Fawnskin Under Snow

Above: The Road To My Neighbor’s House This AM

So, how about this snow? Local merchants are likely to be doing the happy dance while we continue to attempt to dig out.

Locally the streets have been impassable due to the intense snow fall and delay in plowing.

Many locals are parking in town and hiking in. Those that were not so savvy got stuck in the middle of the roads and had to rely on neighbors to help get them out.

Yesterday I joined a couple of neighbors to dig out a neighbor who needed to go down the hill for medical reasons.

We shared hot cocoa and soup–nothing like a good job done!

The birds are loving me since I filled the feeders and clear them so they can eat. It is a bird party at my house.

Below are a few snaps of the local area.

The snow at my house is thigh deep and the berm is chest level–ugh.

It is important to chain up and be prepared for long delays. (Warm blankets, snacks, drinks, full gas tanks.)

One truck took 17 hours to get up to Big Bear due to delays and accidents on the roads.

Above: Neighbor Deb & Others Helped Our Neighbor

Above: Break in the Snowfall & One of the Bird Feeders


Above: One of few vehicles that was not stuck in the middle of the road.

Above: Uncleared Bird Feeder

Above: Yesterday’s Naturally Flocked Holiday Tree



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6 Responses to “Fawnskin Under Snow

  • 1
    Betsy Carlson
    December 17th, 2008 13:48

    Thanks you for the news and the great pics. i used to live up there in the Big Bear Area…I painted Christmas windows for 2-3 years…til my brushes froze…then i moved to Palm Springs where, by the way it is RAINING unceaseingly!
    Betsy

  • 2
    Shadow's Mom
    December 17th, 2008 18:53

    Great pictures! Boy am I sore today. I hope that it stops snowing soon. Mike and I are so tired of shoveling! Thanks for your help yesterday!

  • 3
    GG (Gossip Girl)
    December 18th, 2008 13:53

    @Betsy Thanks for stopping by. We go down to the desert a lot. Rain can be good–just not all at once!
    @Shadow’s Mom I am not sore but I sure am tired from shoveling. Tank’s dad asked me to help him but I declined!

  • 4
    Chris McCormick
    December 18th, 2008 18:02

    Makes me homesick GG!

  • 5
    wendy bailey
    January 18th, 2009 14:06

    Fun to read about and actually see the gorgeous snow. We were sweltering in Fiji during that storm, but the ocean was amazingly warm and the bright blue starfish were a treat to see. Will send you a pic or 2 from Fiji. Happy 2009!

  • 6
    GG (Gossip Girl)
    January 21st, 2009 18:45

    Thanks for popping in. I thought you were still in Fiji but ran into RD today.