The intensity of today's snow was almost unbearable

I was out walking my dog today, and it happened. At first I thought I was imagining things, but there it was.... little tiny flakes. Snow. It was the very first I'd seen with my own eyes this year, and it was intense. At that moment, I feared for the safety of my bare scalp, and made a mad dash for home.

I gotta say, it was touch-and-go for a bit. As I picked up my pace to a solid waddle, my dog and I found ourselves caught in at least 5 mph winds, and snow falling at a rate of nearly three flakes per minute. At one point I thought I may even have to put up my hood to avoid further mild moisture.

The scene back at the house wasn't much prettier.

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When I got home, I took a quick tour of my property to survey any damage that my house may have incurred. Thankfully, it was at a minimum. I couldn't find any superficial/visible damage, but the emotional damage caused by the worry that something might have happened was almost unbearable.

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As you can see by the photos, my composter was almost completely sort of covered by a thin layer of snow. It was pretty much unrecognizable at that point. A quick flick of the handle assisted simple gravity in removing the snow. I stared at it for quite a while before I came up with such a genius snow removal plan.

As I get ready to go out and sweep the steps of mostly leaves, and a little, tiny bit of snow, I feel fortunate that this storm was so mild. The beginning felt like we were headed for Snowmageddon, but luckily we made it back down to Earth. It's been an intense afternoon, but I'm feeling proud of us Hampden folk. We will rebuild.

Photo JStew

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