While our friend Tom has been in Hawaii, we have been having winter in upstate NY. I hope he is not too terribly disappointed to find a land of ice and snow on his return home. I have been doing my best to follow his advice and take my camera with me wherever I go. I had it along on my way to work Wednesday morning when a red light made this photo possible. I'd stopped at Lowe's along the way and found these snow laden trees and traffic signs on Five Mile Line over Rt 104 interesting. Thankfully, unlike the commuters on Tuesday morning, I found crossing the Bay Bridge rather uneventful.
The truth is, everything about the snowy weather on Wednesday was interesting. This
week's snow took me back in time to the days of pulling on extra socks,
piling on the layers, and putting on two pairs of mittens. We could
hardly move when we to traipsed out into the winter wonderland. Trees
laden with snow, banks as high as our heads, and snow up past our knees.
We played follow the leader, walked the frozen creek, and hid beneath
the lower branches of evergreen trees. We went out without parents,
stayed out too long, and came home to thaw our red and itchy toes and
fingers in cold water. I wanted to be a little girl again. I
wanted to find a friend and hike off through the snow and into the
woods. Of course, that didn't happen. I had to work and most of my friends aren't much into playing in the snow.
Yesterday the sun was bright, and my furred and feather friends came out to play. I stayed in and pointed my camera out the window. Please forgive the plethora of pictures.
The Naughties ate sporting bells on their collars once again, this time attached by little wire rings. They managed to remove the bells when attached with anything else. Hopefully they will keep the collars on and my bird and squirrel populations will stay safe.
The Barn Collective.
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