Greetings and salutations, everyone; yes, once again it is I, your popular host, Mani the purebred border collie, here today to wish you all a Happy New Year. You may remember me from such posts as “A Chilly Interlude”, among so many, many others.
And I think most of you heard the news about the terrible fires north of here. All those homes destroyed or damaged, from a grass fire. The winds were clocked at speeds of something like 115 miles per hour (185 kph) in the very northern part of the county we live in (near Rocky Flats), as the storm that brought the snow roared from the mountains onto the plains.
This is the second time this month we’ve had very strong winds, though it wasn’t nearly as windy at our house, day before yesterday. The guy I live with has been talking about the almost complete lack of wind, this century, and now this.
So it snowed. The guy I live with doesn’t much care for snow, but the alternative is much less pleasant. And all the emerging bulbs will be protected from the cold.
Right now it’s seven degrees (-14C), but all those snowdrops (maybe hundreds of them) will be snug under a blanket of snow.
It doesn’t equate to much actual water, considering how cold it is, but it was necessary, and so we’re pretty relieved.
I wore my boots on my morning walk. One of them came off, and I got ice in that paw, so the guy I live with cleaned all the snow from my paw, put the boot back on, and everything was fine.
Things are even better, now.
Until next time, then.