Thankfully we didn't get the snow that was initially predicted for Friday night. Still, we got enough to make it necessary to clean the drive and shovel off the deck.
Today it warmed up nicely with the sun shining bright for the first time in several days.
We trudged through the snow that was knee high in spots this afternoon to track coyotes.
We seem to have a good number of rabbits that dart in and out of the cedars that edge our woods. The coyote trails weave along the rabbit prints but also wander along the creeks edge and zig zag the bank of the woods.
The kids got a kick out of the 'swing' made of ice dangling over the cold rush of water. Hanging from the vines that choke the tree year round, it slowly swung side to side.
As pretty as freshly fallen snow can be, I am longing for spring.
My thoughts are of the seeds already sown, the trees that will bud and the flowers pushing up through the ground.
The sky even played along, looking like one of the many hot summer skies, dotted with clouds that could be baking the ground on a sweltering afternoon. Instead, the cold wind pulled at my hair as we made our way home reminding me that it's only February.
Have a lovely week.