Thursday, December 18, 2008
Let it Snow! Let it Snow!! Let it Snow!!!
Hi! Laura here. I am here to take you on a little tour of our yard in North Idaho in the winter. You see, yesterday morning I woke up to find snow on the ground -- nothing too bad, but it didn't look like it was letting up any time soon. Last night I left work and my car, after being parked in one place for about 9 hours, had about 10-inches (or more!) of snow on it. Needless to say, it took me awhile to clean it off! The snow continued to fall, but I wasn't sure how bad it would be.
This morning I was awakened by my dad who informed me that my chances of getting to work this morning were slim. I couldn't believe my eyes when I looked outside to see an additional foot or more of snow in our yard. And it hasn't stopped since. Schools (even the colleges!) are closed and "they" (law enforcement people, TV broadcasters, etc.) are saying to stay home if you don't have somewhere you HAVE to be. So, after talking to my boss, I am taking a snow day today.
Granted, I love snow days. . .but today I am slightly bored. You see, I don't have any homework to do, and I would love to be outside playing, but I can't seem to find my snow pants! Plus, I wasn't expecting to have nothing to do today. Too bad we aren't getting this major white-ness on Christmas. Oh well, we're going to have a White Christmas -- this stuff isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
Don't believe me? Let me take you on a little tour of our yard (all pictures were taken from the comfort of the house).This was taken early this morning -- a picture of our deck.
There was almost 22 inches of snow this morning. I haven't measured since, but I know there is now a lot more.The beehives were buried in snow, and my dad had to dig some space around them so that the bees wouldn't suffocate. I think it looks like the hives are wearing little hats. :-)
Looking out one of the windows in my parents' room. This is the air conditioner, and it, too, is wearing a little hat.
Looking out my brother's window, to the right.
And looking out his window to the left.Some trees in our front yard -- all covered in snow!
Isn't our backyard beautiful?It just keeps on falling. Stay tuned -- chances are there will be more pictures later!!