20 December 2009

Talk about a white Christmas!

Posted by Jessica Ball

So in case you hadn’t heard, the East Coast got hit with a lot of snow yesterday. I managed to get back to Virginia from Buffalo pretty early on Friday, so luckily I didn’t get stuck in the mess. But I can’t ever remember seeing this much snow in the DC area before! And especially not all at once…it was pretty crazy to be shoveling the driveway and have an inch of snow fall to cover what I’d just shoveled in less than 15 minutes. 

Here’s what it looked like at noon on Saturday:

Well, there used to be something growing in those planters…
It was pretty neat how much snow piled up on the fences.
Here’s what our street looked like this afternoon. We actually got plowed pretty early on, but we haven’t seen much traffic lately. Everyone’s pretty much staying home, which is a good idea anyway.
I had to climb over our fence to get into the backyard, since our back porch is snowed in and the gate wouldn’t open. I landed in snow to my knees.

Of course, I had to make a snow angel. I plan to make a snow volcano tomorrow.
Not quite deep enough for tunneling!

Crazy weather. (And I just found out that they closed all the schools in the county for the rest of the week. My mom is pretty surprised, but at least she gets a long winter vacation!) And since the DC area doesn’t deal with snow well, I’m guessing we won’t have really dug out until after Christmas.