Okay, this is getting a little out of hand. Not that I am complaining, but seriously, my back is starting to hurt. To think, I was going to sell the snowblower. After one season (last year) of removing snow by hand, I got a little overzealous. That would have been a bad move.
You know, some people don’t like the snow. I can’t understand why. It can glisten in the sunlight. It can offer tranquil beauty. It can fall from the sky at the rate of two inches per hour. What’s not to like?
No matter how much it snows, I still want more. I don’t have any idea why. I think it’s because of the awesome Spring that comes from it. If there’s a dry Winter, that’s not a great start for the plants come April. If there is a lot of snowfall, the plants get all sorts of water. Also, the thick snow completely covers the small seedlings I planted a few months ago. It protects them from Winter burn. But really it’s just some weird feeling I get from when I was a kid…I like snow.
I think it’s gotten to a point where it doesn’t look any deeper than it did the day before. We gained about sixteen inches overnight, but I still have to look at comparisons to see what has fallen. I mean, if I look at something that was cleaned, like the porch, I can get an accurate picture, but one serving of snow on top of the last serving…not so much.
I will tell you one thing – it’s deep. It has to be over three feet at this point. This afternoon, after I was done cleaning up, I thought I would take a quick trot through the pretty white stuff to get rid of some food scraps. If you don’t remember where our compost pile is, you can look at this post for reference. It’s in the woods. I have a fence set up now. Anyway, while walking in my boots, I carried the 5-gallon bucket across the driveway. When I reached the edge, I jumped into the snow to walk a mere twenty feet. Whoops. It didn’t look that deep, but it went straight up to my mid thigh. My boots were immediately filled with snow, but I didn’t care. At that point, it was too late.
Here are some more photos. If you want to compare to yesterday, you can look at this mailbox picture against today’s.