Monday, March 2, 2009

My World Tuesday = Snow!

My World Tuesday = Snow At Last!
March 3, 2009
Virginia finally got a good snow storm. We have about four to five inches of snow on the ground now. This is the biggest snow event in Northern Virginia since the big snow of February or March 2003. And this was the first time in years that we had enough snow for Jack to warrant using his little red snowblower to clear our drive and entrance. The very last time Jack used the snowblower was in February of 2005! Jack and I haven't seen this much snow since we got stranded in Butte, Montana in 2007 in a late May snowstorm. Believe me that was a butte in Butte!
But back to Northern Virginia and our recent snowstorm. We had over 150 car crashes today in Northern Virginia and all schools both public and private had the day off. Jack and I spent a lot of time watching all the birds that descended on our bird feeders for food. See video of this on last blog post. Tonight 850 trucks are treating the roads for tomorrow's morning commute because the remaining snow will turn to ice overnight because of the low temps. And our county, Prince William, will not have school tomorrow.
Meanwhile our neighbor , good friend, and fellow blogger, Dragonquilter, got stranded at an airport on her way back to Virginia from a weekend trip. I'm sure she will report on this on her blog this week after she gets unpacked. You can check her blog on my blog roll.
As for our grandson, Jack Aidan, he didn't know quite what to do with the snow. He liked it and he didn't like it. He wanted to go inside till he got to the doorstep and then he wanted to stay outside. Our daughter Jennifer finally took him inside to warm up and thaw out his little red hands that kept feeling the snow. Obviously he was trying to figure out what this strange white stuff falling from the sky was and why it was in his yard. I think many Virginians were wondering the same thing. Why is this white stuff here in March and why do I have to get out and go to work in a white out.
Now please hop out of this Virginia snowbank and go visit some other My World Tuesday folks by clicking here: http://showyourworld.blogspot.com/


8 comments:

Marites said...

that looks so cold. We're having colder days too but not as cold as there, thank goodness. My world entry is up too.

Arija said...

I love sno and am glad you go a good fal for the little red snow blower to come into its own.

SandyCarlson said...

The view is very beautiful! I love the way snow becomes a special occasion just by showing up (or down).

Greensboro Daily said...

J & J: We are a husband/wife blogging team just south of you in Greensboro NC. We got that same snow storm and I milked it for about 500 pictures. Enough for one a day for a year and a half........

Your photos are so tranquil!

Jan

fishing guy said...

Joann: How funny that you have more snow then we do. Try to stay warm and dry.

CTG Ponies said...

We had snow too - about 8 inches. I'm really ready for spring...

W. Latane Barton said...

We got about 3 or 4 inches of snow in southeast Va. I was beginning to think we weren't going to get any this year.

Patty said...

I bet the snow didn't last long, did it. I see a pretty red cardinal sitting on your patio.