This extraordinary extended cold snap and heavy snowfall we've been having has left us with deep snowbanks, white fields, and snow curls off every roof. I don't know how the snow maintains the structural integrity to hang 2 or 3 feet over the eavestrough, but it does!
As you can tell, my auto-focus has completely stopped working and my manual focus isn't any better! I may have to bite the bullet and buy a new lens.
Yes, there's an eavestrough someplace under there.
The last is a snow cap on a stone post I saw today. The weather has broken now, with the temperature just above freezing. These snow curls are going to disappear fast in the next few days, the lost ephemeral beauty of snowstorms.
I came out to clear the walk after our snowblowing guy had left (he just does the driveway), and found this parked on the drive. I've always wanted one of these to play with! It meant the crew was back to work on the house under construction next door. It took them all day just to shovel the snow off and take it away with a big front-end loader. By tomorrow morning we'll be wakened again by the sound of hammers and saws. They sure timed it right avoiding the bitter cold snap; today felt downright mild.
Before all the snow subsides on itself, I thought I'd better measure it. It's already gone down some, but this is the yardstick I put in the snow beside the front walk. There's a lot of wind here too, so in places the snow is only a foot deep, and in other places it's over 3 feet. And the snowbanks are 4-5 feet. As the hard-packed snow unfreezes on the streets, where it may be several inches deep, the driving becomes treacherous. It's like ruts in the mud. The heavy loose snow can grab your tires and move your vehicle sideways with no warning. You inevitably slide a bit going around corners. You just have to be prepared for it, and know your own vehicle (and have snow tires!).