Friday, February 18, 2011

The Changing Face of Winter

I had to leave for a bit today, and when I returned, I found Bonnie guarding our socks:
She usually is a light sleeper, and wakes up as soon as the door opens. Not so today - I took several photos, and was back at work before she climbed out of her slumber.

Recently, Old Man Winter has offered up a variety of weather. Last week, we had several days of bitter bitter cold. Bonnie and I still ventured out (though I certainly wore more layers of clothing). Then, on Thursday, the wind stopped, the sun came out, and the thermometer reached 18 degrees. Who would have thought that 18 could feel so wonderful?!?

Saturday's walk was better still, with the temperature around 37 or 38 degrees. And then Sunday even topped that, with temps around 48 degrees. Makes one think that spring really will come one day.

Today, it was really windy (I can hear it whipping around outside) but sunny and pleasant (around 43). I even managed to snap some photos on our walk - it's even starting to look like spring, isn't it?

But don't be deceived! We have a Winter Storm Watch in effect from Sunday morning through Monday morning - snow and freezing rain, with the possibility of ice and snow accumulations (1/4 inch and 6 inches, respectively).

Til then, I'll just enjoy these photos, and hope for the best!

Pictures of our girl: 
So many smells!

And pictures of the day:
That's our house, in the lower left corner
In the park, looking north

These photos were both taken in the Friendship Village Woods:


  1. I love those pictures of Bonnie! She's so cute. :)

  2. We received 10-12 inches at our house... Brrrr. (I am so ready for winter to end.)

  3. Wow Paul - I don't envy you all that snow. And N wasn't in shape to shovel, was he? So sorry!

  4. Fortunately the show blower didn't break it's auger drive belt until I was just at the end of doing the driveway. Had to do the walk by hand, though (and it was wet and heavy...).

    Unfortunately the new belt will not arrive before this weekend's snow... Ick. (On the other hand, Nathan is feeling better...)