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Heavy, wet snow fell hard for several hours with periodic wind gusts and followed by a continued light snow storm. You know what that means, right?

Branches weighed down by snow in Sterling, VA

It looks like we may have lost half of our cherry tree, if such a thing is possible. Half is on the ground and would not stand up after I shook off the snow. Our evergreens look ok after some vigorous shaking. (The photo is of our neighbor’s evergreen which leaves tree debris all over our yard throughout the year, so we will just let nature take its course with that one.)

At least we still have power at the moment …

UPDATE:

And here is what last night’s scene looks like this morning.

Tree damage from snow storm in Sterling

Our neighbor’s pine will be leaving a few less pine combs and needles on our back yard for the foreseeable future.

Unfortunately, our cherry tree will probably be leaving a few less cherries as well …

storm damage to cherry tree

It’s really not so bad from indoors. Here are the views from the back door and front door respectively.

Feb 10, 2010 blizzard, back door view

Feb 10, 2010 blizzard, back door view

Feb 10, 2010 blizzard, front door view

Feb 10, 2010 blizzard, front door view

I hope everyone stays safe and warm.

And while we’re enjoying this moment of shared challenges and best wishes from one to another, it is well that we bear in mind these words, written last year by yet another genius from the Kennedy clan:

In Virginia, the weather also has changed dramatically. Recently arrived residents in the northern suburbs, accustomed to today’s anemic winters, might find it astonishing to learn that there were once ski runs on Ballantrae Hill in McLean, with a rope tow and local ski club. Snow is so scarce today that most Virginia children probably don’t own a sled. But neighbors came to our home at Hickory Hill nearly every winter weekend to ride saucers and Flexible Flyers…

Meanwhile, Exxon Mobil and its carbon cronies continue to pour money into think tanks whose purpose is to deceive the American public into believing that global warming is a fantasy.

RFK Jr. would be astonished to know that many kids still own sleds here in Virginia, if RFK Jr. was anything more than a salesman. Which he is not.

UPDATE: Let’s listen to what the Democrat leaders have to say. (Highly recommended viewing).