It started snowing Friday. It finally stopped today. There's between 1-2 feet on the ground in places.
The storm was almost completely windless. Most of the trees still have all their leaves as well. Those things combined to cause massive snow and ice build-up on trees, resulting in many downed trees and branches.
Here's what I saw when I got home this morning:
( Too much snow! )
Ike decided he had been cooped up enough, and it was playtime, bad joints be damned!
( But the pets seem to be enjoying themselves. )
He seems to actually like the snow! Silly cat. I spent 30 minutes shoveling, shaking snow off of branches (and all over me, of course) and trimming back branches as well. At least now we can get out without crawling. There's going to be a lot of clean up as the snow melts throughout the week, and my emergency quick-and-dirty weatherization of the house really needs to be properly finished. By Friday, this snow should all be gone.
Just in time for the next storm to probably come along.