A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky - unbidden - and seems like a thing of wonder. Susan Orlean
Blue jays in the blizzard. Locally 27.5 inches were recorded. It was hard to get a precise measurement here with the winds. HWNSNBP stuck the yardstick into the snow accumulating on top of the picnic table outside the back of the house, but once the winds picked up, the snow became more drift-like. He and our neighbor were out several times during the day to use the snowblower on the driveways. The snow stopped early last night and they were able to take one more pass this morning and then got the shoveling done. They're not youngsters anymore so I worry that they'll overdo it (as do my children who were texting throughout the day cautioning their father to take it easy). The streets are barely passable today so school has already been cancelled for tomorrow.