It is very January today.
The sun is shining but, at nearly noon, is barely above the trees. Shadows are long as Kip and I crunch along through snow that is about half ice.
We see lots of the effects of the heavy snowfall we had two weeks ago. Lots of broken branches:
And some very bent-over white cedars:
Add to this the effects of last summer's drought:
and you can see I am going to have a lot of work to do in the Spring!
I've tentatively decided that I am going to have to get a chainsaw..... they scare the dickens out of me, but surely I can learn to use one safely. I've tried hiring someone to come and cut down stuff, but it costs so much, and they never quite do what you want. So maybe I need to learn to do it myself. Maybe.
We come back on the driveway, which is bare but covered with ice. It is so slippery even Kip has trouble walking, and he has 4-paw drive!
Yep, it's January.