Monday, January 19, 2009
Now and then.....
Well, it is still snowing here. It's before dawn here and my husband is outside using the snow blower to clear our entire city block and several driveways. He has done this for more than a decade. I suspect that people think it is a free service provided by the town. Some people bake him pies and send down loaves of bread, though, when they realize it is their neighbor that is clearing their paths.
There are several elderly people who would not otherwise get out of their driveways for an entire winter. I often wonder why their own families don't see to it that they get the snow shoveled as there is a big fine here for sidewalks not shoveled.
When he gets finished, he has to commute to work. Sigh. I hate it when he is out in the cold like this for we are not-so-young. These ancient snow warriors do not listen.
As you can see, it has continued to snow...and snow...and snow. We finally have rid ourselves of sub-zero temperatures. I made this composite photo of the deck with a photo I took through the screen last summer. Every day a cardinal came and stayed on the deck for a few hours. Sometimes his mate showed up, too.
I am longing to see that cardinal with a GREEN background again! It has been such bad weather that the birds haven't even come to the feeder.
Not sure what today will bring...too early to tell. Are you snowed in, too? Or are you basking in the sun in some warm and exotic place?
Enjoy your day in whatever weather!