Snow Storm – Can’t Get Out Of The Driveway

It’s a good thing we had just been to the grocery store and stocked up on food because after the recent snow storm, we have over a foot of snow in our driveway and we don’t even want to try to get our little PT Cruiser out.  Now I know that most people would just shovel the snow out of the driveway, but at our age that would not be such an easy task.  Besides, since we’re both retired, we can just stay home for a few days in a nice warm house and enjoy the snow from inside.

Picture of our backyard after the recent snow storm

We’ve lived in the Seattle area for almost 20 years now and while we get snow most years, I can only remember one other time that a snow storm dropped this much snow.  (You can tell how deep it was by looking at the base of our birdbath below.)

A funny story about that time.  We lived at another house and I had to walk down the driveway to get to the mailbox.  We had about a foot deep snow that time also and I was bound and determined to go out and get the mail.  I didn’t own any boots and since I didn’t want to get my shoes and socks soaked from the snow, I tied some plastic bags over my shoes and scurried out to get the mail hoping the neighbors didn’t see me out there in my “plastic bags”.

You can see how much snow we got from this closeup of our birdbath

We had one major casualty of the snow storm this year, our gazebo out on the deck.  The weight of the snow on the roof collapsed the canvas roof and bent the frame.  It’s pretty much a total loss.  I just hope the glass table underneath escaped in one piece, but I won’t know until the snow melts and we can get out there and take a look.

Our gazebo roof collapsed from the weight of snow from our recent snow storm.

Here is what the gazebo looked like before the roof collapsed. I loved the way it looked on the deck, but I don’t think we are going to replace it.  It’s just too hard to maintain with all the rain we have here. I’m thinking about just getting an umbrella to put over the table instead.

Our gazebo on our deck

I love the way this tree looks all covered in snow.

Pretty picture of snow on our backyard tree

The fir trees around our house also look very pretty with snow covering their branches.

Picture of snow on the trees in our backyard

Another picture of the collapsed gazebo from the snow storm

I hope you enjoyed seeing the snow pictures.  I was raised in Southern California where it didn’t snow and I never thought I would live in an area where it regularly snowed.  It’s still kind of amazing to me, but only for 2 or 3 days.  After that I’m ready for it to melt.

Happy Winter,

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