Sorry I missed sharing a treasure yesterday; it was a busy day. When we left for church the roads were dry, but it started snowing while we were in town. We went prepared; I took the car because I was the designated driver for a shut-in that I knew could not get in and out of a pick-up, and Rick took his 4WD F-350 work truck in case he needed to check on a patient – or help me get home. Good thing, too; by the time potluck was over and we headed home, the roads were slick with packed snow and my car lost traction on our hill.
We arrived home to a request for help on our answering machine. So we changed our clothes, piled back in Rick's truck, and drove further up the hill to move firewood to the house for a widow worried about a power outage, and stayed to watch a creation video with her to provide some companionship after a week isolated by the weather.
This morning the "silver thaw" started, although at 31°, we had more ice build-up than melt-down most of the day (we didn't get above freezing until well after dark). If you biggify the squirrel shot, you might be able to see the rain blowing in at a 45° angle; the icicles really are slanting in on the left side.
Sure hope my guys can get safely down the hill tomorrow morning for school and work, and the farrier can make it UP the hill for the horses' scheduled trims!
Today's treasure are these tiny tracks in the snow by the garage door:
That's it for our wintery weekend weather at . . .