The view from my perch on the mountain

Snow Day

The latest storm to blow in has been more aggravating than usual, mainly because we had to go out in it. Laura’s Jeep was in the shop and we had to pick it up today, mainly because we’ll probably need the 4 wheel drive if the snow continues falling the way it has been since early morning.

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Even though I followed a pair of snow plows all the way into town, the road was still very slick. These guys had their work cut out for them as the snow fell faster than they could clear it.

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This is 4th Street, one of the major thoroughfares in town. As you can see, the plows were really having a tough time clearing the slush.

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The first part of the return trip was a little easier. Heavy trucks use this section of road and that helps to keep the surface a little warmer. Caution was still required as slick spots were everywhere. That’s Laura in her Jeep ahead of me.

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Back in town the plows were making progress.

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As we passed through town the snowfall picked up again. You know there’s a lot of snow falling when you have to fire up the snow blower to get the car into the driveway after a quick trip to town! This guy was pulling out of his driveway as we passed his house on the way to town and he couldn’t get back up the driveway without clearing the snow when we passed by again 20 minutes later!

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The farther west we traveled the faster the snow fell.

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Out here the plows were still having a tough time keeping up.

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There are those who are happy about snow. Buddy the 4 legged snow plow was having a ball!

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10 responses

  1. That silly pooch…. he sure does love his snow… just a typical lab…

    January 26, 2011 at 3:21 PM

  2. Gwen

    Awesome snow pictures. You must have a really nice camera. Our dog is old but she still loves the snow. 🙂

    January 26, 2011 at 3:26 PM

  3. I don’t like the snow, then I’m not Buddy. Keep warm.

    January 26, 2011 at 3:59 PM

  4. quite impressive pics – and Buddy is laughing 😀

    January 26, 2011 at 3:59 PM

  5. Hey, I imagined ole Buddy might still be under the weather! Looks like he isn’t even missing the twins.
    j

    January 26, 2011 at 8:54 PM

    • Roket Man

      J, I think Buddy’s REALLY enjoying his pain meds and hasn’t noticed that his favorite toys are no longer attached. The vet sent a bottle of what appear to be elephant pills home and the goofy mutt actually sits up and begs for one when I pick up the bottle. All you have to do is toss it in the air and he’ll catch it and chew it up before swallowing! He don’t even chew bacon, just swallows it whole!

      January 26, 2011 at 9:12 PM

  6. Chip… would you shoot me an email and tell me how you changed your theme… I’m cornfused.

    Either my personal email or Facebook email would be great. I have a couple of themes picked out, but have no idea how to make the change….

    January 26, 2011 at 10:30 PM

  7. Morning Chip,
    Now i know i dont know a lot about snow other then it fall from the sky and it cold, but Buddy sure as hell love it, what he going to do when summer get here???
    Love the pic’s
    Take care
    Sue

    January 27, 2011 at 3:18 AM

  8. Visiting back after you visited Down Under with me today… so hard to imagine that it is snowing over there when it is steaming hot here!! And that dog sure is cute!
    🙂
    BB

    January 27, 2011 at 6:06 AM

  9. John Baker

    Like i said please keep this snow, because if we got what you got we would be hurting because we do not have a ton of people that have snow plows on there trucks, meaning it would be a disaster around our parts.

    January 27, 2011 at 10:28 AM

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