Even the backyard critters seem happy about spring’s impending arrival. There’s been a lot of activity lately in my yard. Squirrels have been running around, playful and energized. Birds have been showing up in abundant numbers, flying from tree to tree, singing their little hearts out. There’s quite a bit of friskiness out there, which I’m assuming has a lot to do with the fact that ‘mating’ season is on the horizon for these little critters...if you know what I mean. *wink* But I won’t go into too much detail. This is a ‘G’ rated blog, after all.
Today, I will share a few more winter images as I say farewell – and good riddance – to winter. Let’s get right to it...
Our first snowfall was just a light dusting way back in early December. I was okay with that amount.
|The library near our home in early December.|
Right after Christmas, old man winter decided to dump a good load of snow on us. I was not okay with that amount. I took these two photos through windows of my home. I didn't go outside because I'm a winter coward.
|It looks cold out there.|
|Our back yard full of snow.|
Most of that snow melted, and things were going along reasonably well for awhile. Until early February. When many, many people were hit with a big snowstorm. We weren’t spared. All the images below were taken around our home when we stepped outside to clean up.
Hubby took out the snowblower.
I grabbed the shovel...and parked it. You can't take photos and shovel at the same time, can you?
Snow was hanging off our roof. And yes, our Christmas lights are still up. Probably will be until some time in March. Maybe even longer.
Our back yard filled with snow!
It looks like I'm shoveling, but I spent more time being artistic with the camera. Did I feel guilty? Um, no...
My Clematis 'Rhapsody' grows on this 5' trellis, which was almost completely buried in snow!
This is the walkway to the back yard that I could lie about and say I shoveled. I didn't. Hubby cleared it with the snowblower. I shoveled the gate open and then parked the shovel.
We got more than enough snow this time around.
The birds weren't using this bath that day.
Hubby was hard at work...while I played photographer. How does he put up with me?
Here I go trying to be all artistic again. As if there wasn't enough shoveling to do...
We forgot to put away this wind chime and it stayed out all winter. The chain it hangs from and the chimes were covered in ice. But the message is clear..."Have faith. Spring is on its way."
And that's all, folks. Hopefully the photos from here on in are about new beginnings and awakenings as spring starts to roll in.
So long, winter! And good riddance...