yea, apparently it decided not to be over.
We ended up with four inches of snow yesterday. The barn kitties were pretty much in shock, and Katie (a school friend of Emily’s who is visiting) and I had to go out and rescue them and carry them to the hayloft Saturday night, so they wouldn’t freeze. On the way back, she may or may not have started a snowball fight…*cough* totally not my fault. *grins* Snowball fight in May? Why not?
It was totally epic.
But the snow knocked down so many trees. The way to church on Sunday was interesting…trees were down over the road all over the place. Thankfully we weren’t the first person out, so someone else had already cleared a path around most of them. It was really spooky, actually…seeing these trees with such startlingly green leaves lying across the road and stooping down low, loaded with wet snow.
I took more pictures Sunday morning. I tried to get some that showed how deep the snow was, but they didn’t work well…I needed an assistant providing a hand or something to compare it to. =P But anyhow. It was fun. All the flowers and lilacs here are bent down. I hope the lilac tree recovers. I love lilacs. I also hope it didn’t kill the apple blossoms. Daddy says it shouldn’t have…I really want apples this year. -_-
Well. The snow’s all melted today. It was all melted by yesterday noon, actually. That was kind of a fun little recap of winter. Except for the downed trees, that is. That part was sad…but still really beautiful. AND now there’s a whole lot more free sugarwood waiting…Daddy may take the truck out tonight with Us Kids and grab a load before the neighbors do…;) Downed trees in Vermont = free firewood. Act fast, or they disappear…
Mother posted one of my snowing pictures on facebook, with the lilacs and the snow whirling…it got a new record high of views/comments/reposts, and some city slicker idiot commented and said “Photoshop!!!” …really? No. This is Vermont, baby. We don’t DO photoshop. Our reality is far too cool for that. \m/