Sunday, January 16, 2011

Living in a winter wonderland

We've been having some serious snowy weather here for the past week- some days we've had 10 cm (4 inches) of snow back to back, which is kind of romantic I suppose as long as you're not the one who has to blow out the lanes, (a job that K manages with some help from his dad). There is so much snow here it's mind boggling, if this is not some sort of record winter for snowfall I'll be surprised, very surprised.

It is beautiful though, it's the type of snow that covers everything, like a down comforter, and sticks in the trees for a long time after it snows- it's gentle and cozy, not a stormy sort of snow. It's surprising to see the wild life out there at all- it seems as though the whole world should be sleeping- underneath the snow in little burrows.
Despite that we've been spying some squirrels, and a pair of chickadees, a troupe of grouse stop by the yard now and again, and a small doe has been coming to eat the birdseed I've scattered, when that happens N and I follow it around from window to window, trying not to get too excited. I can't wait for spring- and yet there is a certain charm to this type of winter, as long as the roof doesn't cave in under weight of the snow that is.

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