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  1. #1
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    Red face No matter where ya go ... SNOW!

    I got slowed down by it, last night (2/1), around 3PM ... and took 1-1/2 hours to do what I usually do in 25 minutes. After that ... people were in serious trouble if they were still out in it.

    So, since we speak in pictures, I know that the good lord must love my spouse, because he excavated her Honda Ridgeline (aka - the Baby 'Lanche) from the eighteen-inch deep (so far) recorded snowfall. Even cleared the doors off for a clean entry. I swear, her truck has been in the driveway since noon, yesterday, untouched. Yeah, I admit, mine is looking pretty easy to get to, also, but it's a Chevrolet Avalanche ... and Mother Nature wouldn't dare. Although, it feels a whole lot further away. Heck, the front side walk has a four-foot snow drift sitting on it.

    The Blessed Wife ...

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    Digging out the rest of the driveway ... well, where are those darn Carhart snow pants?

    BTW: See that vertical stick to the left, sticking out of the snow? That's three feet or so at the top. It marks the sidewalk for just this reason.

    Lots to see? Post 'em

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    Front Window (Detail) - street sign buried

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    EDIT: Spent a couple hours throwing snow ... and then the snow-thrower found my spouse's hidden wire fencing along the pathway. Yep, the thrower had it for lunch and got a nasty tummy-ache. Took about twenty minutes of colorful language, unbending and serious twisting with a pliers to get the 10 or so feet of wire out and the machine ready to go, again!
    Last edited by DonSchap; 02-02-2011 at 05:30 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
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  2. #2
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    Must be all those battery powered car causing global cooling...

  3. #3
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    Where do you live Don that you had that much snow here in nebraska we had a ice storm where my girl told me to start her car up out side because she was going in on the subaru and fell flat on my back great for a person that spent 3 days in the hospital in early jan. Then we had 8inches of snow the last two days and -31 with the wind chill today wheres spring so i can go take some eagle shots and the cranes.Right now its just me , my orchids and the family

  4. #4
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    over 20" in chicago..lol...keep it there..

  5. #5
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    Thats the lake effect working for you in chicago. I use to see that in cleveland when i lived in ohio.

  6. #6
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    We got hit hard here in WI too.

    (Sorry for the terrible exposure. After shoveling for 5 straight hours I do not feel like fixing it in Photoshop)

  7. #7
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    Thumbs up After we carved it up ...

    I am pretty beat from all the throwing of snow ... but, here is a quick panorama (facing southwest then south) that the spouse did with her camera AFTER we had our way with Mom Nature. I know it does not appear to be as bad as they claim, but the northeast to southwest drifting, due to 40-60 mph wind gusts, really shifted the intensity in places we did not normally see snow. We had a five-foot tall drift sitting right in the front yard, while an area around one of the tree trunks was nearly bare! That street sign on the left side kind of says it all, in that regard. Even the hot tub house has an igloo appearance to it.

    Just around noon ...

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    The sun came out around 12-noon (2/2), the temperature rose to near melting and that was kind of weird, after such a horrid night. Now, the hard-freeze begins, as we go to -9 F and the wind blows.

    @ericst11: I live off the northwest coast of Chicago. This the third worst "snow-event" in the recorded history of the state. The worst was back in 1967, when I was 10 years old. 23-inches of white on the ground and ... it had an ice storm thrown in, too, which dropped power lines like rain. It was memorably traumatic for many.

    I'll say one thing ... "It's not boring in Illinois ... just wait a few minutes."

    Believe me, we're pretty ready for the usual fair of snow and nonsense, but we're not Antarctica ... nor do we claim to be. Let's keep the intense weather where it belongs ... at the Poles!
    Last edited by DonSchap; 02-02-2011 at 07:49 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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  8. #8
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    Thats alot of snow

  9. #9
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    The wife is quite the Photographer!!! She need to line up some models for a shoot!!

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  10. #10
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    Didn't know your Wife was a photographer Frank!

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