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Snow Day

I tend to get a bit happy-happy-happy when there is a “real” snowfall in the forecast.  So just imagine my inner-child’s excitement when those flakes began to fall!  No longer could I sit by the window reading as my surroundings became a blanket of white, I simply had to go outside and play… with my camera of course!

snow leaves

snowy pine

winters window

magnolia

snow fence

snowy view

snow shrooms

It felt good to be behind the lens giving my creativity a much-needed outlet.  With the exception of birthdays and holidays, I haven’t done much creating over the past year; hopefully I can change that in 2013, but with my current work schedule I’m not making any promises!

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Pennsylvania Drivers

Get your shit together! You would think that by the third blizzard in one month, yes, you heard me right THREE BLIZZARDS, people would slow the hell down. Obviously that is not the case. This morning on my commute to work I passed 17 morons, in a span of three miles mind you, sitting in their cars stuck in ditches because they spun off the road. IDIOTS! Forget health care, I want to know when the government is going to start doing something about retards behind the wheel!

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The Storm of the Century, AGAIN!

As in 3 days later, again. Seriously, what are the chances!?! There. Is. So. Much. Snow. It’s everywhere and being hauled out by the truck load!

Honestly, I thought this whole snowpocalypse thing was my fault. I talked smack on Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction. He had the same one last year. We have had such mild temperatures over the last decade that people have forgotten what winter really is. So, I called the furry fat rodent a liar and told him to bring it, and he did, TWICE. Later I was informed that Blizzard #2 was actually Farmer Josh’s fault, but more on that confession in another post.

We received well over 5 feet of snow in 5 days! Who has time for that!?! Everything closed and I mean everything! Philadelphia shut down as did Lancaster. Highways, byways, the turnpike and interstates, all closed. The drifting snow was and still is a major issue. Oh and by the way, today, around 2, we are being issued another storm warning. This time we are only going to get about 6 inches…only. Awesome.

Here’s the photo tour of what went down.

Wednesday morning, day 1 of being snowed in. All that is left of my garden are the tops of the wooden stakes, the fence is buried.

Wednesday evening, attempting to stay atop of the ever mounting snow!

Snow made cattle shoots. Pa knows what I’m talking about! haha

Thursday afternoon, day 2 of being snowed in. I finally made it to the sidewalk! WooHoo!! Now I had to dig out a space to put my car in once the snow emergency was lifted and street parking could resume. Unfortunately that meant digging out my vehicle that was buried a few streets away as well. Sigh.

Lots of melting icicles make for lots of icy walkways!

 I decided to walk around town and see if anything was going on. There wasn’t.

Friday, day 3. Freedom! I managed to make it to work, but as you can see the roads were still a mess. If you didn’t have 4 wheel drive chances are you weren’t going anywhere. Snow plows and earth diggers were still out in full force trying to combat the drifting snow.

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Love is in the Air

Well, more like the snow.

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The Storm of the Century

That is what they were calling it. Was it? I don’t know but we go nailed! It looks to be around two feet. That’s 24 inches of glorious white fluffy flakes… until you have to shovel it, then it quickly becomes crap!
 
Lancaster sat directly in the path of the storm, so the area was quite a flutter with the upcoming weather event since last Friday. Businesses closed, schools let out, all before the first flake even started it’s descend from the sky. I left work a little before two and on my way home stopped off at the yarn shop. Most people around here stock up on milk, bread & eggs; me, I need crafting supplies! Upon entering the center I was greeted by a fleet of trucks all patiently waiting for the madness to begin.
 

I managed to make it home just as the snowy fog rolled in.

6am the next morning.

Somewhere in the middle of it.


At least Jimi was enjoying himself!

My snow-covered gnome-home.


As luck would have it, we are in the middle of another mammoth storm! I’m sure I’ll have more pictures to share after I dig out, again!

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Happy Holidays

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!

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Never Fails

I woke up this morning and it looked like old man winter crapped all over the place! Don’t get me wrong it’s not that I don’t like snow. It’s more of the shoveling I dislike, especially when little balls of ice are pelting me in the face and the snow on the shovel weighs more than a sumo wrestler!

I was sitting at my computer reading blogs and sipping coffee wondering how long I should wait for the snow fairy to appear. By 11 I figured it was a no go, so I bundled up, grabbed my shovel and headed out the door. Doesn’t it figure no more than 10 minutes AFTER I was finished I hear the the little twerp motoring down the sidewalk with his blower! Murphy’s Law sucks and I fall victim every time!

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Just a Taste

Today Lancaster County received it’s first dose of winter weather. Already at 5:30 NPR was reporting a slew of local accidents and the sun wasn’t even up yet. Yes, I get up at an ungodly hour but I love to sew in the wee hours of the morning. What can I say, I’m a freak!

As soon as the first flake descends from the sky people remove their heads from atop their shoulders and shove them as far up their ass as humanly possible. Then drive at warp speed to their destination, usually the grocery store so that they may purchase all the milk, bread and toilet paper, just in case the dusting of snow turns into a full fledged blizzard. Fucking idiots!

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