I have been pretty busy so far this year.
Our snow began in November, a bit early this Winter.
Every few days we would get a couple of inches,
though sometimes some of it would melt.
However, we then had a fresh "White Christmas".
This was Stella's first Christmas with us,
& Dad was able to be home, too! Yay!
This was the Christmas snow.
Stella is not impressed with the snow at all.
A snowstorm was predicted for the New Year.
It started getting serious late New Year's Eve,
just as Bill headed Eastward. He drove in the
storm all the way through upstate New York,
to Massachusetts and Maine, where along with
the heavy snow and ice, the temperatures
and wind chills are well below zero.
I was busy with the snow removal at home,
and worrying about Bill "ice road trucking".
This is the frontage of the house & yard.
You can get an idea of how much we got,
up here on the Illinois/Wisconsin border.
The local news said our area got 16+ inches.
The bushes are buried under the snow,
and the fountain is piled high with snow.
The walkway to the garage, which loops around
in a circle to the gate and back to the house.
Stella makes her rounds, so I keep it clear.
This is part of the walkway loop, opening onto
the driveway or going back to the house.
I also shovel open areas in the yard
for Stella to use. It makes it easier for her.
We are now in the middle of another
Winter Storm Warning, with another 5-10 inches
of snow expected tonight into tomorrow.
Hopefully the weather will settle down
and things will go back to somewhat "normal".
Stay safe and warm, & be careful on the roads.
Please keep Bill in your prayers, too. Thanks.