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Bungalow in the Snow

I might have used that title before, but I like it. It felt like a real blizzard yesterday.  Snow blew in under the back porch door and Mike was sent home early from work.  We got about 10 inches of snow, if I were to guess. It's hard to tell because there was a lot of drifting. The snow was light and powdery, which meant the power lines stayed free of heavy snow. We are prepared, nonetheless, for any outage that might be forthcoming.

Bungalow in the Snow

I've been on shovel duty all day, as is my favorite thing to do.  Brisk, hard work makes one toasty in the cold weather.  The children had lots of fun with their little shovels, too.

Snow plow

We've been reading Katy and the Big Snow so it was especially exciting to see our town's snow plows in action.  I think the sun has gone a long way toward thawing things out today, but I bet it will be an icy start tomorrow.  Mike's travel this week was delayed a day or so.

About a foot

My leg snow-o-meter.  I'm loving having insulated overalls.  They're instantly warm and I can stay out as long as I want.  One thing is that you do get snowy ankles, which is avoided when you use gaiters.  My new thought is gaiters over pants and boots and then I'll put the overalls on.  We call them Snowveralls here.

Drifting

I love the drifted snow.  I can see the deer have been nibbling the dogwood tree.  I looked out the other night to see them standing by the mailbox across the street.  It was a little eery.

Down the hill

Sledding was hard in the deep snow, but Roan had a little luck.  I think tomorrow will be better, once the snow has had time to age and firm up.

Sled

I always love sled-on-the-snow shots.  And that our sleds were made in Canada.  Of course, the perfect place!  Now, I think I'm going to sneak outside and see if there's any more snow I can shovel.  Oooh, a plow just went past.  That would be a "yes."

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Ginger Schneider
Feb. 17th, 2015 11:40 pm (UTC)
Y'all got a lot of snow!!! How did Mike like going from beach to blizzard in a week?? Crazy. Enjoy!!
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A Blessed Wilderness

It was just like being in heaven, being in there. In those days there was no road. The park was all a blessed wilderness. I have often thought what a wonderful people we would have been if we had wanted to keep it that way.

~Adolph Murie, biologist, on Denali


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