Friday, February 18, 2011

Stormy Winter Reflections

It has been a very active winter with 5 major storms and continuous snow on the ground since December 26, 2010. The first storm or blizzard brought 15 inches of snow and high winds. Early in January, the 11th, we received another 8 inches and exactly a month after the first storm, January 26 -27th we had another blizzard leaving another 15 inches.

Just a few days later, another storm blew in, dumping just a mere 4 inches. Beginning in February around the 2nd, we had an ice storm with ice accumulation between 1/4 and 1/2 inches, wrecking havoc on tree limbs and power lines. (See blog entry of Feb. 2nd.)

This is a photo from 3 days ago.

The last few days have been milder finally with temperatures in the 40's and then climbing into the 70's for 2 days with much of the snow melting. The meadow is still lightly covered with snow though today (as pictured below) and along the driveway, where the sun doesn't reach. I visited the bees and fed them some fondant today and found them active and busy cleaning their hives.

It is only mid February. It will be interesting to see what Mother Nature still has in store for us.


  1. I wonder how long it's been since the Philadelphia area had snow on the ground continuously for two months. It's been at least 20 years. Did it happen routinely years ago before climate change?

  2. Wonderful pictures and great stories! i love your blog!!!