As I turned back towards our house after putting our egg cooler out by the road the other day, this scene struck me:
Holy snow! That’s a lot! Mind you, a lot of that is snow that slid off our metal roof, and since it’s on the east and north sides of the house, it doesn’t get a lot of sun and melt as much as the snow in other parts of our yard does. We had just gotten a foot of snow along with a couple other small storms this last week and it’s really added up. Snow Mountain, first seen in our post “Snowmaggedon!” last year, is back!
It may not be quite as tall as last year yet, but it’s pretty close I’d say! Here are some of the other views of it:
Since we’ve had such an up and down winter, in other areas of the yard the snow had gone down quite a bit. If we hadn’t had the warm spells we did, I wonder what those mountains would look like now? Maybe Mother Nature knows exactly what she’s doing, and she melts it down every so often to make room for more. The good thing is in spite of some rain the snow is still in good condition and we’ve been able to get back out to playing in it. Because this round was so light and fluffy, as well as being deep, Cricket was having a little more trouble getting through it, but that doesn’t slow her down much.
Yes, that’s the 13 year-old beagle with arthritis and a heart condition! I was also finally able to get out and blaze some new snowshoe trails in our woods and the dogs were excited to get out in it. Both the woods and our yard are full of deer trails; since that last big storm they’ve really been out and about.
In fact we’ve had two hanging out right outside the dog fence the last couple days. So far they’ve mostly been there early morning and late evening when the dogs are snoozing so they haven’t bothered them too much. As I sit here writing this, we’ve been watching 5 or 6 of them up in the woods, and this time the dogs know they’re out there! They’re far enough away this time that the dogs aren’t bothering them much.
The dogs had fun on what was our first woods walk in a while….maybe too much, one pulling and one smelling half the time, and they wore me right out. Cricket was really good about following in the trails I had made most of the time though. Now that I have some trails made, I might try to take them for individual walks which is easier on me (less juggling of leashes and a ski pole that I take to help keep myself upright!). That’s so long as Old Man Winter doesn’t decide to either turn the trails to ice with rain and warmth, or bury them in another snow storm! I guess we’ll see what happens, and just keep having fun for as long as we can!
Wow! That is a ton of snow. We just have a big muddy mess right now. It got warm and melted our snow mountains and then it started raining. I’m wishing for snow so that I could have clean dogs again!
Thanks for reminding me of what we have to look forward to next – LOL!
I’m jealous. We’re a little short on snow this year, which will make a dry spring when there isn’t much melt-off. Have fun while it lasts!
We are definitely enjoying it while we can. We got another 5 inches last night, but it is going to be very warm this week, so we’re sure to lose a lot of it!
I’m grateful we don’t have that much snow! The pictures of Cricket in the snow are always my favorite 🙂
She has so much fun in it, even at her age!
M. K. Clinton says
I simply cannot imagine living where it snows that much!! Have fun in it.
I’m sure you can’t! 🙂 We will enjoy it while we can, I don’t think it’s going to be around for much longer with a big warm up coming this week.
Lynn LaChance says
Love it all! hoping for no rain til spring like it should be! But thinking it will come sooner, bahhhh
It looks like you’re definitely going to be right about that, Lynn!
The Island Cats says
You’re almost buried in snow!
I worry we might lose Cricket in it one of these days! 🙂
caren gittleman says
we’re sick of looking at it because we have the same, we had a major snowstorm this past weekend……ugh!
It’s getting to be about that time of year when I get sick of it too! Time for spring, so it’s easier to get out and about!
sand spring chesapeakes says
That is a ton of snow, the dogs are enjoying it.
They know better than us humans how to make the best of it!
LLB in Our Backyard says
Holy snow is right!! WOW…that is deep!
We got another 5 inches last night too! But it’s going to be warm this week so we’ll lose a lot.
Sharon, Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog says
Wow, that is a lot of snow! I’m not sure my Beagle would go outside.
Our late beagle Kobi would have been less impressed than Cricket is!
Mary Hone says
Good grief, that is a lot of snow. The west has been by passed this year. Clearly you guys haven’t been.
We must have gotten your share! LOL
Brian Frum says
Oh my goodness, we would be closed for months if we had that much snow!
I wouldn’t mind that – I love to hibernate in the winter! 🙂
Shadow & Ducky's Mom says
I’d have to add up all the snow of my 24 winters in SC to get that much snow! And I’m not even sure that would come close.
Great pix of all the fun, though!
You probably wouldn’t know what to do if you opened your door to all that! LOL
we have to make our own paths through the snow right? I have the feeling somehow that this winter is longer and colder and even snowier than the winters before…
It would be nice of Luke to make the paths for his sister though, since his legs are much longer! 🙂