Well the mild green winter finally came to an end today in Paradise.  Woke up to heavy snowfall this morning.  I went to the fitness club at 7 am but by the time I came home I advised Pat not to venture out as the snow was coming down hard and the roads were slippery.

So aside from Pat taking a quick trip to the grocery store for supplies, we hunkered down.  By 5 PM I figured I had to fire up the snowblower and try to clear a path.  Measured snow in the front yard was at least 10 inches deep.  Fortunately it was a cold – 6 C.  I realize not that cold but cold enough that the snow was still light and fluffy and no wind. Could blow the snow a long way.

I spent over an hour doing our driveway and some sidewalks and came home looking like the abominable snowman.  Still snowing as I write this so I expect I will have to repeat in the morning.

But poor Reese has not been out much today.  So at 7:30 I bundled up and took her out to do her business.  She was eager but confused.  She immediately ran down the driveway and across the street to the stretch of grass beside the hedge where she normally does her business.  Jumped in and was up to her eyes in snow.  She turned to me in total shock.  What has happened?

Reminds me of a Sci Fi book I read as a kid by Robert Heinlein “A Door into Summer”.  He had a cat that made him open every door in the house in the winter trying to find the one that lead to the summer that she loved.  Reese has not had snow in the yard for almost a year and not this deep for many years.

She ran back into the house figuring that her favorite Grannie Pat could do a better walk than I did.  Going to be an interesting evening.  Backyard is a foot deep.