Blizzard

We braced ourselves, walking into the thin cold air; it was chilly and dark. Temperatures had been out of the norm and unusual for up here in the north. Let me tell you, negative degree weather is no joking matter especially when your not used to it. Yes, warmth at last! Spiffy and I made our way down the aisles as we watched numerous people load up their carts, preparing for what was ahead. The shelves were emptying fast. We joined the crowd and filled our small carrying basket with the little that was left on the shelves. what was to come was a snowstorm, our first ever to experience. Lucky for us, Spiffy and I now had a huge SUV that we converted into our sleeping shelter.

The two blasted the heat, turned off the car, and bundled up in the many layers we slept in. We awoke the following morning to snow mounted on our car. Wiping the interior window frost with the palm of her hand, Sweets got a glimpse of what they were in for. So much, you could’t even make out the parking spots from the actual parking lot, nothing but fog and a cloud of whiteness. Snow was coming down like huge gusts of wind, being sure to cover up every inch that could be seen. We cranked up the car and got the heat going. Meanwhile, Spiffy scrapped the snow off the windshield and off we were. Down the road we went, slowly creeping our way with snow galore coming down. there wasn’t slightist bit of traffic, go figure. We made it the closest indoor place, Starbucks; the one and only place that was pretty much open.

While there, it was funny and sweet, this guy comes in; I guess a neighbor of one of the employees who was here to pick her up because she was unable to drive herself with the storm. Well when she came out from the back another Starbucks employee said your uber was here and thank him up and down for doing so. There he sat patiently waiting with a coffee in his hand, giving her all the time she needed to close up as if there were not a storm brewing outside.

Although this weather feels miserable, it looks so beautiful. It’s not everyday you get to see landscape like this and I gotta say it was so pleasant to see all these selfless people out there shoveling away on the sidewalks and snowplowing the roads for the safety of others. Talk about a way to kick off the new year.

For those of you who are experiencing such weather, please drive with caution and travel safely.

39 Comments Add yours

  1. Donnalee says:

    We’re getting that sort of thing here in the Woodstock NY area too–stay warm and be good to each other!

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    1. Oh boy, it’s as though everyones getting hit with snow. Thank you:), we fortunately made it through. Hope you were able to stay just as safe and warm as well and continue to do so through this winter.

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  2. Paroledipolvereblog says:

    I love it

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    1. Glad you stopped by:) Thank you!

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  3. AJ says:

    Take care in the cold!

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    1. Thank you, we very much so appreciate it. So far the temperatures have remained the safe, if not colder than before. BURR!

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  4. grasbie says:

    AMazing conditions: I’m sure that I could not live with these sorts of winters – I like warmth and heat too much. 🙂

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    1. Haha as many others do:) I certainly don’t blame you. I’d give anything for a little warmth from the sun right about now.

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  5. Crazy weather! Take care.

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    1. This winter has thrown in so many unexpected curve balls that we weren’t mentally prepared for. The weather is a constant change.

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      1. That’s a big challenge!

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  6. Elizabeth says:

    Blizzard in Connecticut today too.

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    1. The snowstorm is hitting many states it seems like. Hope you’ve been able to stay warm, avoiding the awful weather conditions out there on the roads

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  7. Very strange the weather nowadays. Normally we have cold, very cold, winter with lots of snow, now it is raining here and you have the snow.

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    1. So so weird. I remember last year it was an uncommonly warm winter for many in the states and unexpected bone cold temperatures this year. It’s as though the weather cannot make up it’s mind.

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      1. Yes true, same here, we had three winters almost without snow, and that is not normal. Year 2017 was raining all the time, December was darkest ever.

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  8. de Wets Wild says:

    Incredible scenes! Stay safe, and warm!

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    1. Thanks for the concern:)! it was a haul of a drive but we did not drive more than a few certain roads that we new were for the most part safe.

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  9. Noel Hartem says:

    We have the same scenes out of our windows so Im glad were not alone. Nice photos

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    1. It’s always nice when knowing others are in the same boat as you. Thanks for stopping by:) Stay warm!

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  10. Oh wow what a storm. I watched the video and noticed whoever took this drives faster than I do in the snow. I would be creeping along 10 mph. Amazing how beautiful something so life altering can be! I love snow! Be safe!

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    1. prior.. says:

      Oh I know – they seem fearless – and comfortable 🙂
      need to get that starbukcs – ha

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      1. I know that feeling. Nothing stands between me and my coffee! LOL 😀

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  11. Stay safe guys! Looks very pretty but rather you than me 🙂

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  12. prior.. says:

    I agree that the weather has beauty and charm – and I liked your dashcam video footage
    🙂

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  13. You guys take care. We had about 14 inches of snow and short cold snap but nothing compared to the east coast. Praying that everyone stays safe.

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  14. ladyfi says:

    Take care and keep warm!

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  15. Sann says:

    It looks damnnn cold! Take care!❤❤

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  16. I can’t even imagine seeing something like a blizzard and this cold for the first time (after all, I can’t remember NOT knowing what it’s like). I have to remember when it gets colder and snowier again here that there are many who would love to see our weather just once (and then they would be thankful to live elsewhere).

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  17. Way too cold for me! Be safe.

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  18. Beautiful. It had surreal quality to it.

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  19. A.s Planez says:

    Love it, very detailed felt like I was there 👍☺️

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  20. The snow is beautiful but it does turn it into a grey world. Take care driving in that. I wouldn’t want to.

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  21. OMG. Call me chicken . . .

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  22. terrepruitt says:

    In that kind of weather do you not bother to stop at stop signs? Because it wouldn’t really be a stop?

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  23. Joanna Lynn says:

    So thankful you have the SUV! You should have gone south for the winter.

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  24. Christy B says:

    Oh gosh, I’m glad you’re ok! Over here it is rainy and dismal but I’ll drive safe for sure.

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