For those of you who don’t live in areas that get a lot of snow, here you are.
This is one of our parking lots at a box store. But it doesn’t matter. All our parking lots look like this–and will for months. Notice where the snow is piled. It’s up to the lower branches on this good sized tree.
We have mounds like this everywhere, although some recent warm weather has brought them down a bit. What that means, of course, is that to proceed into any intersection, you have to nose your car forward very carefully–because you can’t see past the snow pillars.
What the recent warm weather means is that every night we have a re-freezing and the following morning there is ice at the edges of the roads, the ends of the driveways, in puddles in various places–you get the idea. You hope it doesn’t snow on top of these icy patches.
By now you must be wondering why we all don’t just move? After really bad winters, many of us wonder that same thing. But for the most part, we like “seasons ” and the other three seasons and their beauty and mild weather outweigh this. At least most years, anyway.