It's only 28 days. Why does it always seem like twice that?
Our January was terribly mild as Januarys go. February may be the month of love, but when it comes to snow, it is not being so kind.
I really can't complain when I consider my friends in the East with well over a foot of snow. And I have to admit, it's very pretty. And watching the wildlife is rather amusing!
I should name this one "Pretzel" because he can contort himself into any shape!
The snow is so lovely when it falls -- I enjoy watching it come down in the back yard because really, I don't have to do anything with that.
The driveway is a different matter. My snow guys came after about two or three inches. I just got in from pushing the inch or more that fell after they were finished. Not bad but heavy and I can already feel my back seizing up! After I took this pic, I made a path to fill the feeders. My tweets are hungry!
The ditch looks rather pretty. A bit brutal, but pretty. Areas of water don't seem fully frozen so if there are ducks still hanging there (and I think there are -- I've seen them flying overhead) -- they have water.
I saw a lovely deer, too, but didn't have my camera. I hustled home to get it but when I returned it was gone. I'm not sure where they are going for food but I could have sworn I saw deer tracks in my yard.
Don't you love the contrast of these ditch weeds and the snow? It's so stark, yet lovely.
Once winter comes, no one shovels or plows the path. But it looks tamped down enough that hearty walkers might enjoy a jaunt or two around the ponds.
I was headed home from an appointment and happened to pass by this cheerful house.
I haven't met the people who live here. But I'm pretty sure I like them!
In the pet peeve department, the other day I got this enormous box from Amazon. The legal-sized envelope gives you a sense of scale.
This is what was inside. Most of it would have fit in a padded envelope. Maybe all of it, in one or two.
I have so many boxes in my garage I could start my own shipping company. I really think Amazon should design a smaller sized box for deliveries such as this.
Meanwhile, my computer has been very slow of late and making odd noises when turning on or accessing one of the other drives or a video. "Not Responding" (which is what I should have named Lizzie) is a common sight. Needless to say, there may well be new hardware in my future.
Meanwhile, I leave you with a bit of blue.
These days you grab onto it when you can!