Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Snow Day

It started on Sunday. We were only expecting 1 to 3 inches of snow--tops. Not even expecting. Often we are told to expect snow and nothing happens. That's how it goes in the South. Yup, the South as in South Carolina.

By late Sunday afternoon, the flakes were big, fluffy and abundant. By evening, we hit the 3 inches, the topmost expected amount, and the snow had not slowed down. By the end of it all, we had about 5 inches of snow. The city shut down on Monday and many businesses and all schools are still closed today. We lost one tree and parts of two others. We also lost our internet access and cable for about 20 hours. We never did loose power. We were lucky; there are still many here without power. Here are some photos from the last couple of days.

Now you see it.....
Now you don't.

I took this picture at night, right before the tree fell. I was lucky, I had just walked under it before it fell. The house does look pretty though with all the fluffy flakes.

My oldest thought Christmas had come again with all the snow. We spent nearly the entire day outside with breaks for lunch and dry clothes.

My youngest started out in the snow enthusiastically enough but soon tired of it--and falling in it.

We made snowmen. Pirate snowmen! Arrrr!!!!


Hey Harriet said...

I love your pirate snowmen! How cute! Living where I am in Australia, snow is something I never experience. As beautiful as it looks, I'm not sure I'd cope with such cold weather! Lovely photos :)

JMS said...

Looks like you all had lots of fun! I'm in East Tennessee (my mom is in Greenville, SC) and so I know what you mean about "expecting" snow! I'm originally from CT and I know what "REAL" snow is! I keep hoping my kids will really get to play in the snow someday. I know our dog loves the snow!

Jennifer @ Random Ramblings

Mary and Bob said...

Your Pirate Snowmen rock!!!!!!!