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Enough With the Snow, Already!

tim snow mtWith over three feet of snow on the ground, we’ve got plenty, thanks!  Here’s my husband, Tim, on top of one of the mountainous snow piles in our yard.  Holly and Otto, the German shepherds, are always ready to play.  Since this photo was taken, the pile has gotten higher.  I topped it off yesterday with the snow that came off the lower roof of the house.  Here’s what the front of the house looked like before I cleared the debris.

front of houseOur new tractor with the bucket loader is earning its keep, for sure.  I would have left this snow piled up to the windows except another monster storm is forecast for Wednesday.  A nor-easter with up to 2 feet more white stuff is bearing down on us.  Oh, joy.  Not sure where I’ll put any new snow.  Running out of room.  Luckily, the forecast after Wednesday is for temps in the high 30s and into the 40s for the foreseeable future.  Finally, maple syrup season will arrive!  It’s about a month late this year.  The weather is mostly sunny, but too cold for sap to run.

Here are some of the eleven wild turkeys that have been visiting the area beneath the bird feeders on a regular basis.  Poor things must be very hungry.  Spring, please hurry!

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First Snowstorm

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The first major snow fall of the winter came overnight with about 8″ of soft coating.  The flakes are just tapering off at mid-morning.  This storm took the weather people by surprise.  The predictions were for rain or just a dusting of whiteness. a4

Every fence post wears a pointed pure white cap.  The softwood boughs dip beneath the weight before a breeze stirs to send cascades of icy powder to the forest floor.  Hungry birds flit about the feeders, snatching one seed at a time to eat in safety from a protected branch.  This is snow dog weather.

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chickadee at the feeder

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Holly in the snow