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Saturday, March 24, 2012
After the Storm
Some post-snowstorm shots for you to enjoy. Just look at the colour of that sky! Temps in the high 40's to low 50's, bright sunshine and there is STILL snow up here. Not much, and mostly just where it was the deepest, but I would have thought it all gone by now. The rains come back starting tonite, and that probably will be the end of even the deepest drifts, but it sure was pretty while it lasted. All day today the sound of chainsaws and leaf blowers were heard throughout the valley and into the foothills as folks started the massive cleanup and repair chores. Dale and Juan got the limb off the red barn and the poo flinger, and decided that the roof was somewhat repairable but the gutter is a goner. And due to the massive snowload on the gutter on the west side of the red barn, one of the gutter hangers got ripped off and the gutter bent, but that's fixable. Otherwise, for us it's just tons of little sticks and small limbs to pick up and haul out to the burn pile for a future s'more feast and Polish sausage roast.
Looking towards the Coburg Hills
The limbs removed, bigger wood already at Juan's for splitting and seasoning, the little stuff waiting for a lift out to the burn pile
Snow's still piled high, and anything under it is there until it melts
The only damage to the poo flinger was to my potted grasses, which took a heavy hit. Will have to wait and see what comes back and what doesn't
Just a pretty shot of the garage/shop and the dog run