Saturday, February 06, 2010

Looking out my front door

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Tambourines and elephants are playing in the band.
Won't you take a ride on the flying spoon?
Doo, doo doo.
Wond'rous apparition provided by magician.
Doo, doo, doo, Looking out my back door.

-- Creedence Clearwater Revival
"Looking Out My Back Door"

This was the view from my front door, actually, about three hours ago. There's been considerable accumulation since then, and the sky is still dumping snow. Those white hills in the photo are our cars.

I've seen nought like it, ever, anywhere.

The good news is that the power has gone out only briefly, then popped back on. We have AC to read, surf the net, and watch DVDs by. The thermostat works. So under the circumstances, it's all good news.

If you're reading this in Palm Springs or Brazil, you don't know what you're missing.

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4 comments:

Marcus said...

Beautiful scene.

If only the federal government and its bureaucracies could come to a standstill under this storm! But no, they'll be shoveled out and be back on Monday to, well, "help create jobs," of course. May the gods look kindly over us.

Enjoy the snow. We were promised a storm to end all storms and it snowed maybe one inch in Duchess County New York. We did get the wind chill, however.

zazie said...

Glad you are OK! enjoy the beauty and the silence of what I call "young" snow ; thanks for the photo!

Rick Darby said...

Marcus,

The federal government will be back in their cubicle farms on Monday creating jobs, right enough. More government jobs.

Zazie,

Jeune neige? Meaning freshly fallen snow? A beautiful expression.

Incidentally, our luck with the AC ended late yesterday afternoon. We were without power for four hours, had the candles and flashlights at the ready, boiling water on the gas stove for a little heat. Not that bad, really, except we didn't know how long the outage would last. We guessed at least overnight, possibly a day or two, and that was unkind to the nerves.

Electricity was restored after about four hours, though, and has continued. With so much heavy snow on the lines (they're all above ground in this neighborhood), it's possible we could have a repeat of yesterday's performance.

David said...

I had several hours without power..it's back now...but the Comcast Internet connection has been down for more than 3 days now. Finally walked to the local library..can't get the car out of the driveway.