Friday, January 22, 2010

More Flagstaff Snow Pictures

We still have no radio stations, no mail delivery (I guess "neither rain nor sleet, now snow" is too old fashioned in these days of e-mail), and no way out of town except north into Utah. It beautiful and fun in a way.

Wayne shoveling snow off of the flat-roof garage. Flat roofs are more likely to cave in if they get too heavy. The rain last night on top of the snow made things very heavy.

A six-foot high fence after shoveling snow

Backyard view

Backyard view

Looking east on Cherry Avenue in front of our home

One of our favorite store's for used books (Bookman's) had its roof collapse last night. The roof is flat. What a shame that all of those books are now ruined with snow and ice falling in. (At least the Science, History, Travel, and Southwest sections of the store did not take the brunt of the collapse).

Newspaper machines on the NAU campus

Parked cars caught in the storm on the NAU campus

Student's cars buried in snow

Flocking on the Christmas trees

trash and recycle bins in front of a southside home

A southside home buried in snow

A gandy dancer appears frozen in front of the freight station in downtown Flagstaff. Thanks to John Grahame for the information on what a gandy dancer is!

Babbit's downtown. Everything is closed - stores, offices, even the movie theaters.

Street scene in downtown Flagstaff

Looking south on LeRoux Street in downtown Flagstaff

This dog found a nice soft cubby hole while waiting for its owner to show up

Over Cedar Hill towards the Safeway store that is closed because of a collapsed roof.

6 comments:

Russell Ownby said...

Looks like a great down payment towards running creeks/springs this spring!!! Cheers!

Anonymous said...

What a scene! Dad and I are surely glad we are in Phoenix, even though the wind last night blew down a portion of our block wall. Helen had told us of the collapsed roofs. Sorry about your neighbor's greenhouse. Thanks so much for sharing the photos. Love, Mom Bruner

Roz said...

Unbelievable! We are supposed to get that sort of snow. Stay warm and safe.

Gaelyn said...

At least you could get out even if nothing was open. Bummer about the bookstore, fiction ;-).

Colleen said...

Nice pictures, thank you for sharing!

rccarshub said...

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Thanks
Mo