Lovely! Hope to see you Saturday. Bet there will still be some snow on the ground.
I could have gotten to work this morning -- but I decided that getting home might be interesting, so I worked from home.
Here in Newark [that's northwestern Delaware, just east of the Mason-Dixon Line for y'all Nuh Yawker-types listening in], we had about four feet dumped on us in the past five days -- 26 inches last Friday/Saturday and 22 inches Tuesday Wednesday.
Of course, they wouldn't have canceled [and never did] my kindergarten classes for such a piffling amount, but this is Delaware and a heavy frost frightens these people.
The most hilarious thing about these snowfalls is that the NOAA had to cancel the press conference last weekend announcing the newly-created Office of Climate Change and, instead, had to resort to emailing the press release to the various news organs. :>)
It's all very pretty and walking over to the office to swap out the server backup drives this evening, through the gloaming stillness, I was transported again to the faerie landscapes of my childhood, pented by firs and glazed in endless white beneath an ebon-sky, pinpricked with silver stars and unfurling fluted-curtains of shimmering green, blue and crimson.
That's pretty neat. We had 32 inches and then more. In VA, with not much snow removal equiptment, no snow removal money left in the budget, and no snow tires on cars, things have pretty much come to a standstill.
Just as well. My sister lived in the DC area for a time and complained about how no one knew how to handle snow. But if they stay home, they can't get into too much trouble.
Four feet of global warming -- even more unpleasant than two feet of partly cloudy.
Here's a webcam in a park area not far from where I lived as a child:
Wow! On an impulse I used Google Maps to find the church we attended when I was little, selected Street-level View, and found all the silver birches I played among as a child.
If one clicks on the A-marker, then clicks on the street-level pop-up window, you'll see the church. It's much more developed than when I was five but it's the same place.
Amazing! Google Time-travel.