|This time last year|
Not so this winter. It has been unseasonably cold and we have had more snow in the past week than all the snowfalls put together since I arrived on the island back in 2009. And tomorrow we expect another 10-15 cm. I had to hire someone to dig out part of the back yard for Mitzi (who has been under the weather - no pun intended. More about that in a day or two), just so she could manage to do her business.
|Even princesses are entitled to use some unladylike words this winter.|
Some of the trees in my newly landscaped garden have lost boughs under the heavy load, and in one case the main trunk snapped. The birds aren't impressed either - their seeds keep getting covered with more snow and ice, the hummingbird feeders freeze or their ports get covered with ice and snow in no time at all, and the robins have to wear mukluks to keep their little toes warm:
|(His mukluks are hidden by the snow!)|
Okay, it looks kinda pretty, but right now I'm really envious of my Ontario friends who are whining about all the rain. That's OUR wetcoast rain, people - somehow we ended up with YOUR friggin' snow.
|Pretty, yes, but time for it to go!|
Personally, I think Mitzi has the right idea:
|Wake me when it's over.|