In Pictures And Words: ‘Tis The Day Before Spring

Well, here we are … both the snow and temperatures falling on this night before Spring 2014.
16 pictures are worth a lot of words, so here goes:

I went outside last evening and took the pictures you see here. Don’t worry: Not a lot has melted since. While this isn’t such a “big deal” to us here in the Great North Woods … there are people who still find it hard to believe … I tell them about the snow up to the garage roof … the amount of snow still on the ground … the temperatures … etc. … We talk to people who have never seen a pellet stove, so we put in a picture for them. So, for our friends all over, here’s a look at how it is here … the day before Spring. Don’t worry: We are under a Winter Weather Advisory, with a 100% chance of snow … As I look at the days ahead … I see below zero, snow showers … the usual …
We talked to friends in Rhode Island last night (only some 250 miles south), and they had no snow on the ground …
I went back in, and after a warm-up by the stove, I went to the office and wrote “Tis The Day Before Spring.” Except for Carol, last night, you will be the first ones to see the words in print.

So, enjoy the Pictures … and the Words … as, it is, yes, it ‘Tis The Day Before Spring …

It is up to the garage roof!

It is up to the garage roof!

The path, passing the garage, leading up to the shed.

The path, passing the garage, leading up to the shed.

I can't believe it!

I can’t believe it!

I still can't believe it!

I still can’t believe it!

Let's go to the clothesline!

Let’s go to the clothesline!

I think we're gonna need the dryer for a little longer!

I think we’re gonna need the dryer for a little longer!

Here's a look at the top stairs, coming up to the porch. We don't get many visitors.

Here’s a look at the top stairs, coming up to the porch. We don’t get many visitors.

Here's the bottom two sets of stairs. No one coming to see us today!

Here’s the bottom two sets of stairs. No one coming to see us today!

Here's a look at the icicles under the porch. Note wind chimes on left.

Here’s a look at the icicles under the porch. Note wind chimes on left.

The view from under the porch. I can't believe it, either! We're gonna need a taller porch.

The view from under the porch. I can’t believe it, either! We’re gonna need a taller porch.

A look at the layers of snow off of the driveway. This our guest parking area. No one coming today.

A look at the layers of snow off of the driveway. This is our guest parking area. No one coming today.

I couldn't find anything else to give you an idea of the depth of the snow.

I couldn’t find anything else to give you an idea of the depth of the snow.

This is the path beside the garage. Made it myself!

This is the path beside the garage. Made it myself!

Never thought a boot could be so interesting. Got these at Wal-mart!

Never thought a boot could be so interesting. Got these at Wal-mart!

Always final destination: Here's the pellet stove. Heats the whole house.

Always final destination:
Here’s the pellet stove. Heats the whole house.

‘Tis The Day Before Spring
Richard. Vincent. Rose.

‘Tis the day before Spring
And I have yet to hear a robin sing
Or even seen my red-breasted friend
I keep hoping, as April nears, both are just ‘round the bend

Great! The calendar foretells of Spring’s arrival
But not before another Winter revival
3 to 5 inches may fall tonight
Tomorrow is Spring … at least tomorrow is in sight

Old Man Winter got old months ago
Even he grew tired of the snow
I wonder where he would take sanctuary
As we suffer through the third month of January

Wait! Tomorrow will bring a break in the snow!
Even Winter must, for a moment, find somewhere to go
To rest up, and return again soon
For, after all, it’s not yet June

I’ve lost count of the nights in a row
That our thermometer hasn’t risen above zero
So let’s get out our shovels, our plows, and all sing
For today is the day … the day before Spring
Richard. Vincent. Rose.
3/19/14

P.S. I think I’ll go down and sit by the stove, and read a book:

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