Thursday, January 27, 2011

Six snow storms in the last 30 days .....

Yikes!  Winter has a good grip on us here.  I can't believe how much snow we've gotten in the last 30 days.  All total is probably over 5 feet now.  We've had very little melt so the backyard is a frozen zone with up to 4 feet in places.  My poor rosebushes are buried and probably wondering what they did to deserve this crazy winter.  Good news is we should have a beautiful spring (if it ever arrives..... since we have 2 more months of winter left) due to all of the "poor man's fertilizer".  I think of Mr. Blinky who used to live next door ever time it snows.  He would always be delighted about the poor man's fertilizer and how our flowers would be beautiful when the weather got warm.  I miss him!

Our latest storm brought us a good 18 inches.  Spent the morning shoveling out and then worked from home.  School was closed so Ollie got to sleep in a while and hang out for the day at home.  He's working this evening but the roads seem to look pretty good so he'll do good.

You can't see the steps and upper terrace any more in the backyard.  As you can see, it almost comes to the top of the retaining wall.  The wire frames are behind my buried roses.

View up the front walk.  We are running out of "real estate" for the piles of snow.  Some of our piles are as tall as me and make shoveling difficult when you have to heave the snow up above your head.

We had three of these little guys watching us shovel.  I think they were searching for food.  I filled all the bird feeders and put them out.

Think I might be ready for spring! 

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