Silent Sunday – Before & After

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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99 Responses to Silent Sunday – Before & After

  1. Anne says:

    A dramatic change!

  2. cindy knoke says:

    We are getting hammered here too. My kids are driving back from skiing. The Sierra’s have the most snow in the country now, and they left in the middle of another blizzard. It never rains in California, but it snows!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      My son lives in Truckee and the two back-to-back weekend blizzards are keeping him busy! Last weekend was 4′ who knows what it’ll be this time. Makes me happy I only had to deal with 9″! At least there’ll be good spring melt for the reservoirs.

  3. Dale says:

    That’s the good part of March snows… they melt way faster!

  4. Maria says:

    One of March’s faces!

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  6. We have been threatened with a lot of snow next week…

  7. Rupali says:

    Cool! I just captured frost pattern on balcony.

  8. We didn’t get quite that much but around 5″ and discovered one of the hazards of having solar panels right over your door. Lots of sliding snow. So wet and heavy.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Wow, about half our total, and an hour north, my sister got 13″… quite a spread for such a small area. They call those ‘roofalanches’ out west… with all that snow and metal roofs, they can be deadly. Slam the front door and you die!

      • There are snow guards made for that and I’ll get one for over the door. The panel will stay covered longer than the others but our noggins will be better off for it.

  9. Did it melt or did you shovel it off? Lots of work there…

  10. Alice says:

    Imagine the weight on the deck! Hope you don’t have sore muscles today from all that shoveling!

  11. Treah Pichette says:

    We ended up with 13 inches….and a MOUNTAIN of a snowbank from the plow! Don’t you love March? 😉

  12. I chipped ice on Friday for a couple of hours and used the snowblower twice yesterday, but today the sun is shining and hard surfaces are clear. Whew, I needed a break. 🙂

  13. Flowerpoet says:

    Weather conditions change. Lives change. Everything changes, judged either good or bad. We measure our lives in Changes. I’m delighted by your post dear lady. 💕✨

  14. That’s a good amount of snow! This time of year the snow melts pretty fast here as well. The ground is till covered, there are deep drifts and it is piled real high along roads.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      It doesn’t melt that fast, so everything must be shoveled off. I take the walks and deck, my spouse snowblows the driveway. We’re good and tired at the end of it!

  15. My goodness! Someone did a fantastic job cleaning that deck. We got a little more snow than you did. Clif measured 13 inches.

  16. And I thought we had got a lot of snow 😏

  17. Debbie says:

    It’s up in the 50s here today, after Friday’s horrific storm — high winds, tons of rain mixed with snow, etc. I’m liking this warmth MUCH better!

  18. Pepper says:

    My back would be aching after clearing all that wet snow. 🤪

  19. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    That’s a lot of snow

  20. Kris P says:

    Ha! I was thinking you’d had a quick melt 😉 Kudos to you!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks, Kris! It would take a looong time for 9″ to melt on the north side of the house! We keep snow away from the sides of the house due to possibly of rot, and off the deck to reduce weight. Not to mention keeping emergency egresses open. Life in a wintery clime!

  21. spanishwoods says:

    March snow…….so exhausting. With any luck, it might be the last one. Hang in there my friend. The snow is beautiful, but by March I like to see the flowers!

  22. Vicki says:

    As sandyjwhite says, makes my back hurt to think about it. I’ve been watching YouTubes of the snow blizzards and storms around the northern hemisphere, but you’ll have to admit 8-9″ of snow is not too bad at all. 🙂

    I love(d) the snow when I skied in my youth, but can’t imagine doing it now with both knees, right ankle and lower back worn out.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Yeah, we were lucky to do all the things we did while younger and full of can-do energy. Now we rest a lot more!
      My son in CA got 4 feet, so 9 inches felt much better, ha!

  23. We joined you in the March snow and our first thundersnow and lightning experience.☃️

  24. bittster says:

    Good work! I tend to let nature run its course in March, it’s the lazy way out 😉

    • Eliza Waters says:

      You may think you are lazy, but looking at your garden, I’m not convinced. 🙂 I love sitting on that deck in the warmer months and I take good care of it. 🙂

  25. Oh no, where did it go?!! 😉
    P.S. Love your deck view, it looks like mine. 🙂

  26. Cathy says:

    Was it light and powdery – the sort I like – or heavy and wet (which is what we got a couple of weeks ago!)? Well, let’s hope you don’t get much more now Eliza!

  27. Robin says:

    That’s a goodly amount of snow (and a goodly amount of work when shoveling!). Since I’m all about the word “good” this morning, it’s good to see snow. 🙂

  28. Tina says:

    I can’t even imagine…I hope you have a heating pad for your back!!

  29. On a rather bizarre side note, I love wooden yardsticks!… some towns on the Sacramento Valley floor are looking like ski resorts, but now a warm storm is moving in. Folks worried about the Truckee River among many others!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      My brother collects yardsticks and has made a wall of them in his mudroom. Vintage ones are so interesting as they were often giveaways like this one with advertising. If we had an inch less, it would have read, ‘Why go anywhere else?” which I found ironic given the amount of snow it measured!
      Yes, we are watching this Sierra storm, too. They are getting all rain except for the peaks. Such a shame to ruin all that powder!

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