Here are some images of what we woke to this morning at the Lodge. We have measured--for accuracy's sake choosing a spot where the snow seemed not to have drifted--and it appears we have 26 inches of accumulation. But the blizard warning continues until 4 p.m.
Jewel realises she won't be going onto the deck any time soon.
In the dog yard, the little one (Ruth) leads the way, trying--and failing--to leap over the snow.
She sank like a stone. For a time she was completely buried but surfaced almost immediately. Then she worked out how to swim through the snow...and she does love to swim!
The Chap came along to tread a path for them.
They played in the drifts for a little while.
It's quite the winter event. Fortunately we needn't go anywhere, have plenty of food, a generator to tide us over in case of a power cut--which at this point seems unlikely. After shovelling as much as we can, we'll enjoy a peaceful day, and hearty meal, a nice fire. Church has been called off tomorrow, so we don't have to leave the Lodge tomorrow, either!
Update! Proof that I went outside.
I did my share of shovelling walks and removing the snow mountain in front of the garage. That hill behind me was 1/2 made by the snow plow guy, and 1/2 of it feel from the sky. The ground is normally quite flat, and during the warmer months we park the 3rd car in that space!