Friday, December 18, 2009


I am not willing to venture out far beyond my own front and back yards, so the range of these photos is narrow. Perhaps tomorrow, when the sun is shining, I'll take a walk through the neighborhood and up to the University of Virginia to get some good snowtos.

Here are a few images of the biggest snowstorm to hit Charlottesville in several years. Just for a bit of perspective, these pictures were taken at about 9:15 p.m. The snow had started to fall around 4:00 p.m., just 5 hours ago. No wonder people on Twitter are using the hashtag #snowpocalypse!

One unusual image you'll see here is the snow piled high upon the hot tub. This would not happen under normal circumstances because the heat of the water would melt anything hitting the cover on impact. Unfortunately, my hot tub is out of order and I've been awaiting delivery of a part from the manufacturer. So there's no heat being generated and the snow is able to accumulate.

Enjoy these winter images.

Update, 11:14 p.m.: I measured the snow on the back deck and it was 9 inches deep as of about 10:30 p.m. Here are some more snotos:


Freddie said...

The not-so-sunny South.

Unknown said...

Are you saying you normally keep the hot tub water heater on even when you're not using it?

Steven Latimer said...

Walloon, if you turned the heater off when not in use, you would have to wait two or three hours from the time you turn the tub back on to the time you can finally get in.

It looks like there's a mattress on top of your hot tub.

Clay Ramsay said...

Hey Rick, beautiful photos of the great Central Virginia Snow Job.

How do we picture the DAILY DC SNOW JOB perpetrated upon the American People? Pork Pie in the Trillions, and Future Generations SOLD OUT, MORTGAGED AND ENSLAVED. I say, it is time to START DIGGING OUT! We Won't Be Fooled Again. We Need to start by educating the People about the Constitution and a little thing called Limited Government and Enumerated Powers! Fortunately, the Democrats are facilitating the task of re-educating a populace that has been indoctrinated in government schools. They are pissing People off, and folks are actually beginning to learn what it was that started in 1776. As Franklin replied, when asked what kind of government they had created, "A Republic, if you can keep it." The only possible way for that to happen is for the People to be the Watch Dogs. In Virginia, we are beginning on that process by replacing Tom Periello with Michael McPadden in the 5th District. whose campaign is based upon --- here's a new concept --- Liberty, and Personal Responsibility. Check out his website at
We have had a potential disaster forced upon us in the 5th district, but we are going to turn lemons into lemonade. WE are not going to tolerate a ridiculous situation in which the party nominee could win less than 20% of the total vote, with 80% of the vote being solidly conservative, but split 6 ways. There is a growing movement in the 5th district for a CONSERVATIVE CONVENTION to select OUR nominee who will face Robert Hurt in the primary. Please go to McPadden's website. Check him out.
The New Right starts in the 5th District. LIBERTY WINS!~