The temperature rebounded into the teens over the weekend, so the kids and I enjoyed a brisk walk in the neighborhood. This is what Upstate New York looks like in February: gray and overcast, snowy, brown. We almost look forward to more snow because it whitens everything again and we don’t have to look at dingy snowbanks.
Here’s a big snowbank in a parking lot.
You know what’s really weird? There were NO children outside. Not a one. When I was younger, we were outside in the snow all the time, especially when the snowbanks were this huge.
We took a jaunt through the town. Some folks don’t shovel their walks, but some do. I am so very thankful for the people who do. We don’t have to walk in the road. Thank you, neighbors!!
Gives you an idea of how high the snow is here.
A woodpecker is digging for gold in this old tree, huh? Well, sure looks like it, anyway.
Doesn’t it look like this car is smiling?
We came back into our driveway and I saw this. It’s transmission fluid. Our van is bleeding it, terribly. I hope we get a new vehicle soon. I’m too nervous to drive the van anywhere.
About an hour after we got home, the snow started falling very heavily. The flakes were fluffy, but huge- some the size of half dollars. It was so pretty. And it covered all that brown for a day!
Thanks for reading. How are things where you are?