We have had our first blast of snow for the 2014 Winter season and it was/is a doozy. It is still going on all around us. It has stayed a little to the south of our little Island so we only have about 3 inches so far. We are supposed to get more later tonight and into tomorrow morning.
It started coming down and picked up speed covering many areas all over Buffalo, NY.
Plow crews from all over are dedicating their time to different towns and areas. This is Lancaster, NY and the photo is courtesy of a Grand Island town employee who traveled the 25 minutes to help dig this area out.
In other areas sadly people are snowed in (the man of the house’s parents are one of them). They can’t get out their doors to even begin the shoveling process. But they are much better off than the people who are dealing with the weight of the snow crashing through their windows and collapsing their roof.
Here is a link to more snow pictures: Buffalo, NY snow
And while this is a huge nuisance, I can’t complain as we are toasty with our woodburner, stocked with animal feed for the farm, have a pantry filled with canned goods and a freezer jam packed with meats, frozen fruits, and homemade pies just in case we get hit like the other areas!
We are having a storm tonight and the lightning is putting on a true show!!
My daughter took this picture about 15 minutes ago from our front porch. Truly spectacular
Our house is located directly across from a very old abandoned radio station. Tonight the storm clouds above it were amazing!! The storm is blowing over with very little rain but some beautiful lightning. The clouds were thick and heavy. It was a catching sight to see!
This is across the street from our house and I swear I see the end of the rainbow. I’d like to type more but I have to go see if my pot of gold is there!!!!
My sidewalk is now disappearing under the rain. It has rained all but 2 days in the past 14 days. My pastures are under water, my garden is sitting tilled but empty, the lawn is up to my calf almost, we have played 3 of 9 scheduled softball games and it shows rain for the weekend. We can’t catch a break!!
You may be getting tired of all my cloud pictures but this has been such a stormy spring and the clouds are AMAZING!! Tonight coming out of the ice rink in Fort Erie this was the sky above us. The air was warm and humid and almost “thick” feeling but it was this beautiful picture above my head that took my breath away!!
This is from the west end of the Island we live on. It faces Niagara Falls, Canada across the Niagara River that surrounds us. (Skylon Tower on the right)