Monday, February 15, 2010

Snow Much Fun

February has been an interesting month here in the D.C. area. The record breaking blizzard dumped 26" of snow. It was beautiful and scary at the same time. We briefly lost power the first night of the storm but, thankfully, for only two and a half hours.

The kids loved it - the sledding, snow fort construction and icicle hunting were a blast. I was about my daughter's age when D.C. had a storm with 24" of snow and I still remember missing a week of school.

My Maine buoy collection added some color to the winter white color scheme of the backyard.

We lost a couple of tree branches but not too many. Snow clung to every branch - even the smallest.

The patio furniture looked great after the first snowfall. The snow looked like puffy white cushions - a comfy but cold seat.