Saturday, October 5, 2013

First snow of the year...................



 All the trees still have their leaves, in fact most hadn't started turning color yet...............
............when we got two days of rain followed by a 8 inches of wet, cold snow.  The poor trees didn't have a chance. 

Did you ever stand outside and hear CRRRAAAAAAAACCKK - whumph!!!! ??  One branch after another snapping?  As I was taking this picture a huge branch came down and hit the people's garage across the street from us - you can't see it but it's just to the left of the center of the picture.  It was scary.  Later I stood in the street talking to him and one came down narrowly missing his front porch.   Leonard and I walked down the alley just in time to hear a big branch go down and a terrified little rabbit came running out and looked back and then looked at us.  I think he wondered if we did that. 

Today the snow is melting some and people are busy cleaning up the mess.  I think we got the better of it anyway compared to some of the other wild weather across the country.       Diane

6 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

As pretty as snow can be,that early,wet snow can also be very damaging.

Pondside said...

Oh dear - it's just too, too early for that!

Name: Amanda said...

CRAZY! Glad you guys are alright and you house didn't have any issues. stay safe! xobean

Kit said...

Oh no! I was hoping it would miss you. My cousin in law in Rapid City got hit hard too. I hope you didn't lose too many trees. :( Kit

Jane the Booklady said...

Gosh, how amazing, I can't imaging having snow so early in the year. Take care of yourself and don'y walk under too many trees! Jane xx

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Yikes! A snow storm already. Yusef is okay in Colorado. They had all the flooding there but not in his area. He sent pictures last week of their first snow. It didn't stick. But now he is in Breckenridge 2 hours away and there was 6 inches on the ground. Yesterday they were to go sledding. He said a while back he was still adjusting to being away and college life but I think he is okay now for the most part. He will be here in mid-December for several weeks. Best wishes to you, Tammy