A couple of inches of snow is aggravating, not enough to stay cocooned indoors, but so sloppy to navigate when you're out and about. Two or three feet on the other hand, and there's no question you're not going anywhere. You settle in and enjoy, or at least we did.
We had a lovely Valentine's Day dinner at home on Friday, cooked by moi, four new and untested recipes, all keepers. Especially this one-
Chocolate glazed chocolate tart. So rich, a tiny sliver is all you need. Not necessarily all you eat, but it is all you need. Definitely a special occasion dessert.
Saturday it snowed.
Let's recap...we had fourteen inches of snow topped with a thick coating of ice on the ground already. Wednesday into Thursday we got another sixteen inches of very wet, very heavy snow. Saturday another six or eight inches fell. No point in measuring, suffice it to say there's a whole lotta snow out there, and the way it's been pushed and plowed and mounded I'll likely still be posting photos of the white stuff in July.
I wonder if the gutters will have melted by then?
Probably, but will they still be attached to the house? That's the million dollar question. Did I mention it's pretty?
Today the sun shone so hubs and I got out for a walk. Our pup loves the snow and cold weather so we maneuvered her paws into her boots and she joined us.
She sounds like a Clydesdale as she clop-clop-clops across the iced over pavement. Every now and then she shoves her whole face into the nearby snowbank for a snack.
Our dog is ever on the lookout for that elusive blade of grass. Hubs has been forced to lug the snow blower around back to make a path into the yard for her.
Course, first he has to move the mountain our plow guys have pushed in front of the fence gate, but he's nothing if not determined so, voila-
...'la toilette du chien'. Everything sounds better in French, don't you think? How do you say dangerously large icicle on the corner of the house?
I'm happy to report our mailbox is still standing. We have a Dunkin Donuts gift card for our mail lady in the hopes she won't give up on us. I've doled out freshly brewed coffee and hot chocolate to our snow plow guys every time they appear too, which has been a.lot. Kudos to the road crews as well, because they are relentless.
Hubs has also moved a mountain of snow this winter. He clears the sidewalks, patio, porch, and steps which is no small feat.
In fact it might even be considered somewhat hazardous.
...it's awfully pretty.