Temps are starting to warm up a smidge! The overnights have been below freezing still, but it has warmed up into the low 40s during the day so we have been getting some snow melt. We have been taking walks outside the last couple of days because the temps were nice enough to. The walk itself is still pretty difficult at times, though.
Some walks are nice and clear for short sections:
Others not so much:
That is really annoying. Not to mention you can get splashed with water from cars driving through the water in the road. Then there are those sections which are just overrun with water from melting snow. But, it is getting better. It was nice just to be outside without wincing, too!
Our neighbor had snow cleared from the back end of her driveway today with a front loader into the side yard, which we now get to look at until it melts.
She has a slate roof like we do and snow doesn’t sit on a slate roof for too long before it slides off in a big avalanche after it gets heavy enough. Every snow storm we will get sliding snow. It sounds a little bizarre from inside of the house and even though we lived for 8 years in a house with slate before this, I never quite got used to the avalanche sound coming from overhead. Kind of nice, though, because you don’t have to worry about the roof caving in from snow.
We had a section of snow that just slid today, which was a huge pile from on top of the roof and the back porch roof.
That didn’t get much sun and so the snow didn’t slide off until today with a huge whoosh!
You definitely do not wanting to be standing below that. It’s super dense and heavy. The sad thing? I had some garden ornaments in the path of that and I think they probably got totally smooshed, particularly the metal planters. Now I know for next year.