Saturday, February 6, 2010
The snow is still falling today. Beautiful as it is the snow does cause problems, traffic accidents, power outages both of which can cause the demise of the innocent. That's the tragic part. I read in our local paper this morning that a man and his son were killed on I-81, hit by a truck as they stopped to help another driver! Very sad, do keep this family in your prayers.
My concern in my own little world outside my house is my Blue Spruce! I've been trying to keep the branches cleaned off so the weight will not break them. My Dogwoods are heavy too and much older that the Spruce. In the photo you can see a very large Pine tree fell yesterday morning. And that's before still much more snow! It's directly across from our house on a steep hill that is quite the attraction for sledding. Fortunately the tree is not in the way of everyone having fun.
The last snow we had a leak inside the house due to some ice that formed on the roof preventing the melt off to run in the proper direction. It pooled instead and came through the roof into a closet! Not horrible and relatively easy to remedy (my oldest son climbed out and knocked off the ice) but can potentially happen again. Now, in the spring we have a closet that needs painting! With utility bills rising and money tight for many I sure hope no one encounters more 'fixit' situations as a result of the snow.
Yesterday I went for a long walk around my block and down the alley through freshly fallen snow. No tracks but mine. Fun! I came to what looked like in the distance a fallen tree but then realized it was tall Bamboo heavily laden with snow. I stood under it and gave it a shake and they popped back up to their tall stature and I was left covered with snow. I felt like a kid! Good for me since I was feeling better after a migraine the day before. I think another walk is in store for today! I think too I need another try at a snow angel since this ones wings didn't move.