Four deer on the hill one evening. There are usually a couple of dozen deer around this time of the year. Just too much snow. It's been a very hard winter on them.
Well, I've run dry. I have nothing to show you or share with you. April is a boring month. (so was March for that matter) Everyone else has spring to share and we still have white stuff everywhere. Except for one glimpse of colour I found today in one garden on the south facing wall. The crocus is about to bloom. It was under 2 feet of snow up until yesterday. Then one foot and late today. Zero. Snow is gone from that one spot. I was quite excited to see that pop of colour. And there is a patch of brown grass near it too. But, I waded through 2 and 3 foot drifts, sometimes walking on top of the hard packed snow and sometimes sinking part way down and up to my knees, to get to that spot and I didn't go in to get my camera. Too much effort.
Last Thursday evening we went to choir practice and I brought my camera so I could take pictures of the snowbanks and the snow on our rural route. These next pictures are from that evening.
I don't know why the snowbanks were so high in front of this house other than the plow operator piled it there from along the side of the road where it had filled in from drifting. This was the result of the snow storms over a week ago with high east winds. I noticed today that this pile has been greatly reduced, having been removed.
No, this barn isn't half buried but, it's partly buried. I believe the cement foundation walls are about 5 feet high. At least it didn't cave in from the heavy snows and ice this winter.
This is the interval where the Keswick River meets the St. John River. It floods every spring sometimes covering the road which hugs the left side and then curves to the right to cross the bridge over the Keswick River. There usually isn't this much snow here this time of the year. It will be flooded.
This view is as we rounded the curve in the road. It's so beautiful here all year around, except in flood season. It looks like the snowmobilers were having fun one last time.
A couple of sleds parked at the local eatery.
Along the St. John River. That is an island behind the tall trees and the river runs on either side of it (of course). :-) The river is still frozen on this side but open on the far side. Soon the views across the islands and river will be hidden by leafy green trees.
Dirty snowbanks, potholes and puddles are the norm. It's like driving through an obstacle course in some places. A lot of people have lost their tires, rims and hubcaps from hitting one of these holes. It can get very expensive.
We had a beautiful sunny and mild day today with a lot of snowmelt. There is a lot of rain (30-40mm) in the forecast for tomorrow which will definitely melt more snow and definitely cause some of the rivers and streams to fill up and flood and will possibly cause ice jams. I'm really hoping we won't have any problems with water coming into our basement as the snow is still 3 to 4 feet high around our house. We live on the side of a hill so there will be run-off coming down through the yard from the melting snow too. We'll be on pins and needles for a couple of days. Thankfully we have a sump pump in the basement. Just in case. :o)
So that's what's happening here. I hope I will have something more exciting to share soon, other than photos of snow. It's getting rather old isn't it? But, we are getting into some spring weather now so that makes me happy especially when the sun is shining. And. I've seen robins. Lots of robins. :-)
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