i woke up yesterday afternoon (yes, i worked all weekend) to the power shutting off... how did i know the power went off? my room became very quiet... i sleep with a sound machine. it was about 3pm. i got up not expecting to see much snow on the ground because they always say we will get it and we never do... well, they finally got it right! and we did get power again around 4:30pm only to lose it again around 6:30pm (jay and i actually witnessed that transformer blowing out) and then it came on again around 8:00ish and stayed on the rest of the night. (surprisingly.) it was so windy that, while it was snowing the hardest, we couldn't see the houses on the street behind us and we could barely see the ones across the street (why they called it "blizzard conditions".) the sides of the house and windows were covered in snow and it is hard to know exactly how much snow we accumulated because of all the drifts the wind created. jay went out to brush the snow off the
snow-covered front door
after capturing the view from the front yard, i cut through the house, of course, and captured a few shots from the back porch. (the first picture is of the back yard.) it was really pretty, extremely windy, decently cold, and surprisingly winter. it was so windy and the snow was so wet that the dogs didn't play too much... until their after-dinner outing... they both got some blow dryer time after that excursion!
the snow plastered against the back of the house and the kitchen windows (the wind spared none of the four sides of the house)
today it is still quite windy and most of the pretty drifts in these pictures have been blown away. it has taken us from may of 2007 until now to get a real snow in asheville, but it was worth the wait. (and i am sure i speak for myself when i say that if it takes 2 years again, that'll be okay with me!)