I suppose that those folks who feel overwhelmed by our winter must be feeling really poorly now. I can say that this weather really stinks!
Knowing that extra weight on the back deck is really stressful to the to the structure, I went out this morning and shoveled the heavy wet snow off. Within an hour or two, there was another inch or so of wet, sloppy slush. Since that time, I have been out there twice with shovel in hand, sloshing the messy stuff onto the ground. I just keep hoping no more will fall before the temperatures drop again.
The Scottie boys and I walked to the mailbox this afternoon and it was a humorous ordeal. We decided since we don’t have to travel today, we might as well wait and plow after this weather settles down some. I noted that our neighbors plowed and when the rain came a little later, their driveway looked very icy. We thought it better to wait until there is no further threat of rain.
The Scotties discovered they could walk on top of the snow. Well, although they *can* do this, the slightest scampering motion would cause them to fall through the thick crust on top to the softer snow underneath! Since the snow is pretty much up to their shoulders, they had a bit of a time trying to get out of their predicament! Being wise little fellows, they soon figured out the safest place to walk was in the tracks from the Explorer. Even though they certainly got a workout, they enjoyed the little excursion. Angus rolled about on the crusty surface, scratching his head from side to side and snaking his way along.
We got up near the house and heard the Canada Geese returning north. That is a definite sign for optimism!
I also noticed what seemed like hundreds of little finches in the trees near the window feeder. Their happy little chirps seemed more brightening than the bluest skies and sunshine.
The winter storm warning remains in effect until 8am tomorrow morning. Tonight, we will deal with more falling snow and high winds. Here’s looking to much kinder weather!