February 2, 2011

Bye Bye Bliz

The blizzard that swept across 30 states yesterday has left our region of Kansas City with 12 plus inches of frozen drifting flakes. The best measuring stick on our property is the perfect pile of snow atop the birdhouse just outside our kitchen door. It looked like a little white fur hat on an elf in the moonlight last night and is even more striking today in the blazing sun.

Housebound for about 24 hours, we've just begun to dig ourselves out. As Jimmy and I tossed snow every which way this morning, Dani slept snug as a bug in a rug and the dogs ran the grounds like wild horses. It was a lot of hard work but a pleasure to see the sun again. Between this blizzard and Kansas City's only other blizzard on record (which occurred last Christmas) Jimmy swears he's getting a snow blade for the tractor next year. We're getting too old for this stuff.

Fuzzy little hat.

Cocoa and Ecclesi basking in the sun
in between runs.

Romping in the snow.

Kickin' up snow.

Our backs ache something awful
but we're done.

Chances are you got snow too. How much did you get this fine winter's day?

1 comment:

Cheryl Barker said...

Yes, we got blasted, too. Didn't hear an official count, but Don thinks it was about 15 inches. We did hear some folks say 13, but 13 or 15, it was a heck of a lot of snow! :)