How much snow? I took this photo first thing this morning.
22 inches. All at once, that is quite a bit of snow. I only managed a narrow path on the walk and up the stairs.
It took a ridiculously long time to first, get to it, and second, unbury it.
I had to make sure I waded through the snow to refill the bird feeder, too. It's back behind that cage of snowy branches--branches that were, until yesterday, much higher up. The snow is heavy and wet and weighing down the trees.
Speaking of trees, we have four juniper bushes that go across the edge of the yard. They're under here somewhere.
You can sort of see one all the way to the right. But not really. Just trust me, they're there.
I wanted to share some pictures because I know for some people, this sort of snow is unimaginable! We've had snow-filled winters before, but getting it all at once like this is certainly not the usual--although clearly, it's not a once-in-a-lifetime event, either. I hope the power stays on (after Sandy they shut it off while making repairs elsewhere) and they restore it quickly to the thousands of people who have no heat--a situation that could quickly become dangerous. If you are in the northeast, I hope you're warm, safe, and home with your family.