Saturday, February 9, 2013

Three feet and counting.....

The weathermen said there was a “potential” for three feet of snow but we didn’t think it would really happen. Not really all that unusual for New England so I’m not really sure what all the hoopla was about on the news. We kept hearing words like massive, historic, monster but really it’s pretty much normal for us at least once a year. So camera in hand I thought it would be fun to get a few pictures for those of you not use to living in this much snow. It started off innocently enough Friday morning with just barely a dusting, taken at seven in the morning.

By Friday night at 5:30 not much more snow had fallen since the morning and as you can see from the foot tracks we could still walk around easily.

But I guess for once the weathermen were right about the snow, seven in the morning on Saturday, 24 hours later and we woke up to a different landscape.
The husbands truck at 5:30 Friday night…..

The husbands truck at 7:00 Saturday morning. Have you noticed the snow on the front hood of his truck is higher then the actual roof of the truck?
Dylan watching Dad shovel from the porch this morning. We aren’t able to sweep the snow off the porch since the snow at ground level is higher then the front porch so it’s going to have to wait where it sits.

Thanks goodness our plow guy had been here but mister man still had to shovel out to the open plowed drive. Poor Dylan needed some private time and was barking asking Dad to shovel faster. See how much higher the snow is compared to Dylan’s back? Dylan is 29” tall.

The mounds of snow we have around here blocks everything from view for Dylan and he wasn’t thrilled…..

Until Dad brought out the snow scoop and was teasing Dylan, he likes dropping his jolly ball into the scoop and barking at it.
(Please people don’t email me about how chubby Dylan looks. Dylan weighs 82 pounds but has more hair then God. He get snow in the layers of hair from rolling around in it and it puffs up making him look enormous. Dylan is the perfect size!)

This is pretty much what it’s doing now outside and will be snowing like this until four this afternoon. So I’m staying inside by the wood stove and enjoying a book and a little leisure time while the men are outside playing in the snow.
I hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday and if you live in the northeast be safe and have fun in the snow!


A Perfect Gray said...

debra! hope your pantry is well- stocked. just got a note from my sister in west haven, ct and she has almost as much and expecting more.

stay warm and cozy! donna

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Thank you for the wonderful report of how the snow fell yesterday and last night

I heard on Al Roker's weather channel spot early this AM, the snowfall was falling in bands. How much snow depends on where you are. And since the forecast is made every 6 hours, there may be a difference between the weather report and what is actually on the ground.

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Darling dog. Enjoy your time inside~

Woodside Park said...

Hi, Debra - My gosh! I hope you all have a generator.....better yet, not need to use it. We purchased one before winter. (Haven't used yet....fingers crossed.) Thanks for the update.
Take care,

The enchanted home said...

Wow 3 feet! This storm has packed a lot of is beautiful and now the sun is shining so hope its on its way to you too. I cannot imagine how long its going to take to get all this melted though! Hope you enjoy it...Dylan looks so cute, Teddy seriously did not know what to make of it, he literally took two steps out the side door, did his business, while having a look of exasperation and said "this is for the cats" and waltzed back inside:)

Alison said...

You can tell all that hair Dylan has makes for great insulation! I love that he lounges around in the snow. So cute!

Divine Theatre said...

Kisses to have excellent company! Please come visit me. I have a favor to ask. I need prayers for my little angel, Daniel.



Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

I have been wondering about you!!! So happy to see that you are relaxing. That is a lot of snow!!!! Dylan looks adorable and just the right size.

Enjoy a little downtime and some fabulous snowy weather.

xx Elizabeth

Decor de Provence said...

You sweet thing... that's incredible!!! What a monster storm, the weather men were right. It is beautiful and so fun to play in. When a big storm hits - we get out the rhino and pull the kids in the snow, we love it! I hope you're doing well and I wish you all the best Debra!


An Urban Cottage said...

I wish I could enjoy the snow like dogs seem to enjoy snow. I have the same problem with the snow being higher than my porch.

A friend of mine just went for a ride around the neighborhood and downtown Boston and said it's a disaster. Major streets are only one lane wide. I've only seen one plow today. Not sure where they all are.

Hope you're safe and warm and with power.

zanetastyle said...

Increadible, and Why is winger so long!? Where is the spring.... Sigh...xoxox z

michele said...

feelin that. sort of buried in it too. have i mentioned we have two plows? yes. a pickup outfitted with a plow just for these occasional blizzards and a plow on our mowing tractor. i don't want plows. i want bikinis and sunscreen. who would have the time to judge your dog's weight? oy.

kiss that dylan on the lips for bella luna, she's a lonely broad.



Leslie said...

This is amazing Debra:) and look at Dylan.. he is thinking "come on people" and I totally get it. My girls love the snow. They always get really into the smells ~ which I totally don't get because you'd think there wouldn't be any! My 13 year old Ginger (she is loosing her hearing, has a torn ACL and needs a good dose of prozac because she is a worrier) just walks out and potties. She doesn't understand when it snows and looses her sense of direction.

That picture of your truck is great! I showed by husband:) and he laughed. That's a lot of shoveling! We don't ever get this much snow but we do get 12-15 inches every now and then, and growing up in southern CA, that's enough for us!

Enjoy your quiet time at home .. and Dylan is darling. Pop over to my blog.. I just posted the cutest picture of my girls. Ginger (the old one) loves our little Layla:)


Pura Vida said...

Now that's what we call a snow fall. I only watch the weather on weekday mornings so I had no idea od the amount. It's so pretty if you don't have to be out in it. Take care.

Ann said...

Your pics got me wishing there's also snow from where I am now.

Victoria said...

Wow, Debra, that is impressive. At least you didn't lose power. Who are the awful people who would say anything bad about Dylan, anyway? You are right; he is perfect...and adorable.

Mona said...

Wow! I can't even imagine...Hope you have lots of wine and food...Looks like you will be home for a while. And yes...I'd say just about everything about Dylan is perfect!..I'll get your things shipped this week. I've been slammed. Going to hire someone to take care of the shipping when the new store launches. XO, Mona

Sharon Lee Johnson said...

I can't quite imagine what it must be like to deal with that much snow! It probably makes life pretty tricky, but it sure looks beautiful! x Sharon (Dylan is as gorgeous as always)

Anonymous said...

My Madigan looks exactly like Dylan. She too loves to roll in the snow and gets all fluffed up looking a bit bigger than her 60 lb svelte self.

Here in the upper midwest we are getting our second round of snow and will last into tomorrow.


Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Debra,
All thought you are always so inspiring, I am sure you are not wanting to be inspired with all that snow?
I so would take some of that snow off your hands so you can manage about your dailyness :)
In any case keep safe, warm, and inspired with your stay at home days.


Trouvais said...

WOW Debra!!!!Thanks for making me appreciate California!! is very, very pretty! XO Trish

carolyn bradford said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day! Always love hearing from you! I cannot imagine snow like that! Even though I lived in Denver for a while growing up I will admit that I am not very fond of snow! I love it for about a day! Glad you are getting to relax by the fire, though! Dylan looks beautiful! I can't imagine anyone thinking otherwise! Take care and be safe!

Garden, Home and Party said...

I'm happy all of you are safe and sound. Here on the west coast they made the storm sound like the largest storm in history...exaggerate much, Mr. Weatherman? :-)

Taylor Greenwalt said...

OMgosh much snow! I bet you got a lot of sewing done. Your pillows are gorgeous! Stay warm...

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

Oh but it is so beautiful. I wish we could have a little snow here.
These images are breathtaking. Dylan appears to be running things.
Be careful while it smelting.
Happy Monday.

Loretta Fontaine (EcoHappy Blog) said...

Debra- Wow, you did get dumped on! The storm mostly bypassed us in Albany NY, we only got a fine 8 inches - perfect for a half snow day for the kids, and fluffy and easy to shovel!

Come over and visit my blog - I'm hosting a Valentine's giveaway! APPLESandRUBIES Chocolate and Jewelry GIVEAWAY


Stacy CUrran said...

It's been horrendous in southern MA. No power for 4 days now, and no heat. What a nightmare! Stacy

Stacey said...

we have family in New Haven and they are covered!! the snow makes for beautiful pics, but please stay safe and warm! xx

Unknown said...

Hi Debra,
Love how you tracked the snow fall. We had just a bit less...and as I was walking Miss Molly today, was sad to see one of my front window boxes had fallen due to the heavy snow. I can't even get to it right now...just waiting for the Big Melt to begin and see what I'm working with. Things are still pretty and I'm happy as long as the roads are clear!!

Stay warm...looks like more on the way!
xoxo Elizabeth

sharon santoni at my french country home said...

These pictures are amazing Debra, I've never known snow like that except at a ski station!
Dylan looks like that hair is keeping him warm


Anonymous said...

You got more than we did! Does DYlan come inside with snowballs attached to all that fine fur? Our little spaniels come in with giant chunks and wait for us to get it off!

faye said...

dylan is sooo cute! =3

Fashion-isha said...

The dog is gorgeous but I'm so sick of the snow!

Anonymous said...

If Dylan was lost in the snow you can only imagine how lost little Cooper was. It was over his head. I couldn't even find the front steps to let him out! Thank you for your support and prayers, Debra! xo

Splendid Willow said...

Very Swedish! (: Is Dylan starting to enjoy the snow more? And how are you holding up?

Hugs to you beautiful Debra. And happy Valentine's!

Busy, busy over here (just like yourself!) but I am thinking of you!



Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Happy Valentine's Day!! I hope you have a great night with Dylan and your husband!

xx Elizabeth

pve design said...

Oh how magnificent! I thought we had a lot but nothing compared to you.
Hope Dylan is inside now staying nice and warm. My dog is white so we'd lose him in all that snow.

debra @ 5th and state said...

JEALOUS!!! was thinking of you when the reports started coming in. poor mr man, lucky you; a book and snuggling, yes!
darling dylan dog is sooo photogenic

cindy hattersley design said...

Poor Dylan! I always adore seeing pictures of that sweet dog!

Thoughts on Design said...

Here we go again - at least in Salem! Blowing and snowing to beat the band!

Really appreciate your comments!

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