Friday, February 25, 2011

PhD in Snow!

Every day we get more snow; it gets piled high and deeper (PhD).
We were able to 'get out' the other day to visit the library and The Crema. Here you see Alina and Evan reading up a storm. They hardly took time to eat their cookies! They are avid readers...just like their mother! We enjoyed a Peppermint Mocha and a visit before the next onslaught of snow. Every day it snows more, from sand-like flakes to spectacularly large ones. It warms up a little in the afternoon with blue skies and sun peaking through to melt a layer, and then the sky closes up again and begins to fall on us. The icicles are dangerously long and heavy outside my classroom studio.

The little boys, William and Wyatt love to build paths for me. This one winds out to the garden for me to dump the compost. This morning it was covered over again. We have about 18 inches in places, more where it has drifted.

The Piece de Resistance (said with a French accent!) is this little primrose I uncovered this morning. Last month I'd gone out to take pictures of the blooms on all the Primroses, and then it snowed. Since then it has snowed all month long almost every day. I needed a pick-me-up and donned all my snow gear to wade into the drifts to push away the snow in order to inspect the bed. I was difinately rewarded with the promise of spring.

Fortunately our snow is feathery light, so piles of it aren't breaking anything, like this bird watering station.

PhD in Snow?
Piled higher and deeper!


mimitabby said...

wow! I love your icicle picture! we are cold and snowy right now too, but thanks to the ocean we'll warm up in a couple days.

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Well, the peppermint mocha sounds delightful, but the snow does not. Brrrrr....!

Hang in there and if you see a bit of sunshine, go run out and sit in your sunshine room!

Connie said...

Oh, yuk...on the snow. We are snow free here in the valley and I found a volunteer pansy blooming a couple of days ago! I am starting to get my flower beds cleaned up. Spring is coming!!