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We're finally getting our comeuppance for having bare grounds while so many other parts of the country and world were suffering assault after assault of snow.

My normal practice is to shovel small amounts repeatedly during a storm. It's much easier to shovel 4 inches 3-4 times than it is to shovel 12-16 inches once. That was my plan today, only the wind has been so fierce I've been unable to bring myself to go outdoors. I opened the door once, just long enough to find the concrete with my yard stick. Nine inches of snow at the reasonably-protected door. That was a few hours ago and the wind hasn't let up for more than a few minutes at a time since. Nope, not going out. Not. Not. Not.

Late Sunday morning, around 11 am and well before there were nine and more inches of snow on the ground, a rafter of wild turkeys foraged through the woods on the east side of the Zeppelin Hangar. There were 25-30 turkeys in all. I knew there were wild turkeys in the area, and had once seen one walking along my driveway, but was surprised and delighted (and only a little bit spooked) to see so many all at once. Why, yes, I was 9 years old when The Birds was released....

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markiv1111
Dec. 27th, 2010 04:04 pm (UTC)
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I hate severe winter winds more than I hate snow. (I don't always hate snow at all -- it depends on how much of it I have to shovel.) Let us hope things ease up so that you can shovel.

Nate
mjlayman
Dec. 28th, 2010 12:14 am (UTC)
We had just a dusting of snow on this side of DC, but the wind today was enough to bounce me sideways.
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