20
Dec

The World was Covered in a Blanket of Beauty

The anticipation was great!  It was supposed to be one of the biggest winter storms to hit D.C. Reports went from expecting 8 inches to 15 inches to 20 inches!  I woke up at 4:00 in the morning and decided to take a quick peak outside to see if the snow had started.  The world outside was covered in white.  It looked like about 4 inches had fallen.  I went back to bed and woke up again at 9:00, and the snow had doubled!  The plants on my balcony were slowly disappearing including my Japanese Maple.  At dusk, my husband I ventured outside.  The street lights were beginning to turn on and the world was blanketed in the wonderful silence that comes with snow.  Everything was glistening and then the kid in me wanted to play!  The snow was up to my knees (not including the piles from the plows)!  I haven’t seen snow like this since growing up in Syracuse.  We got 23 inches when it was all done!

Japanese Maple in Snow

My poor little maple was almost completely buried.

Me in Snow

Play time!

midnight snow

Midnight Snowfall

snow cars

Cars?

Icicles in SunIcicles in the sun
icicles blue sky

More Icicles
pine tree

Category : Holidays / Miscellaneous