entry to the outside world, that is. Last evening the plows arrived, actually two enormous graders, and cleared a pathway out. I like the feeling of being cut off, for a while, and when the machines arrive, I miss the pristine look of the fallen snow.
Now, I understand people have to get out, but while it lasts, it's magical. We live in a subdivision that is at the end of the "line", and in years past have been left to our own devices, and it seems, we still are, last that is. The hubs worked very hard at clearing the snow from around the house and the driveway, and of course, the plows blocked us in again. They can't help it, but this morning a very sweet and helpful stranger, just driving by with a blade on his truck, pushed the snow aside and now it's clear again. Such a kind gesture.....there are still those to be had.
I wonder how humans survivied in the old days. Have been reading about all the chaos and mayhem, here and in Europe, over the last few days. It's like it's never snowed before and the systems seem to be very fragile. My sister lives in Canada, and she told me last week that the transport system up there had fallen apart with the first bit of winter weather they had. If the CANADIANS can't deal with it....how the hell are the rest of us supposed to!!!
I must tell you about this....on the right side of my page you will see the list of blogs I read. Click on the Chronicles of a Country Girl and look at her slideshow.....she explains how to link the music to it. It is just beautiful......and her dog........George.
has returned. For now. What a sight upon awakening, even before the light hit all the white. Anyway, it is over and we survived it and I guess we'll have a "White Christmas", (detest that song) The guy on tee vee said it was the worst storm for December, ev-er, and the 6th worst in whatev-er. Who keeps all these records?!! Anyway, sick of hearing about it already, it's here and there isn't anything we can do, so here are a couple photos and then that's it for the snow. Unless something happens of course. And since no one reads this anyway.....!!!
Had some help this afternoon! She stayed with me the whole day. I think her masters' boots scared her as he went in and out to shovel the snow. Or she is thinking of making herself something with the wool that looks like her! Or...she's thinking of decorating her bed with an English Style!!
I love this little ball of fur so much! Especially when she gets "kitty spit" on the wool!
.....Oh yes it did, and we have maybe 24 more hours to go!! They got it right this time, damn them, and it is definately going in the record books. There is nothing we can do about it, so let's just enjoy it......
tonight was most colourful. We got a dusting of snow on Saturday, that was just a big nuisance and we are expecting more bad weather tonight and tomorrow. But this evening it is just lovely. I spent some time making paper ornaments and intend to get a few decorations out this week. Just something to jolly the place up a bit. We have the standard grocery store poinsettia, so I guess the "season" has begun.