Friday, February 22, 2013

Portrait of a snowstorm

We've known for days that a big snowstorm was on the way. The Weather Channel has dubbed this storm 'Q.'   Follow along as I show you my point of view, in this portrait of a snowstorm.

Thursday, February 21  11:30 a.m.    The calm before the storm

Thursday, 3:20 p.m.   It began snowing here around 3:00 p.m.

 Thursday, 5:20 p.m.  At this point, there was about an inch and a half of snow.

Thursday, 5:20 p.m. In this photo, I'm trying to show the flakes falling. The weatherman said it was falling at the rate of 1/2" per hour, and there were gusts of wind blowing it around.

Friday, 7:00 a.m.  6" on the ground and a very light snow continuing to fall
It turns out our total for this storm was right around 6". Not as much as predicted - still enough to pretty up the garden, and to require use of a shovel and/or snowblower!

 The raised beds are covered with snow. Only the borders are visible.

Beauty of a black spruce in snow

How much snow did your area receive from 'Q?'

Would you like to see my cottage garden in summertime? Click here to see green instead of white!


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