Saturday, January 29, 2011

Piles and Piles of Snow

Two days ago Long Island got another blast from this winter's Jet Stream.
 It seemed like we got even more snow this time, around 20 plus inches!
 Since the temperatures outside haven't gotten much above freezing,
 the snow just piles up and up.
 Ornamental shrubs and trees are taking a beating from the wet heavy snow.
The tall grass clumps are flattened.
 Bows on the walnut tree bend under the coating of white.

 There just isn't any place to blow it to.
 Snow, formerly on the main roads is thrown by county plows onto the sidewalks and driveway aprons.

 It was very hard to get out the back door.
 The snow mounded up on a sundial.

 Foot prints before the plow comes.

 Ice drips off and forms on the Rhododendron bush.

 The plow cuts into the deep snow.

 Three Mourning Doves perch in the Swamp Maple.
 Cardinals sit in the Quince tree.

 I guess there are some things that can take your mind off the masses of white stuff, and the eventual flooding if it melts too fast.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Winter Snow at the Jarvis House 2011 or Will it Ever Stop?

 This is the year of Snow!
 Four old Flexible Flyer sleds.
 The Boxwood shrubs are almost covered with snow.
 Animal footprints in the snow.
 The Quince tree.
 The Bamboo is evergreen.

 Garden furniture covered with snow.
 The Yew bush catches snow.
Leaves on the Rhododendrons curl up tightly like pencils.
 Pots with cuttings winter near the foundation and in the sun.
 Snow weighs down the grasses.

 Kevin trying to blow the snow away.
 The back steps need sweeping.

 The first snowfall required tall boots,
 and a corn broom and old iron snow shovel do a great job on the dry snow.
 The Callicarpa bush shows its purple berries,
 and the American Holly out front has red berries for the birds.
 The split leaf maples make dramatic silhouettes.

 Cement urns catch the snow.

 Ivy covered trunks of the back back trees contrast with the white snow covered lawn.
 The door to the large barn is blocked with a snow drift.

 A side wall drift.

 It is snowing again today.  These last two pictures predict yet another storm for Long Island.
    Well, I guess that we can look back at these photos when it is really hot in July and August.