|It's hard to capture how hard it was coming down, but you can see visibility was low.|
|Taken just outside the back door on Friday, when it had only been snowing a few hours. That's our grill to the left and the coop in the distance.|
|Rula's flock entertainment|
|Notice the 'chicken scratch' and 'grainstorming' on their little papers lol|
|Rula's dogs on Friday when the snow was still only a few inches deep|
|Rula's dog in the first path I tried digging only hours into the storm. There was a lot of snow yet to come!|
|Half-way to the chicken coop and looking back.|
|Happy to stretch after being all cooped up!|
|Half of Rula's flock in search of grass|
|You can see how the winds created patterned snow dunes much like those made of sand.|
|This pic and the next show the snow depth. Our fencing is a bit over 4 ft. Everywhere I stuck a measuring stick, I got confirmation that we got 3 ft of snow, plus deeper (4-5ft) drifts.|
|We won't be opening that gate anytime soon.|
|Our creek. It's really there, running right behind the closest tree.|
|So glad I filled the bird feeders! This little fella was too cute.|
|I love seeing tracks in the snow. Plus it was so sparkly!|
And as of this evening (it's after 5:30 pm Tuesday as I'm typing this), our street hasn't been plowed. The department of transportation did finally make it out to our neighborhood's streets today, but for some reason, they drove right past ours. We're the only street here that didn't get plowed, and yes, my neighbors and I called in to report the situation, but all they could do was to put in another 'work order' and hope to make it back by morning. Our neighbor and my husband are out there trying to clear as much as they can, but it's simply too much snow. When it's that deep, the smaller mowing tractor plow attachments and snow blowers don't work well.
In any case, school is cancelled tomorrow too and we'll see what they say about the rest of the week. I've heard that someone in our area had to be airlifted (because of unplowed roads) to a hospital due to heart problems. I saw on the news that many died after suffering heart attacks while shoveling...and many more died from accidents and hypothermia. My heart goes out to their friends and families. Although it left us with beautiful scenery, Blizzard Jonas was powerful and dangerous...and deadly. I'm not about to complain about shoveling or a plow passing us by. At least my family is safe and sound.
If you were in the path of the storm, I hope you and yours are safe and sound too!