I try not to post about the weather, because, well frankly weather is weather. But here I am posting about a major blizzard. It has paralyzed Denver. The snowplows could not keep up. I have never heard of a a chain law being in effect for Denver-town, but there you have it.
The photo above is taken on the west side of my house. That is a 6' privacy fence folks. That drift is probably about 4.5'. This is the type of snow I've been shoveling this morning. Isn't it crazy the way one area is almost scoured clean and right next to it is a very deep drift?
The governor has called for a state of emergency so that he could call out the national guard. The national guard spent all night going up and down the interstates in snowcats pulling stranded motorists from cars and transit buses. Here's a good one: the Red Cross set up an emergency shelter at the Westminster Rec Center. The rec center was going to have some sort of Senior Citizen dinner last night but it was cancelled. All the people that were deposited by the national guard at the rec center dined on prime rib, shrimp, salad, etc.
Denver International Airport is CLOSED until noon on Friday. No flights in or out. Once it stops snowing and the wind lets up, it will take them about 24 hours to clear all the concrete that is needed to fuel, de-ice and prep the planes along with the runways.
The United States Post Office in the eastern half of Colorado has CLOSED the doors of its buildings probably until Friday. The mail cannot get through.
As I sit here typing, I am listening to the sound of snowmobiles. They can go through this. I wish I still had my snowshoes! Santa, are you listening?
Surf's Up! This is my picnic table on our back deck.
Looking straight up the east side of the house, you can see the way the wind always blows the snow. When it breaks off, it falls to the ground with a "whumpf" and we always jump.
Here is that same snow overhang from the other side. I think it looks like a shell.
CarGuy's disability, he cannot shovel snow. Since I needed to shovel a path to the garage so we could get the lawn tractor out, I followed the path of least resistance. This was not it. CarGuy spent the morning putting the blade and tire chains on the tractor and I just heard it fired up. I guess he was getting a bit of cabin fever.
Goosey looks like she is running away from the snow. And to make this even remotely quilt related, I am going into my sew Studio and work on a quilt. Ta ta!