Okay, Mother Nature, I get it: you are a bad-ass.
It's been a week of brutal winter weather, and winter hasn't even officially started yet.
Last week, we got 100 cm of snow. That's three feet. Three feet of snow is a LOT of snow, especially when you have to shovel it. Then it got mild, and then it got cold, which means not only does it feel like -26°C out, it's really freaking slippery, too.
Here is a shot of our street this morning, at about 7 a.m.Here is the Loudshoes house, all enveloped in snow, snug and warm. It was a beautiful sunrise, even if it was cold enough to rearrange the anatomy of a brass monkey. Our front porch has disappeared entirely, and those lumps on the right are a cement flower box and chair. Hard to tell, I know.
This was last night, outside the front door. I wish these pictures could convey how unbelievebly quiet it all is.
Today we got a few more inches of snow, and I am seriously considering hibernation.
Mother Nature wins.