newel posts. Very pretty. We know you are tired of snow. We never see that much here. Stay warm and safe! We hope you have power through all these storms!

  4. Wow, you are having much more snow than we are up North in Maine. We haven't had any significant snow in quite some time...can't really count today for it did snow in the morning but very light and it didn't hang around and the sun was shining at the same time it was snowing.
    Good to stock up! Keep us posted about the next one!

  5. We totally agree on the different "qualities" of snow. Now all our snow has melted, but we had some crazy days with snow during the night, sun during the day and icy roads after all that because it froze over again. Try to stay warm and safe!

  6. We're getting tired of snow! It's true that it has different "qualities"; sometimes heavy and sometimes light (and stinging when the wind is blowing!). And even though we live in the city it makes life difficult.

    Stay warm :-)

    Cliff and Olivia

  7. It's always good to have supplies of the real necessities, such pet food and litter!

    We have had different kinds of snow here too, all of it also unusual!

  8. I can see the fashionable ladies in your garden!

  9. WOW! That's a lot of snow. Yoo better get the cat grit in 'cos that snow looks more than paw deep.

  10. I'm wondering how much snow you've had today! Hope all's well and that you're not buried too deeply!!!