We got our first real blizzard last week after nearly a year without much snow. The weather folks say we got more than 10 inches in my neighborhood. It was an extremely odd storm. On the first night, the blizzard delivered "thunder snow," with lightning and thunder. My husband loves thunderstorms, so he kept taking photos of the heavy snow from our porches. At midnight, we noticed that one of our trees had lost quite a few large branches, so my husband had to move his truck from the driveway.
We spent the next day shoveling all the snow from our driveway, porches and sidewalks. My husband did most to the work, because we only have one shovel that works at lifting heavy snow. And it was heavy!
|Our neighbors' cat Levi, trying to take a nap in the cold.|
Two days later, the road to work was still blocked by a stranded vehicle, so I took the day off and tried out my new snow-shoes on the nearby trail. It looked like the snowmobiles had got there first, even though they aren't supposed to drive on the trail.
|Breaking in my snow-shoes. I got them for a 50 percent discount from Active Endeavors in West Des Moines.|
|I wish my legs were this long. Ha!|
|Very unflattering photo, but wanted to show off my rainbow colored balaclava.|
I snow-shoed for about a mile. I wanted to go farther, though, because the snow was so beautiful.
Did you get hit by the blizzard last week? What did you do to keep you and your family entertained while you were snowed in?