A wee bit o’ snow!

Yes, the snow keeps coming! After most of the snow melted by Sunday night, we got about 6 more inches of it yesterday.

It is incredibly white out there right now, but also incredibly COLD, so I didn’t venture farther than my front door to get this photo for you!

Pine tree in the front yard, as seen from the front door, wherein the whole top half of this really tall tree is lopped off…

I’ve been doing basically nothing. Binge-watching Bleak House, Prime Suspect: Tennison, and episodes of Frasier from the 6th and 7th seasons.

I made a pot of potato-vegetable soup this morning and baked a batch of brownies because that was basically all I had left in the kitchen and I didn’t want to go to the grocery store.  Although I’m sort of thinking I might have to bite that bullet and get the little Honda Fit started up…

However. The snow is really lovely to look at, and I did have to go out driving around a bit in it over the weekend — in fact, on Sunday morning, at the bend of Cherry Valley Road (yes, I live somewhere where they actually have a road named “Cherry Valley”!), looking up a huge snow-covered hill, I saw an amazing buck in the snow!

No, not this one. This is merely a reasonable facsimile!

He was breathtaking. Partly because he was still alive. Most people out here in the Hinterlands are hunters and, come hunting season, like to kill just about anything that God created and then cook it… (That part of living in the Hinterlands is extremely hard for me to contend with, since I am an animal-loving vegetarian.)

No, I haven’t moved into the new house yet, which is even farther out into the Hinterlands than where I’m living right now. I know the snow is really bad out there.  And the river is frozen solid for miles and threatening to flood later this week.  (I will live far enough away from the river that it won’t pose a risk for my new house, but some of my new friends around here might have to deal with the flood). I’m not eager to move in the middle of this snowy winter. It is all causing me a bit of anxiety, but soon enough, the move will be behind me and Spring will be right around the corner! (Anyway, that’s what I keep telling the cats.)

On that happy note, I’ve gotta get some web work done here for Sandra Caldwell. Then go watch another incredible episode of Bleak House and perhaps eat another brownie!! We shall see. I hope you’re having a great snow day today, wherever you are on this planet!! Thanks for visiting. See ya!

 

 

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