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!

 

 

Digging Out After Ulmer Blew Through

 

I have taken over 50 photos of the digging out process. Although some are not about the digging. I took a walk around the house just to see what drifts had formed where. I took a few photos of the drifts because I like the patterns left in them by the wind. I have arranged the photos in several galleries by different themes. I may not get them all posted or captioned today. So I will be editing this post until they are posted and captioned, so you know what is going on in each photo.

 

We began the dig out early in the morning it was still cloudy and grey.

 

David made it to the ground. Doing some detailed scooping on the steps.

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This next group was taken as I carefully walked over to the shed, so I could check on Milly. I used a shovel as a walking cane to get there. There wasn’t a big drift to shovel through. Earlier in the week the snow from the last to smaller snows had started melting and then froze into a nice patch of ice along the path to the shed.

 

 

The path to the shed close up, by BOB.

 

It Just Kept Snowing And Blowing!

 

I learned this morning checking my local radio stations web page that this winter snow storm had been named Ulmer. So here are my photos of Ulmer. I didn’t get one every hour like I said I was going to. It was not practical opening the door every hour letting out the heat and the cold in. I stopped taking photos at 6 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

When taking this final group, I bravely stepped out on to the landing to get the photo of Nick’s truck.

 

I will probably venture out later this morning when the sun comes up to help with the scooping. I will take before and after scooping photos. I will post those later today or tomorrow.