I was way too amused by this squirrel.
Around noon it got very dark; the kidney-shaped ice pond is our pool.
Several hours later, no ice pond, no pool.
This is from Saturday, the first storm.
This was about 4pm. It's now just after 7:30 and you can't see either bush.
Poor Remy can barely make it around the yard. I shovelled out the cars twice just to get a head start but let's be real. I made a batch of chocolate chip cookies, tiramisu, an enormous antipasti platter, meatballs, and I'm going to bang out a cauliflower-buttersquash curry tomorrow that I have been jonesing for. I'll weigh 300lbs by the time all is said and done but at least I'll be warm. :-)
I love winter and we're very lucky to have power, food, and plenty of booze. And, as this is a once-in-a-lifetime storm, I'm not going to complain. Granted, it's not a boatload of fun, but it's still very pretty and I'm going to enjoy the beauty before it turns to slush.