Spring, uh, Ditched Us........
Yesterday Spring came. It was kind of fleeting this year, as you can see. It was the kind of snowstorm, well, I have lived here most of my life, and I have never seen one like this. Think The Fellowship of the Ring, going up Khaza-dum (WAY to lazy to go and look that up spelling wise, but you know what I am talking about.) or Laura Ingalls Wilder in the Long Winter.
I was in town doing errands (Doesn't that sound like LIW?) and knew it was going to snow, and it just sort of got darker and darker, and I saw the first flakes, and within half an hour, we had inches of snow and white out. This was before it got heavy. These first three photos are the first 20 minutes of the storm.
We decided if I was going to take the dog for his second mile walk, I had better get out there and do it before I couldn't , but I wanted a few photos first. Lovely photos in the heavy snow.
I went for the walk, and by the time I got to the end of the drive, couldn't see anything. No road, no nothing. Every so often a car would go by, and moments later, the tracks would be full, when I got to the half mile mark and turned around, no steps in the snow. Surreal is what it was. Way freaky weird. I know now how people got lost on the prairies.
Cabel, of course, when I asked how he was doing looked at me and said (In dog thought) "Snowing? Why yes, now that you mention it, it is snowing, hadn't noticed. I am going to mark my territory now. Where ever we are."
A white out blizzard didn't bother him, but when we were nearly back, at the place of whirling whiteness that was the road in between two fields, all of a sudden lightning and then Thunder.
"WHOA" said Cabel (in Dog thought) "WHAT ARE WE DOING OUT HERE THAT IS THUNDER HELP WE MUST GET TO SHELTER!!!!"
I am not even going to tell you how many times I fell on my, fortunately, as Boss says, "Well padded" BUTT. (Started doing that this morning, in fact, on the way to the car, way pre snow, as the road was sheer ice from yesterday's meltdown. Torn my brand new Wal Mart Strechy pants, and scraped the heck out of leg and hand. But no worries, I grew up in an ice rink and as a former figure skater, I know how to fall on ice, I'm fine. Part of the fun.)
When I finally got back, I could have been an extra (heck could have STARRED) in Star Wars on the planet Hoth, and I asked Boss to take an after photo, as the snow was Really heavy at this point.
I will be staying in tonight. For the record.
Love and A Whole Lot Of Snow,