Blizzard Update: The Aftermath
Wow, this has been incredible! We woke up to find another foot of snow had fallen overnight, bringing the total depth (as measured on our relatively drift-free deck) to 29 inches. According to the Denver Post this is the 8th biggest Denver blizzard on record. As happy as I am, I'm afraid I'm ruined for all other snow storms. Here's a little before and after comparison:
Below is a photo montage, a day in the blizzardy life of Ferg if you will. Click on any photo to go to my flickr photo album. I've got nearly 50 pics from the last two days.
This is what we found when we opened our front door. Yes, those are garbage cans buried up to their necks!
Spencer bravely blazed a trail across the yard. Good luck finding the ball, buddy.
It was a social event as all the neighborhood came out for en mass driveway shoveling.
Makes me want to throw a BBQ party.
Most people that tried to go anywhere found their cars stuck after a few feet. We didn't bother driving today, and instead explored the neighborhood on snow shoes. I learned that even with snow shoes you will still sink up to your knees in fresh powder. Freakin' exhausting.
Once the sun came out the landscape was breathtaking.
We spent the afternoon sledding with some neighbor girls. It was a blast!
As a bonus, if you'd like to experience our Colorado blizzard just click on this link for a brief video I found on youtube. The wind wasn't quite this bad at our house, but it's close enough.