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What is this magic??!??!!

It's called "snow" and there is a metric s**t ton of it here in my neighborhood:

Yup, that's a birdbath there, barely visible under the snow. That little black curve on the near left is the bottom of a deck chair, flipped upside down to, er, protect it from the elements.


See how tiny the car looks? That's because the snowdrifts are ENORMOUS. The weeping cherry in the foreground is about six feet tall


You can't really tell, because everything is white, but the heaps along the sidewalk are about 3 ft. tall.


Oh my god am I ready for spring.

To cheer ourselves up, Mr Psmith and I have been looking at pictures from way back when Freya was a full-of-herself little kitten who took no crap from our giant dogs that outweigh her by a factor of 20-to-1 (she hasn't changed a bit, in case you were wondering):



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Feb. 17th, 2014 03:44 am (UTC)
I woke up to SNOW too. And then even though the sun came out and tried his best to melt some of it, the snow kept coming. I decided to let it do its worst and shovel tomorrow. It's Family Day and I'm home. A splendid day to shove snow ... NOT!!!

Freya knows that when you're queen of the world, it doesn't matter how big you are.
Feb. 17th, 2014 03:48 am (UTC)
Freya knows that when you're queen of the world, it doesn't matter how big you are.

You are so right. A lesson all of us could profit by!
Feb. 17th, 2014 09:23 am (UTC)
Love the icon, fellow Blackadder fan. :)
Feb. 17th, 2014 05:17 am (UTC)
Good lord that's a lot if snow. Hibernation looks like a good choice
Feb. 18th, 2014 10:48 pm (UTC)
It is looking more and more attractive every moment I stare out at the featureless white...
Feb. 17th, 2014 10:16 am (UTC)
We've had very high winds here and lost our fence this weekend. My sister lives in CT and post snow pix like yours. My kids just sigh with envy, I'm just glad I don't have to shovel!
Feb. 18th, 2014 10:49 pm (UTC)
See, now I knew there was a reason I should have had kids -- I could have put shovels in their hands and told them they can't come inside until the sidewalk is clear!
Feb. 18th, 2014 10:55 pm (UTC)
If only it worked like that!
Feb. 17th, 2014 11:27 am (UTC)
We've been getting a lot of snow here, too. It seems that every couple of days, it's either snow or the threat of snow. Sometimes we just get a coating... but on a daily basis, it is very disheartening -- like being nickel and dimed to death. I feel like we're locked in a battle with Winter... and we are under siege. I hope that this winter is just an aberration, and we go back to our wimpy winters again. How I miss them!
Feb. 18th, 2014 10:49 pm (UTC)
Under siege, yes. Major psychological warfare -- no sun, no heat, and no colors :(
Feb. 17th, 2014 01:11 pm (UTC)
So will that all be gone by March? April? Doesn't thaw until July?
Feb. 18th, 2014 10:51 pm (UTC)
Lord I hope it will be gone by March. It's supposed to turn to rain on Thursday or Friday, so hopefully that will wash some of it away. Then we can move briskly on to MUD SEASON, hurray!
Feb. 17th, 2014 03:22 pm (UTC)
Ah, snow. I love it, and yet I really only need one massive snowstorm per year to make me happy.

...I think I'd rather have the three foot snowbanks than the Missouri fauna, though.
Feb. 18th, 2014 10:52 pm (UTC)
Yes, just one would be plenty. OK, maybe two, one right around Thanksgiving and another right around Christmas/New Year's. But this is just silly...
Feb. 17th, 2014 03:26 pm (UTC)
Kitty! (Big) puppy! Snow!

Yeah, I hear ya; it's getting a wee bit tiresome now, but the groundhogs say we've (now) only five weeks to go. I hope they're right.
Feb. 18th, 2014 10:53 pm (UTC)
I tell you, that cat has attitude for a creature three times her size. She's the feistiest little thing I've ever met.

Hope the groundhogs are right!
Feb. 18th, 2014 12:07 am (UTC)

We are looking forward to snowstorm #3 of the week tomorrow :/ Although they've just downgraded the prediction of inches, so woot?

*sends you hot toddies and hawt klingons*
Feb. 18th, 2014 10:55 pm (UTC)
Hawt toddies and klingons, mmmm -- in the words of Lorelei Lee, "Thank you ever so!!"
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Feb. 18th, 2014 10:56 pm (UTC)
Well, they're saying rain by Thursday or Friday so hopefully it will all be gone. Or rather, turned to mud. Then we have the joy of harvesting the winter crop of dog poo as it slowly sprouts from the snowbanks...
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