We got lots of snow in the last couple of days. We even enjoyed a snow day away from school. Since we got the call the night before, it was relaxing in the morning. The view was beautiful from the house, all white and clean. And it was so quiet. It is amazing how the snow absorbs all sound. Plus there was hardly any traffic to make any noise. The house is staying really warm too because of the depth of snow snuggled up to the foundation. Huge hills of snow were soon heaped along the driveway after the plow cleaned some space. The bird feeder ( a small red house) looked bizarre with nearly a foot of snow precariously perched on top. It seemed at first that the birds were afraid to come to this strange looking box to eat, but they did not wait long to recognize their feeding station.Once the high narrow path was shoveled to the front porch, my husband took the cat out for a tour. She does not really enjoy the snow, but she loves the outdoors. She needed to know (my husband assured me) that the path was clear to her safety spot under the porch. Does she have him trained or what?
Today back at school, the kids were busy shoveling and trying to sled in the deep snow. It was not too cold so there were no complaints. There were lots of falls into the soft powdery mounds. It looks like we will be enjoying this traditional winter scenery for quite some time. It certainly is perfect for getting the snow shoes out.