Monday, December 27, 2010

The Blizzard of 2010

It started snowing at our house yesterday just before noon and by dinnertime the winds were really whipping up a storm!  All night long the snow fell and the winds blew - so much so that we honestly thought the windows were going to blow right into our house and land on top of us!  This morning it was still snowing and still whipping away! 

This is the front of our house. You can see just by the louvers on the shutters how whippy it really was!
 Dad says we got about 16 inches.  In some parts of our yard, the snow is up to our tummies and in other parts of the yard, we can see the grass - makes it easier to do business, right?
 Dauby and the duckies deserve a medal for what they had to put up with in the last 24 hours!
 But is white and it's cold and it's just beautiful!

 It's a very heavy snow and it packs up in our feet and we both lift up our paws so that mom can brush it away. 
Time to go back inside and warm up, Mitch.
We'll come out again later!

So until next time..............

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

So that's what snow looks like!

Thanks fur reminding me!

Please have some fun fur the snowless Northern breeds!


The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Wow!! You guys got a lot of snow - we only got about 8 inches, but its been whipping all over the place here too - our Mom wasn't happy during our morning walkies with it blowing in her face. We didn't mind at all!! BOL!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Wyatt said...

You lucky lucky lucky Airedales!
We would give up a Christmas stuffie or 2, for just a little of the white stuff!

Wyatt and Stanzie

Benny and Lily said...

Beautiful pictures! Hope you guys had lots of fun playing in the snow
Benny & Lily

Mango said...

Quite the storm and now the wind is all blowing and covering up the shoveled spots and causing grumpiness. I hope it is warmer tomorrow.


Sue said...

I'm always amazed by birds. They seem so delicate, yet they can withstand such icy temperatures and go swimming in icy waters.

Barbara said...

Goodness, that's certainly a lot of snow. I'm kinda glad we don't get any!

George the Lad said...

I've been thinking about all my bloggie friends over the pond and how this weather has affected every one. Thanks for sharing, its been on the news alot about New York to
Stay Warm
Love and winter hugs George xxx

Maya and Kena said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch!!
Happy Howlidays! We've missed you guys!
Snow looks really pretty!! Do you sink when you walk on it?
Tail wags,
Maya and Kena

Reilly and Bree said...

I was thinking that you were probably getting quite a bit of snow - and I guess I was right! Does the swan and duckies have somewhere to go to get out of the weather - like a barn or something? Sigh, I wish I had some snow, we are going for temps in the 60's on Wednesday.

The Thuglets said...

Corr you got white stuffie.. isn't it fun! Your house is so pretty.

Sounds like you had quite a storm. Stay safe and have fun.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thuglets

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We have to concur with Khyra - it is good to actually see what snow looks like - we have NONE at all. Stay warm and enjoy. And maybe you could try to blow some our way.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

You 2 are right it is so beautiful..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

♥I am Holly♥ said...

You guys did get lots of snow! Ours is still blowing everywhere and covering up what has been shoveled!! It's really cold too! Lots of love, Holly and mom

scotsmad said...

That snow DOES look fun to run around in. Poor duckies. At least you can go inside and snuggle up.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Bocci said...

We were wondering how you all were doing .Thanks for showing us the up-to-date pics on the blizzard. Glad you made it though the night with no windows crashing in!

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

YAY! Finally some snow zoomies for you! After we've been outside for a while, we get snow in our pads and when we come inside Mom says it sounds like we are wearing tap shoes! We then spend the next 30 minutes licking our feet dry! Enjoy your snow!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Oskar said...

I hope you like that white stuff. We missed that storm here & I was so glad!

Nubbin wiggles,

3 doxies said...

Hehehe...our poor Sibe furiends has been left out. We even got snow in SC. But, nuttin compared to what ya'll gots. It sure is purty though.
Ya'll stay safe and warm.


Sonic said...

So that's what people mean when they say "White Christmas". I always thought it meant you got lots of plushies to make snow with.

Merry Christmas, you two! I saw a poster on the vet's wall yesterday, and I'll be putting up a pic that reminded me of you two soon!


Priscilla said...

The pictures are beautiful, the pond looks lovely and so do two of you. I love to have a little snow here too but your 16 inches of snow and stormy wind make me feel BRRRRRRRRRRR... Hope the weather is better by now.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Keep warm and hope none in the household need to go out for anything. Well, except for you two to pee. But not to travel on the roads.

the 4 Bs said...

it looks very pretty, but cold. we have been watching on the news about all of the blizzard weather that is going on in your neighborhood. we're glad you are safe and warm and cozy.


Ike said...

My paws hurt just looking at it!

Koobuss said...

Beautiful!! Beautiful pictures, beautiful dogs, beautiful scenes, and a beautiful home!

Don't you just love the first snowfall of winter! It's the last one that's the killer.

Happy New Year, guys!!

Love and Lots of Koobuss Kisses,

Lorenza said...

Happy Holidays!
Aaaand... that looks all white... and cold!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Asta said...

Maggie and Mitch
It cewtainly looks magical and pawfect..a wintew wondewland.
I'm glad that you have a wawm cozy and loving family to enjoy it wif.

smoochie kisses

Stardust said...

That sounds terrifying but the sight is totally magical. And fellas aren't you lucky to stay in such a beautiful house! I'm excited at the sight of Dauby and the duckies. You guys just live in a wonderland. :D

Praying that winter will be kind this year, worldwide. We have news here that it hit real hard in Europe and US. I hope I need not clear the snow a lot this year.

tula said...

Snow is so pretty... w/o the blustery windballs! of course. i was practically swimming in it in the backyard.. good luck finding a place fur bidnez:)

back to shoveling,

Noah the Airedale said...

Crikey, D says that looks very different to when they visited you in May. We hope the beautiful white swan is ok and all the ducks too. What about those snapping turtles??? What do they do??
Stay warm pals.

Noah xx

violett said...

We have belonged from the Blizzard in the news and have thought to You.
But snow is the sky on earth for Airedale! I love the snow and then become also the Blizzard.
Nice your home looks in the snow.

We have 40 cm of snow and it gets cold very much. To-4°F. Hoover cannot run in the snow any more.
Lots of love

Homer said...

Whoa Maggie and Mitch, that is a lot of snow!!!


Ulysse des Irréductibles Cathares said...

Hi Maggie & Mitch,
You're so lucky to have snow in your garden ... Here in South of France it rarely happens, except last year cause winter was very cold ... Usually I only get a chance to see play with snow when I get to the mountains.
Hope you have a great time, beautiful pictures ...
Wirey luv'
Ulysse xxx

Penny and Patches said...

Oh, my doGness! That's a lot of snow! We had about 2 inches from the same storm. It snowed ALL day on Christmas day and into the night. Most of it is gone now, but it was fun while it lasted!

Penny & Patches

MAXMOM IN SA said...

How truly beautiful!
Do keep warm and happy! (and safe!)
Sending lotsaluv

Teddy said...

Wow, that is a LOT of snow! It would be over my head, for sure :)

We got a lot here...up to my shoulders, and I had fun blazing trails through Grandma's back yard. The bad part is the feet cleaning in the bathtub afterwards.


Sapphire said...

yep. that's a lot of snow!\
stay warm!
sending you hot sunshine from the equator ;p

Ruby and Penny said...

Enjoy your snow.
Love Ruby & Penny

Mack said...

That is a lot of snow! Stay warm and take some good snow nappies!


Sierra Rose said...

What a storm!!! Love the snow, but the windy conditions are quite challenging! We had the major gusty winds with no snow last Saturday in the mountains.
Have fun playing in your snows :)

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Inky and Molly said...

Gosh, it just looks magical! We hope you stay safe...

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh what beautiful snow.
Did you make a snow man? Did you throw snow balls? Can I come over?
Will I get lost in the snow drift?
Oh i know you would not let me get lost,, not my Maggie and Mitch!

Johann The Dog said...

Oooo, that's a lotta snow! I remember it well :) Keep those ice balls at bay, k? Happy New Year!!!