It's Winter! Well, it has been winter for a while including record snow in December and frigid temperatures in January. I have meant to do some updates these past months, but I think a hibernation mode set in once the snow started to fly. I've been visiting my favorite blogs over the winter - but have not left many comments (don't be surprised if you get comments on old posts!).
Let's take a snowy tour of the last couple of months...December was the "snowiest" in record - at least in terms of inches of snow fall. Everything was helped along nicely by a blizzard around 12/15. (North Dakota Blizzard 12/15/2008)
It was interesting to see how the stiff North wind made the windward side of buildings and fences almost bare to the ground...meaning the leeward side got double the snow as it swirled back.
My wife's vehicle was on the windward side and free of snow. My vehicle...
January has been a calmer month than December, but colder. Nice, clear sunny days didn't feel all the sunny in the arctic temperatures. (Clear cold day 01/04/2009)
As winter wears on, the view of the car gets smaller and smaller.
The dogs, especially our little one, now have tunnel-like tracks around the yard.
Dakota is in her element -- she is always Queen of the Hill.
The features of the garden are limited to some structure from seed heads that are not yet buried or eaten by rabbits.
I think someone wants out...only to sit in the snow.
I would say December was a time of embracing Winter and snow. January has been a time of dreaming about the next growing season (posts about seeds and catalogs to come soon).