Sunday, February 7, 2010

Dug out

A big shout out to my great neighbor Craig who spent nearly 3 hours clearing my driveway last night and connecting me to the rest of the world again. The snow was so dense and so frozen near the ground he was having a tough time of it, even with the big machine. Sufficed to say, I can't thank him enough.

So this morning to celebrate being able to get out, I went right over to my mother's house and dug her a path down to the mailbox and, more importantly to her mind, a way back to her bird feeders! LOL

Today the sun is bright and the sky a brilliant robin's egg blue. It's positively dazzling to look outside and with the flocked trees and deep snow it makes one feel like being right in a Currier and Ives painting. Temps are predicted to stay below freezing all week so the effect will last though next weekend.

Mom is settled, the birds are fed. All that is left for me to do is dig my way to my stash of firewood.

Or not! Oh well, maybe just some hot chocolate. Wonder if I've got any marshmallows?

Stay safe and warm, everyone!


  1. It is a good feeling to be able to get out at least and paths are kind of fun. We are going to get another batch tomorrow that should close everything down again. I would like to see it all melt once and then start over. I sit in my picture window and watch the snow and the birds eating and it is peaceful.

  2. Hi L.D. Funny you should say that. The last batch of snow had all melted just a week ago, even the massive ice dams in the gutters finally dissolved or fell off. Then, after a couple of days of clear grass -- whammo! Glad we'd had that melt else this storm would have landed on an 8-10" base. Eeeek.

  3. Wow, that's an amazing amount of snow! I've almost forgotten what that's like. I'm glad you have an awesome neighbour to dig you out like that :D

  4. Kyna - yes, he's a gem. As for the snow - I'd really miss snowy winters if I moved. LOL

  5. Awesome photos of snow scenes, Kris. I really want to have some of that snow to play with! Never before have I seen such.
    Thank you so much for the shots.

  6. Ha Xuan - I'll fill up a barrel (or 20) and send you some. Seems I've got enough to go around. ;-D


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