January went pretty easy on us as far as the winter weather, but it’s been pretty up and down. February seems to want to make up for what January lacked in snow and cold! We’ve had several snow storms over the last week or so, and some spells of frigid weather in there too. We missed walks for a few days, but luckily the snowfall brought warmer temperatures (warmer means around freezing or just above) so Luke and I got some nice walks in. Snow was falling about every time we walked though!
For some reason the days when the sun finally shines are the ones that I have to leave the house for work, and the Dadz gets those nice sunny walks with Luke! Here’s just a few recent snaps I took while out there:
By the way, I learned on our last walk that I’m going to now need to get my snowshoes out, because the snow is getting quite deep out there! We had to stick to blazed trails which makes our walks shorter, so we’ll be working on making more trails with snowshoes, after another spell of frigid temperatures passes by after the next couple of days.
Before we got all the snow, we also got an ice storm. I’m not sure this photo does justice to just how pretty our trees were encased in ice. Even the sun wasn’t melting it off on that day! One good thing now though is that when the sun does shine, you can feel the warmth, which you couldn’t in December and January. I was therefore surprised how long the ice and snow has stayed on our trees, though the ice at least finally melted. It does seem as if winter is here to stay for a while now, in spite of what the groundhog might have said!
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