Saturday, February 9, 2013

Snow Saturday

At 4:30 this morning I was asleep on the sofa. Flashlight in hand. Cats at my feet.

At 4:45 a snow plow on the street behind us stopped and the flashing yellow lights made the cats go nuts. They were zooming up and down the hall and running to the windows.

I took some photos of the back yard through an open window. An icy mixture was blowing into the camera so apologies for crappy effects.




Then I took a few more shots from the carport at the side of the house. The footprints are my son's. He came home from work in the middle of the night.






Compared to CT, MA, RI and Long Island, NY we didn't get slammed with snow. I think there's about a foot of snow out there.

We never lost power, just some flickering. 


Stay warm and safe kids

26 comments:

Marg said...

Glad you didn't lose your electric. Lots of snow there. Hope everyone can stay warm and safe.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

I see what you see. Welcome to Winter. Me too.

Pat said...

Glad you are safe. I pray for those farther east.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Wow, what a sight! I like the "crappy" effects in the first few shots. :) Stay warm and safe. Maybe it won't be as bad as they predicted.

Ron said...

Dianne, I was SO thinking of you and two of my other blogging friends who live in the Jersey/New York areas and hoping you were safe and well.

We didn't get any snow at all, just rain and high winds. Today, it's bright and sunny, but very cold.

LOVE you photos! Especially the first two because the effects look like bubbles! How cool!

Have a great Saturday, dear lady.

X to you and Hope!

X

P.S so glad to hear you didn't lose power :)

TexWisGirl said...

good for you. that 2nd shot is marvelous!

Jay Simser said...

I agree, the "crappy" effects have a wonderful affect on the pictures I love them. Glad you are safe and that you did not get more or lose power. Thank the cats for waking you up so you could take those pictures.

Sylvia K said...

You did get some great shots, Dianne! It does look COLD! Do stay safe and warm!!

Rambling Woods said...

Yup...looks like home...hugs

Mike said...

Stocked up and in for the duration, right?

Rebecca said...

I like the 'crappy effects'. We got about 2 inches, kind of a let down after all that hype.

Lucy the Cat said...

I'm so glad you didn't lose power, Dianne! I love these shots. I don't see anything crappy. My favorite is the second one. You stay warm...kitties too!

Cherie said...

Glad that you didn't get slammed to the extent of some others, but it looks like you got plenty enough. We got some here too, but but just a couple inches. More like an amount to make it look pretty again. We needed a new coat of white wash. ;) I did notice something interesting. Stuff happening here doesn't show on the national radar map. It's like because it happens so much and so often that they block it on the national level, so people in other parts of the country don't get concerned. However, it does show up when you drill down to the local level. So, just so you know, half the Rockies could be covered in blue (for snow) on the radar at any given moment. I thought it was pretty interesting when I realized it. I never would have known if I didn't live here. Just something to add to your fund of useless knowledge. Mine is overflowing. ;)

Danielle said...

Oh my, I am so glad we live in Florida.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Those footprints in the snow are a great reminder of the valor of people who work every single day in these conditions. We spent our working lives in western Oregon, where things shut down for the most part if there was ever even a couple inches of snow, so this really gives me food for thought!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Should add that it doesn't snow hardly ever at all in that part of Oregon and they don't sand the highways usually, plus no good snow removal equipment in a lot of places. (It's not like everything was closed all winter or anything.)

Betty Manousos said...

oh, that's a lot of snow!
love your snowy photos. they are all wonderful!

do stay warm and safe.

Daryl said...

it was a fast few inches in the city where the sanitation trucks double as plows and the streets get cleaned almost as fast as the snow falls ... now its raining making the intersections into icy fjords

Cezar and Léia said...

oh girl, it's so cold there!Impressive pictures with the snow!
Stay safe and warm!
hugs
Léia and little LUNA

CrystalChick said...

Glad you didn't lose power! Neat photos. I like snow, just not that much of it. Kind of glad we didn't get much of any down here... this time.
Be safe and warm and keep taking the pics!!

Nancy Claeys said...

Love how the big flakes appear to be circles in your images Dianne. We could use another good snow. :)

Carletta said...

Love that second shot with the bubbles of bokeh snow!

Linda O'Connell said...

Diane, Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I love your photos, just don't love the snow.

Audrey said...

que de neige,pire qu ici,brrrrrrr !

EG CameraGirl said...

Looks like a lot of snow to me. But I bet a lot of it is gone now...I hope, anyway.

Tina´s PicStory said...

so beautiful snowy pics :)