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I am a Christian wife, mother and grandmother. I love to sew and create new and innovative items to share with my customers. The most popular area of my store is my Walnut Grove section which features clothing reminiscent of "Little House on the Prairie". Please take a moment to visit my store and see my latest creations. www.pattisoriginals.etsy.com

Monday, March 5, 2012

Our First Blizzard

We were told this blizzard was not a bad one and, even to those of us who are inexperienced, we would agree.  The wind and snow started around 10:30 Tuesday night and it blew and snowed all day Wednesday. 

I tried to get out of the house to snap some photos but the wind was so strong and cold it kept blowing me backwards.  I was able to stand in the garage and capture a few shots of the blowing snow.

You can see how strong the wind was by looking at the flag-straight out.

Yes, the sun was shining most of the time, which was a bit strange.

Our driveway was completely blocked.  Good thing we did not have to leave the house.

Right around dusk the storm had blown its last and the snow plows hit the streets.  Our landlord sent his crew out to clear our driveway.  They push all the snow to one side and build a huge pile.

The pile is rather deep but at least we did not have to shovel to get out.

Thursday morning I headed out to capture some shots before the sun came out and everything started melting.  This shows the snow is about 8 inches deep.  I was so glad that I had on my high boots. 

My first step off the walkway.

This snow drift was created in our front yard by the wind.

I could not open the front door Wednesday and this is why.

Ice clung to the house...

and icicles to the eaves.  The only reason our icicles were not bigger is because this house is very well insulated.

Next I will share some photos from around town.  Hope you enjoyed visiting our first blizzard.


  1. It must have been quite an experience for a Mississippi girl. Glad to hear you survived.

  2. Yes, it was quite an experience. We were very thankful the electricity did not go off and we were able to stay warm.