Monday, February 15, 2010

Snow. My. God.

Another week, another snowstorm. 4-7 inches predicted in Central Ohio, with many inches still on the ground from the past two snowstorms. I'm snug at home this afternoon, though I'm also trying to make sure the balconies don't ice up anymore than they have so we won't get the water dripping down our front room and back room walls that we've had off and on lately. While I was popping open the balcony windows and sweeping off the snow, I took these pictures of the near-whiteout conditions: above is from the front, facing the street,; below is from the back, facing the parking lot and the rest of the complex.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Icy rainbow

Our backyard rainbow wind-twirler has been encased in ice for a week now; with another snowstorm on its way and the temperature not forecast to get above freezing until at least Friday, it'll stay in ice for a while. I'm tired of winter.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Another snow day

Today, February 9th, we got hit by another snowstorm. As I write, it's been going in for a few hours, but snow is supposed to continue to fall through the day into the night, with 5-8 inches forecast. Luckily, I had already scheduled a comp day off today (for Martin Luther King Day) so I can once again enjoy the snow as a spectator. After I came back from a grocery run, I went back out and snapped a few pictures. Above, the mailbox at 2042 with snow piling up. Below, a wall of snow piled up from the parking lot plowing of a few days ago. It's iced up and gotten dirty, but I imagine there will be more snow added to that soon.

Below, a view of snow on low-hanging branches that looked so pretty in "real life," but didn't translate that well from the camera.

Patterns in trees:

A row of townhouse back yards:

Around a corner:

Finally, my steps in the semi-virgin snow as I head back home:

Saturday, February 6, 2010

February snow day

Yesterday, February 5th, we got a good-sized snowstorm, dumping between 6-10 inches in the Central Ohio area. At 7 a.m. as I headed into work, the streets were dry and the air was clear and it was 35 degrees. The snow started to fall mid-morning and fell big and thick for the rest of the day. Though the library didn't close early, I took a couple of comp hours, skipped lunch, and left around 2:00. The following pix were taken from the snug comfort of my home. First, the view outside our front door:

Those clear tire paths in the snow did not remain that way for too much longer. Next, the view outside our back door:

From our bedroom balcony window, looking down at the base of the tree in the corner of our "yard" (small fenced-in patch of land):

The heavy snow-covered tree branches feet away from the balcony sliding-glass door:

Finally, opening the balcony door and craning out a bit to the east, for a view of the parking lot (which eventually got plowed--kinda):

I'd be nice to think I'll get ambitious and stroll about the neighborhood taking pictures--the bare trees do look nice with snow draped on them--but the reality is that, after a little shoveling, I'll probably spend the rest of the day inside!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Last Airbender trailer

I'm posting a link to the Last Airbender movie just for my sweetie, who loves the animated TV show (which is actually called Avatar: The Last Airbender, but I guess they think the masses will get this confused with the James Cameron movie, so they've dropped the Avatar name). It's M. Night Shamalama-Ding-Dong, which doesn't bode well.