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Friday, February 26, 2010

There's No Business Like SNOW Business!

When it comes to major snowstorms, Mr. Dion DiPoochy has wonderful coping skills.

He goes to sleep.
And when he wakes, someone else has shoveled out a walking and -- ahem -- business path for him.

It's a good system.

My personal coping mechanism is to stay inside, and take pictures through the windows.
It also works.

This storm is nuts.
The morning brought more relentless snowfall, and this afternoon brought sessions of both brilliant sunshine and heavy wet snow, sometimes within the same 15 minutes. Nuts, I tell you.

At 5 o'clock on Friday morning, the high winds were making eerie snow sculptures in the landscape.

Also at 5 AM, the overnight snow had obliterated all of Howard's Thursday shoveling.
You can still see the stone wall behind the house, but where did the steps go?

There was more snow to come. Okay, now where is our stone wall?

I stepped briefly out of the sunroom door to get a picture of the table and chairs on the patio.
Yesterday you could see them. Today, not so much.

Through a side window, below, a shot of our next-door neighbors' house. They are usually
meticulous about clearing their driveway and those long stairs to their front door.

For this storm, even our intrepid neighbors gave up until there was a break in the snowfall.
(You can't see their steps, either. That makes me ridiculously happy.)

Howard tackled our back steps late in the morning,
after taking care of that pesky thing called work, from home:

Look out below! Attack of Snowblower Man!
Howard managed to shoot the stuff all the way from the driveway
to the sunroom windows. Pretty impressive.

It is beautiful here today, especially right now, mid-afternoon -- the sun is out (well, sometimes), it has gotten milder, and everything gleams with fresh white snow. The tree limbs are laden with it, and the shrubs are all decked out in fluffy snow blobbies.

And I'm glad I'm inside.
I'm also glad Howard is inside now, too, and not playing with the snowblower anymore.
That thing makes me nervous.

Well that's my Snow and Tell for today!

I am not sure what the next few days will bring; my Dad does have pneumonia, again, but it's being treated "at home." Keep your fingers crossed for him, please, that he doesn't need hospitalization. That's no fun at any age, but when you are almost 90 it is very stressful.

Have a wonderful weekend! -- Cass


  1. Oh my much snow. Pretty but that would shut Nashville down! LOL....I would so love to see a pic of the house in the snow from the same spot the original one was taken....and then it posted directly under that

  2. Cass it is very pretty! We have no snow here. Just wind and cold temperatures.

    Dion is so dog gone cute. Ha!

    My prayers are with your Dad for a full recovery.

    Stay warm & happy shoveling.
    ~Melissa :)

  3. That's a whole lotta snow!! I think Mr. Dion DiPoochy has the right idea. You have a very lovely home.


  4. We have heard all about your big snow. I'm glad to hear you are all safe and sound, albeit snowed in! Fantastic pictures, especially the snow sculptures!!

    Hope your dad gets better pronto!


  5. Holly COW!!! no' HOLLY SNOW!!! HA! BRRRRR! pretty pics. though, keep warm! LOVE THE DOGGIE, TO SWEET. JGG

  6. Fingers crossed!

    You were hit as powerfully as we were--yikes, my patience is waning!

  7. Ahh shoveling...the joy of being an adult and owning a home. :P Good day to stay inside and snuggle up with the hubby and some of your "fancy coffee".

    Prayers for your Dad for a speedy recovery.

  8. Wow! That is a lot of snow! That much around here would shut the whole area down around here for a long time. Don't blame Dion - good time to sleep. :-)
    I will keep your Father in my thoughts and prayers.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  9. Honey I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad...prayers coming your way my friend...this has been a terrible year for your family...
    Now girl you can keep that snow...we are suppose to get it again tonight and I look to look at it but don't want to shovel that white stuff ha ha!!
    Hope you have a very Blessed weekend my friend...Hugs and smiles to you...Gl♥ria

  10. Our snow is about 70 percent melted! We still have a few large patches in the grass and a bit of ice remaining on the drive, but the walks are clear and I can see big patches of grass! Another day or two like today and we may be snow free for the first time since Christmas Eve.

  11. Cass,
    I'll keep your Dad in my prayers. Hope he recovers home!
    That snow is unbelievable. Pretty, but I'm sure everyone has had enough by now. Mr. Dion is so adorable. I bet he is spoiled to bits!
    Have a great weekend.

  12. I am so sick of snow!
    Saying a prayer for your dad..You've had quite a spell...:(

  13. Pretty as it is I think you guys back east have been getting more than your share. Not that I want it but really now. Enough already.

  14. Cass you have a beautiful winter wonderland...I'm not a snow person so I'd rather not have that much! the way..your dog is absoultely sweet..I always enjoy your pictures of her. (or is it a him) Anyway just gorgeous!

    Miss Bloomers/Sonia

  15. Goodness, that is a lot of snow!

    Hope it helps you to know that the Summer evenings here are drawing in and much cooler than they had been. Our last day of official Sommer is Sunday so Spring is on its way for you.

    Send best wishes to you, and many wellness thoughts to your Dad,
    Michelle and Zebbycat downunder

  16. We've got the same mess of white stuff here...YUCK! Enough already, Mother Nature! Global warming my butt.

    ♥ the pictures you take of Dion!

  17. I hope you are almost dug out now!
    Stay warm!
    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Hugs, Lisa


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