Yesterday's weather was rain, rain, rain....
It rained so much that it melted all of the snow off the roof and off the land. We had small streams of water running through the pastures. Rain and fog.
I took my morning walk through the woods and enjoyed a bit of the moisture.
Water clung to everything.
Moss on the side of a tree trunk.
Water droplets clinging to thorns.
This morning we awoke to heavy wet snow. I spent an hour just clearing branches and whatnot from an oak the let loose a huge branch down on the driveway. I texted my neighbor at the top of the driveway -- I saw he was already gone that I'd get Frank to do our hill and plowing when the weather settled down.
When daylight broke I saw that I needed to clear the hot wire that was drooping and that yesterday's stream was now 3 inch slush. Wow, not good for when the temps drop tonight and make that area pure ice.
Here they were waiting for breakfast the dark beige area to the left on the photo is slush that is deep.
I may have to move the smaller water tank and plug it in where the mules can reach it. They will not walk on ice.
Apparently we are very lucky so far. Olive texted me to say that her drive to drop off her son took over and hour and she had to re-route because of down trees and large branches in the road. She said the power at her house went off a few times.
Yuck. Once more I am fortunate enough not to have to make the 30 mile journey down the treacherous highway that dips into steep valleys to go to work.
Instead I can go out an admire it.
Getting the mail:
It is a wonder land and I love it. I'm not doing housework today, but going out and enjoying this beautiful scenery.