RANDOM BLIZZARD PICS, short on text. I did quite a bit of snow shoveling yesterday and much more remains to be done today.
A treetop came down off one of the Holmberg’s Norway Spruces. It was so laden with ice and snow it must have weighed more than a ton. And it fell in the perfect spot, missed the car, the fence and the mailbox.
Closer view, if a bit deceptive. Quite a lot of the treetop is under the snow. I was surprised at how much of a brush pile it made when I cut it up with the chainsaw.
The old Ford runs well now that it’s all stitched back together. Johnny Law doesn’t seem to mind that I’m driving around with no fenders.
I built a quick and dirty flatbed out of planks, just to make the truck look semi-finished until I get around to fixing the box (if ever).
Here’s where we live in the summer and store snowshoes in winter. The bride was just in from making sasquatch tracks in the woods down behind the house. She’s feeling fit again. Has come a long way after the ordeal of the summer and autumn of mending bones.
And now she’s telling me there’s hot oatmeal in the kitchen. Time to fuel up and start hurling snow!
Tony DePaul, Cranston, Rhode Island, February 10, 2013