Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Snowpocalypse: Part dos

I had to force the door open due to the snow drift.

Here I was thinking that civilization would end as we were buried under a horde of ravenous zombies. Instead, we're going to be buried under a glacier here in Oklahoma. We all may become Canadians, eh.

Taken early Wednesday morning as snow continued.

I spent three hours shoveling snow from the driveway, the front porch, the patio, and a pathway to the bird feeders in the redbud tree. Those birds sure eat a lot. I'd be happier if they had jobs and didn't hang around here all day. When we were checking out from Atwoods with sixty dollars worth of bird feed, I said, "Gosh! Those birds are eating better than me!" It brought a chuckle from the cashier and a withering glare from She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed.

Heavy snow fall is more appealing in poetry than in reality.

One nice thing - since the temperature is in the teens this snow is very light making it easy to shovel. That also makes for rapid accumulation of drifts if the wind comes up. Fortunately, high pressure will make the wind drop off tonight, but it will also allow temperatures to drop below zero. I may consider hiding under the blankets until spring arrives.


Blogger Steve A said...

"We all may become Canadians, eh?"

Or Yankees!

6:52 PM  
Blogger The Donut Guy said...

Wow...that's a lot of snow.

7:19 AM  
Blogger The Donut Guy said...

Wow...that's a lot of snow.

7:19 AM  
Blogger Ed W said...

It's been an amazing winter, George. The snowfall is at near record levels, and they simply don't have the equipment to deal with it here. I'll give the Public Works guys credit, though, because they're learning very quickly.

There was a much heavier band of accumulation just north of us. The area around Bartlesville had about 20 inches, with temperatures well below zero. I have to wonder how people survived here in pioneer days.

Next week, it may be in the 70s.lasto

4:43 PM  

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