February Snow

February 15, 2014

This storm was well-advertised, so we were anticipating some weather.  We waited for the snow all day Tuesday, the 11th.  I was out and about for a couple of hours in the morning.  The whole time it looked like it was going to open up and snow.  But it didn’t.  All afternoon I watched on TV as it snowed and snowed and snowed in Charlotte (though it didn't build up on the roads.)  Still no snow at home.  Not a drop of anything.  But it still looked (and felt) like snow.  About 6:30 I looked out the kitchen window, and there was the moon – I couldn’t believe it.  So I took some pics.  And I was amazed at what a beautiful clear night it was - when we were supposed to be having a snow storm.

Waxing Gibbous Moon ~ February 11, 2014 ~ 7:33 p.m. ESTWaxing Gibbous Moon ~ February 11, 2014 ~ 7:33 p.m. ESTper U.S. Naval Observatory Astronomical Applications Department: Phase of the Moon on 11 February: waxing gibbous with 90% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated. Waxing Gibbous Moon ~ February 11, 2014 ~ 7:33 p.m. EST

 

Wednesday, the 12th, I went to breakfast with some friends - still not a sign of a snowflake here.  By early afternoon, it was finally snowing.  The birds were busy.  It was very windy at times, so most of the snow blew off the deck surfaces as soon as it landed.  But eventually it started to pile up.

 

Female CardinalFemale Cardinal Female Cardinal on Wednesday afternoon

 

It snowed all Wednesday afternoon.  In the evening it started to sleet and I could hear the pinging on the windows.  Thursday morning (the 13th) when I got up, it was snowing hard - big flakes, no wind.  It was beautiful.

 

"I don't remember signing up for this...""I don't remember signing up for this..." "I don't remember signing up for this..."

 

It's tough when the snow gets just about as deep as your legs are long...

 

Tufted Titmouse

 

Well, I guess squirrels have to eat too.

 

From the back door

 

From the front door

 

More photos from the February 2014 Snow can be seen here: http://www.janehoganphotography.com/feb_snow2014


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