The Blizzard, in Color

You know the saying about “red sky at morning, sailors take warning?” I see this view of the sunrise most mornings, but this was the first one I’ve seen that looked like the sky was burning.

Red Sky

The view from our balcony, sunrise on Friday

It began to gently snow just before 1 p.m. on Friday. These were my herbs on the balcony:

My Plants at 5 on Friday

Friday, around 5 p.m.

My Plants at 5 Saturday Morning

Saturday, around 5 a.m.

My Plants at 2 Saturday Afternoon

Saturday, around 1:30 p.m.

We had many more hours of snow to go, but I couldn’t get out the door to take pictures.

The Balcony Door

So Big

While there were some serious attempts made to keep on top of the shoveling,

Abigail Outside Shoveling

Snow Monster

and some seriously worn-out kids,

Worn Out

the way the wind was blowing it didn’t make any difference.

Our Cars

Our carefully shoveled-out cars.

Oh well.

Sunday was sunny and bright, with no snowplows in sight, and many neighbors out shoveling and playing.


Betsy Running

Henry Shoveling

Making the Snow Fort


Snow Fort

We haven’t seen a plow since Friday so I don’t know when we’ll be able to get out of the neighborhood, but we have a snow fort.

Chairs on the Porch

Sunrise on the balcony on Sunday. Those lumps contain our grill, chairs, and table.

Later this week I’ll post a few in black and white.



About rbpepper

Rebecca is an artist, writer, and photographer with degrees in Theater and Social Work, and is currently a Stay at Home Mom to her three kids. Some part of her house is always a mess, she lets her kids paint on the table and design their own costumes, and she makes excellent allergen-free cookies. She lives with her equally creative husband and children in a part of Virginia known for being "pretty close to Dulles Airport", and dreams of moving to an old farmhouse in New England.
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