Sunday, March 13, 2011

Good Bye Winter Wonderland

So we came home from Christmas to maybe a foot of snow, and a nice cleared driveway, thanks to our neighbors who cleared it before we got back. That snow never fully melted, and throughout the next 2 months we continued to get a little snow here and a lot of snow there and some freezing rain mixed in. It was beautiful, and I honestly never tired of looking at it. Until it was down to the last bit on the front lawn that is shaded most of the day. I was really excited for that patch to finally melt in a long, heavy, warm rain we had last week. Our last pictures are Lily after playing out in the pouring warmish rain, and then a shot of our front when I was so excited to see that the last snow was finally gone. Yesterday we spent all afternoon with Tom cutting down broken-but-still-attached limbs of trees on 3 corners of our house. When the heaviest snow fell, 2 huge branches fell RIGHT next to the house, not causing any damage, thanks to Heavenly Father. Our neighbors came over with their snowblower and chainsaw and helped Tom clear the way so we could get out of the garage again. But there were other large limbs just dangling, and those have finally been taken care of. So I don't have to worry about one of them falling on someone. Now I just need to worry about Lily, who climbed nearly to the top of one of our huge pine trees yesterday. Not being a big fan of heights, I did not enjoy watching her climb down!