Saturday, April 16, 2011

One last snow storm????

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!

12 comments:

Rae said...

I thought you were done with the white stuff for this year. Too bad you had to get hit again. I bet you will be glad to leave it behind when you head off for your trip to Louisiana. I hope you have a great time visiting your family.

Lynda said...

Bless your heart! How dreary looking. You will definitely feel like you have gone to the tropics tomorrow. It will probably be somewhat hot already. Take your sunscreen!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Oh my goodness. Perhaps you got the snow that was meant for us...? Four inches is a lot of snow, especially this time of year. Hope you weather it fine and dandy. Oh wait. Doesn't matter because you're headed to warmer climes...lucky duck!

Brownie said...

wow -you got a lot more than we did!

Kathy said...

I saw this on the news and my heart goes out to you. Just when you hope spring has sprung, you get another dump of snow. Yucky I'm sure a few tulips and daffodils got their noses frosted.

shannon i olson said...

I did put the shovels away...should have known better. Ick it is melting even though it is cold and cloudy....Spring is taking it's time once again. brrr

Country Gal said...

WOW ! You got alot. here in Ontario Canada it is was raining now its a mix of sun and cloud for the evening chilly but nice . Hope all your snow goes away fast and stays away. Have a good weekend

Mildred said...

That's a lot of snow! Pretty, yes, but I know you are ready for Spring. Wishing you safe travel.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Hi Jo..I was hoping we would have been spared the snow..no such luck. We got home late this afternoon..the roads were OK today..:)

Sybil said...

I'm so sorry that I have not been around much to do my comenting, but things have been so hectic here and sad that although I have been popping in to see how everyone is I havn't had the heart to comment....please forgive me.
I'm sorry that your spring has not arrived yet...It makes me feel kinda guilty as we have had some actual SUMMER weather these last two week...certainly days borrowed from June and no sign of the April Showers...I have been able to sit out on my wee deck most days and already have a bit of a tan so don't look so washed out..
Have a geeat time down with the wee one. I look forward to seeing lots of photo's when you get back.
Take care
Much Love Sybil

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Gosh I missed this - probably because it was about snow. It will be gone when you get home unless another storm comes in...

Far Side of Fifty said...

Happy Easter..hope you are having a blast with Renee:)