Saturday, January 15, 2011

Melting: Snow Removal the Old Fashioned Way



Sunshine and temperatures in the upper forties lead to much snow melting on Friday.  Above is the worst section of our driveway.  It never receives any sunshine.  With a little weight in the rear of the bed of our little pickup truck, I'm pretty sure we could make a trip out, but since we have no where we need to go, we didn't try.





With the low angle of winter's sun, even a slight change in the road's tilt or direction can make a big difference in whether or not it receives sunshine and melts the snow.  Above is the beginning of the section shown in the top photo.

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7 comments:

Pat - Arkansas said...

We're melting down here, too. Temperature right now is 51. It won't be long until it's gone.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Our area is in a meltdown too. It feels good to see some grass here and there again.

Appalachian Lady said...

We are melting slowly too. But it seems a long time until spring.

Ellen Rathbone said...

Looks like spring.

jeannette said...

Love these sights! Wow, how long is your driveway?? (I'm envious!)

Rambling Woods said...

Oh my goodness...I wish.. it is 5 degrees and we must have well over 2 feet of snow...I have to keep the bird feeders going.....stay warm Marvin....Michelle

Marvin said...

Jeannette: It's .8 of a mile to my closest neighbor, 1.5 miles to the main county road and 2.5 miles to blacktop. Technically, our driveway is a county road. The county never does any routine maintenance, but when called they will eventually take care of any serious problems.