Three feet of snow, topped with another 7 inches two days later, can create some amazing sights. Having seen enough, too much, of the amazing, I found myself looking for other results. I wanted to go on about neither the damage, nor the sizes of snow banks and drifts. I wanted to observe and to offer to you the oddities. I looked for the unusual, out of the ordinary sights. I especially wanted to find the comical results of the storm. From my personal observations, as well as from media images on television and in the newspapers, I did manage to find a baker's dozen.
- A plow truck buried in the snow. Did it break down?
- A Mini Cooper parked in a shopping cart corral.
- A sign partially obscured by snow reading "Dumping Here."
- A man engaging his snow blower, the spewed snow flying 10 feet into the open front door and onto his wife in pajamas sipping a cup of coffee.
- A man pushing a shopping card full of snow on street. Was the sale on snow that good of a deal?
- A traffic cone turned upside down into a snow bank, topped with a large snowball, giving the appearance of an ice cream cone.
- A black silhouette figure of a boy with his tongue against a metal pole.
- A snowman built upon the roof of a plowed-in VW Beetle.
- A U.S. flag on its pole frozen stiff unfurled as if in a stiff breeze.
- A Christmas tree stuck into a snow bank, comlete with ornaments and lit lights.
- My sign in my yard reading "Free Snowman - some assembly required."
- A toilet with water closet, sitting in cleared out parking space to prevent others from parking there.
- The neighbors dog that jumped from the porch "onto" the snow. To the surprise of the dog and of its owner, it sank over 3 feet to the ground in the loose packed powdery snow.
I wish there was more, but those were the best of the odd and comical.