Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Morning After

I did get a few pictures of the BIG SNOWFALL before I dropped my new camera in the snow. Luckily, after I dried it all out, it seems to be working fine. I thought you might enjoy seeing them.
This is one of my kitchen windows, but it's what every single window in my house looked like during the storm. I kept trying to look outside to see how bad it was, but the wind was smacking the wet, heavy snow up against our window screens and it stuck there. It was a little creepy, to be honest with you. I like to be able to see outside. I'm funny like that.

After it was (mostly) over, when we went out to try to dig out the vehicles, I saw that the snow was sticking to the whole house. This is unusual. Generally, the snow falls on the ground, the cars, the roof - not the side of the house. Weird.

I wish this picture had come out better. This is the path I just created by walking down my side steps and around my car. I was hoping you could see how deep the drifts were. I was walking - well, shuffling, really - through crotch-high snow. Wait, that's not very lady-like. Let's say it was hip-high snow.


Believe it or not, this is after about twenty minutes of car-snow removal. I don't ever remember the snow on my car being this tall.
Still, it is pretty. And fun to play in. And, as soon as the pain is over (snow removal causes pain - it's just a fact of life!) I'll be happy to talk about how lovely Maine is in winter. But first, I have to dig out my gas grill and my trash cans.


23 comments:

AirmanMom said...

ME...WOW! we went to dinnner at Kittery Point last night, and I saw many cars with snow stuck to the side...they must have come from your neck of the woods! Although, the house we went to had snow piles over 6 feet high from the shoveling!
Stay warm and watch your six (not military wise-shoveling wise!)
~AM

Midwest Mommy said...

OMG! That is just from one storm on your car? I shall never complain about snow again.

c3 said...

Love the photos! The snow sticking to the side of the house is especially intriguing!

I just have to ask: are digging out your gas grill because you want to USE it?????

Andrew Scott Turner said...

this is just encouraging more bad behavior. posting photos of snow and all. now it's going to snow three feet.

STOP BEING AN ENABLER

Under the Influence said...

Oh my.

Joanie said...

Wow! that's a lot of snow!

I dread next winter when I'm living here by myself with no one to help me shovel.

for a different kind of girl said...

I have to say it. It looks especially pretty because it's there, not here! We've had our share...and so I'm going to bask in temps they say are going to get to 64 degrees here today.

Of course, tomorrow we're slated for snow, rain and far colder temps, so, yeah....

:)

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

It doesnt look any better at your house. Snow sucks. Maine sucks. I hate winter.

Hallie

Reddirt Woman said...

That must have been a very wet snow to stick on your house that well. I'm not envious, need I say...Glad the camera turned out okay. I sat on mine and it bent the lens part out of joint, but when I pushed it back into place it worked fine. Thank goodness. It does give you a scare for a minute, though.

Thanks for sharing. I got a little pink yesterday working in the flower bed in my tank top, so I needed something to cool me down... Okay you can throw rocks at me now...lol

Just Joni said...

Brrrr...makes me cold just reading your blog! I wish I could direct some of our California sunshine your way to melt some of that snow...you certainly have more than your fair share!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

I am speechless... snow can be pretty but I think that went way beyond pretty to pretty scarey... I would be afraid of the roof caving in under the weight of that much snow.
I will keep to my lower part of the upper 48 thank you...
HUGSSSSS and a lectric blanket to you... well the blanket would nto help much in a power outtage. a snow blower to you???

Elenka said...

Wow, you look like you got about 6-8 inches more than we did!! We had one car to clean ( the other 2 were in our ((sorry to say)) garage and that one was a real pain....This snow was harder to clean than any other snow I remember. And it DID stick to everything... there is a large stand of trees that I travel through everyday and for 2 days now one side of them STILL has the snow stuck to the side. They look little millions of birch trees, from one side.

Becca said...

that IS a shitload of snow. we didnt get much this winter.

My fave thing about storms like that is when you have to get the car out so you dig a path and start it up, go inside while it warms up and it snows to fill the path before you come back outside.

Alice said...

Gorgeous snow. Which is pretty to look at in the pictures. Very pretty. I don't know about the digging though.

Auds at Barking Mad said...

We're digging out over here too. Just got our power back late last night after a couple of false starts.

I love Maine...really I do, but I am more than ready for spring (mud season!) and summer.

Sarah Laurence said...

Yep, my yard and house looks like that, but luckily we have a garage. You got more snow than we did, but ours was wet and sticky causing other problems. The skiing has been great so I’m not complaining.

Lynn said...

There was one time when we lived in Illinois where the snow drifted so high, you had a hard time opening the doors to the house...just kinda scary to me but yes, pretty too !

Mary Lee said...

I too have never seen snow sticking on the house like that - and you know if its sticking its heavier than heck. Nothing more painful than that on the back!

We are suppose to get 7" tonight/morrow... which means none or 40.

Vegas Princess said...

Those pictures make me SO happy we moved to Vegas. :)

claudia said...

I sure wish there was some way to trade some of our "sunshine" (rain at the moment) for your snow, we need the water, you need to get out from under all that! I am sorry, I think I will never complain about mowing the lawn again!
You could come and stay with me til this goes away for you!

Mabry's gamma said...

Thanks Mary Ellen for stopping by my blog.

Like you, I should have kept things from my youth or the very least my mom should have, what a killing we could have made on ebay. If only we knew back then there would have been such a thing as ebay. LOL

TattingChic said...

WOW! That is some snowfall you had there! I grew with snow and I don't ever remember it sticking to the SIDES of a house, either or a window...Ice maybe, but not snow! How funny. The wind must've really been blowing it at an angle!
That is a LOT of snow. Have fun playing in it once you get yourself dug out of it!

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog today! :)

Scriptor Senex said...

For a moment, when you said you were going to dig out your 'gas grill' I had visions of barbecues. I know some of us bloggers are mad but that mad????