We've been pretty much house bound except for feeding the barn cats and birds, shoveling and plowing snow and feeding the furnace. Ross spent 3 hours outside on Thurday morning plowing out the driveways and around the buildings, and was back at it today. The winds were strong and frigid both yesterday and today, and filled up the plowed areas with snow again very quickly. Twice yesterday and again this morning we couldn't open the back door because so much snow had blown against it. Ross climbed into the garage through our little dutch door and went out that way to shovel the snow away from the door.
I froze my fingers taking a few photos each day.
Jamine keeps an eye on the birds for a good part of each day.
Our flag was whipping in the wind and so were the bird feeders.
In the fall Ross puts wire mesh collars around our roses and half fills them with compost to help them survive the winter.
Looking out our back door on Thursday morning.
(Are you humming that old Creedence Clearwater Revival tune now....."doot, doot, doot, looking out my back door"?) I am :)
I shoveled this path out more than once before the day was through.
The mourning doves were cleaning up all the seeds that the naughty jays threw on the ground.
You can see the roses are completely buried now. I'll prune the clematis in early spring.
There's the snowplow working this afternoon. The county workers have done a wonderful job clearing up all the snow. They sure have earned their pay this week!
We have some rather large piles of snow and high snowbanks.
That dark spot in the snow bank in the left foreground is our picnic table.
And last but not least, here are a couple of shots of the beautiful sunset we had this evening.
Edit: Several of you have left comments saying you couldn't see my pictures in this post and the wildflower post (I've now reloaded those pics too). I noticed when I looked in the "Edit Html" page that the "Blogger ID number", and some of the following bits of the picture code were gone from the missing pictures, so I reloaded those photos through the "Edit posts-Compose" page (I used Picasa the first time I posted them). Hopefully they won't disappear this time. Alice had these same problems recently. Has anyone else experienced similar frustrations, and if so, what solutions did you come up with? Please leave a comment if you have any advise on the subject!