Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Green is Gold

The snow is nearly gone, now, thank goo'ness. I admit full-heartedly that I hate snow. It's fun to visit, but living with it is a whole separate matter. Our side of the lake only has a handful of small patches left, whereas across the lake is still almost pure white with a handful of melted patches.

Right after the main melt, the country side looks exactly the same as Southern California: Brown. Ugly. Me no likey.  It stays looking that way for a couple of weeks before the glorious green starts peeking through. I was driving to pick Tay up from school on Monday and realized how green the pastures are. Not as green as they will be in a few more weeks, or even a month from now when the alfalfa starts growing, but significantly greener than any other parts at this point.

Green is also starting to show on the edges of the roads and driveways but the trees are still bare. I can't wait for the flowers to start blooming and the trees to have their foliage return. The lake is completed defrosted now, and the geese have started to arrive, keeping the beavers company while they work. Soon it will be time for us to venture out in our kayaks for some daily exercise (after Oz is born, of course. I don't want to even begin imagining what it would be like to go into labor whilst paddling around on the water...)

I thought I would include some photos of where we live. These were taken last spring and summer.








1 comment:

  1. Love the pics. The snow's not so bad, really. Is it???? When you get to start having fun in it you'll like it better. Next year when you're not pregnant and can sled. Then when the kids are older and you have more freedom, you'll discover why the snow season is so wonderful. Don't hate it just yet :)

    The picture I can't get peacefully into my head is the one where you're getting your preggo self in and out of the kayak! Yes, you're going to have to wait a few months and watch me out there!