Posting this gallery, Blizzard of 2016 snow photos, before the snow melts.
HOW DEEP CAN SNOW GET IN MARYLAND?
HOW DEEP? SIDE DOOR, 10 P.M. SATURDAY NIGHT.
HOW DEEP? FRONT DOOR 2 P.M. SATURDAY
HOW DEEP? SNOW OUTSIDE FRONT DOOR 10 P.M. SATURDAY
CORVETTES, YOU CAN SEE A FEW INCHES OF THEIR ROOFS ABOVE THE SNOW DRIFTS.
CORVETTES COMPLETELY BURIED UNDER SNOW DRIFTS.
CORVETTES BEHIND NOW BANK.
MY CAR. NOT. GOING. ANYWHERE. FAST. But that was Sunday. Receding into history.
TOO MUCH SNOW TO DRIVE IN.
MULTIPLE SNOW DRIFTS ON MONDAY.
EVEN JEEPS GET COVERED WITH SNOW.
SNOWPLOWS CLEARED MANY MAIN ROADS BY MONDAY.
THIS IS THE LAST PHOTO OF SNOWZILLA 2016.
Snowzilla in Gaithersburg, MD, January 2016. I estimate we received 35 inches of snow, with drifts deep enough to bury a Corvette.
All photos by Bernard John Hayden. Please do not reproduce without giving credit to the photographer and/or the blog. Thanks! Stay warm.
The Blizzard of 2016, dubbed Snowzilla, as seen from my front door Saturday afternoon.
LOOKING STRAIGHT AHEAD FROM THE FRONT DOOR. SOMEONE TRIED TO SHOVEL A PATH EARLIER, BUT DRIFTING SNOW HAS MOSTLY FILLED IT IN.
SNOW DRIFTS AT THE SIDE OF CARS.
SNOW BUMPER-HIGH, EVEN ON AN SUV. SOME SMALLER CARS HAVE SNOW DRIFTED UP OVER THE HOOD. THERE’S A SIDEWALK BEHIND THAT LINE OF CARS, BURIED SOMEWHERE UNDER THE SNOW. IN THE LEFT CORNER, WIND CREATED A POINTY CAP ON TOP OF A FLAT TRASH CAN.
THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN FROM A KNEELING POSITION, THE CAMERA ABOUT 3 FEET HIGH. IT’S THE PILE OF SNOW TO THE RIGHT OF THE ENTRANCE. SOME OF IT IS SNOW SHOVELED FROM IN FRONT OF THE DOOR, WITH DRIFTING ON TOP.
Photos in Gaithersburg, MD, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2:30 p.m. All photos by Bernard John Hayden. Permission granted to reproduce, with credit to the photographer and/or blog.
Wish I knew who to credit for this photo. It’s worth a thousand words.
Someplace in Frederick, MD, 04-24-15.
Someplace in Gaithersburg, MD, 04-24-15.
Rave about your Fall foliage, but I’ll take the many colors of blossoming trees in Spring. No elaboration required.
John Hayden Photos.
Golden Retrievers on the bus, via Planet Ivy. Are we there yet?
“Here’s the irony: Selfie culture doesn’t enhance the self but degrades it. When we turn the lens of life on ourselves, we create the illusion that we should focus only on what’s best for us.”
— That quote from Rev. Galen Guengerich, All Souls Unitarian Church, NYC. And this:
“The image of a self-made, self-reliant and self-centered individual is a lie, and a pernicious one at that. We are utterly dependent upon the people and the world around us.”
— Also Rev. Guengerich. Both quotes from an essay in todays Washington Post, page B2.
Just something to think about. — John
Light traffic, late afternoon of Winter Storm Janus. One car and one bicycle.
And snowplows, lots of snowplows.
PARKING LOT, LATE AFTERNOON, WINTER STORM JANUS
DREAMING ABOUT FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE IN WINTER. (John Hayden photo)
WIPERS UP SO THEY WON’T FREEZE TO WINDSHIELD
SLUSH VARIES, LANE TO LANE, CLOPPER ROAD, GAITHERSBURG
HOW DEEP? ANKLE DEEP, OR MORE. (John Hayden photo)
SNOW — DO YOU REALLY WANT TO DRIVE IN WEATHER LIKE THIS?
SNOWSCAPE, WINTER STORM JANUS
HA! I’M NO FOOL. I’M HAPPY INSIDE. WAKE ME UP IN THE SPRING
LIGHTS ON, NOBODY’S HOME. McDONALD’S CLOSED, LATE AFTERNOON OF WINTER STORM JANUS
ICY, UNDER THAT NICE, WHITE SNOW
DIFFICULT TO IDENTIFY MY OWN CAR, UNDERNEATH THE SNOW
ABSTRACT ART, TIRE TRACKS IN SNOW
All photos between 4 and 5 p.m. in Gaithersburg, MD, Tuesday, Jan. 21, Winter Storm Janus. Photos by John Hayden