Saturday, February 6, 2010

I can't believe we still have power!

Northern Virginia Blizzard Feb 6, 2010 ButterYumThe electricity has flickered a few times, but so far so good - I'm shocked (and incredibly thankful) that we still have power. Less than 24 hour ago, there wasn't a single snow flake on this table, and the forecast is calling for another 12 hours of snow.


Northern Virginia Blizzard Feb 6, 2010 ButterYumIt's a very heavy snow. Hubby says it's extremely likely that tree limb will fall. I hope not, it's a favorite spot for birds.


Northern Virginia Blizzard Feb 6, 2010 ButterYumHubby cleaned off the top of this car and shoveled the snow all around it last night. The metal tire rims of are 16 inches, just to give you some perspective.


Northern Virginia Blizzard Feb 6, 2010 ButterYumThat little dot in the bottom right corner of the photo is our mailbox. Something tells me the mailman won't be visiting today.

Seriously, I thought we were escaping this kind of snow fall when we left Minnesota. This is Northern Virginia... it's not supposed to snow like this here. Help!

Virginia Snow Storm Feb 6, 2010Update:
The snow has finally stopped and it looks like we got 33 inches in all - that's nearly an inch per hour since the snow started falling yesterday morning.


Virginia Snow Storm Feb 6, 2010Let the digging begin!


38 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh. I heard the forecast was 2 to 3 feet in your part of the country. The storm left us (in Illinois) with a few inches of snow and ice...not pleasant, but nothing like what you have!

    Stay warm.

    Sue

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  2. Take care! I am thinking about you. Good time to pull out the board games and books! Hope you don't lose power--stay warm!

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  3. I guess this isn't the time to tell you I've been missing the northeast and snow! WOW! it is gorgeous though
    xoxo Pattie

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  4. Oh girl there is nothing worse than not having power and we go through that every time we get snow like that...Hey and I'm in sunny calif. ha ha!! Oh yes I do get snow on my mountain top...Good luck stay safe and warm...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  5. I can't believe that you keep getting major snows and here in northeast PA we keep escaping them! Careful shoveling and stay warm. Nancy
    PS: Just heard that cousins in VA lost power overnight. They just came back online!

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  6. Oh those Minnesota winters will haunt you for the rest of your life - at least they prepared you for this mess! Gorgeous to look at - glad it's you and not me ;-) Mary

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  7. wow! soooo beautiful! =) you're lucky- we never get snow here. just grey clouds and rain!

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  8. Hi there! I've been tracking your winter storm online - WOW! My sister lives near the OH / West Virginia border. She will most likely get some of it too. Stay warm, safe and happy today. If it makes you feel any better ~~ it is snowing right now in Bend!

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  9. Great shotS! It's raining in Cali but at least it's not that cold! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Those pictures are wonderful!! That sure is a lot of snow though! I'm glad I'm in Texas.

    Stay warm!

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  11. I've been thinking of you. How are you doing? Hopefully, you still have power
    xoxo Pattie

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  12. Hi Pattie - thanks so much for asking. We're doing well so far. As long as the power doesn't go out, we should be pretty cozy.

    I can't believe the snow is still falling... when is it ever going to end? AHHH!

    :)
    ButterYum

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  13. What spectacular photos. Stay warm and dry and bake some special treats to report to us. Blessings...Mary

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  14. Oh my goodness B.Y! Looked like this in TN a week or so ago. Very pretty, but I'm a little over the snow! Snuggle up and keep warm!

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  15. We had a violent wind and rains storm on the west coast of Mexico this past Tuesday night. Trees blew over, branches filled the streets, roofs were damaged, windows broke. I followed the system as it moved northwest into the US on the weather satellite map. It is the same storm you just had!W What a weather season!

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  16. Just read about all this snow you're having and wondered about you Patricia.... I hope we don't get any more, we usually get what you get later! Jeannettex

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  17. I just happened upon your blog. LOVE IT!!!!!!

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  18. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment! I enjoyed looking at your blog. We didn;t get as much snow form this storm...thank goodness! :-)

    I love your pots and pans closet! I wish I had something like that ...there is hardly any room in my kitchen cabinets and I have to store baking pans and extra pots in my basement.

    Love your recipes! If I have a cake that comes out that way I turn it into a trifle :-)

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  19. All i can say is YIKES! It is pretty though!

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  20. Your photos are beautiful. I can almost feel the quiet and stillness and smell the cold air. I'm in Seattle and we experienced the warmest January on record and today (Saturday) was so warm that I worked out in the yard with just a t-shirt on. That may sound nice but I absolutely miss the winter. I like spring when the calandar says it's spring but I love me some winter! Enjoy your snow. Looks like you are snowbound. How fun. Good thing you havent lost power. I'd be baking up a storm.

    Take care!

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  21. All I can say is, "WOW!" We got about two inches. My son in Virgina got quite a bit also. Seems like you guys were really hit.
    My other son did not see a snowflake and he usually gets the most snow. Another son got less than an inch. Three boys and three different levels. Wonder what that represents.

    Have some hot chocolate and cuddle up.

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  22. Oh wow.. I know that much snow can be a pain in the butt but seriously, the pictures are so beautiful!

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  23. I've been thinking about you when the news comes on and wondered how you were doing.

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  24. You want me to send you a bit of sunshine? oh wait I can't! we are experiencing temperatures in the 40's! No snow, but no sun either. Florida had gone into hiding!

    But you have power.. meaning you can bake! *wink*

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  25. WOW! I cannot believe you still have power either! That is incredible!

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  26. That was us last year, but not quite that much snow.Unusual for Washington state........this year it's sunny and in the 50's. What a difference. Glad you still have power!

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  27. You got some snow for sure! I'm so glad to hear you're still "em-powered", that at least makes it easier. :)
    And congrats on your followers- that's a pretty great record for the year. I know every time I take one of your recipes to a party, I can be sure it's a hit.
    Stay warm- and thanks for keeping all the snow down there!
    Cheers from Halifax NS, Karen.

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  28. Wow!! That's a lot of snow! But it sure is beautiful...it's been years since I've seen anything like it. I live in South Florida...our power outages have to do with hurricanes! We had 3 major ones hit us in 2004 and 2005 (Frances, Jeanne and Wilma). I was born in Alexandria, VA and have family still in the area (Springfield).

    I appreciate your visits and comments on my blog! I'm still new to this and just starting to get into the swing of things. Your blog and photos are beautiful!

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  29. What incredible pictures. You really got it, hope you don't have to go anywhere for a few days.

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  30. Oh my goodness...where do u live? I live in MN and always thot its bad here...ur pics makes me think otherwise.

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  31. Yes - I think I'm ready to send mine to Vancouver where they WANT it! Thanks for your visit to my FF post -- Soup is one thing I like about WInter -- snow ....not so much!

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  32. Oh, Butter, you DO have snow! I'm glad you are staying warm. The photos are awesome. You'd asked about my paint color. It's "Lincoln Home Beige" from Porter Paints (www.porterpaints.com). A few years ago, they changed some names of their colors, but they should have the formula). It's a green-beige and very adaptable. My son's room is painted a red-beige, and oh my...it turned his bathroom pink. I ended up faux-painting the walls (green).

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  33. I feel your pain...
    yes, you know it is bad when we had to pull the state road trucks with our farm tractors!
    lol
    The grandkids are loving it!

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  34. Winter wonderland! My sister lives in northern Va and my daughter and hubby live in DC. They tell me that in DC the snow is not removed and the streets are unpassable in most cases. I can't imagine what they would do with all that snow! Here in Lancaster, Pa- we have 18 inches. I love it!
    Yvonne

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  35. You must live pretty close to me - our snow total was 34"....yeeks. I do understand - it took us about 4 hours to dig the car out... and boy did I feel it the next morning! The snow is coming down pretty thick at this very moment. Husband says the roads are terrible.

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  36. This Florida girl finds these photos AMAZING! In fact, as I travel through Blogland, I am just in awe at all of the beautiful snow pictures, as well as the abundance some places are getting. Truly beautiful to look at but I am sooooo glad I don't live in it. I'm shivering when it's 60 degrees! Lol.

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  37. We got a total of 40 inches!
    I feel your pain!!!!!

    (glad you are powered up and safe!)

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  38. What is with all that snow? The coldest winter I ever spent was in 1994 in N.Virginia. 14 Ice and Snow storms hit in Feb/March. I grew up in Colorado and never felt that bone chilling cold.
    Stay warm and keep sending us updates!
    Darlene

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