If you live on the East Coast, particularly if you live between Washington D.C. and New York, you know that yesterday things shut down for a huge blizzard. I figure we got about 2 feet, here in Malvern.esrblog
and I decided to pretend we were in the Poconos, shut in cozily with a lot of food and our cat. It was wonderful. (Or, at least, it was wonderful until I pulled a muscle just above my right hip shoveling snow. Ow.) He wrote about it in his blog, here
Unfortunately, I didn't think to take pictures right after the snow stopped, when the piles of snow on the roof looked like sculpted sand dunes. pmat
said that there likely was no rush to do so, because the weather forecast was for temperatures below freezing until Thursday.
Apparently the forecast lied. It's Sunday afternoon, and about 35 degrees Fahrenheit here. Notable meltage is occurring, blurring the snow-dune effect and helping wonderfully with clearing the roads.
Still, I took some photographs of my house. This one
shows off the enormous icicles that have been developing as the snow on the roof melts, drips and refreezes. (We knocked away the ones right over the door, in the interest of self-preservation.) This one
shows one of our pines, still ornamented with a little ice and snow.
I couldn't get good shots of the roof, and without the dune effect there wasn't much point to trying, but this one
and this one
show the entire house and immediate surroundings. This last one
shows the area near my door, rather like the shot of my Christmas decorations from December.
So the blizzard is over, and the melting has begun. I only hope we don't get a torrential rain this week, to hurry the process and overload the water table.