|Another view of the backyard.|
|The dark area in the middle of this picture is actually a lake of melted snow.|
|The neighbor's house. Maybe one of these days, I should introduce myself. On dark evenings (or mornings), I sometimes forget to close the bathroom blinds, and one of these days, they might get a "show".|
|The front yard, and bird bath.|
|The slushy, funky driveway where I got stuck a few weeks ago.|
These pictures were taken last week from my upstairs windows; you can see my reflection in the window if you look carefully at some of the pics.
Hey, I am no photographer. I just like taking pictures. There is a difference.
Today, there is barely any snow left in the yard.
Maybe I should take more pictures.
After having to drive carefully (slowly, with great caution) on the roads of Winter, everyone realizes that they can drive like teenagers again (tsk, tsk), and traveling around is actually quite fun...and quick.
Living out here is like living on a whole other planet. I'm not the only one that will tell you this. The sun goes down later and later, and it gets dark around 11 pm now. It will continue to get worse. I say that (because I don't like the continual daylight) to people around here and they give me strange looks. Seriously, it can freak a girl out when she wakes at 2:30 am to use the bathroom, and it's light outside. I'm always on a lookout for moose at that time of night, like maybe they find it safer to come into the yard when we're supposed to be sleeping.
I mention to people that I'm leaving for a while this summer, and I tend to get the comment "But, you're leaving at the best time!". Summer is valuable here. The beauty of it is....WOW!
As for me, I'm going to the Lower 48, where there is proper night and day. More on that later...