I've been tweeting some blizzard photos over @mlyhlssgolf (featuring such immortal hashtags as #futilitymeetexercise, #moveoverSisyphus, and #blizzardhacks), but that doesn't allow me to arrange related shots. So here's a little tour of The Constructivist Family's neighborhood from Tuesday to Friday.
Let's start with the view from right near the end of my driveway on Wednesday morning.
Compare it to the view from my neighbor's flat roof looking in the opposite direction from a few houses to the right of mine relative to the previous picture. This one was taken Friday morning.
Next up are a couple of shots of our front entryway (which fortunately we never use anyway), first from Wednesday morning (in the aftermath of round 1) and next from Thursday night (in the midst of round 2):
The snow and ice formations on our back roof were strange and beautiful. The first 2 are from Wednesday morning:
This one's from just about 25 hours later:
Let's go back to some street views, these ones featuring my trusty shovel (which for maybe the 2nd time since we moved to Hamburg actually needed an assist from a neighbor's snowblower)! First from Thursday morning (this one I did by myself); you can see half of the neighbor's house across the street that kicked off this photoessay:
Next is the same time, opposite point-of-view:
Here's a close-up from Friday morning:
I was excited because I had just reached the edge of my driveway. Yup, I probably spent about 5 hours just shovelling off the road this week. The plows just couldn't keep the streets their normal width.
So here are my 3 favorite shots of the week. The first is from about lunchtime on Wednesday, when I had cleared my flat roof off for the 2nd time of the week and all seemed well with the world:
Next up is an action shot from Tuesday (while onechan and imoto were still excited about playing outside!):
I'm nostalgic for how low those mounds at the end of my driveway were back then! Didn't realize my shovel photobombed that shot until just now, either!
Here's the Full Metal Archivist wishing everyone a good night yesterday evening:
Here's hoping this turns out to be the worst one we have to deal with in our entire time in Hamburg!
[Update (2:58 pm): Onechan has other ideas. After the Full Metal Archivist and I cleared enough snow off our garage roof that the girls could climb up onto and slide down it safely, she exclaimed, "This is the best day ever!! I can't wait for the next huge storm!" Here are some photos from this morning:
And to top it off:
Yup, hot chocolate and the FMA's own twist on kimchi jigae!]