Yep, we’re talking snow. I’m looking at my previous post wistfully wishing for snow… well, we’ve had it since Tuesday, in piles! It fell continuously for 3 days, and then Friday morning dawned clear and beautiful. In the meantime I had missed my flight to visit a best friend in Santa Cruz, due to lack of airport transportation (and general fears of icy, snow-covered streets and freeways). :(
But Friday was a gorgeous a day as any you could wish for, with fluffly sparkling snow a foot deep in our driveway, trees holding more of it than usual (more on that later), and that wintry, sunny sky with a few white clouds, sun sparkling on the not-even-pretending-to-melt snow. I should have taken pictures then, it was so beautiful – but I was busy shoveling. Between my neighbor and I, we managed to clear our shared driveway, which is no small feat. It’s not as pretty now, with the piles of snow all around… but no fear, it’s snowing again…
This morning I noticed the neighbor’s tree had come uprooted and fallen onto the fence, presumably due to the heavy weight of snow. I think it probably was not real healthy to start with, since it used to drop leaves year-round. It was pretty, on the other hand, my vegetable garden will have a lot more sun now. We’ve got a bit of work ahead of us to get it out and shore up the fence, since she can’t afford the insurance deductable. Chain-saw, anyone??
Now there is a snow and ice storm coming in for another two days, supposed to be larger than the last. All I care about is that the power stays on… cause it’s going to get awfully cold around here if it doesn’t. My neighbor and I were joking about that tree becoming firewood for her wood-burning stove – not that that’s going to happen anytime soon.
I DID wish for this. Just keep telling myself that :D