07 January 2010

Snow Day!

We're in the midst of our third big snowstorm of the season, and it's only the first week of January. School is closed, there's no bread left at our grocery store, and people are hunkered down waiting for the storm to pass. I actually enjoy snowstorms, as long as I don't have to be out driving.

Sometimes I think the weather people hype up the forecast a little bit and get folks unnecessarily alarmed. I realize that they're trying to keep people safe (and of course that's of primary importance), but sometimes the warnings seem a little over the top to me. After all, we're in Iowa. Snow is to be expected! Let's not be weather wimps, people! :-)

Here's the view out the laundry room window this morning. This particular snow is very light and powdery. Snow usually doesn't stick to the windows like this!



The wind has kicked in and is blowing the powdery snow into some interesting -- almost sculptural -- drifts. This is the drift in front of our house. Hopefully no one will stop by today, since you can't get to our front door at the moment!


This is the view from an upstairs window. As you can see, there is a LOT of snow around here. The first snowstorm dumped around 16 inches, then the Christmas storm added several more. And now we're adding another 6-10 inches on top of what we already had.

It really is a winter wonderland!

8 comments:

Sharon W said...

Beautiful pictures, Janet.

Fonda said...

Love your pics Janet. I have some very similar ones! It really is beautiful if you don't have to be out in it! Stay home day for us too!

Laura @ Cameron Crazy said...

they are always dramatic about snow here too. we are in IL! so silly! :)

Benita said...

Wow, you have more snow than we do in Michigan! We're getting a storm today, but they're only calling for 4-6 inches & right now, I'm actually lovin' it :)

Connie said...

If you want to see weather wimps, you need to come to Tennessee. They called off school last night, and it didn't even start snowing until about 10 this morning! Good Grief!

Heather said...

So pretty! We only got about 1/2"!

Kristina said...

Just keep repeating...."we love Iowa" :)

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

That first picture is so pretty! I've just about had it up to here with our weather lately. We're in TEXAS for crying out loud! It's not supposed to GET to 18 degrees here! Anyway, I do hope you enjoyed your snow day and are back in the bread by now!