|Graphic from Baptist Bible Hour|
Last night a few lazy flakes began drifting down as we ate supper. Just a snow shower, we thought, though it had begun to snow much more heavily as we headed off to church. By the time we returned a couple of hours later, there was close to 6" of snow on the ground. One very interesting thing in this snowstorm was the presence of "thundersnow", which I had never heard of before. We did see lightning three times in our travels, and figured it might be thundering but we didn't hear it due to the noise of our tires on the unplowed road. A friend told me that thunder and lightning in winter is often followed by large amounts of snow. That proved true in this case. By this morning, there was over a foot of snow!
Here are some pictures from around our yard. I must note that we already had a lot of snow prior to this snowfall, so what you see is more than a foot deep, obviously.
|Out back (taken through a window) -- toward the center of the picture you can see a small peaked roof. That is the kids' tree house.|
|Plowing the snow was a must both last night and this morning!|
|Heavy snow like this can cause power outages and downed trees. So far, so good!|
|Snow outlining the limbs of hardwood trees|
|Edge of the driveway|
|More plowed-up snowbanks|
|Looking down at the road|
|Looking toward the end of the driveway|
|Taken through the back door. Triangle shape toward the right at the edge of the woods is the tippety-top of our swimming pool ladder. Above ground pool is completely filled in and covered by snow.|