Sunday, 22 March 2015

Spring! Oh Joy!

First Day of Spring, March 20, 2015.

Lovely shadows cast by the morning sun

The promise of a beautiful day

The latest pile of snow

Morning of the second day of Spring, March 21, 2015; Wally gets on Forget Me Not  Cabin roof.

Dragging His Scoop Behind Him

Assessing the Situation

I catch Wally's eye

Tentative smile before the task ahead

The Mighty Scooper

Push Off

Another Push Off

The cabin doesn't seem so high nor so large
with the snow swallowing it up

Another Pass

Almost Done

Man on a Roof


Preparing to Dismount

Arbeit Macht Der Lebn Zees
a saying my father used to say, and now we say it all the time:
"Work Makes Life Sweet"

The Cabin Roof shoveled 

And for our friend, Jane, Wally makes a snowman after shoveling the garage roof.
That was yesterday.

This is today:
The little snowman buried

Our Third Day of Spring

I'm beginning to think this week has brought half our winter's snowfall

The Ash Tree to the right of the driveway,
 up to her armpits in snow, the top of the hedge peeking below her 

Five fingers of the Japanese Maple tepee poking out of the snow pile 

The back hedge bowed once again under the weight of a wet snow

More like a Christmas card than a happy Springtime bouquet,
we're enjoying this beautiful gift.
(and it's still snowing)

I don't know who said,"Things you take for granted someone else is praying for,"

but I am feeling ever so grateful today.


barbara@sparrowavenue said...

those first few shots of Wally going up the roof reminded me of Ahab climbing up Moby Dick's back.
And then you photoshopped those ominous colours... O my.
And then I thought: well if he falls, he hasn't far to go.
But then he might get buried like the snow man.
O, man: what an unbelievable dump.
I heard on the radio not far from Kentville is Oxford Station where Dan MacGuire built an ice igloo. Everyone, they said, was going to see it. I guess it's buried too!

Enchanted Blue Planet said...

Yes, I worried about a fall too, but Wally is so careful.
The Moby Dick reference is so apropos! Very funny.

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