We don’t get snow very often in Portland. Maybe once or twice a year, if that. So when we do, it pretty much shuts things down. Especially when we get several inches in a few hours, like we did yesterday afternoon. As I write this, it is snowing again and we are supposed to get several more inches. In between storms, Zakk went out to shovel the driveway and sidewalks late this morning and then we all walked down to the grocery store at the end of the street.
Rocket definitely seemed to notice the snow more this time than she did when we got a little bit back at the beginning of December.
Now I don’t want to point fingers as to where this might have come from, but my Mom did fly in on Tuesday (along with the drop in temperatures and some snow flurries) and she did come from Ohio where they have been having a terrible winter full of snow and subfreezing temperatures. Maybe there is no connection, but it seems suspicious.
On a sad note, it appears there was a casualty in this snowstorm. I noticed our pond looked empty when Colette and I peeked out her bedroom window to see the snow yesterday afternoon. Then Zakk went outside and confirmed that our pond was indeed empty and the pump was not functioning. We aren’t sure where the water went, but we believe our giant yellow catfish Mustachio could not have survived. Unless there is more water underneath that snow than we think. Only time will tell for sure.
Cute!! We had fun in the snow today as well. Sorry about Mustachio 🙁
The wind will blow where it will blow and the snow will follow, go please go!!!!!! Yes go away we have quite enough, enough of this white stuff.
Okay I think I have been reading too many children’s books! This little girl is so amazing!
Woke this morning at 8 AM with the sun shining through the bedroom window. It was already 70 degrees outside with an expected high of 80 today.
The birds (Blue Herons, Egrets, Rosy Spoonbills, Wood Storks, Pelicans and Ducks were making a big racket on the pond out back. Discovered them fighting over a few fresh water trout they herded into shallow water.
Not sure the trout would prefer going out as Mustachio did, but it would’ve been much less dramatic.
Look forward to seeing you here in Florida in May.
Growing up so fast and wanting to explore everything!! Lovely Xx