Every day I look out the windows to watch the snow recede just inches at a time. But it is receding. And I can't wait until it's all gone. As nice as the pretty white is, 7 months is a LONG time to see only snow on the ground.
One of the things the kids are loving is seeing the wildlife start to show up. We have a couple of squirrels, and even some birds (that aren't big black ravens) flitting around the trees. These guys are what we love the most. 2 fluffy and chubby white bunnies. We spotted them last month for the first time, and they were pure white. A few days ago, this little guy started hanging around even more often, eating the kitchen scraps we dump behind the fence.
This was just today. He was digging and eating the grass that was peeking through the snow. Isn't the change in his coat amazing?
The poor snowman is looking pretty sad these days
Since the back yard faces the South side, the snow is melting really slow here. It drips off the roof and then just turns to ice and mud
The kids are playing outside nearly every day now since the temps hang out somewhere between 25-40 degrees. All they need is some snowboots, gloves and a snow shovel and they are happy campers
Love this of the little guys. These 2 have become best buds. Isaac has really stepped up as a big brother and has come out of his shell. I love it.
Elsa's my worker. She's been slowly chipping away at the snow and ice on the deck. Most of the melt-off on the wood you see here is from her diligence
Adin uses the shovel to knock down the icicles and snow from the roof. So basically he messes up all Elsa's work, haha
Here's the rest of the back yard. Still pretty much covered and deep with snow
The front yard is a different story. This side faces North, so there's a lot more space that's clear of snow
Those bare spaces in the middle are full of ice and water
This is my hope. I can't wait to plant some plants...but not until the end of May or June since that's when the risk of frost is passed
Dry grass!! Brown and ugly, but it will perk up. ♥
The kids love to play out here too. I like it because there's a lot less risk of them falling hard on the ice
Yes, we're looking forward to spring. It's almost here. I'm used to embracing spring. By now, my garden seeds would be planted and all the beds would be prepped. This life is so different!