Looking at the tranquil scene out the west door of our deck. The 'weeping cherry'... really is. Can't you just hear those wind chimes? They never sound better than they do in a blizzard. Gusts to 50 really make them ring. The barn's out that way also. Trust me.
This pic is shot out the south door of the deck. That is our garage. Looks lonely doesn't it? The west end still needs painted. But not today.
Below is the normal view from the porch that you have grown accustomed to on my blog. We are looking northeast here. As you can tell by the birch trees in the foreground, the wind is out of the northwest. The original snow depth is in question. Reports peg it at 8 to 10". Out here it was spotty.(def of spotty:Blown clear in open spaces like farm filelds and piled high near Cliffs house). If snow would come straight down instead of being driven by high winds, it would be easier to move. As a matter of fact in the 57 years I've lived here, that actually happened once.
Here's the problem. This strong wind is to get stronger and stay strong until tomorrow afternoon. Northeast Nebraska is closed.