Okay, so she really did the sidewalks, and my little lawn tractor with the snow blower wasn't up to the job, so I had to get the local construction company's huge front end loader to clear out our driveway down to the highway. The next picture shows a drift in our back yard that topped the six foot wooden fence....A real Minnesota blizzard here in Bluff Country. Its been a while......
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Its been a while since we've had a real Minnesota blizzard here in the southeastern part of the state (Bluff Country). Maybe a decade or more. Yes, we've had sub zero temps and with very high winds on occasion, the "wind chill" drops out of sight. What has been missing are the big snowfalls that with the wind creates huge drifts that block the roads and pathways. Strangely, this winter's bad storms have passed us closely by to the north and the south. Now, take a look at what the aftermath of a blizzard looked like some time ago, shortly after we had just been married and Mrs. T was clearing the driveway. What a sweetheart!
Posted by troutbirder at 6:13 AM
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It seems like it has been years since anyone has seen so much snow but one never knows!ReplyDelete
Nice to have someone help with all that snow! Great shots, TB. :-)ReplyDelete
Wow, at first glance I thought your wife had cleared the road !! I remember many feet of snow when I grew up in New England. There were times when we couldn't get out of the house for days. (and people still say there is nothing to the "climate change" theories.)ReplyDelete
Wow! Growing up in CA I've never experienced anything like this...I'm glad! You had me going for a minute thinking Mrs. T had cleared that driveway. I thought, boy, she's in great shape!ReplyDelete
Wow, was I ever at first impressed with Mrs. T. Had she actually done that, she could hire out for big money.ReplyDelete
I have never seen a snow like that but wouldn't mind now that I no longer have to get to work. So pretty.
What a way to end a drought! Good to see that you finally got your snow. We're due for more this weekend happily. Nice team work on the clear up!ReplyDelete
Just seems to keep on coming here. I shoveled another 5 inches off the driveway this morning. The piles of snow on the sides of the driveway are over my head in places. It's the long stretches of cold with numerous storms the past two months that have had this cumulative effect. I guess we all get a turn with the extremes of weather.ReplyDelete
Your pictures remind me of scenes from northern Indiana when I was growing up. We lived in the 'snow belt' and often had to deal with drifting snow. Nowadays I'm content to see pictures of other people's snowdrifts without experiencing them myself.ReplyDelete
Well ---I hope you don't get one of them anytime soon. However, this latest storm looks pretty wicked... Good Luck.ReplyDelete
I love snow--but since I've never seen THAT much snow, I'm sure I would want so much at one time... ha
Yes we are awaiting for our next one. The predictors are so good anymore that they know when it is going to hit and how much exactly we will have. It is in Missouri right now and Omaha, Neb. and we will see our first glimpse of it at 4 in the afternoon. I thought at first she had scooped the entire driveway by herself.ReplyDelete
That snow is one of the main reasons my father left Minnesota and joined the Marine Corps and never went back there to live. He hated the snow and we lived in Southern California for most of our lives. Now I live in New Mexico and we do have four seasons. My Cleveland-born husband thinks I'm crazy but I just love the snow when it falls because I was a "snow-deprived" California Girl (go figure).ReplyDelete
All that snow looks familiar to me! I have been trying to send the snow south for you..hope you get some soon. We have enough up here for a bit. It does look like Mrs. T did the entire drive..I like that photo!:)ReplyDelete
Reminds me of when we lived in Alaska!ReplyDelete
Well, when I was a little beaner all the drifts seemed to be very big! I haven't seen the big drifts for quite a while. Interesting reminder.ReplyDelete
I remember those, back in the 50's. Schools never closed, and I had to walk 3 miles uphill, both ways.ReplyDelete
Seriously, this winter has been mild here, about half what is in my yard normally, bit less than a foot.
Aw, my heart just goes out to you, Troutbirder! This will be the second time I have made this offer tonight, but get yourself a dumptruck, drive over here to West Central Minniesnowda, load up all the snow you want, we won't mind if you take it all, and dump it where it is needed around your home.ReplyDelete
Don't thank me, TB, I am just doing another favor for someone suffering snow deprivation.
Oh...NOW I remember why we left Wisconsin!ReplyDelete
Got 8-10 inches here yesterday,just recovering from sledding.ReplyDelete
don't miss those blizzards much from my wisconsin days. :)ReplyDelete