Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Blizzard Number Two, But Who's Counting?

I think its fair to say that New Hampshire is snow weary. When the first big blizzard hit the first week of February, I got out there with my camera and made sure our massive amounts of snow were duly recorded. Little did I know that we would spend the next three weeks watching it snow again, and again, and again. When this latest blizzard hit on Sunday all we could do is stare in amazement, and a bit of horror as another ten inches of the white stuff fell on top of the white stuff already there.

Ten more inches. That’s seventy five inches total in three weeks. THREE WEEKS! The snow pack was up to thirty six inches right after the storm, right up to the top of the deck railing. Now two days later, its “only” twenty five inches.

Lee has been trying to get some of the snow off of our roof. We are not really worried about the weight; this is a relatively new house that is well-constructed. But we are getting ice dams again, and that’s not good. We don’t want leaks in our attic so he uses a roof rake to remove the snow from the eaves and then tries to hack at the ice underneath. Its hard work and I feel badly for him.

Its very hard with this amount of snow on the ground to believe that it will ever melt. I remember in 2011 when we received ninety two inches of snow, I was certain that there would still be errant piles of snow here and there in June, but I was wrong. I know now that this snow WILL melt. Spring will come, and this past three weeks will fade from memory.

So here for your enjoyment are more snow pictures, this time juxtaposed with pictures of the same area from early summer. 




Clematis Arbor With a Snowcap


Lilacs, See? No Me Neither

Astilbe With Storage Shed in the Back

Same Shed 


Same Spot


Garden Completely Buried. Sad!

Driveway Note Lamp Post

Same Place!

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