Here in Butler, Pa(about 40 miles north of Pittsburgh) we have about 7" of this white stuff on the ground with about 4" expected on saturday. Thank goodness I'm retired from SHOVELING it!
We're supposed to get between one and three inches tomorrow - just enough to be a pain. Anything less then 6" isn't really worth talking about! I thought our back to back blizzards a couple of years ago were fun - well over 2 feet of snow with drifts taller than I am. Now that's what I call snow......:D:D
I love the snow! Here's the background I made for Dasher's picture.
And here's my favorite barn
Snowing more here in NE Ohio!:cool:
Our forecast for a measly little 1-3", has now been changed to all rain. It's sleeting out right now, and it will soon change to all rain I suppose. :( Oh well - January and February are usually our snowiest months, so there's hope yet.
The snow started just before 3 p.m. (when it was predicted! gasp!) with a few flakes, still not more than a dusting, but they have upped our prediction to 5-10 inches. There are still birds out eating the seed I threw down earlier, and it is dusk out - usually they are tucked away for the night by the time it gets this dark, so I believe we will actually get a shovel-able amount this time.
We got another 4-6 inches last night & today. It could stop anytime now & I'd be happy.:)
Another 6 inches today, and flurries clear to Wednesday.
It's winter, we get it.
It's snowing right now the prettiest snow
Big fat flakes from the night sky
Bunches of flakes at a time
Likes the worlds softest snowballs
Drift toward my car on the quiet street
And plop near silently on my heated windshield
They fall, unhurried
Like they will go on forever
No wind, no rush, just
Snow eternal, it implies,
Get home, hunker down
Set those mittens on a radiator and
Settle down indoors
Loved the poem, Karen. A poet AND the Mayor!!
Our snowfall started as big flakes around 3 and it's kept on going. I was noting how fluffy and light they were landing on the 8 or so inches from Thursday!!! I caught the latest addition to our cat house watching the snow as it came down Thursday - ah...if we could only read their little pea brains!!! Nutmeg (I'm working on adding her to my gallery) wandered into our yard earlier in November and was spotted by Bibette - I thought it was just another gray squirrel, until I spotted the kitty face. She was scraggly, skinny and, we discovered, loaded with fleas. Trip to the white coats, some flea stuff, and a few square meals, and she's perked right up and is giving everyone!!! a wild run (literally!!!). So her looking out the window at the accumuating snow was almost one of "I'd be out there freezing if not for my finding the right back yard."
Done shoveling, we got about 7 inches. The sky was clearing over head as I finished ...
In the wee hours of the morning,
The world is quiet with only
The rumble and beep of the plow
And the scrape of my shovel against the pavement
And an occasional whump of snow
As it hit the growing snow pile
With just enough force to make a dent
As well as add a bit more heft to
The small mountain of snow
And I glance at the sky, the snow has stopped
Stars begin to appear
And the last few wisps of cloud
Race past the full moon, heading
Quickly out to sea
To add their snowy benediction to the waves
The snow itself kept late hours! ;)