The storm hit us full on, starting Wednesday morning. It was late Friday by the time it stopped. It's hard to say how much we got, but roads and schools were closed, and much of our downtown was shut down. This storm was accompanied by high winds, so it drifted, piling deep in some places and only reaching about 18" in others.
The snowblowers and shovels have been busy. This snowbank beside our driveway is over 3 feet deep. The first foot of that pile was bare grass on Tuesday! If I was 8 again, I'd be digging a snowfort!
It's hard to get a photo that shows how deep the snow is, but I thought I'd share a few photos of our Heron/Stork/Ostrich in the garden to try and capture the deepening white stuff. This is our Ostrich today.
Back on Jan. 16th, winter had been quite moderate and its head was still above ground.
Then in early February the snow started to accumulate and winter started to look almost normal as its head disappeared.
After Wednesday's snow it looked like this, only a small tuft of the grass showing above the snow. Our Ostrich is entirely buried; hope it's ok under there! Compare this to the third picture above.
Then today I looked out and there was no trace even of that top shred of the grass stem. I'll let you know how it survived once the snow disappears. I seems that will happen soon; we have a week of above-freezing daytime temperatures coming up.