First let me point out, it is still snowing.
The snow began sometime on New Year's Eve night. Lake effect, those unpredictable fingers of snow that caress Lake Michigan and its eastern shoreline, gathering up moisture from the lake and tossing it, sometimes ferociously, at the land.
Oskar had to go out at 5 am. I thought I lost him!
Then he reappeared out of the darkness. He looked at me and said "I'm too old for this!" We went back to bed and pretended the grass was green and the sun was shining.
But when we got up again, we had to face the truth. A lot of snow fell overnight. I had shovelling to do. This pile faced me down when I opened the front door.
Once I shovelled my way to the car, this was the reverse view -- much more passable!
In the backyard I shovelled paths for Oskar and Ulani to use so they wouldn't be belly-deep. They appreciate the passageways. When I have more time, I'll shovel a path to the back gate, where they often stand to bark at critters, and another back around the mower shed. But I have to work today so I stuck with functional.
So I got the snow I was looking for. Now...
Where are my boots??!!
"We don't have them!!!"