Tuesday, March 04, 2008


Having just returned to the warm
interior of my home after
pushing the snow from the driveway...

I'm thinking that sitting in the tree
with the robins would be easier? I'm not sure though?
That's a lot of snow to move.
Now back to just enjoying it all.


Sue said...

Wow - more great pics! That shovelling looks like hard work.

Those feathers must be ultra-insulatory ... which of course they are, because we people sleep under feathers, some of us. But still - poor things.

I love the colours of that pic, how the red breasts are just discernible but muted. Lovely.

Kent said...

Sue, the robins were very active in the back garden today while it was snowing. There was about a dozen of them spashing around in the line of Junipers across the back of my property.

When spring arrives there will be robins, cardnals, doves and several others nesting in the trees in the garden. It is so much fun sitting back there and watching them once they begin to train their young to leave the nest.

Tina said...

You're making me miss the snow (which rarely happens)! It's been years since I've experienced a snowstorm like that.

I miss the quiet and still beauty right after a snow before everyone has gone out and made it ugly. What I don't miss is gray skies all winter.

Kent said...

Tina, do you remeber this from The Shack? I love this and it has been this way for me most of my life, beginning when I was a kid up to this very day. This is how I felt today.

"There is something joyful about storms that interrupt routine. Snow or freezing rain suddenly release you from expectations, performance, demands, and the tyranny of appointments and schedules. And unlike illness, it is largely corporate rather than individual experience. One can almost hear a unified sigh rise from the near by city and surrounding countryside where Nature has intervened to give respite to the weary humans slogging it out within her purview. All those affected this way are united by a mutual excuse, and the heart is suddenly and unexpectedly a little giddy. There will be no apologies needed for not showing up to some commitment or other. Everyone understands and shares in this singular justification, and the sudden alleviation of the pressure to produce makes the heart merry."

Kent said...

The snow has now ended and the total snowfall around my home was

Kent said...

And the driveway is clear

Sue said...

12" that's heaps. Enjoy admiring your clear driveway as you sip on something warm :) (I love those little moments of satisfaction :)

Jennifer said...

That passage from The Shack was one of my favorites. Was it refreshing or just hard work?

Kent said...

"Was it refreshing or just hard work?"

Is that a question about shoveling?

It wasn't too difficult and like I have said already, I love snow and if it is going to snow there is no reason to mess around.....LET IT SNOW. It cost me some money with the cancelled appointments and we are very tight right now...but the bills that had to be paid today have been payed. I will face the next ones tomorrow and so on.

My middle daughter tonight played Over The Rhines' song I WANT TO GET SNOWED IN WITH YOU to her two sisters because they were all stuck in the house and couldn't run off anywhere. It was realy cute. I love that kind of stuff also.

Jennifer said...

I was asking about shoveling...sorry to be vague. Send me back to 8th grade! I keep forgetting people are not inside my head. That, and I'm usually interrupted several times in my comments and posts by my children which breaks the train of thought often.

I've done a lot of work outside in the cold and I find it refreshing most of the time and other times it's just hard work. It's always nice, like Sue said, to come inside and get cozy.

You're a great dad to enjoy your daughters so much!

Ruth Lang said...

Wow, all snowed aren't you? glad you are enjoying it tho! looks like hard work to me :-)

Kent said...

Ruth, my back feels just fine today. Turns out that this was the biggest snow fall for us since 93. Here's the funny part. The temps got close to 50 degrees today and the majority of it is now gone. Another two days like today and there will be no signs of the 12" that fell just yesterday. CRAZY