Sunday, December 21, 2008

Wallingford Snowpocalypse

Yesterday afternoon QFC was jammed with shoppers stocking up for the big storm. At one time I saw the checkout line extend all the way down the length of the produce aisle to where the orange juice is shelved.

By Sunday morning about six inches of snow had fallen in the neighborhood. Trash cans that had been sitting on the curb unemptied since midweek acquired a fresh roofing of snow.

This hardly looks like Seattle, does it?

NE 50th Street was almost entirely devoid of traffic at 10:00 am this morning. The peculiar muffled quiet that follows a heavy snowfall was broken only by the cheerful chirping of birds and the occasional distant shout of a hardy pedestrian or joyful child.

Looking east down 50th, the Cascades were clearly visible.

Looking West, a Metro bus sat silent on the side of the road, either parked or abandoned.

Amazingly, I saw the #26 bus was running.

There's a possibility of more precipitation later today. It could be a while before we dig ourselves out of this one.

Do share your snow-related neighborhood stories.

1 comment:

Niusha said...

Walking in the snow today, I lost my keys. If anyone find a set of keys with a Microsoft key ring and pink house key. Please email me @