No, not the kind that gloms onto your gloves and toque, making you wish your eyeglasses were equipped with windshield wipers . . . First “sticking” snow means snow that will stick around until spring.
I have been laid low with a nasty flu bug, courtesy of the Thanksgiving Weekend, the past two weeks. Anyone know what the saying ‘Under The Weather’ means? Everyone knows what it feels like to be so sick even your eyelashes hurt, but . . .where did that saying come from? I’ve been “under-the-covers” [shaking with chills and fever], “under-nourished” [who the heck feels like cooking??], “under the influence” [cold/flu meds] and “under-productive” [oh crud, most chores can wait] . . .but “under the weather”? How does one actually DO that??
My mind wanders . . .probably due to my brain being squished by all that SNOT still in my head . . .Ewwwwww.
With sticking snow, I’m gearing up for WINTER – yipee!!! That’s not the drugs talking, by the way . . .I happen to be one of those typical Canucks who actually LIKE winter! Shoveled the paths to the cabins and around woodpiles for the first time this season (well, 3 times now since I originally drafted this post); put away rain gear, rubber boots and fishing gear; hope to get the ski-doo, track-setting equipment and snowblower out from summer storage this week. Ski boots, toques and winter gloves will take their place on the workbench.
The wolves are running the valley, and there’s lots of track left by our resident snowshoe hares and grouse. The lynx made a nocturnal visit, but I didn’t find any evidence that he was successful on his hunt for a midnight snack. A cougar, or two, may be roaming the area as well.
Am on the mend, and may get out snowshoeing with guests this weekend. The Rock Lake Road has not been plowed, but there is only about 4 inches of snow accumulation. Until next time . . .Happy Trails!