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Pictures from a snowstorm







It's snowing at a rate of about three inches an hour--a ruler we have on our porch just topped 14 inches.

Our road isn't plowed yet:



Can you make out the mail truck?



The woods are lovely, dark, and deep





Pickup truck driver clears his windshield



In the time I've taken writing this, it's now at 15 inches.

ETA: 16 inches and still falling:







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browngirl
Feb. 9th, 2017 06:00 pm (UTC)
Ugh. "Observe the snow. It fornicates."
asakiyume
Feb. 9th, 2017 06:01 pm (UTC)
You nearly made me splort my tea :D
browngirl
Feb. 10th, 2017 06:08 am (UTC)
*grin* I'm jus quoting someone wittier, but I'm glad it amused.
yamamanama
Feb. 9th, 2017 06:26 pm (UTC)
Sounds like Thor's bowling.
asakiyume
Feb. 9th, 2017 07:08 pm (UTC)
Where you are? Yeah, someone in Boston tweeted it was thundersnow.
yamamanama
Feb. 9th, 2017 07:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I only heard it once.
pameladean
Feb. 9th, 2017 06:49 pm (UTC)
Wow! Those photos are both beautiful and ominous. I especially like the one with the little creek. We keep getting missed -- the forecast will say "5 to 8 inches" and then the next time I look it's *3 to 5" and then it's "<1 inch" and then it's "overcast." I don't really want to shovel a lot of snow, but am starting to worry about whether we are even getting enough moisture this winter and whether plants have enough cover from frost heaves.

But there is nothing like the light and the glint of fast-falling snow, and it's already February.

Don't you guys do yourselves a mischief moving all that stuff.

P.
asakiyume
Feb. 9th, 2017 07:07 pm (UTC)
Now it's at 16 inches--I just added a picture.

Yeah, we're going to be very careful. My back and arms ain't what they used to be.

And I hear you on the worry about moisture! We've been in extreme drought here. This will help a bit.
sartorias
Feb. 9th, 2017 07:07 pm (UTC)
Oh, WOW. I totally DO NOT recognize your street!
asakiyume
Feb. 9th, 2017 07:09 pm (UTC)
That's the view if you go to our driveway and face left, and also walk a little ways, (i.e., past our next-door neighbor)
sartorias
Feb. 9th, 2017 07:12 pm (UTC)
We walked that way once. It curves uphill, right?

I would never know--I don't recognize a thing. That is so odd!
asakiyume
Feb. 9th, 2017 10:31 pm (UTC)
Yes, that's right. It curves up, and there's a point with some woods to the left--that's the view. But I'm not surprised it looks unfamiliar!
mnfaure
Feb. 9th, 2017 07:37 pm (UTC)
The woods are lovely, dark, and deep.


Oooooooh, yes!

When I move back to France, come winter, I will have a snow icon! :D
asakiyume
Feb. 9th, 2017 10:31 pm (UTC)
Yes you will, and I'll look forward to pictures of your French winters!
sovay
Feb. 9th, 2017 09:14 pm (UTC)
The woods are lovely, dark, and deep

I love the snow drifting onto the ice of the creek.

Thank you for these photos!
asakiyume
Feb. 9th, 2017 10:32 pm (UTC)
You're welcome--my pleasure. I hear you have about a foot or so in your area, too.
egg_shell
Feb. 9th, 2017 10:01 pm (UTC)
I wanted to say too how much I liked the phrase: lovely, dark and deep. And silent. Beautiful. A good excuse to hibernate if you can.
asakiyume
Feb. 9th, 2017 10:34 pm (UTC)
I have to quickly confess that the line comes from Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" (and then apologize if you already knew that--I just don't want you to think I'm that poetic all on my own ;-)

And yes, absolutely, re: hibernation!
heliopausa
Feb. 10th, 2017 12:02 am (UTC)
Oh, lovely and cold and amazing! Yes, I could make out the mail-truck. :) Can you just stay at home today? For several days? I guess that all won't clear in a hurry.
asakiyume
Feb. 10th, 2017 04:10 am (UTC)
I did stay home--everything was closed (including several roads). Fortunately, I work from home! Thursdays I've been volunteering with some high school kids, but the school was closed, so I didn't have to go out at all--and I didn't, except for the walk and to shovel out the driveway.
pigshitpoet
Feb. 10th, 2017 02:00 am (UTC)
oh how silently the wondrous gift is given..

; )
asakiyume
Feb. 10th, 2017 04:11 am (UTC)
^_^
queenoftheskies
Feb. 10th, 2017 03:33 am (UTC)
Dang! That's pretty, but...

Stay safe! (And warm.)
asakiyume
Feb. 10th, 2017 04:12 am (UTC)
Thank you--I'm well hunkered down, and cozy.
abendstille
Feb. 10th, 2017 09:47 am (UTC)
wonderful pics! thanks so much for sharing.
asakiyume
Feb. 10th, 2017 02:20 pm (UTC)
My pleasure!
puddleshark
Feb. 10th, 2017 11:11 am (UTC)
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

Oh, those pictures are so gorgeous...

But do take care!
asakiyume
Feb. 10th, 2017 02:21 pm (UTC)
Today it's bright and sunny--so sparkling white that when you come inside, everything is dim, takes a while for eyes to adjust. --Oh, and the roads are plowed now.
duccio
Feb. 10th, 2017 08:20 pm (UTC)
Thoe are very pleasing photos. Thanks for taking and posting them.
asakiyume
Feb. 11th, 2017 06:47 am (UTC)
I was really so happy to go out walking in the storm; I felt right at home. So I can honestly say, the pleasure was all mine!

Edited at 2017-02-11 06:48 am (UTC)
dudeshoes
Feb. 10th, 2017 11:08 pm (UTC)
If you are someplace safe in a snowstorm, it feels like a lovely little vacation from life. (Beautiful pics!)
asakiyume
Feb. 11th, 2017 06:48 am (UTC)
I agree! I like that snowstorms make us *stop*.
rachelmanija
Feb. 11th, 2017 02:47 am (UTC)
Beautiful.

For a moment I thought the ruler was a tiny, tiny door. A faerie portal door.

Edited at 2017-02-11 02:47 am (UTC)
asakiyume
Feb. 11th, 2017 06:49 am (UTC)
I love that idea.
purplefigtree
Feb. 11th, 2017 02:48 am (UTC)
Your creek is really something! And the snow is so lovely, deep and thick and pillowy. It snowed for days here too, when im told it's hardly snowed in a decade, but we got maybe eight inches at this elevation. And then it warmed up and rained really hard for a couple days, so that was the end of that. Not too much shovelling for us thankfully.
asakiyume
Feb. 11th, 2017 07:03 am (UTC)
A few years ago we had massive snows, but last year we got almost nothing at all, and the rest of the year was equally dry, putting us in severe drought. This one snowfall won't change that, but it sure was reassuring to see. ... I wouldn't want another one of equal size to come anytime soon, though--that's when the shoveling gets difficult--the piles of snow are too high to shovel new snow onto.

Does the lack of snow for almost a decade mean that you've been in drought too? Glad you got a good snowfall (and that you didn't have too much to shovel).
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