SnowFest 2010

Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you’ve probably heard that the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. has been getting hammered with winter weather over the last few weeks. Let me say that first, although we do see our share of winter weather, to get hit with two major snow dumps in five days is not typical, in fact, the news is calling this last week of weather “unprecedented.”

Here are my highlights from our experience with StormFest 2010.



Storm #1 started around evening-rush hour on Friday, February 5. The snow in the background was from a small snow event we’d gotten earlier in the week.


By the time we woke up Saturday morning, we had about 15” of snow. Thank goodness our neighbor let’s us borrow his snow thrower.


Elle is our “princess” dog. She loves being outside, but isn’t too crazy about the snow – at least during this storm.

Pear Tree

By Sunday, the sun was peaking through the sky. This is our pear tree in the front of our house.


By Tuesday late-afternoon, our area was starting to see snowflakes once more.


By the time Jason came home at 5 p.m., there was a nice coating of snow on the driveway. That didn’t stop him from playing ball with our “girls.”


“Elle, the ball is over here!” Jason did more of the retrieving than our retrievers this day. Once the ball got covered in snow, the “girls” couldn’t see it.


Storm #2 brought with it 15” more of snow. This was Jason clearing our driveway at 8 a.m. Wednesday.


Unlike “princess” Elle, our black dog, Aura, LOVES the snow. Here she is catching snow in her mouth that is being thrown her way with the snow thrower.


The day after Storm #2. In total, we got about 35” of snow.


By Thursday morning, Elle has learned to navigate through the snow and isn’t as much of a “princess” as she was on Saturday.


After our morning walk on Thursday.


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