Friday, March 13, 2009

still shoveling snow

It stopped snowing sometime last night.
In the morning lots of snow to shovel.
The light is lovely as the sun is trying to get through. Looking straight up i can faintly see the blue sky. While shoveling it actually still snows a little bit, tiny little flakes. It is all quite lovely actually.
Don removes snow on the driveway with the truck. He gets stuck in the neighbor's driveway, while having chains on. More digging, we are getting really good at it now. And it was rather easy to get out.
After i clean of the trampoline, i lay on it for a while. It's only -5 C.
Watching and listening to the birds; redpolls, chickadees and grosbeaks. And the two ravens fly over on their daily round. The squirrel has a hard time to keep the birds away, but really he gets the most food from the one feeder.

In the afternoon i go skiing, with my epoke skis, they are so big, they are good for plowing through fresh snow.
It is all very soft and sparkly. No wind.
The snow in the forest has smoothed out all bumps and bushes. It's a rolling, white field, quite lovely. And the trees covered in fine snow.
It's warm, i ski without gloves, my sleeves rolled up and the sun on my face.
I sit down a lot or lay back, and sing when i ski! Thanks.


christopher said...
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christopher said...

I don't know. I have started to think of you as Jozi, but I have no idea if that works in Dutch or if you don't like it. Hope its okay.

For Jozi

It's just five below
zero centigrade, nearly
shirtsleeve weather, hey?
Pioneer spirit
by God. I'll lay myself down
on this black cleaned off
trampoline, gaze at
the sky, at the dark ravens
while I take the sun
and run off with it
in my wandering fine mind.

The ravens speak out,
have something to say,
consider my sun stealing

jozien said...

Thanks Christopher.:)

RachelW said...

I love this part of winter!

Snowbrush said...

Wow! I'm a bit south of you, all the way down here in Oregon, and it's warmish enough that I have already mowed once this year. Soon, I hope, you too will have crocuses and daffodils, but then you might just miss the snow.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

You definitely have the good life. It'll be a tough transition once the snow melts, and you hit mud season ... but summer is just around the corner from that so no worries.

Zee said...

It was a bit cold here the previous days but now warmed up from -C15 to about zero and above during daytime. Feels like spring!
As much as I love the snow when it appears, I also like the times when it finally vanishes...

jozien said...

Yeh Rachel, they don't know what they're missing. But I do look foward to flowers and even mud. And hopefully very soon, above zero. Zee, good to see you!
Thank you all.

aria said...

Hi Jozien,
Fantastic that you think it's "only" -5 :-). Focus on the "only". I can imagine you lying on the trampoline. What a peaceful sight!
Here it's 10 degrees and the sun is shining! Spring is coming: I look forward to it (although I skip it for a month and then will enjoy the 35 degrees)!!
big hug!

Cicero Sings said...

Such a variety of birds you have. We seem to be short changed this year.

I've sat out on the deck before in this kind of weather but I've never laid out ... of course we don't have a trampoline ... don't think I'll be trying it anytime soon!