Saturday, December 21, 2013

Behold the Snow

I am sitting in my den this morning, sort of between winter storms: one yesterday and one later today. When I say between, I am not so sure as we are getting some freezing rain right now. I was hoping to get out and take some snow pics today ... but not in freezing rain, thank you very much.
Winter began early this year. Yesterdays snowfall was our third significant one, and as I said above, we are expecting another. Of course, there has also been any number of less significant snowfalls.These are a few photos looking out windows and then on a little neighbourhood walk last weekend after another storm.

The view across the street from my den.

Looking through the patio door into the back yard.

Also across the street from our front porch.

Mailboxes. Any housing developments after sometime in the nineties have mail boxes, not home delivery.

Very few people actually use their garages to park their cars. Most use them for storage.

I imagine that one car is being parked for the duration of the winter.

Our property backs on to a fairly busy street.They keep the walking path fairly well cleared though.


TexWisGirl said...

oh, my! the buried car!!! i remember these winters from my wisconsin youth. we have rain today in texas.

Tabor said...

Brrr! Lovely but oh so cold looking.

Gail Dixon said...

Gosh, looks like you are going to be stuck in for a while. It sure is lovely for photos, but living in that must be a bit aggravating.

Anvilcloud said...

@Gail The truth is that I love it at this time of year. By late February not so much. I also prefer snow to gray and bleak. I do wish it was easier to get and about to take pictures though.

@Tabor Often, the snow comes in the milder weather -- relatively speaking, of course. Last weekend it was bitterly cold, however.

Donna said...

'scuse me...I had to go get my coat on to read this post!! Uuuugggggg!!!
Give me a palm tree Anyday!
Hope Sue is feeling better today!

troutbirder said...

Beautiful winter scenes. Very Minnesota like to these eyes. As to freezing rain... I'm with you. No thanks. Or as my spouse says if global warming means more ice storm move north from Kansas to Minnesota.... were moving north to Winnipeg.

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

I am glad to see you really only have snow to deal with. Toronto is a disaster with an ice storm. We had a nice snowfall and some wind today. We have been missing a lot of the weather excitement so far this year.

I trust you and your family will have a delightful Christmas.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

When we finally relocate to new England, we plan to have a 2-car garage and unlike your neighbors, we WILL use them for our cars...the basement will be for storage! I have never had a garage in all my years of car ownership, so this will be an appreciated luxury and especially when it snows!