Early this morning a family of deer were making their way across my front yard, in a hurry because they apparently didn't like the dogs barking. This is not the family that has been my resident deer family, and they haven't figured out that my dogs can't get to them. They've been around here a lot recently, however. I wonder if they've crowded my longtime friends out.
Do you see those patches of ground? Yep, the snow has been melting!
You can see that they made it across the yard and to the road. I guess they felt safer out there, as they slowed down.
It was actually nice out today, around 50°. I sat on the deck for a while and watched the snow melt. Seriously!
And I'm so excited to see the splotches of ground being exposed!
I didn't even have to clear the snow off my truck this time!
Exposed driveway! Woo hoo!!
It was supposed to rain this evening, then turn to snow in the wee hours of the morning. I was looking forward to the rain wiping out some more of the old snow. I was counting on it to wash away the snow on the steps.
And then around 3:00 I looked out and realized it was SNOWING!!! See it in this blurry photo? All those white streaks are snow. Dang.
I went out and cleared that snow on the steps. At least down to the ice layer that was under the snow. sigh.
This weather is just weird. It was warm and sunny almost all day, then clouded up, I thought for rain, but no, it was snowing and 45°! Then it became sunny again for about an hour. Right now is is snowing crazily out there. It's still warm enough that it isn't sticking very well, just a light covering on the exposed ground.
I wonder how much more I'll be getting out of this storm. The forecast says rain and snow showers off and on most of this week.
I was supposed to go to a friend's home for a Super Bowl party, but I decided to not go. Not knowing how much snow would come, and with the horrendous condition of the road (mud pits!!), I just didn't think it was a good idea to risk it. I have enough macaroni and cheese to last me a long time! I took some to a neighbor, but it is still enough for several meals. It is killer good, however! I've already had two bowls of it! I was also going to make hush puppies to take, as well, and I'm glad I didn't get them started before I decided to stay home!
All is good!