Sunday, February 10, 2013

Guest Photograph: Nemo Visits Idyll Haven

Fellow Connecticut blogger Sue, from Idyll Haven, took time out of a long day clearing snow to record the scene.  Here is her patio, featuring 23 inches of snow atop her outdoor dining table and chairs.

Sue spent Saturday clearing her driveway, walkways to the side and front doors, and paths on this patio for her dog to frolic.  And, she had to shovel snow away from her outdoor grill and hot tub, and clear snow from the fire hydrant in front of her house.

Sue reports that the snow on her front walkway was up to her waist.  She had to break through four foot mounds where the town's snow plows had piled snow at the start of the front walkway.

For those who are not familiar with New England architecture, this photograph of Sue's garage shows the advantage of our steeply pitched roofs in shedding heavy snowfalls.  Sue, thanks for lending me this photograph.  I hope your muscles are all recovered from Saturday's workout.

I was in Florida playing golf, but I was thinking about my friends in New England . . .

26 comments:

Lowell said...

That's a dramatic picture. Now I remember why I left the north land behind!

Mo said...

That is a lot of snow. Very hard to imagine what it must be like

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Unbelievable Jack.. I can see why you emigrate to Florida through the winter, 25/30c sounds much better, especially as you are a golfer, putting in waist deep snow..tricky haha!!

RamblingRound said...

Thank you, Sue! Now I know why y'all have such steep roofs. I imagine that would help in heavy rainfall too, but we might need a moat around the house!

JM said...

The photo is beautiful but the images on the news are awful and scary! Lucky you in sunny Florida, Jack.

Kate said...

Lovely to look at but definitely not a great deal of fun when dealing with it. Now is the right time to have a snow removal service, but i wonder how long it would take them to get to all their customers. Real heart attack weather.

cieldequimper said...

An icy meal perhaps? Seen from here it is so beautiful...

Sylvia K said...

Gee, I bet you're sorry you're in Florida and missing all of this, Jack!!! But have to admit I'd rather enjoy it from a distance, too! That is a LOT of snow!!

Birdman said...

Nice shot to tell the CT story.

Lynette said...

Amazing post! Thanks to both of you!

VP said...

Thanks to your friend for this beautiful picture...

Sharon said...

Wow, that is quite a lot of snow and it sounds like Sue really did have to spend an entire day getting it cleared enough to move around. Too bad you missed all this...:-)

RedPat said...

It is beautiful to look at but my arms are still aching from all the shovelling we did here and we only got 1/2 the amount of Connecticut!

Clueless in Boston said...

Lucky you to be in Florida. Hope you have someone looking after your house.

Stefan Jansson said...

She did a good job, this is a great winter scene.

Taken For Granted said...

Fine photos. Nice thing about being snowed in is having time to blog and work on photos.

Randy said...

That's amazing! We could use that snow here.

Michelle said...

I bet you really are enjoying that Florida weather!

Lois Evensen said...

Florida was a great place to be this week! Love the snow shot, though. :)

Ed said...

I hope you had a good round of golf! ;) I spent the day shoveling, but I did manage to get some photography in. I was disappointed in that I couldn't walk as much as I wanted to. No sidewalks had been cleared, and the main roads were still pretty much snow-covered, and treacherous to walk on with the traffic. Needless to say, I didn't drive anywhere this weekend.

Madge Bloom said...

I just have no concept of that much snowfall... Seattle is fairly paralyzed by 6"... glad you're out of the storm..

SRQ said...

Poor Sue...having to dig her way out of that! The only thing you may have been digging out of was a sandtrap....if things went awry.

Cezar and Léia said...

Hope everything is fine there, all this snow is so impressive!Please stay safe dear friends!
Léia

EG CameraGirl said...

What a shame you missed seeing this in person, Jack. :))

William Kendall said...

I have seen that much in a single snowfall before. It's a lot to deal with.

Excellent shot, Sue!

Stefan Jansson said...

I think I prefer the summer version. But it still looks nice.