Sunday, December 20, 2009

Digging Out

My 15" high boots, were barely high enough to keep the snow out, while cleaning off my truck, and walking around taking pictures today. You can click on these pics to get full screen versions.
The bed of my truck was completely filled with snow.
My neighbor used his tractor to plow a path down the middle of the road out front.
Every time there is a snow or ice storm, these two pines bend down and kiss the roof. They were bent over for the first time in a storm about five years ago, and they never completely straightened back up. I've wanted to cut them down ever since, but because they lean toward the house even in the summer, I'm afraid if I cut them, they will twist and either kick back and kill me, or fall on the house and seriously damage the roof. Sooner or later, I'm going to have to do something with them, because if the get much bigger, they are eventually going to snap, instead of bend.
I'm going to have to make sure to put out some bread and fruit for the squirrels, until this stuff melts. I'm sure they have caches of acorns stashed away somewhere, but I still like to help them out in the winter. Footsteps in a winter wonderland, are almost as cool, as dance steps in boogie wonderland!
There is ice on the pond now. Yesterday it was covered with snow, but the sun turned it to slush today. There is another storm on the way for Christmas Eve and Christmas, that could be either rain, sleet, or snow. I have to drive into Richmond, to spend Christmas with my family. I hope it turns out to be rain. This is pretty but a little bit goes a long way.

Melissa XX

6 comments:

Naukishtae said...

Beautiful pictures..

helenchapel said...

Oh Melissa!
What beutiful pictures. I had wondered what your place looks like when you wrote the falling leaves and the tree line giving you privacy in summer but less in winter. I can understand it all now. You live in a truly beautiful part of the world. Did you get those new tyres (tires) for your truck in the end? Or are you going to risk it on those roads on the nearly bald ones?
I hope you have safe travels and have a really Happy Christmas with your family.

Talk to you soon
Helen

Two Auntees said...

Thanks for the great pictures; love the footprint path to the pond, I think.
Be safe and have a Merry Christmas!
Sarah

Common Teri said...

Love the pond shots! It all makes me feel a bit cold though. Stay warm and have a happy holiday!

lisalisa said...

Great photographs.
You have a talent for it.
xx

Melissa said...

@ Naukishtae

Please see my reply to your December 13th blog, sweetie!

Melissa XXOO