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    Posted December 10, 2013 by
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    Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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    Wintry weather 2014

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    Ice and snow in PA

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Elizabeth Cunningham went out to pick out a Christmas tree on Sunday at a tree farm in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. Cunningham, a photographer, couldn’t resist snapping some portraits of snow-covered cows that afternoon using the photo app Instagram. In the hour they were picking out their tree, the snow had really started to accumulate. As they were driving, their car got stuck on a hill about a mile from home. “Over the next two hours, we watched as multiple other neighbors got stuck in the same place, most having car damage as their cars slid back down to the base of the hill and into one another. Luckily though, no one was injured,” she said. Luckily they were able to free their car and get home safely.

    Cunningham has been working from home for the last two days due to the snow. The first three images in this set were taken at her home yesterday and today. “We live in a very rural area, and so I have really been appreciating the beauty around us during the last few days,” she said. See more of her work on her photography site.
    - zdan, CNN iReport producer

    We've had our share of snow and ice here in Chester County, PA over the last three days, but it's led to some memories we'll never forget!

     

    Sunday morning we went to pick out and cut our Christmas tree at Yeager's tree farm. It was wonderfully Christmasy with the snow falling, music playing, outdoor fires going, and trackers pulling loads of families out into the fields to pick their trees. Right across a small road from where we found our tree, there was a barn, and when I saw the cows standing there, watching the snow fall, I had to go over and get a few shots. I was able to get right up next to them, to see their big brown eyes, but they just watched me with curiosity, as the snow fell and clung to their fur.

     

    In the hour or so that it took us to pick and get our tree, the snow had really started to accumulate, and when you live on a windy country road, like we do, even with our snow tires on, we got stuck one mile from home on a hill. Over the next two hours, we watched as multiple other neighbors got stuck in the same place, most having car damage as their cars slid back down to the base of the hill and into one another. Luckily though, no one was injured, and everyone banded together to dig cars out, with additional neighbors bundling up and trekking down with shovels and salt to help.

     

    Well, we were finally able to dig and push our car out, and that night, after parking about a half mile from home on a flat, safe road (there was yet another hill we didn’t even try to get up in our car), we dragged our fresh cut tree home, decorated, had a fire, and enjoyed being safe and warm.

     

    That was Sunday, and it’s snowing here again today. The weatherman says to expect an additional 4-6 inches, and this time, we’ve learned our lesson! We’ll be staying put under blankets, and venturing out for shoveling and sledding only!

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