I was walking past the windows in front of our house early this morning when I noticed that it was quite colorful outside. This is what I captured.
The colors lasted only a few minutes. Within two minutes this is what it looked like.
And then it was gone, leaving behind grey and cloudy skies.
They have been predicting a storm of epic proportions in our area starting this evening and lasting through the day tomorrow – a blizzard that is expected to dump at least a couple of feet of snow in our area.
The warnings started a few days ago. Even people from far away came to know about the impending storm and contacted us about it. People have been caught up in the panic and stores are running out of things like bread, water and toilet paper(?). Stores have run out of snow shovels. Schools were shut for the day and offices have closed early. The State of Maryland has declared a State of Emergency. The metro system will be shut down over the weekend.
We ourselves have buckled down for the weekend. Stuff that can be blown away has been removed from the deck. There is enough food in the pantry and the fridge to get us through the weekend. A portable gas cooker has been bought so that we can have hot tea even if there is a power outage. Major cooking will be done before the storm hits. We have enough blankets. We are all set!
And all of this because of the weather….there may be some people who live further to the north of us who are laughing.