Thursday, February 3, 2011

Snow!

February 1st brought us quite the storm--a blizzard actually. In Missouri, they always make such a big deal about every snowfall, so we weren't too concerned. That was until the storm hit. It started about noon and by the next morning we woke up to HUGE drifts. The wind blew so hard and for so long--I have never seen anything like it. The official measurement was 17" of snow, but it's really hard to tell. Some places have over 5 feet of snow and in some places its bare.

Here are some pictures we took yesterday to give you an idea of what it's like:


Snow over the top of the fence.


The view from the county road towards the front of the house. Kelly-posing in a low spot where she can still get around.


This is the very center of the county road - measuring in at 14".

This is the backyard-measuring in at 35".
This is not a drift--just the level all the way across the yard.


One of the largest drifts - must be around 5 feet - between the garage and house.


As of now, we have not seen a snowplow. We've heard that they can only plow about 1 mile in 1 hour...so if that is the case, it will take MANY hours to make it by our house. We have plenty of food, diapers, etc. so we should be fine until they make it. Luke is anxious to be plowed out--I think it makes him nervous to be stuck here, but I enjoy it. There is no reason for us to HAVE to go anywhere right now, so why not enjoy the time together and the beautiful snow!

2 comments:

Cathy said...

Wow! That's crazy!

Debbie said...

It is beautiful, isn't it? Awesome pictures. You might have a "little" more snow but it's about the same here.