Shutterbug Saturday: First Snow 2021

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We don’t get the snow like we used to when I was a kid. I remember lots of snow and ice in the 70s. There were some decent snows in the middle 80s. There was one big snowstorm in early 1996 and that was the last one I saw until the two snow bombs in 2018. I spent nearly a decade in Texas and, I saw one small snow covering and two minor ice storms. That was it.

Here is our first snow of 2021. Colorado has gotten some, too. ~Vic

Snow Trucks Image One
A little dusting on the trucks.
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Dogwood In The Dark Image Two
Cold little Dogwood.
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Dark Snowy Street Image Three
Snowy street corner.
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19 thoughts on “Shutterbug Saturday: First Snow 2021

    badfinger20 (Max) said:
    January 30, 2021 at 12:41 PM

    Send it to us! I would love to have it. It looks awesome.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      January 30, 2021 at 3:10 PM

      I thought you’d had some already?

        badfinger20 (Max) said:
        January 30, 2021 at 3:19 PM

        Just a dusting…you got more….I want a real snow.

          The Hinoeuma responded:
          January 30, 2021 at 3:48 PM

          It only lasted a day or so. The temp was low enough that some, out of the line of sun, stayed. It’s all gone, now.

            badfinger20 (Max) said:
            January 30, 2021 at 4:13 PM

            That is too bad. I want a good snow. Same thing with us as you said in your post…a lot of snow in the 70s and a good amount until 1986….that is when it just came to a halt here. When I graduated in 85 we were out for 3 straight weeks.

              The Hinoeuma responded:
              January 30, 2021 at 8:57 PM

              I remember that. The middle 80s was it. Then, when I was living in West Durham and working in East Durham, in the trooper station, we had a gi-hugic snow storm in 1996. I couldn’t get out of my driveway. An Inspector had to come and get me. Later on in the year, we got hit with Fran and Durham looked like a war zone. It shut down I-85.

                badfinger20 (Max) said:
                January 30, 2021 at 9:01 PM

                Yea you get those hurricanes…we just get those dumbass tornados.

                The 77 winter was the best….8 inches of snow…a front came through from west to east and then doubled back and dumped more….8 inches in all
                84-85 winter was the one that kept us out for a while.

                  The Hinoeuma responded:
                  January 30, 2021 at 10:19 PM

                  The 84-85 storm was the one I remember from my first year of college. That’s the one where I slid thru an intersection, sideways.

                    badfinger20 (Max) said:
                    January 30, 2021 at 10:33 PM

                    Yea Max doesn’t like driving on the ice or snow. I had a 66 Mustang and the first time I drove through the snow….I drove all day after getting out of school….then while going down a hill…I didn’t know…locked the breaks and we went off in a creek/ditch…messed up a fender.

                    Kenny was in the back seat with my guitar…after the wreck I said…how is my guitar? Not how are you Kenny?

                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      January 31, 2021 at 5:01 PM

                      “Save the guitar!!!” LOL! “OMG. Max killed Kenny!” LMAO!

                      Yeah. A ’66 Mustang would be rear-wheel drive. Not good in snow and, sometimes, not good in rain…light in the ass. My ’77 Civic was a front-wheel drive 4spd. I could go anywhere in that thing. The intersection I slid thru is a bad spot in the road, anyway. Stop lights right at R/R crossings can be a big bitch when the tracks are elevated from the roads on either side. I was driving slowly (coming in to Mebane, NC) but, the place to stop on the other side of the track is a steep, small hill. The tracks, themselves will nearly beat you to death going over them and then you have stop at the light just as you clear them. The only way ANY car is going to stop at that light with snow and ice on the ground is if you’ve got chains on a pair of tires or…you stop ON the tracks. In my case, I was easing over the tracks, attempting to stop at the red light. My Civic just couldn’t, even with the front wheel drive. Instinct kicked in and I tapped the brake (not hard) and my ass end came around. Inertia did the rest…right thru the entire intersection…just as the light turned green. I wasn’t going fast enough to hit anything and nothing hit me. There wasn’t any traffic, at least not that I remember. I gathered my wits and went on my way. Me and that Civic drove all over the place during bad weather. It was a touch little sucker. That was back when cars were still made with metal.

    MichaelStephenWills said:
    January 30, 2021 at 4:33 PM

    It was almost over the cars in the 60’s on Long Island

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      January 30, 2021 at 8:58 PM

      How often does Long Island get snow?

    bayphotosbydonna said:
    January 30, 2021 at 9:52 PM

    I love freshly fallen snow, before it is disturbed. 🙂

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      January 31, 2021 at 5:02 PM

      Me, too. Then, I get tickled when I see birdie feet impressions. LOL!

        bayphotosbydonna said:
        January 31, 2021 at 6:36 PM

        I love the bird and animal prints too!

    Dayphoto said:
    January 31, 2021 at 12:07 PM

    Your photos are very, very good. Thank you for posting this!!!

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      January 31, 2021 at 5:02 PM

      You are very kind, Mama. Thank you and…Welcome!” <3

    charliecountryboy said:
    February 3, 2021 at 1:27 PM

    I love how snow always get a good reception lol. Enjoy it while you can 😉

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      February 3, 2021 at 2:56 PM

      I was 80% gone within 24 hours. There were some patches left that were out of the sun but, they were gone the next day. We may see more. Hard to tell.

      Cool reception. You funny Joe! 😄🙄

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