And so it goes in Western New York in late February. The days are getting a little longer and there are a few but very few sunny days. We are still at the wrath of MotherNature and Lake Effect snow. Everyday it snows in Western NY and it is the 1-5 inches daily that pile up in combination of larger storms that just pass through. While I am writing this - there is thumpin on the roof of snow removal. It has blown and drifted quite significantly. This makes me very nervous to have my husband up there but what can one do? To add to all the blustery weather we had a chimney fire about 2 weeks ago and our warm wood cook-stove is out of commission until we can give it a full spa treatment. The house has been colder than usual and we are running the furnace low as we need an Oil tank refill life at Chestnut Hill is never dull.
On the bright side this time of year is really lovely in the woods- the fresh fallen snow blankets everything and makes everything new again. It can be ever so quiet while out there. Love to here the silence. The birds are very active at the feeders and this year with all the deep snow the deer are feasting on our Christmas tree cast off. Every season has its beauty and I enjoy them all.