Fifteen inches.  That's how much snow we had at our house.  And then two more inches on top of that the next night.  The weather forecast is for 60 degrees next weekend.  Maybe that will make all this snow history.  I am so done with winter.  Meteorological spring is two weeks away, yet seems so far off.  I took some photos around the front and back of the house that has buried a few tulips and daffodils that were starting to emerge.  I couldn't open the front door until I shoveled my way to it and cleared off the porch.

front yard looking toward street

     This photos shows the trees in the front yard with the snow covering much of their trunks.  The trunk of the Yoshino cherry tree in the background is half buried.

driveway to street

     Our driveway to the street was shoveled yesterday and is now covered with the extra two inches we received overnight.


     The mailbox was mostly buried even before the snow plow came down the street and threw some additional snow in front of it after I made a path to it.

back garden

     The emerging tulips in the back yard garden here won't see light for a week or more. 


    I have no idea where the steps are on this stairway from the deck to the back yard.

back fence

     The fence and gate in the back yard are only half visible.

deer in front yard

     Enough of the snow.  Two days before the snowstorm I was able to catch a few pictures of the deer as they came through the front yard.

stopping to eat

     This one actually stopped to eat.  Most of the time they don't linger in the front yard.  Too much open area I guess.

in the side yard

     They always quickly go down the side yard.

into the woods

     And then into the wooded area behind the house.  This was the only photo where I could get all four of them together.  Next post I am going to take you back to Florida (warmth!) and show more plants and trees from the Edison and Ford winter estates.


  1. Lana, I remember those days from my dozen years in Connecticut. If I were still there, I'd be feeling the way you do: Enough. I've even said that about my new home down here in Georgia. Enough winter.

    1. Since all of the northern and eastern half of the country has experienced storm after storm this winter, I think there are a lot of folks feeling this way.

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    1. Yep. Too much. I wish I were in a tropical climate like you are.