The weather team at The Washington Post calls the DC area a “snow hole”. In many years the big winter storms go north or south, leaving us with little to nothing other than cold and damp.
This season, for the first time in three years, we got a measurable snow. The few other times we got winter precipitation it came in short bursts of the dreaded wintery mix – ice, sleet, and/or freezing rain, with a little bit of snow mixed in.
A few shots from around our neighborhood before, during and after the “record-setting” blizzard of last weekend. More pictures are in the Flickr album.
The morning after. The mound of snow and ice, a gift from a plow, only adds to the task of getting our cars out.
It will be a week or two before anyone will be able to use this bench.
One of our neighbors put his grand kids to work cleaning the top of his van.
The snowman on this holiday banner got overwhelmed by the real stuff.