Friday, February 19, 2010
I am in Florida trying to thaw my frigid bones as this post is being published. It seemed that almost every weekend that we headed into the city to visit my daughter this past winter, we saw this mess in our driveway on our return. I love the beauty of the snow but this winter we have had at least 5 (6?) snowstorms when usually we have only one little one. I have become way too familiar with the snow shovel as we keep the deck clear and the sidewalks safe. The driveway has to take care of itself because it is quite large. I guess that I got spoiled by the past decade of milder winters. I hate to say it, but we better not see this when we pull into our neighborhood upon our return and yet, I am sure we will. Photo above was taken after the second major snow storm.
Here is the same driveway after the fourth and record breaking snowstorm and just one day before we left. What looks like a berm of snow is actually snow covered ice! The hedge in the mid-distance is a lovely cedar that fell across the driveway with a big snowy sigh. There was another even larger cherry tree across the driveway closer to the house! It was like our hiking trips to get back home. (Post Script: Just got off the phone from talking with our tree removal guy who cannot get into the driveway with his big truck because it is still too snowy and wet...he did say that the other BIG pine tree at the front of the driveway also added its opinion to this snowy winter...that makes 4 trees down so far!)
If we do have this much snow when I get back, I am getting out my magnifying glass and putting a stop to all this nonsense. Let's hope I don't start a forest fire!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Today is December 13. We are only 12 days from Christmas. While we have had one or two feathery dusts of snow, this is what my backyard looks like this morning. The temperature is currently 36F and there is a very slight breeze. Someone needs to tell the new lawn that we put in this fall that winter is now here. The lime green is quite incongruous.