And a lot melted!
What was once totally whitewashed, was now showing the ground beneath. The majority of snow became slush, with only a few patches of white remaining on the ground. It rained, creating large areas of slush. Even my attempt at creating an igloo, which ended up becoming a small walled seating area instead...
...took on the haggard appearance of ancient ruins, then almost entirely disappeared.
I have to admit, I was very happy that it lasted as long as it did! Next year I'll have to use what I learned to try to make another. I expect that to be a lot of fun!!!
The melting snow really gave me an added boost, yesterday. My need to see something other than snow was becoming pretty overwhelming. I was lucky to receive a tiny moss terrarium from one of my best friends ever for Christmas, but I really needed more. Desert girls aren't meant to spend weeks in snow covered areas, I believe!
Even without that need, though, it was pretty exciting for me.
I mean, the snow turning into slush part was pretty cool! I considered trying to create some sort of slush-man from the mess, or maybe even an entire family of tiny slush-men, but elected not to do so in the end... there was too much rain, and I'd walk back into the house soaked to the bone. I probably should've made those slush-men while I had the chance, though, because after the rain subsided, a cold front blew in.
A very, very cold front.
And it brought a light dusting of snow. Not a lot, but just enough to cover the ice that the cold front turned all of that glorious slush into. I took the dogs out after breakfast, and we all did a great job of slipping and sliding over the snow dusted ice trails that had been created in areas that receive the largest amount of foot traffic.
|Those are some of our slidey-prints. |
Perhaps I should invest in ice skates for days like these!
The sky itself is still a bit confused about this change. Each time I look out the window while writing this, the weather is different. Sometimes it's snowing, sometimes it's sunny, and sometimes there's just a nice cloud cover.
Times like this remind me of my old home in the desert southwest.
Not the snow part, of course, but the rapid change in weather. I could easily sit and relax on the porch while watching these changes take place with complete and total fascination!
Well, if it wasn't so cold, that is!