At first glance, the view from our kitchen window looks like Spring. The snow is sliding off the roof, the temps are warming up....but yesterday we did NOT have snow covered trees, the snow along the road was a lovely muddy brown, and the drives, patio and walks were all shoveled clear.
It started snowing yesterday morning and continued all day and evening. This is our deck railing. It piled up deeper in the front and sides of the yard.
Our valiant weather station!
Yesterday morning there were more bare patches and I was wondering just how wet it will be here when the snow comes down the mountain....today, it's dressed in Winter finery again.
|Even the power lines are pretty dressed in snow|
Imagine the boys shoveling, Michael answering questions, snow sliding off the roof - and eventually I'll figure out how to make it all come together in one of the video editing programs. Link to come? I am going to have to remember to get still shots as well.
Stacia and I worked in the house, finished school and then decided we needed to go out and explore. I have been dying to get the snow shoes on and spring is coming - believe it or not. (Video to follow of this as well). We thought it would be great fun to take our hot drinks out to Stacia's imagination station in the woods.
There is obviously something I am missing in the technique. I did not glide across the top of the snow. At one point I sunk up to my waist. Snow pants may be a good plan in the future. When one is DOWN, it is HARD to get back up with those things on your feet. Here, Stacia snaps photos (and video) until I tell her to turn it off and help me up! ::snort::
It is a beautiful walk!
The walk was much easier when I ditched the snow shoes!
Tea break - but - um - really - there is nowhere warm to SIT in the woods in winter. We may need to put a bench out here and keep it covered.
We brushed off the snow and enjoyed some Mommy Daughter time...the warmth in our throats and tummies, battled the numbness of our bums.
Note the snow falling from the tree on the left of the photo.
Right onto us...
Standing in the woods, with snow falling off the trees, reminded us of picnics in the park during Cherry Blossom season in Northern Japan. Japan was a tad bit warmer than the snow. Our home from the back....with Lazy Mountain behind it.
We warmed up and went on with our next project....Yuuki loves to look out these windows!
|Early Moose Warning System|
Stacia and I planted seeds. We need more things to plant in. We also need more space to keep them warm and light....but we are already seeing sprouts.
Videos about the day:
Spring Snow Storm
Snow Shoe Adventure
Planting Seeds (still to come)