Monday, January 27, 2014

Morning Walk ~ Sunday

I thought I'd get a walk in early Sunday morning before the winds came.

I hadn't been able to get out to take a good walk for a while.

I decided to walk out towards the far neighbor's place.  I got only so far before Morris and I decided to turn back.

His driveway was drifted shut.
The patterns in the snow were beautiful.
Morris preferred to stick to the road when I wandered off into the deep snow.

He obviously needed to burn off a lot of Jack Russell energy.

The winds started to pick up when we turned and headed back towards our place.
I heard a shout behind me and saw the 'outlaw' neighbor [he's not really an outlaw] walking towards me.  He'd come along the edge of the woods to stay out of the wind.

He said he had to walk out to meet a ride.  There was no way he could get out and hadn't been able to get out with a vehicle for 5 days.  He needed to do some work -- as a mechanic -- then grab some bread and other things and walk back to the cabin.

He was angry that neither township would plow his road out.  See his driveway is in 2 townships and they argue about who should plow it.  Zeke said he even talked to the Sheriff's department.  And I agree, his driveway is long and he should get help from the townships he is in.  Not be put in the middle of a quibble.

Zeke is quite the character every neighborhood needs one.

So Morris and I walked with him to the corner where his mailbox is.
Folks, that is a mile from his house.

We talked and walked.  He was kind enough to let me take his picture.  He has an interesting face.

After he was picked up, Morris and I headed towards home.
Unless I wear snow shoes, I won't be able to walk in the woods at all right now.

The weather did turn absolutely horrid.  We had snow, and the winds were blowing.
At times I couldn't see out to the pasture because of whiteouts and whirls of snow.
Our driveway plugged up with blown snow in about an hour.

Now the weather is -10 F and still windy, but not as bad as yesterday.
They are still recommending no travel until this afternoon so that the road crews have a chance to get to clean up the roads.
Many of the rural roads are drifted in.
It has been a bit of a wild ride this winter.


  1. Wow, that's a lot of snow! Your neighbour looks like quite the character, you're right, we all need one in the area, we have a few.... farmers over 80 still putting us 'younguns' to shame mainly!

    Stay safe and warm!

  2. Love it! Character captured!


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