When I arrived in Yuzhno last March, the drifts were four feet tall….at least. I had seen photos of the storm, or at least the aftermath, but didn’t experience more than a few snow flurries. And, with snow still on the ground, we were spirited away to Bangkok the end of March. When I got back in the middle of June, it was spring —- almost summer, really.
this fall was long and the weather was beautiful. Folks kept saying that the snow should come….. and it did. An inch now, 2 inches another day….It was white, but nothing you couldn’t easily walk through.
Then last weekend came…… and the world as we knew it changed dramatically.
It started quietly enough – very fine snow that almost looked like fog…… but fog doesn’t stay on the ground.
And it didn’t stop…. not Saturday, nor Saturday night, nor Sunday.
We kept going out and shoveling off the front step, but left the back, and soon the deck was completely buried in snow, and the drift out the back was also over 3 feet deep. No way that door would open.
Enough said – I’ll let the photos tell you the rest.
Sunday, December 15….. 9:30 am. The little black sticks you see in the snow (third photo) are the windshield wipers of the cars… standing up so they don’t freeze to the windshields. Good thing they are there, or you would never know it wasn’t just a drift.
It is now Saturday again, and they are finally getting the huge piles of snow hauled off, and the sidewalks cleared.
We have had about 2 inches of fluffy snow today so far…… but that is normal.