Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade taking on the challenge of moving from Maryland after living there 46 years and learning about my new home here in New England in the Live Free or Die state - New Hampshire. Join me as a write this new chapter of my life.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Winter's Grasp

We woke up to snow on Friday morning the 3rd.  I think we got between 5-6 inches of the white fluffy stuff.  Dan did his snow blowing chore while I used our plow shovels to push the snow off the area outside the garage. But there was a lot of snow and even with our efforts we didn't get it down to pavement because there was ice under the snow.

The wind was fierce and blew the snow all over.

It's beautiful but limiting when you live on a hill with a very steep driveway that empties not on a road that gets maintained by the county plows but a lane which is salted or plowed by neighbors who have that equipment.  Dan managed to drive out on Friday but my car a Prius does not like this kind of weather so it stays put which means I stay put.

Bitter cold has followed this storm which means nothing is melting.  The birds know they need to keep feeding.

Do the birds use these birdhouses I leave up for them?

This morning it's raining expect that it's below freezing so everything is getting a coating of ice.  I wonder if our driveway should be a location for the winter Olympics?  Does it classify as a flume run?

View of the driveway outside the garage from my study window

The deer come through looking for food.  They even have moved the snow to get to the liriope and have trimmed the little volunteer cedar tree.

It's supposed to continue to rain today but the temperatures will get above freezing so the ice and snow will melt.  I sure hope so.  I have things to do and places to go next week and my Prius wants the driveway clear.

Note: all photos taken from the warmth of my house.