SHUT UP, WESLEY!!

 

Well, we got another “Bomb Cyclone” last week and his name was Wesley. In my day we just called them blizzards.

He got started on the afternoon of the 10th. I really didn’t pay much attention to him, until I was walking down the hall, and saw these little guys out the window. They were just across the fence in the field eating the brown, dried out stinging nettles and some other weed that gets really tall. They were eating what they could while the storm was not too bad yet. They bedded down for the night in the southeast corner of the field where there are trees and bushes to break the wind. I know that is what they did because there were tracks leading out of that corner back up into the yard after the storm finished. They found a small patch of exposed grass by the south bedroom window.

 

That was the exciting part of the storm for that day. Day two it just snowed all day long. I heard David open the side door and scoop off the landing. So I took some photos after he finished.

This is what the storm dorm door window looked like.

 

Then I took photos of the landing with the drift over the stairs.

 

I was standing on the landing looking east to get this photo of the deck all drifted.

 

The railing of the landing showing how much snow we had so far.

 

I tried to get some photos that should it snowing, but the flakes were pretty small.

It just looks like fog in the distance.

 

Day three of the storm was spent shoveling out. I got started just before 8 am. I opened the side door and began scooping off the landing. Once that was done I continued on down the stairs.

 

Once I got to the ground I stopped to take a couple of photos around me.

 

Then I continued scooping away at the drift on the ground. That finished I started walking over to the shed to get started on the drift over the stairwell there. As I was walking by BOB I noticed he had a pretty nice icicle hanging from his loft. I took photos from two different angles.

 

 

Ok, now going back to the shed. The shed had a nice icicle coming off the end too.

 

Again the drift was pretty deep. I scooped the drift down even with the stones around the stairwell. I was getting tired by this time and my face was getting cold. So I called an end to my scooping. David came out later in the day and scooped it out.

 

I took a few more photos as I walked back to the side door to go back in.

Some of the deck.

 

Some of the glaciers and Icicles coming off the roof.

 

Oh, by the way, today (Tuesday April 16th) as I type this all but a few small patches of snow are all that remain of Wesley. Weatherman says 60 for the next two days and 75 for highs on Friday and Saturday.

I will be back to doing this in the afternoons. Go Figure!

 

 

Icicles and Shadows

 

Yesterday morning as I looked out the kitchen window I noticed the icicles hanging down in front of the window. Some of them were pretty long. I decided to take my camera with me when I went to the shed to get Milly some fresh water and fill her food bowl.

I didn’t know what the photos look like until I got back inside. I basically am shooting blind when taking outdoor photos in full sunshine. The camera screen is just a dark square. I just kind of guesstimate what is in the frame and hope for the best.

 

I took this photo of the icicle hanging off the drain spout for the shed roof.

When I first glanced at it, it looked like a contrail in the sky.

I like that I captured the drop of water at the tip getting ready to fall.

 

The rest of the photos are of the south side of the house. The sun is behind me, so there are shadows of the icicles and of the trees that line the south side of the driveway on the house. I think that just added to the beauty.