THEN, as I was rushing downstairs to let her out in the pre-dawn gloom, I damn near KILLED myself because some IDIOT left their (okay, "her) black engineer boots perfectly spaced about 4' in front of the door! I b-a-r-e-l-y got my arms out in time to prevent a face-plant against the solid front door. Grumble, grumble, "stoopid . . . ."
Ah, well. But, I'm up, and my first cup of coffee's almost gone.
SO, my new header picture. Well, no, my most recent dog-sitting-on-baby header picture. DIDN'T ANYONE ELSE THINK THAT WAS HILARIOUS???? No one said anything about it! But, I have a theory: maybe it was because you were all afraid that *I'd* taken the picture - that it was from one of my nannying days! And you were collectively thinking, "Ummmm, remind me never to hire Bopee to watch MY kid!" HA! Rest assured: I found that gem on the Internet. :)
The sun was splendidly warm yesterday but it was still awfully cool in the shade. But, late in the day, before attacking the woodpile, I took the dogs for our first walk down to the river. Our first walk since Daylight Savings Time has allowed us late light. And since the snowmobiles aren't running up and down the road with such frequency.
|Halfway down the driveway is the garden. Or, what someday will be the garden. It's s-t-a-r-t-i-n-g to surface, but you can't see the 3' high fence around it yet, so there's that much snow yet to melt!|
|The hill at the base of the driveway has become manageable since the sun is melting away the snow & ice.|
|Coming down the snowmobile trail to the bridge. There's a short stretch here where we all share the road. I'm taking nasty, selfish glee in the fact that there's now a HUGE puddle right over the bridge that the machines must slog through. ;)|
Hang on, the generator just popped on. That means I need to take advantage of it and get yesterday's last batch of laundry into the dryer. And a new load of dirties into the washer.
|Maisy, checking out the south side of the bridge. Because of the Laurentian Divide, water flows NORTH here. Yup, it's true! So, even though this LOOKS like it's pooling out . . . the water's actually flowing from left-to-right in this shot.|
|Looking farther south down the river.|
And, with that, our field trip will have to end today. Must get going. More tomorrow??