Have you been shoveling snow?
And I have a predicament.
The snow in my yard is 2-3 feet deep.
The snow on the edges of the driveway - where we shovel the snow to as we clear the driveway - is 3-5 feet tall, depending on where you are.
It is hard to lift the snow and throw it over or onto those tall piles of snow.
But today it was worth it. It was over 32 and if you could get the snow off the ice, the ice would melt. Except where the
I also raked the roof today. When you live in a Tudor you have to rake the snow off the edge of the roof to try to avoid ice dams (3-6 inch thick and even wider rows of ice that form as the snow melts and weighs down the gutters and potentially damages your roof).
Raking the roof is not fun. And worst of all, typically I don't remember to do it until AFTER I have already cleared the driveway underneath the areas where I need to rake.
Also, to make it really effective you should do it DURING the snow storm. The heavier the storm the more important it is.
But who wants to do that??????
So anyway - today I cleaned as much of the snow off the edges of the roof as I could when there are giant ice dams formed along the edge of the roof....
But enough about that!
Guess what today is?
It's National Drink Wine Day!!!!!
So I went to my picture archives to pull out this picture...
so I could wish you "happy glass of wine" in good fashion.
Which I do.
Wish you a "happy glass of wine."
And then I saw this
And I thought maybe that seeing a few of these pictures that I've taken in Napa and Sonoma Valleys over the years would help you with your winter blues - and whites.
So here goes.
I can feel the sun on my shoulders.
I know some of you only have about a month left of winter. We have at least two.
I think I will be looking at a lot of pictures...
You northern girls - well, you're welcome to look at my green pictures any time you want to.
Make something wonderful today.
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