Winter’s Walk Through the Neighborhood

February 7, 2011

winter

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.

snowbank

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!!

snowblower

Gives you an idea of how high the snow is here.

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A woodpecker is digging for gold in this old tree, huh? Well, sure looks like it, anyway.

treewoodpecker

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Doesn’t it look like this car is smiling?

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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.

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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!

heavysnow

Thanks for reading. 😀 How are things where you are?

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3 Responses to “Winter’s Walk Through the Neighborhood”

  1. Karen and Gerard Says:

    We have some neighbors on our street that don’t shovel their sidewalks either. I’m glad we do not live on a busy street so we can walk in the street fairly easily when necessary. Those big flakes are very pretty, I must admit. We awoke to more snow again this morning and had to clean off the car and shovel before going to work–great way to start the day!

  2. Marg Says:

    LOL, we don’t have sidewalks and our road doesn’t ever get plowed so we are stuck if it snows. AT the moment, we are supposed to get some snow tonight but then it is going to warm up to the sixties over the week end Whoooo Hoooo. Stay warm.

  3. Pam Says:

    Your blogs are wonderful! I’ve been looking at all of them this morning! Thanks so much for the visit and follow- I am gladly returning the favor! That car DOES look like it’s smiling!

    No snow here. But we’re used to that. We will get cold rain when the rest of the state gets snow and/or sleet. Or, we get nothing at all. Last February we did get snow and it was glorious!