Took awhile, but Mo and I managed the big dig on our own yesterday. It was actually kind of fun- sharing the job with her, carving a starter path and chipping away at the drifted snowbanks. After being indoors for so long, it felt really good to be outside, lifting something heavier than a fork.
The wind was crazy every now and then. Seemed like it would undo all the work, but it was so pretty watching the snow spray sideways in the sunlight. The hawks enjoyed the day, circling the woods and riding the updrafts. Seemed like everyone stayed indoors as they were asked to - or spent their day quietly shoveling out.
Even the mailman got the day off.
Here is a link to the NYTimes' reader-shared photos from around NY. Some truly spectacular images of NYC and the Big Snow of 2010.