Thursday, February 07, 2008

It's All About the Snow


Sorry to bore you, but snow is on the agenda again today. Five more inches fell overnight, and this is the wet heavy "spring" stuff. I find I need to hit the shoveling in two stints. The front gets shoveled in the morning, and the back in the afternoon. The only advantage to that today is that I caught a beautiful sunset - lovely pink sherberts where the sun hit the top of a snow-covered mountain. Unfortunately, my batteries died just as I was trying to capture the cool colors. Jesse was getting impatient anyway.

Just had to show you how, in spite of the extra help digging out the back, the snow has finally stacked all the way to the roof by virtue of what has slid off it and it no longer has any place to go. Some pretty omnious stacks are still waiting to slide down. While more snow is expected the next two days, there's also rain and 40 degree temps in the forecast. Yup, this is gonna get messy.


I got a little nervous when I realized snow was stacking against the studio window. So I crawled up the bank a bit and shoveled out what I could. Remember my bedroom window? The snow is nearly halfway up it now. The shot below is looking out the other side of my studio, onto the back deck. It's getting darn right claustrophobic.


I'm trying to force some daffodils for my own sanity, but even they're having none of it - maybe I keep my house too cool. Maybe they just know...

7 comments:

Feather on a Wire said...

Oh my, that looks seriously not fun any more.
How much food did you have in stock? Have you been out at all? And your poor little Labrador, is she going stir crazy not getting any serious walking in?
Thinking of you,
Sally

Anonymous said...

I've gone back to wearing shorts all day. Walked out to get the paper in my bare feet this morning. Yawn....

BC

The Idaho Beauty said...

You're right about the being not so fun anymore. Just a lot of hard work and diligence. If I put this much effort into my quilting, just think how much I've have done!

Yes, I got out one day last week to pick up some produce and gas up the car before being slammed again. Have also been to church and a dinner, though I missed another symphony concert.

The poor little Labrador? Well she's 13 and a bit lame, so her impatience isn't so much because she wants to be walking, but wants to be inside again! She has lots of time to do all the ambling and sniffing she wants, and we do trudge down towards the landlord's every day. We may not be speedy, but I'm guessing we're using many more calories walking now than when there's no snow.

The Idaho Beauty said...

BC, that's nothing. Jesse walks out to get the paper in HER bare feet EVERY morning. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Yes, but did Jesse wear a Hawaiian shirt to church today?

BC

The Idaho Beauty said...

Ok, you've got her there. She doesn't own a Hawaiian shirt...

old fart said...

Cabin Fever - they're always the first to get it. Just ask our blue heeler. And we rarely get snow!