Euclid (when did we start giving snow storms names?) came and went in Arkansas with mixed results.
South of me around Little Rock was not amused by Euclid. They had lots of damage and the power has been out for over a hundred thousand freezing souls for days. While most power had been restored as of Saturday, there are some still waiting for Tuesday for the magic flick of the light switch.
For me however, Euclid was gentle and gave me the best Christmas present in a long time. We got a beautiful 11 inches. The best snow ever since I have been here.
Arkansas is definitely not known for its snows. It had been 80 years since it had snowed on Christmas and we have all ready greatly surpassed our yearly total.
I was so happy. My world was dressed up in its finest, a peaceful quite settled like a dome over my home and my dormant six year old came fully to life. She sure is spry for her age.
|My guest house and laden trees.|
I even found shoveling the white stuff fun. While I did get temporarily stuck in my front yard trying to drive on the fresh snow,that little bump did not dampen my zeal for the white stuff. I LOVE snow.
Mighty however had a vastly different out look on the strange white stuff. He has 5 inch legs so snow is not much fun for him. He wasn't about to drop his fanny in that impossibly cold, wet stuff.
|This was as far from the car port he would venture. Knee high was his limit.|
Fortunately for him, the temperature in the day time would warm up a little causing a slight melt while the nights were brutally cold in the teens so it all froze again. That made a big difference to the formerly miserable Mighty Dog. The refreeze caused the snow to form a crust so that the little fellow can now actually walk on top of the snow.
|You will notice he does not even leave a track.|
Now he is a happier camper. Confused and still a bit tentative but no longer fearful. There is one draw back however. The lovely snow now is pock marked with his tootsie roll droppings.
|Too much information????|
Though it is unattractive, at least I don't have to worry about stepping in anything unwanted. Visibility has advantages.
Here's hoping that Euclid was kind to you and did not leave you in the cold, dark or wind blown and that your inner six year old got to come out to play.
Wishing all my blog buddies a Wonderful, Happy, Healthy and Interesting 2013.