No, its not the college basketball tourney thingy. Mom has mentioned it in the past so that is how I know about it.
I have the let me out of the house, I am sick of winter, cabin fever kind of March Madness. I have been doing my usual eating, sleeping, eating and napping. I have been playing with my little sister, Little Kitty. I was chasing her back and forth through the house.
I have helped Mom with photo shoots of her crochet items.
I even played make the bed with Mom. I thought she was done, so I decided to lay down to enjoy the sunshine on the end of the bed. Then she goes and throws the afghan on me. She tucked it around my face and took photos. Oooo and awwwing how cute I looked.
I just wanted to lay here to enjoy the sunshine.
No, I am not a lion with a colorful mane.
I really would just like to lie here in peace.
Ok, you got the close up.
Hah, I stood up and moved over here a bit.
Maybe if I just ignore you, you will go away now.
Note from Mom: When I am wanting to take actual photos of just him he acts all mad and bothered by it. But if I am down on the living room floor doing a crochet project shoot he is all up in the camera. CATS! Gotta love ’em! 😀
None of this seemed to help with my cabin fever. I continually begged Mom to go outside. She did take me out a couple of times, but I didn’t stay out long because it was a bit chilly or the wind was blowing to hard for me. Then one day I decided to beg my older human brother, Nick to go outside. This was just a couple of days after the winter storm Ulmer. He let me out but he did not put on my jacket or leash, because he thought I would just sit on the step. I had not seen so much snow in a very long time. My cabin fever had been so great that I mustered up my courage to leave the steps and explore the front yard a bit. Once Mom saw that I was not going to stay on the steps she followed behind me. She took these photos of my snow adventure.
I had just left the steps.
I found the leaf pile hiding my patch of catnip.
Yep, it is under here.
That is the spot.
I wonder what is under this drift.
Can I go visit Milly? No, ok.
I will just smell this pole and dried flower stem.
One more stop at the leaf pile.
What is my brother Nick doing?
I will walk over to get a closer look and ask him.
Nope, too cold, wet, and muddy. I shook all my paws after walking through that mud. I didn’t like it on my paws.
I think it is time to head back in.
That was enough snow adventure for the day.
Whoa! There is even snow in the hole in the deck.
Thanks for sharing my adventure and remember to stop and smell the catnip
I know I said I would just add to the other post but then I got to thinking maybe no one would go back to look at the newly added photos. So I decided just to make new posts. So here is part 2 I don’t know how many parts I will make. I will just go with the flow.
The Shed Drift
I am approaching the drift.
Wind designs in shed drift
It nearly drifted over my east “hand rail” pole I use to get up and down the steps of the shed.
Looking down into the stairwell. Nearly drifted to the door knob.
Milly greeted me once I busted through. She is checking out the snow while I fill her food and water bowls.
She was thinking about going out but decided not to.
David came and helped finish up.
One last thought about going out before I left.
The shed steps finished.
My Walk Around the House
I did a walk around the house after we finished digging out the shed steps.
Here I took several photos of wind designs in the drifts.
The east side of shed and house looking north.
The burn barrel
The junk pile at east end of house.
Heading to nornt side of house ground is covered with melted then frozen slush and icicles that fell from eves of roof.
Standing at east end of backyard looking west.
The stock tank.
Wind designs in tank drift
A bit of a curl here.
Curl like over hang.
Trash can and fish aquarium stand drift
Drift that runs along north side of backyard
East side of drift around big tree
West side of drift around big tree
West end of house looking south to driveway and truck.
I still have more photos but I think I will limit this post to just these two galleries. I will continue posting more tomorrow. See ya then! 😀
I have taken over 50 photos of the digging out process. Although some are not about the digging. I took a walk around the house just to see what drifts had formed where. I took a few photos of the drifts because I like the patterns left in them by the wind. I have arranged the photos in several galleries by different themes. I may not get them all posted or captioned today. So I will be editing this post until they are posted and captioned, so you know what is going on in each photo.
We began the dig out early in the morning it was still cloudy and grey.
The view out the side door.
The side door landing and steps. Yep, the steps were burried.
The drift along the south side of house and the deck.
Zoomed in view of deck from side door landing.
We got two steps partially cleared.
Took this while standing on the landing waiting my turn at clearing more steps.
The drift beside side door landing.
All step are cleared.
David made it to the ground. Doing some detailed scooping on the steps.
This next group was taken as I carefully walked over to the shed, so I could check on Milly. I used a shovel as a walking cane to get there. There wasn’t a big drift to shovel through. Earlier in the week the snow from the last to smaller snows had started melting and then froze into a nice patch of ice along the path to the shed.
I woke up late this morning for me at 7:10 am, I looked out the window to see how this blizzard was doing. Well it had just started to snow. There was just starting to be a light covering. This was after the rain that had started falling around 4:00 am. My son, Nick was up at that time so he told me about it. David also said it was still raining at 5:00 am when he got up to use the facilities then returned to bed.
I was thinking maybe this storm is not going to live up to all the hype at this time. Boy oh Boy what a difference an hour makes. The snow was coming down now. The fog had rolled in too. I could just make out the row of trees at the far end of Mann field. I decided to take the broom and sweep off the back landing just to see how bad the ice build up was under the snow. It was about a quarter-inch like the weather man said it would be. The snow was also only about a quarter of inch at this time.
Well by 8:50 am the storm was now in full swing. I opened the side door to take this photo. I think I will take hourly photos and post the whole storm tomorrow. That is if the power doesn’t go out.