Friday, December 19, 2008

And Then it Snowed...

When the alarm went off at 4:30 this morning, the news was all about the winter storm that was heading our way with an expected 6-10 inches of snow. By the time I was ready to leave for work at 5:45, the snow had already accumulated 2" and it was near white out conditions. Short of the blizzard in the mid 70's, I don't recall the snow ever falling so fast and furious as it did this morning.

Conditions continued to worsen throughout the day until about noon, when the storm was pulling off to the east, leaving behind a 9" coating of snow in most of our immediate area. As beautiful as it is, I hated driving in it! I'm glad to be home and now enjoy seeing it from the comforts of the great indoors! I did tiptoe outside to take one quick photo. We have to go out in a little bit to do some holiday party shopping. I may take my camera along to catch a few more snow moments.

David is clearing paths to the barn and clearing out the driveway while I give encouragement from the front door. :-) More snow is expected on Sunday and again on Christmas Eve. I do hope Rudolph has his nose at maximum wattage!


Princess Freckles said...

I'm in the Detroit area too, and I couldn't believe it this morning! It was a looong drive to work! I can't wait to be home.

John said...

This snow storm may have destroyed my MSE Melrose Gazebo! I woke up to it collapsed and buried in the snow this morning and I cried! I won't be able to tell if I can put it together until it all melts! However, a plus, I got to close my restaurant early this evening!

Elaine said... looks so cold, but beautiful!

John - I am so very sorry about your Gazebo. I do hope that you will be able to put it back together again!

John said...

Thanks Elaine!
It's still buried, but I can tell I'm going to need to order a new canopy for it.
I'm still positive though! At least it's going to be a gorgeous White Christmas here!