The snow banks are melting, almost gone but still lingering in shadows and corners. The wind has been howling near gale force since late yesterday afternoon. I thought I would take a look at the snow photos I took late last month. It’s been a long time dealing with the-snow-that-won’t-melt. Friday it was near 60 degrees, one spring like day and it’s in the 30′s again. . .
January 21, 2011
The first storm caught New York’s snow plows off guard. Snow piled up everywhere. When roads were finally cleared we went out to the Mall to take care of some bills. The parking lot was filled with small mountains of snow.
We Parked near this long miniature mountain range.
It looked like this through the windshield.
January 27, 2011
We woke up to this a week later.
Very pretty but you can see that the last snow had not begun to melt before we got the new 12-18″.
Take a closer look at how the snow piled up in the fence and wire plant supports. It looked like a wedding cake, above in the right side of the photo. Below the fence started to fill in like a clogged sieve.
The front porch was covered again but not so deep. There was wind during this storm and it made the snow wrap things as well as pile up on everything. We had to mive the recycling container and a trash can onto the front porch because it was too difficult to shovel a path around the porch to get to them. There was simply no place to put what you shovel out of the way.
The snow piled high on the birdbath in our front yard, the rhododendrons have really been pushed out of shape. I hope not many branches have broken.
We went into the city a couple days later, I was surprised to see ice on the water, it’s not usually cold long enough for the up river ice to get down to the harbor. There was a lot, it tends to gather in the currents around the south end of Manhattan. I haven’t seen this for at least ten years and I don’t remember seeing so much ice.
Before 5 PM the street has few cars, but each car has its place. Parking in neighborhoods has become almost impossible, especially after people arrive home from work.