Sunday, March 24, 2013

For The Birds



A late March snowstorm hit our area today
causing problems for not only humans
but also the little birds.



 These little prints say it all.
I took shovel in hand every hour, 
or sometimes on the half-hour,
to clear the snow from the back deck
so the birds had a place to stand while waiting
their turn on the feeders.


We've measured at 7 1/2 inches by 7:20 Sunday night.
 It's over a foot North of us.
We still have a couple more inches to go according to the news.
It's a wet, heavy snow, difficult to push around.
  As I returned to re-clear a path across the courtyard  
  below the new snow is a layer of slushy mush,
  I'm not sure if it will stay slushy or turn to ice.
I hope to work from home tomorrow,
I'm an hour away from work and I don't want to 
try our roads in the dark tomorrow morning.
 I'm not a very good snow driver.


 My husband has been trying to keep ahead of the snow
on the subdivision road and our driveway.  
He has a plow on our four wheeler so he drives
around every few hours, coming home soaking wet.
I'm taking care of decks, porches and pathways.

It is supposed to be in the 60s by next weekend!
I hope we've seen the last of the snow! 

5 comments:

LindaG said...

Stay safe and warm! If you can't work from home, go in late or stay home anyway.

Patty E. said...

We watched your snowstorm on TV today. (This is your old neighbor that lived down the road from you.) Jeff and I are now living full-time in our motor home. His job is all travel, so we sold our home and recently upgraded to a different motor home. We spent the winter in warm Houston. We leave for Denver this weekend, so it looks like we will see snow after all.

This has to be your last snow. :-)

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

You'll have to tell me all about his job and how the dogs are loving it. My email is kathush@catholicexchange.com
The people who bought your old place are very nice. He is an aerospace engineer and she is a nurse, they are very friendly and have kept your house looking great. Good to hear from you- I'll keep reading your posts on the RV life.

Patty E. said...

The dogs have their own blog and they update it more than I update my own. LOL www.twogreyhoundtown.blogspot.com I may discontinue my own.

We were thrilled with the buyers of our house there. We left it in good hands.

Michelle said...

We are due to have one more snow storm too. I wish it would hurry and get over with. I am so ready for spring.