Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Three Days Have Flown By . . . Melting Snow Adventures


This is how the front yard at the CHALET looked when we first arrived. There was close to 3 feet along the roadways (with a lot of bare patches, though) and the whole yard was covered with snow. It has been 3 warm days (close to 60 degrees) and the snow has been steadily melting. This is how that same area of the yard looks today



The first day here the kids made an awesome snowman as you can see here. The dug up the snow and made a huge ball. Then they piled more snow on top and a small ball on top of that. Pretty soon they had a pretty respectable looking snowman complete with HAT and SCARF.

Jax was the main architect. Note the snowball
hands with fingers
Well, Mr. Snowman is no more. His hands were the first to go and by yesterday his upper torso was history. This is what he looked like this morning when we went on our walk.

Mr. Snowman is the blob to the left of the tree
Kinda of shocking, huh? I suspect the yard will be largely free of snow by the time we leave tomorrow. The brown patches somehow makes the snow more inviting to me - somehow less COLD. I found this NOT to be true early this morning when I took a potty walk while it was 26 degrees.

This seemed like a good idea at the time. BUT my
tootsies are freezing!
I guess even though we are in snow country, there really are signs of Spring arriving. Not a lot of flowers yet. And the only green grass is the pretend grass


But I can smell the change in the air and I am pretty certain that the next time I travel this was it will look all green and flowery.

3 comments:

Idaho PugRanch said...

It is kinda crazy how the snow can leave so fast sometimes!
hugs
Hazel & Mabel

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

We wish our snow would leave so fast!

Pug Slope said...

I can't wait for spring. Your photo progression looks very similar to what is going on here in Chicago - snow on Monday and then 60 degrees Wednesday!

-Love,
Sid.