Saturday, December 26, 2009

Yep, Heaps of Snow for Christmas!

Well, this one did not miss Kansas City. Last time I posted, there was a light drizzle. By the time I went home on Christmas eve, it had turned into evil wind driven sleet. By 10 p.m. it was wind driven snow and temps in the teens. I am a good snow driver, with a sturdy front wheel drive car with new tires, but the drive back from the 11 p.m. church service was one of the scariest I have ever made. The snow was deep, and when my tires bit down, they found the sleet from earlier in the day. That was the last time I was out and about. Since then, I have enjoyed home, good food, and warm company. I went out about 4 p.m. Christmas day, and dug shovel wide paths from door to drive. It was snowing and blowing, and was forecast to snow and blow during the night. Today, less wind, but still snow showers. I widened my paths and dug out the car. The storm has not pulled away enough yet to give the clear days with blue sky that make for great winter pictures, but here are a few photos of the snow taken yesterday and today.

Chair, grill and hand mower are looking forward to warmer days.
Snow everywhere including on outside cars.
20 mph and greater winds made for impressive drifts. This snow sculpting around the ornamental grass is a minor example. Some reported drifts in numbers of feet, and the airport truly struggled to keep runways clear due to the blowing and drifting snow
About seven inches of snow in the sheltered area of the driveway.
Car extracted from snow, and driveway tarmac rediscovered. While I was working on this, it started to snow!
Please I would like one large cup of hot tea and some WiFi, thank you.

1 comment:

Ann T. said...

Dear The Observer,
Of all the pictures on your blog of the ice, I like yours the best! Plus I would like a Cafe Americano and some wi-fi, thank you.

I think you may have endured more snow than we did . . . it looks like it. All of ours is mostly gone. They decapitated the snowman and then that was the beginning of the end. Such destruction!

Ann T.