Yesterday, it started to snow, just gently at first . . . we expect this kind of behavior in Idaho!
But then it started coming down in bucket fulls, my poor trees!
We tried to save them from breaking, but the snow was sooooo heavy and coming down hard!
Jessica came over and we tried to knock the snow off of the lowest branches so they would not break . . . but the snow was unrelenting!! She resembed a Popsicle by the time she finally came in the house - thank you sweet Jessica, for giving up your fingers and toes to frostbite!
At 3:00 a.m., I finally got up to see what all the racket was, it sounded like bombs going off in my yard! It was the branches breaking off of the trees and falling to the ground, and the huge chunks of snow falling on the roof! My poor trees - their branches were almost touching the ground. I can usually walk under these branches!
By the time my husband got home from work, the damage had been done . . . 5 inches of the white stuff!
We just have lots of clean-up to do now. There are still lots of big broken branches up in the the trees that didn't make it to the ground. We will have to get the chain saw and cut them out. I'm so glad I don't live where they get ice storms!