Monday, February 09, 2009

Monday Photo - 2; Aging Snow


When we lived down south, everyone loved it when it snowed. My across-the-street neighbor would stand on her front porch, jump up and down and cheer. Having been raised in a snowy region, I never understood the fascination.

I think this is the difference. There it snows, looks pretty, melts and you are done with it. Here it snows, gets plowed, gets splashed, sticks around till more is added on top, and then as it starts to melt it gets this dirty, cancered look.

So...for all my southern friends, here's some snow for you - what's left of about 25 inches that fell in about 10 days, pushed and plowed, shoved to the side and splashed. You should see what some of the shop parking lots look like! Some of those piles will last till April.

11 comments:

Carla said...

Yuck! I remember those days when we lived in Illinois. Yes, parking lots had huge mountains in them.

MaryO said...

Oh yes, I've lived with snow like this, and it's really depressing. Thank goodness in Maryland we usually get the "southern" kind!

judemowris said...

I remember piles of snow in NW Pennsylvania. The big marvel to me was the snow along the edges of the streets. When it was an old and dry snow, it looked like brown sugar!
(hey)Jude

JudiA said...

Ugh... I remember snow piles. I am grateful to live where snow is special, even if everything does come to a screeching halt because nobody is equipped to deal with it. I DO miss sledding though.

Serena said...

The southern snow does sound easier to live with. I remember your type of snow from when we lived in Wyoming.

BumbleVee said...

yeh... ours looks like that and worse....I hate dirty snow. OKay, I guess you can't really hate snow..but, I don't like it... lol...

Jacque Uetz said...

I love snow when it stays afew days and then melts but the real south there was never enough.
I was so excited to move where we would have plenty and pictured myself like in a magazine all cozy with a good book, drink in hand ..can't figure out what happen to my dream:}

Jennifer Rose said...

I love snow but don't miss the huge piles of it and ice we would get. Did get a laugh when the ice/snow mountain was blown up though would have liked to seen that lol

25 inches is way too much snow!

Kerry said...

Ewwww!!! that is the bad part of this time of year, it warms up but the snow gets all yucky!!

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

I love snow but not when it gets dirty!
I remember those days too. When the snow first fell and everything looked lovely, then everyone walked through it, cars ran through it and then it became Slush! :(
I didn't like that one bit.
Nice photo though!

Linda Fleming said...

Yuck- I spent too many years looking at that crap all winter long, every winter.