Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snowed In



I live in a fairly dry area - our average annual snowfall is only 135.4 cm here - that is the equivalent of 53.3 inches which isn't really all that much.  Well, I think we have had all of that land in the last week or so, and with the high winds that came with it we have quite a few drifts as well.  Usually, our roads stay clear and the driving is good but this month is an exception.

Yesterday I went out with my daughter to take some photos of the drifts - they remind me of sculpture with all the variety in shapes and sizes.  After being snowbound all week it was nice to get out and get a bit of fresh air, until we got stuck trying to drive through a small drift.  So, dh  towed the car out when he got home and dd is being a little more careful about what she tries to drive through.  As for me, I am back to being housebound.  But, I thought I would share some of the photos I took on our brief tour around the village so here they are...












This weather has really come as a bit of a shock to the system.  The cold we are used to here but, because we are fairly arid, this amount of moisture is unusual.  It is sad that we are seeing the effects of climate change all over and yet we are still doing next to nothing to control carbon emissions.

5 comments:

Gerry Krueger said...

We're snowed in again for the third time this winter... But at least this time my mother wasn't moving and I can stay home. I notice what our weather people used to call a "major snow storm" is now called a "significant snow event..." LOL Stay warm...and pray the electrical power stays on..Gerry K.

gocrazywithme said...

Wow, Kerry, you did get some snow! The drifts are lovely; so graceful. And I'm sure a big ole pain in the butt!

Thearica said...

NOW that IS snowed in!!

Katy said...

Love your work on the Under The Sea quilt!

Good luck with all the snow,
Katy

Katy said...

EEk! Good luck with all of that white stuff!

Katy