This is what we woke up to this morning April 16th, 2011. Five inches of wet, heavy snow.
I shoveled off the deck and Steve did the back steps, but we're leaving the rest to melt, because the skidsteer would just tear up the yard and driveway. Too soft. So melt damn snow, melt!
After shoveling I had to go to little town of Osage, 4.5 miles to mail something and restock up on more milk and bread for Steve while I'm gone. Got groceries in larger town the other day, but we tend to go through milk and bread pretty fast, and the prices don't vary so much on those items. The trees are decorated with heavy snow. Pretty. Here's more pictures of my ride home.
Looking west toward "Smokey Hills" and the clouds are still dark. More show? Hope not. Besides that the weather needs to shape up, so I can fly outta here tomorrow early!!!!
These trees are planted at the corners of the irrigated farm fields. Usually at dusk or early morning you have to be careful of the deer that come out to cross the road. But this is also at a 90 degree corner, so us drivers should be going slower and should miss the deer. It's been a long time since I've hit one with a car.
Two lonely chairs waiting for the sun to come out!
I did get the snow shoveled off the deck, but left it on the chairs. We'll see how long it lasts!
Good thing I had not put the shovel away yet.
Things should look better when I get home on the evening of the 27th. It's good that I will miss the mud again. I hate the muddy part of spring. Maybe things will have started to green up when I get home.
Then I'll be itching to get into the garden to clean that up and get started. So many of you bloggers are so much further ahead in your flower gardens than we are.
Hope the rest of your weekend is great!