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The real Minnesota snow….

A couple of weeks ago, this show I watch had an episode that they set in Stillwater, Minnesota.  Here are some caps from homeofthenutty showing what TV Minnesota snow looks like.  I think it looked like this at the end of October, minus the mountain.





Here is what it looked like in my yard in Minnesota yesterday as our latest snow storm started.





Here is our garden bench yesterday afternoon.



This is what it looks like this morning.





My Sadie likes the snow.



Here is our road.  No plow yet.  I wouldn't want to drive the Impala in this.



I have been in the house with a sick kid all week and we're all a little shack wacky now.  Can you tell?



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de_nugis
Feb. 21st, 2014 02:18 pm (UTC)
The existence of supernatural beings clearly alters the climate. They must have some weather gods around, no?

Your dog is very cute!
galwithglasses
Feb. 21st, 2014 05:52 pm (UTC)
I'm beginning to think someone is doing some crossroads dealing here to get days off of school or some summoning of snow gods. At least the sun is out so that helps a lot.
amberdreams
Feb. 21st, 2014 02:30 pm (UTC)
We get snow like that about once a century and no snow ploughs. But then we only need an inch for everything to grind to a halt.
Also....Doggie!
galwithglasses
Feb. 21st, 2014 05:57 pm (UTC)
At least here, they are prepared for the snow and life goes on, even if it is a bit delayed. I'm ready to be done with it now though.

My Sadie is a good ol' dog.
quickreaver
Feb. 21st, 2014 02:37 pm (UTC)
"Shack wacky" ... that's a perfect term for it! And yeah, your dog is adorable. :D
galwithglasses
Feb. 21st, 2014 06:04 pm (UTC)
I had to go out and shovel part of the drive after the plow came and that took the edge off the crazy. Now I'm too sore to climb the walls. It's beautiful right now though because the sun is shining through the ice on the trees as it goes down and everything is sparkling.

My dog is the Forrest Gump of dogs. She's all heart and it takes very little for her to be happy.
ash48
Feb. 21st, 2014 07:12 pm (UTC)
Wow. As someone who rarely sees snow I have to say that looks beautiful. The place you live looks lovely. Cold, but lovely.

(hee, and if you're shack wacky this might be a good time for me to ask you if you'd like to look over my S7 motel draft?) *g*
galwithglasses
Feb. 21st, 2014 10:08 pm (UTC)
It is really beautiful when the sun shines on it. Under the snow was a layer of ice that got really glittery as the sun set. We still have a couple of months to go and I don't expect the cabin fever will end any time soon. So, yes, I would love to read a motel draft. Let me know where it is and I'll get on it. 8-)
kazluvsbooks
Feb. 21st, 2014 09:25 pm (UTC)
Gosh, i have never seen snow like this! I cannot imagine how cold that must be!! Beautiful though!

I love your dog!
galwithglasses
Feb. 21st, 2014 10:03 pm (UTC)
We are running out of room to put the snow. It has been really cold here but just before this latest snow fell we made it a couple of degrees above freezing, just enough so that the snow was very wet and heavy at first. We're at 13F right now and that is actually warm. We've spent most of the winter down around 0F.

My dog, she's a big, loveable lug.
etoile444
Feb. 22nd, 2014 08:56 am (UTC)
Im pretty sure the cold is the worst. Im in NY. We have been below average almost everyday.
galwithglasses
Feb. 22nd, 2014 04:10 pm (UTC)
The cold (below 0F) is weird in that you get used to it after a while and then the temp goes up to about 20F and all you can think is "how come it's so damp?" and it feels like mid-spring. It's been really rough on anyone that has work that keeps them outside for any length of time. The sunlight is starting to have some real energy in it again though so it should be getting better soon.
tabby333
Feb. 22nd, 2014 12:39 am (UTC)
Shack wacky. That's a great phrase. Also, love the dog.

I am with you on being done with snow and cold.
galwithglasses
Feb. 22nd, 2014 12:47 am (UTC)
It seems like winter has been unusually long and it isn't even March. The dog is happy as long as she has a ball or some bread and something to bark at.
fourtenpm
Feb. 22nd, 2014 12:53 am (UTC)
I just saw similar pictures! from a friend who moved to Minnesota! She asked at the last picture that could you tell there was a two lane highway there. No I couldn't. I actually just saw snow banks and more snow.
galwithglasses
Feb. 22nd, 2014 01:02 am (UTC)
Some places had high winds and the snow drifted and the roads look like fields. We didn't get too much drifting but we're in an area with a lot of buildings. The snow banks are getting so high that to dump snow on top, I'm tossing it above my head. It looks nice with the sun on it though.
etoile444
Feb. 22nd, 2014 08:54 am (UTC)
Thats a lot of snow. But so much of the US was hit hard. I know Kansas had a lot too. Its a good thing the bunker has a garage. Imagine Dean snow scraping the Impala.
galwithglasses
Feb. 22nd, 2014 04:02 pm (UTC)
So many places have been getting dumped on. I hope it doesn't melt all at once or we are going to be floating. I can just imagine Dean's absolute fit after he sees his baby coated in slush and road salt. You'll be able to hear the yelling in NY.
quirky_thoughts
Feb. 23rd, 2014 12:04 pm (UTC)
It looks beautiful. :)

We had so much snow here in the UK last year but we've only had torrential rain storms this year. I think I prefer the snow even though it's colder and harder to get around. XD

Fingers crosed it melts very slowly.
galwithglasses
Feb. 23rd, 2014 12:50 pm (UTC)
Your endless rain…at least with the snow, we get some sunshine. I've been seeing reports of your flooding and hope you're doing all right. We always get some flooding here but this is going to be really rough if it all goes at once. Plus we need some to just soak into the ground for the farmers, not fill their fields with standing water for an extra month. Crossing my toes too.
layne67
Feb. 26th, 2014 11:42 pm (UTC)
Oh my, that's a LOT of snow!
galwithglasses
Feb. 27th, 2014 12:31 am (UTC)
LOL, your icon. Tonight we're back to ridiculously cold windchill temperatures. The hardest part is that it's not even March so we have a couple more months of snow possible. We aren't even the hardest hit. Where my folks are they have already had 272 inches of snow so far this winter. I'm trying to stay lighthearted about it all since drinking heavily isn't really an option. 8-)
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