Slight Sign

In the midst of our Winter hanging on, I saw a sign this week. A slight sign that things are changing and perhaps we might eventually see a Spring this year.

SLIGHT SIGN OF SPRING

Now, I am not getting too excited about this sign, because it will snow again and cover up these bulbs trying to emerge from the frozen ground, and if it is like last year, they never had a chance to bloom.

SNOWED IN GARDEN

This is a depressing photo. All we are dreaming of is gardening again. I can’t remember when we have had this much snow in our backyard. Our poor garden gate & fence is all bent out of shape, but I will fix it.

The Poop Pit is a sheet of ice. The dogs put on a show trying to not do the splits when doing their business. I feel for them, but I do have to laugh a bit when they think they found the right spot, and their legs are sliding out from under them as they slowly slide to the ground. They re-position again to a new spot, and the same thing happens – “splitsville”.  I wish I could relocate them elsewhere to potty, but the snow everywhere else is super high. We just have to wait on the weather to change to get us out of these frigid temps, and a Poop Pit Thaw will be a happy thing!

THE POOP PIT

The only one thing that I fear is when all of this snow does actually start to thaw. Then we will have to deal with potential flooding, and we hope that does not happen.

For now, I will take & enjoy my slight sign of things changing, as it gives me hope that we are heading in the right direction – – – right out of this season, because I have officially cancelled my membership to Winter.

The Never Ending Winter

BELLA ENJOYING THE SNOW

For those of us still dealing with the ugliness of the Winter season, the dirty snow piles along the road sides, the endless chore of shoveling the driveway, the layers of clothes we wear outside, the cold winds blowing in your face, and then noticing all the pee spot damage done to the backyard by the dogs, it’s no wonder we don’t all go crazy to a certain degree.  The arrival of Spring will be surely welcomed around here.

NIKITA LIGHT

BELLA LIGHT

I am to the point where I can’t even watch it snow any longer and every day it does, I cringe.  Day after day, more snow, and today we got freezing rain.  When will this end already?  Since I ran out of salt for the driveway today, I had to pour boiling hot water on it to melt the ice so the dogs would not hurt themselves when they jumped out the back door.  They were trying to run on the drive and they looked like cartoon characters running – – but going no where fast!  They are, however, enjoying all the snow and love running around in it, digging holes in the snow piles, and coming up with snow piled up on their noses.

SNOW

PINK BOOTS

I long for the day when I can open the windows and feel a breeze blowing in and I am sure the dogs can’t wait for that too, as they sit by the window and sniff all day long watching the neighborhood.  I know that with the arrival of Spring, that there will be a lot of work to be done in the yard, but I am ready for it.  Just to be able to head outside and cut the grass or work in the garden are things that I can’t wait for.  Not to mention, I’ve got to fix the ruts in our yard from our neighbor driving on our grass and doing property damage.  (that’s another story)

BELLA ON WATCH

NIKITA GOT A NEW TOY

NIKITA AND BUNNY

Nikita & Bella got a new toys and had a lot of fun playing with them.  Nikita loves grabbing it and whipping it around in the air, then catching it and I love it how her floofy hair flies around when she does this!

How are you dealing with your weather where you live?  Are you enjoying your Spring or Summer right now while we are still digging out of snow?  We would love to hear your stories!

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