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Snow and icicles

There was more snow yesterday. Because we just can’t seem to get enough around here.  Seriously – it has to stop!  There is nowhere to put the snow at the back of our driveway:

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I don’t remember ever having this much snow on the ground. Even a few years ago when it was really bad I  don’t think we had this much.

We went out for our usual Wednesday bagel. Check out this enormous (and dangerous) icicle hanging off the building.

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Isn’t that insane?? I like how they just put an orange cone underneath it (not pictured). Like that will do any good. I wasn’t the only one taking a picture either LOL!

Here is one of my 10% meals right here.

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Yummers!

It started snowing again today and I think there was another inch or two. 

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It feels like it’s going to be June before we see the ground.

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Anyway, here is a fun and exciting sign of not spring, but at least something green!  I do believe that this is a flower spike coming out of one of my orchids! I just noticed this yesterday.

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SQUEEEEEE!  This makes me so excited I can barely stand it!  Grow faster, dammit!

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17 comments to Snow and icicles

  • It’s like our lives are in reverse. If I want that lovely cold white stuff I’d have to make it in my freezer and my orchids grow wild outside in my garden. Am endlessly fascinated by your snow photos. Just CANNOT get my head around the stuff. It looks so fluffy and soft and clean but that is probably not the reality. I remember you kindly telling me that it acts as insulation over your plants (obviously I’m a cold weather ignoramous). Amazing stuff. Your orchid is looking very healthy by the way and yes, you do have a flower to look forward to from that little shoot.

    • The snow looks clean because it is fresh fallen. It will look gross and dirty after a while. This is lighter snow, too. Sometimes wet and heavy snow falls and that is really hard to shovel.

  • Jen

    I’m completely over the snow too! YUCK! We’re supposed to get a lot of rain tomorrow, that will ***hopefully*** make it go away faster!

    At least it looks like it should be warming up soon, relatively speaking. We all need a little warmth and a little SUN for goodness sake!

  • Great picture of that ice! Wow!

    Question for you – how does the Prius do in the snow and ice? I’m naive as I’ve never had to really deal with big snow living in the Northwest. But my little Ford Focus SUCKS in the snow and ice! So dangerous. Our VW Tourag on the other hand is great. So why wouldn’t you guys get an SUV type of car for the snow? Just curious.

    • The Prius does fine in the snow. We have no need for an SUV, really. We don’t do the kind of driving that warrants one. I wouldn’t be trying to drive through piles and piles of snow with it, but as long as the roads are passable, the car seems to do fine. Our Saturn wagon does pretty well in the snow, too, surprisingly.

  • deb

    My goodness Lori! Look at all that snow!!! Wow! And that icicle! That could skewer somebody!! AND you got your orchid to bloom!!! Wow , wow and WOw! LOL! The snow actually looks beautiful…that from somebody who doesn’t have to deal with it. happy And from the looks of it i could see it taking until June to thaw out! Hang in there!! Hugs! deb

  • Kim

    That icicle is crazy – I thought we had some big ones a couple weeks ago but nothing compared to that!!!

  • That is a lot of snow. Re-damn-diculous at this point! And that icicle? Scary! I saw that people are getting injured by falling ice…winter is the gift that keeps on giving. sad

  • Woah…those icicles are INCREDIBLE!!!!! “Hey, Mother Nature? Can you knock it off for my blog friends now??? Thank you, Roz”

  • That’s really a lof of snow Lori, I can understand you are getting tired of it.

    That icicle is amazing, never seen anything like that before, very special.

  • I keep seeing news stories of those icicles falling off & smashing things & almost hurting people – YIKES!!!!

  • We were in the high 30s yesterday and it melted a teensy bit of the snow. I’m hoping the rain today melts a lot more. The banks are so high it is really difficult to see oncoming cars. This has just been a long and hard winter. I think everyone is ready for Spring!

  • I’m feeling winter exhaustion and complete envy for any and all of my friends who are not dealing with this crap!

  • Icicles scare me. The 10-story building I worked in would drop icicles all day after a storm. It didn’t take facility maintenance long to adopt a policy of closing off the open areas and redirecting foot traffic through covered areas. This wasn’t a problem for me, because I moved between buildings via the underground (and slightly warmer) parking garage. happy

  • Biz

    I am so with you Lori – can’t remember the last time I saw the ground that wasn’t covered in ice and snow – so today we will have high winds and thunderstorms, only to be followed by more arctic air. Gah!

    My daughters birthday is March 7 – I remember it being so warm some years we had water balloons, and other birthdays where I had to shovel six inches of snow for the guests to make it to the front door.

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