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Snowpocalypse 2013, V.2

View of the house from the (abandoned) street during Snowpocalypse V.2. Look at how the branches curve toward the earth, white gravity pressing from above. Gusts of wind peel lumps of icy snow from upper branches which cascade down, becoming a crunching avalanche. I went outside and took a bunch of photos, even a little video. It's so quiet, muffled, the only sounds are birds chirping, falling snow, and distant chainsaws.



Oh, and what appears to be a bush beside the tree? Branches. Also, the little "tree" on the left of the photo is actually a giant branch that landed thick-side down. I fear for the trees in the area.

It's lovely outside and all that, but if this means Cory Doctorow isn't able to get here for his talk on Thursday....

More behind the cut
A closer shot of the house. Those branches are usually about 8 feet from the ground...


Snow-enshrouded branches looking toward the icy sky (sorry the photo-host rotated this 90 degrees):


View from the front porch toward the street. Yes, there's a street out there somewhere. Oh, and I trim those branches to no closer than 8 feet from the ground:



Stay safe and warm out there!

Chris

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carmy_w
Feb. 26th, 2013 10:36 pm (UTC)
We managed to miss the worst of this last storm; we had maybe four inches of snow, and it was blowing so much that it all ended up elsewhere! Added to that is the fact that Monday was above freezing all day long, so nothing accumulated. So, I ended up going to work around 10 today, just to make sure I wasn't attempting to skate there!
mckitterick
Feb. 27th, 2013 06:01 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear it!
siro_gravity
Feb. 27th, 2013 04:12 am (UTC)
wow! that's really purty!!
mckitterick
Feb. 27th, 2013 06:02 pm (UTC)
Isn't it, though? It's like magic, how clear water transforms into white fractal crystals nine times the size of the water they grew from. Love it!

Not such a fan of shoveling every day, though.
silverfae
Feb. 27th, 2013 10:22 am (UTC)
I was eying our branches out back quite warily this morning as well. Still, it's pretty, isn't it?
mckitterick
Feb. 27th, 2013 06:03 pm (UTC)
We must suffer for beauty ;-)
lil_m_moses
Feb. 28th, 2013 12:58 pm (UTC)
So jealous! I miss snow, and didn't even get my annual Christmas trip to Michigan this year. =(
archway
Mar. 1st, 2013 03:54 am (UTC)
Beautiful!! Thank you!!!!
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