Suki and I walk every day after her dinner in the tiny woods across the street. Friday, I happened to take the camera with me and grabbed a few shots. It was dusk, and not really light enough for photos, but they came out enough to post one here.
The birdhouse says “City Academy.” No idea who put it there or what that means. The touch of yellow near the bottom is crime scene tape. It’s wrapped around quite a few things in these woods, and I’m pretty sure there was no crime. Some kids were just having fun.
This morning, I woke up to a radically changed world. Winter, which has held off for weeks, finally arrived, and with a fierceness that is going to cause big problems. I don’t think anyone is ever really prepared when the first big snow hits.
Same area, two days later. And the snow is still falling heavily. It’s possible we will get 10-15″ by the time it finishes, supposedly tonight.
I have no plans to go anywhere. However, when I let Suki out, I had to bring a shovel and clear a patch of grass for her. She’s so tiny, even a couple inches of snow makes it nearly impossible for her to do her business.
Another walking trail in our woods. I don’t think we’ll be going there again until spring. It’s just not comfortable for Suki. Besides being small, she also gets cold easily, even wearing one of her many sweaters.
And so begins real winter and all the crap that comes with it. I’d admire snowfall better if I never had to travel in it. The roads are terrible right now.
Snow update: It is 5pm Sunday afternoon and there is a foot of snow on the ground. The heavy wet stuff often called ‘heart-attack’ snow. I’ve done some preliminary shoveling to dig out my car but it’s still falling heavily and expected to continue until Monday, when this blog goes live. I’m too tired right now to go out and get pictures and Monday, the high will only be 14 with wind chills below zero. I think I will not be out with the camera. You’ll have to imagine what a shitload of snow looks like. Then double it, which would make it just about right.
Mother nature is not pleased with what we’re doing on her planet.
How’s the weather where you are?