Thursday, November 20, 2014

Stuck Under the Snow Streamers

The snow continues to accumulate here.  We're stuck under those snow streamers bringing 'lake effect snow' straight east from Lake Huron.  It's been snowing extremely heavily at times, reducing visibility to near zero.  Another good day to just settle down inside.  Our road and drive didn't get plowed until mid-afternoon.

The snow is now up just above my knees on the level, and it's pretty slow going to walk a loop with the dog in the back yard - but she has to get out!

Snow has accumulated over everything.  I think this is the most snow we've seen arrive in a single 48 hour period since we moved here.  The snow storm of mid-November '14 is going to be memorable.  (Much moreso if you live in Buffalo!)

What was an interesting stone fencerow just days ago is now just big lumps of white.

The spruce tree in the garden looked like this Tuesday...

like this on Wednesday ... and today it's just a big lump of white.

I do like how the snow accumulates on even the tiniest branches of the old hawthorn, wild apple trees and the dogwoods - an interesting black and white pattern on the mostly horizontal branches.


Looking out back around the corner of the house you can see the snow falling.  I edited this picture so at least a shadow of the little greenhouse and the shed would show up.  No trees in the background though!  They've vanished in the snow.

Meanwhile, Roxie loves it.  It's up well above the height of her legs now, and she has to leap through the snow to get anywhere, which she does with wild abandon, burying her whole head in the snow to chase smells all along the way.  Rozie is a Grey County mutt, about the size and style of a thin German Shepherd, but with a lot of white markings like an Australian Shepherd.  Neither of her parents looked like this!

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24 comments:

  1. Beautiful -- can't wait until we get some at the house.

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  2. I'm on the east side of Algonquin Park. We're getting sporadic squalls but thankfully NOTHING like you folks to the west. It was still pretty nasty driving today.

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  3. A totally amazing snowstorm, one for the record books. I'm glad Roxie is having so much fun, though! :-)

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  4. Very different picture out here in California! That's a great shot of Roxie enjoying the snow.

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  5. So a big dump of snow gives you many awesome photos.

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  6. Nice to meet Roxie! Looks like you have plenty of snow:)

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  7. Roxie looks like she's having a ball!

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  8. Wow - that's a lot of snow! Have fun.

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  9. Hope the roof holds up. Hearing horror stories out of Buffalo. Your photos are wonderful.

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  10. Roxie loves snow.
    Enjoying your snowy shots.
    www.womenandperspectives.com/2014/11/sky-watch-cloudless-sky-above-island.html

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  11. A vision in white. Roxie is adorable!

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  12. It's staring to look like you live in Buffalo!

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  13. oh my it sure is pretty but I would worry about my house roof...especially closer to Buffalo

    Roxie is so pretty.

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  14. we saw the news on tv about all the snow - what a chaos!
    love your shots! not even once it isn't cold in the southwest of germany...

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  15. All that snow sure is pretty! Cute pic of your dog too.

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  16. Dogs are like kids in the snow! I have to admit I'm glad I am not up there - we only got a few cm on Wednesday.

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  17. I love SNOW--and yours is gorgeous... But---I will admit that I have NEVER been anywhere where there has been THAT much snow... We think there's A LOT of snow when we get 5-8 inches... ha.....

    WOW--such beautiful photos...

    Take care and stay WARM.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  18. Beautiful snowy scenes in your yard! Wow. That's a lot already. Roxie is adorable. I love watching dogs romp in the snow drifts. It's mostly cold and sunny here with a few squalls passing through. Rain forecasted for Monday. Take care. Pam

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  19. Everything is so pretty covered in a blanket of snow. Looks like Roxie is enjoying the snow.

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  20. wow, you really do have snow!
    i hope you were all ready for it to arrive. i am still just getting my last chores completed ;-)
    your photos are gorgeous to see.

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  21. I can relate to snow. Although we haven't been hit here in North Idaho.
    .We had Matmutte and Butch love the snow.
    Coffee is on

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  22. Wau.. you really have the real winter. So much snow.
    No jaa .. we have now also snow, but not yet as much as you have.
    These are lovely photos.

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  23. Welcome to winter! Roxie is a cutie.

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  24. In Abruzzo in Italy the snow so high I 've ever seen and yet many years !

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