Snow Days

Living in the midwest can pose a few school day delays, especially when your region is pummeled with nearly a foot of heavy snow. On Friday, January 11, 2019, Mother Nature showed the Kansas City region just how much damaged she can do in just a short time. Our district sits southwest of I-70 in the heart of the city. The day started with rain and ended with snow, which carried over into most of Saturday (which also happened to be the AFC Playoffs at Arrowhead Stadium). By the time the storm system moved out, Kansas City had anywhere between 7-12″ of snow in the metro. The snow was wet and heavy, causing downed trees and power lines throughout south Kansas City. Many of my students and colleagues were without power for a few days, including district school properties.

I took my camera out on Saturday morning as the 2nd round was traveling through. I immediately thought of “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” by C.S. Lewis when I happened upon this image of our walk. We were walking on the Line Creek Trailhead in North Kansas City. This picture was taken about 1/2 mile in.

“Where’s Mr. Tumnus?” ~ Narnia

While I am a science teacher, I am also a Minnesota Girl at heart. I love my snow! So, getting phenomenal shots of the snow is really fascinating to me. I love sharing these images with my students.

Close up of tree branch

While it was enjoyable for my family to have a couple of extra days together, my students and I will report back to school tomorrow; ahead of this weekend’s impending winter storm.