Wondrous Winter Weekend

Friday did it. I finally threw in the towel and called “hookey!” It wasn’t having almost made it through yet another week of snow and storm and delayed trains. Yes, Metro North declaring Friday a “Saturday schedule” with 40% of train capacity, provided somewhat of a justification, but mostly I just couldn’t stand the idea of missing more gorgeous snow! This is the BEST WINTER EVER!!

Jim and I headed up to the country Friday morning with the prospect of three nights and almost four days of hanging out at the house, playing in the snow and just enjoying the peace and bright white snow of a real wintry weekend.

This winter reminds us of the winter of 1982. The snow was so deep that the path to the garage door and the driveway was lined with piles of snow over our heads. We could actually step off the front porch roof right onto the front yard. We don’t have quite that much snow this year, but it is a bumper crop.

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There is enough snow that I got to break out my trusty roof rake.

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When we arrived Friday, the drive hadn’t been plowed and I will confess to a momentary frustration with the snow, but Jeff arrived almost immediately and we were plowed out in less than half an hour.photo (17)

We dug out the back door and the all-important access to the fuel tanks.

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Raking the porch roof is always a good workout. The snow was deep enough, just walking to rake the roof was a workout.

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After some bush maintenance and shoveling, we headed off for a walk up the road.

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Normally no one loves snow more than Dakota. He runs like a crazy puppy and loves to dig his nose into the white, fluffy flakes. But this snow is so deep, he can only walk where the snow is cleared. I think he still loves the cold, but his crazy puppy circles are confined.

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We’re all having a wonderful weekend. This is the best winter ever!!

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2 Comments to “Wondrous Winter Weekend”

  1. you make me want to come north and play in the snow, it is beautiful and fun. Are you wise to enjoy it when you can. I had a wonderful time shoveling and playing and walking in the snow for a full week between Christmas and New Years. The kids all went skiing in Colorado and Polo,their Porugese Water Dog and I stayed home and had as much fun as they did. So hearing about your great weekend brings happy memories and makes me smile
    Love
    Dawn

  2. You have captured the whiteness of the landscape and the depths of the drifts, and also the frolicsome fun that comes from having the right clothes and snow skills, and getting the chance to use them. The world shifts when the big snow falls, and you shift into a different gear. Isn’t that invigorating!

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