Wednesday, January 12, 2011

snow days

obligatory snowman - good one, huh?

Depending on where you are in the world and what/who you pay attention to in the media/on Twitter, you may or may not know that Atlanta got hit with about six inches of snow Sunday night. Snowlanta! Snowpocalypse! Snowmageddon! SnOMG! Schools and lots of offices (among other things) have been closed all week because the roads are covered in ice and Atlanta has like eight trucks for salting and/or plowing. The joys of living in the South!

Although the archetypal snow day is a thing of the past thanks to telecommuting, Jon and I managed make time for playing in the snow a bit while working from home the past few days. I mean, the dog has to go out, right? Here are a few snapshots of the snowy scene in and around our neighborhood (which is apparently a quaint ski village, if that fourth photo below is to be believed):


It's been nice to be at home these last few days, especially when home is in one of Atlanta's most walkable neighborhoods. Even if we can't drive anywhere, there's a lot of fun and tasty stuff we've been able to get to on foot. We'll be back to the grind tomorrow once the ice melts, but at least the weekend is near!

7 comments:

  1. looks like a lovely snowstorm! i miss the snow in texas...and i fully know what you mean - texas SANDS the roads...WHAT?!

    no wonder there are overturned cars on the road with 1/2 an inch...

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  2. Yeah, actually I think we primarily sand things as well... clearly it's been going well!

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  3. I am so envious-a whole week of snowdays! Glad to see you've been enjoying the time off and each other!

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  4. I love these photos, snow makes everything look so pretty! We actually had bad snow (Birmingham England) in the run up to Christmas and whilst it was cool to begin with it really did put a stop to a lot of travelling! I was chaos, our post was messed up for days because the trucks just couldn't get through. We had Christmas cards arrive in the New Year. But you know what.. seeing your pictures actually makes me miss it! Ha!

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  5. Yikes, it struck again! I was in ATL for xmas and we too made tiny snowmen!

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  6. These look absolutely idyllic. And I haaaate snow.

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  7. It may be ridiculously cold, but your photos are beautiful!

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