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Old Mar 20, 2011, 12:30 PM   #1
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Yesterday morning we woke to a pretty dusting of snow. I promptly went out to take some macros with the Viv Series One 105 on the K7. Discovered that I'm rusty about such things and that my pole method of extra support doesn't work as well with the K7 because there's not much camera on the left side. But I managed a couple:



As you can tell, there wasn't much snow at all.



The snow changed to rain, then sleet, then snow showers during the day, washing away all the snow. That evening there was blue sky above at sunset, making me really wonder about the weather prediction for the coming night.

So this morning, I woke up to this:



It hasn't stopped, just gotten heavier. Oh well, so much for spring...
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Old Mar 20, 2011, 7:05 PM   #2
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I know you are weary of winter, but these are some fine late-winter photos!

(PS - I'll try not to gloat over the warm sunny days we are enjoying here in East Tennessee.)
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Old Mar 22, 2011, 12:21 AM   #3
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We've actually had a fairly mild winter, up until yesterday. We decided to bail out at lunchtime yesterday, when the snow was up above my knees and we didn't want to take vacation for getting stranded at the house. It looked like this when we left yesterday afternoon:



This evening our road looks like:





I don't think the Honda is going any place for a while.



The pictures I took do not do justice to the scene.
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Old Mar 22, 2011, 1:37 AM   #4
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Wow - that's some serious snow ! Hope Spring comes soon for you.
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Your neighborhood looks so familiar. We too had such a mild winter and then wham. It isn't over yet. Stay warm and dry.
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My time in Florida is quickly ending weekend, hope the snow in Michigan is ending also, I really don't want to come home to something like that, makes for some nice photos.

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Thanks for the sympathy - I needed it after another night in a hotel. At least there's power now (I think) and we'll try to dig out a place to park the Jeep tonight.
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Update: We dug out a place to park the Jeep along with a walk to the front door. The house is fine, it was great to walk into our friendly, warm home. The sad thing is that we have lost at least one tree, and many others have lost limbs or their tops. Our trees are native pinon pines, some quite large and old. While the snow was pretty to look at, its been destructive and it will be sad to eventually tally up the damage and assess if anything needs to be done to the damaged ones.
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Where's Autumn, 35C / 95F yesterday

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Great series -- really like "snow shots." You captured it well.
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