Thawing and Greening
We are soaked!! Gobs of water everywhere. The snow and ice have melted very quickly as our temps grew to a sultry 45 degrees the last couple of days, and the water is flowing!!
…..and a secondary overflow culvert when the main outlet gets overwhelmed…..
…..it’s all about protecting the driveway.
The ground quickly turned to slush….and then very slippery ice as the slush refroze overnight, but continued it’s melting process (does that make sense??) Seemingly, in one quick moment….the white was gone and the green had returned.
Seriously, I do not know if this truly happens, but I am totally convinced that underneath the frozen white, the lush green continued to grow. Look how long the grasses are as they appeared from their winter cocoon!!
While it is good to have our feet on solid ground, the evidence of our gopher invasion…..
……makes for sticky mud on shoes or paws….and those paws LOVE to dig into those muddy gopher mounds.
Thankfully, the pond provides an automatic paw wash station….
Happy AFC, NFC playoff game day!!! It’s all about football!! I hope you have a great day whether you are watching the big games (that lead to the Super Bowl) of not…try and catch a little bit of fun in your day today.
Your friend from Oregon,