Monday, February 8, 2010

snowed in

The official measurement in Washington: 17.8 inches. Really? I would round that up to 2 feet. It was amazingly beautiful, but oh so treacherous. Trees down everywhere, including a beautiful magnolia in front of my building, and a dogwood around the corner. But hot tea, warm oatmeal muffins, and an occasional snowball fight help to sustain (ummm...I have bruises on parts of my body I had forgotten existed).

Bear with me as we dig out, and brace for another storm tomorrow into wednesday (6-12 more inches expected). I hope to have some photographs for you later this week.

Be safe and warm.

15 comments:

Semigloss Chic said...

Our official measurement of 22" in my front yard...Craziness!! Stay Warm!

house things said...

JCB,

I believe you probably do have around 2'. When more than about 6" falls, the snow compresses. Especially, this wetter sort of snow.

best,
Kathleen

home before dark said...

This weather is wackaroo. Sorry to hear about the magnolia and dogwood. Take care or yourself.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Yes - all of the magnolias up the street in my neighborhood are down as well -too sad :-( I was out saturday night shaking snow off the few remaining standing trees to help save them (while scott stood to the side yelling at me to stop!)
I'm at work today though- had to walk the treacherous, mostly unplowed 2 1/2 miles. NOT FUN.
At least we have power here in the city and don't have to deal with the cold!

Janet said...

You all will be glad to know that I was out this morning salvaging red bud branches to force inside. I also thought I would try some of the dogwood too, though I have never done it before, so don't know how it will work. We'll see...

Sanity Fair said...

Loved your snow chronicle pictures - I can't BELIEVE it is going to snow EVEN MORE! This is insane! But beautiful.

little augury said...

Janet- just keep in mind you are making future trouvee. Honoured that I popped into your frame of reference as you watched Sense & S.
I must be Eleanor ( I hope)

smilla4blogs said...

So sad to hear you lost the magnolia!!! Hope to see photos of the dogwood and redbud when they bloom...you will succeed!

Pigtown-Design said...

Bummer about the magnolias! I think we had about 30". Elkridge, just 5 miles from here, had 40 inches. Just kill me!

pve design said...

We have not had a storm like that here --- but one is anticipated. I love really big snow falls and how it can bring calm, but not the treacherous side, we are on a hill and quite a few elderly are around us, I worry about them falling.
pve

pve design said...

Oh, might I add, I worry about me falling gracefully too.
pve

Janet said...

Stefan ~ I think the magnolias really get it because their big beautiful leaves really hold the snow! I just spent two hours clearing off the rest of the trees around the building. . . before the next round hits!

little a ~ Eleanor, of course!

pve ~ be careful! I just slid off a 6 foot snow pile, right into the sidewalk. Not graceful at all.

Scott Fazzini said...

This weather is AMAZING! Unfortunately, the beautiful big old magnolia in front of my building has been destroyed too. So sad. It's strange to look out of my windows and see buildings instead of branches full of gorgeous magnolia leaves.

Gretchen said...

Oatmeal muffins? Do share.

Stay warm - I already have big plans that include a warm quilt and a good book.

Janet said...

Scottie ~ it is AMAZING! I think the magnolias are really the biggest victims of this storm. Poor things.

G ~ open a package of Jiffy oatmeal muffin mix, add an egg and a 1/4 cup of milk, bake. As soon as they come out of the oven, slather them with good Virginia honey and enjoy with that good book. xx