Yesterday on the Mountain Top and in many other parts of the Northeast it snowed.
And it snowed.
It snowed all of Monday night....and all day Tuesday....and for part of Tuesday night.
Today, up on the mountain top, we are digging out from about 40 inches of snow.
Mother Nature sure is a prankster, isn't she?
Last winter we had The Winter That Wasn't.
The lack of snowfall last season meant that by the summer months our local reservoirs were incredibly low, the creeks were dry, and wells were drying up.
Somehow I don't think we will have that issue this summer.
This is the mountain of snow that greeted me when I opened the kitchen door.
It's taller than the deck railings.
Are you kidding me? I can't imagine how long it will take for all this to melt, once our temps raise above freezing...which they are not forecast to do for the foreseeable future.
The poor birds were swarming the feeders all day long.
We filled that flat feeder three times yesterday, and it was quite the popular spot.
That group of dark colored birds stayed there for a good long time, and I was struggling to identify them through the blizzard.
I thought perhaps Starlings but I'm not so sure now, because this morning there were 3 Red Winged Blackbirds on the same feeder.
So I'm guessing that's what was there yesterday, perhaps the females were the ones I mistook for Starlings.
I bet they are regretting migrating back to the Northeast so early!
I never saw the horses at all yesterday. They were smart enough to ride out the blizzard in their little barn.
This morning they made their way out and trudged through chest-deep snow to their hay trough.....which was empty. I felt so bad for them, no doubt they were hungry after a long, cold day and night.
Out the back bedroom window, my garden cottage won't be accessable for quite some time.
The swing on the left isn't much use today, is it? And the two red metal chairs to the right of the star are completely buried!
Standing at my kitchen window this morning it's hard to believe that folks all over blogland are posting photos of spring flowers and shrubs blooming.
Any bright and cheery colors in my neck of the woods can be found indoors while outside is nothing but a sea of white.
The only spring flowers I am enjoying are the ones on this sweet Cyclamen my dear friend brought me on Friday when she came for an overnight visit.
Meanwhile, I have to give a huge shout out and warm thank you to my amazing team of snow conquerors! My two daughters and my older daughter's boyfriend really stepped up and shoveled multiple times yesterday, as well as again today.
Poor Alex was just about tuckered out by the end of the day!
Meanwhile, where do you think my other 'helpers' can be found?
You guessed it - they spent the day curled up in front of the fire.
Monkey ventured out to do her business, dressed in her pink puffy coat....and as you can see she's now too fat for it!
But we sure do get a kick out of seeing her in it....especially since she hates it so much!
What does it look like out your windows these days?