When we posted the pictures of our snow for Auntie Sniggy the other day, our pal Tubey noticed that there weren't any paw prints on our deck. He wanted to know if we went out to look around. We hadn't at that point, but we sure had left our mark all over the front yard ... if you know what I mean! Ha roo roo roo! When I did go out to look out at the back yard, guess what? It wasn't all smooth and "pretty", as Mom calls it. Oh, no. Somebunny had been mighty busy back there! Check this out:
Do you see the prints coming down the hill and under the fence? Here's a close-up of what's INSIDE our fence.
We do not hop around and leave prints like that! Oswald and all the residents of his condos "broke snow" back there before we could even get to it!!! And starting I think Friday night, we got hit by an ice storm, so now we aren't even allowed out there! (There are a lot of slippy deck stairs to get down there, so we just go straight out the front door instead.) It's bad enough that Oswald and crew ate all of Mom's plants this spring, summer and fall, but now they're trashing our lovely snow before we can! Cotton-picking cotton-tails!
The bee-roo-tiful Malagal Holly complimented us on the lights out back (thank roo, Holly; Dave and I supervised!) and asked, "Do you have any pictures of the front of your house all lit up?" We do, Hol, but pre-snow. They aren't the best photos, as Mom seems to have a problem taking pictures in the dark, but here you go!
Cool, huh? It looks even better in the snow. Can you see the candles in the four main windows? (The two on the left, then in the two arched windows.) Here's another look.
Dad had to get up on a really tall, tall ladder to put the one in the window above the door. The sill the candle sits on is about 15-feet high. Fortunately, it has a light sensor in it, so he doesn't have to climb up there to turn it off and on. I'm sure Stormy is the one who recommended that.
Here's a look at the area on the left. It's snowflakes!
We did those last year, too. Stormy supervised, which is why they look so cool. Now that the lights on the ground itself (Storm had Mom and Dad lay net lights underneath the snowflakes) are coated in snow and ice, they look even better!!
We're due to get hit with more ice this afternoon. We love snow, but this ice is getting really old. We can't go anywhere in this! As Mom says, "It's pretty bad when the Sibes are slipping!" Yep, even our fur-wheel drive can't get us through ice. On the positive side, it's been as much as 20 degrees colder here than in Siberia lately! That doesn't seem to make the bipeds happy ... does anyone understand that one?
Play bows - and stay safe, fellow mid-westerners!