This is one we'll be telling the next generations about.
It started snowing at my house near Annapolis, Maryland at around 11am on Friday, February 5, 2010. It didn't stop snowing until after 10pm Saturday night.
Here are two photos taken from my front door and my back door a little before 2:00pm on Friday:
At some point Friday afternoon my husband shoveled about 4 inches of snow off our deck. Here are photos from about 5:00pm on Friday:
This was a little before 10:00pm:
I took more pictures just before I went to bed a little after midnight:
I woke up around 3:30am and took these pictures:
Here's what I saw when I woke up Saturday morning, about 7:30am:
About 1:00pm Saturday he decided he'd better try to clear the deck so the weight of the snow didn't damage it. We measured 24 inches of snow.
Then he tackled the front walk:
The last light of day, Saturday, February 6, 2010:
My husband did a little calculating, based on the size of our deck, the depth of the snow and the average weight of wet snow like this was and figured out that he had shoveled 2.5 tons of snow from our deck. It had to go somewhere (note the height of the lawn mower handle on the left):
Let me encourage you to read my husband's blog entry, "Little Townhouse on the Peninsula" for today, . He has some photos of his own and some wise words to share.