Snow Mounds

Two snowstorms in a week converted our patio tables into gentle sculptures.

If you could flip the round table upside down, the mound might match the snow shadow underneath:

Snow mound - round table

Snow mound – round table

Snow falling through the 2 inch hole in the middle of the square table produces a large cone below:

Snow mound - square table

Snow mound – square table

Leaving a much larger caldera in the top:

Snow mound - square table - top view

Snow mound – square table – top view

Yes, I’m easily amused…

  1. #1 by Trudi on 2015-02-14 - 10:09

    Lovely to look at… keep those photos coming!

    • #2 by Ed on 2015-02-14 - 14:14

      You’re just jealous because they don’t deliver snow to your patio… [grin]

      • #3 by Red County Pete on 2015-02-14 - 15:46

        Sounds right to me. With the local drought (third really dry winter), a foot or three would be a nice start. I’ve shoveled snow once so far, for a 2″ stormlet. Fond memories of 6′ piles from 2008, our last wet winter. Going to be another nasty fire season…

        • #4 by Ed on 2015-02-14 - 20:40

          The long-term forecast calls for really dry weather out your way. Might cut into the ski season a bit, even in the high country…

          • #5 by Red County Pete on 2015-02-14 - 22:38

            That goes with the extreme drought in Cali and southern Oregon. Never really had a ski season up here, with what little water coming down as rain. The Lake Tahoe resorts did OK at Christmas, but January was dry, and the early February storms were rain to really high elevations. The Mount Ashland resort (SW Oregon) was open a few weeks, off and on.

            We’re activating the garden’s rain water collection system March 1st. We’ll need it.

  2. #6 by Mike on 2015-02-14 - 14:09

    My math teacher would have saved the photos, and used them in a classroom discussion on the hows, whys and derivations, ending with “the solution is left as a learning exercise for the student”.

    • #7 by Ed on 2015-02-14 - 14:25

      When the latest snow stops, I’ll get pix of the new, improved piles… [sigh]

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