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Achenblog: December 20, 2009 - December 26, 2009

Dreaming of a White Christmas

Poe is me. The big woods at Great Falls, Md. Watch for snow trolls under footbridge. View from the strangely named Burma Road....

By Joel Achenbach  |  December 24, 2009; 6:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (202)
 
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The loveliest of blizzards

Every blizzard should be so sublime. Technically it wasn't even a blizzard, because the wind never blew too hard, at least here in Ward 3, still nicely blanketed in packed powder. The slushification hasn't yet hit the neighborhoods significantly,...

By Joel Achenbach  |  December 22, 2009; 9:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (394)
 
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Blizzard of 2009 Photos III

The life of the middle-aged man. Buried in work. Just smile and keep shoveling. Action shot! Note excellent form. Later: Lots of Advil. [Above two photos by Shane Achenbach.]...

By Joel Achenbach  |  December 20, 2009; 6:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (275)
 
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Blizzard of 2009 Photos II

The snow ended around 8, for the most part, and I took the tape measure and got a good reading on top of the grill: 19 inches. My neighbor Tom is giving up on automobiles -- travels now solely...

By Joel Achenbach  |  December 20, 2009; 7:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (94)
 
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