I am happy to report that so far our spring storm has just been a little bit of a thing.
For those of you who are thinking, oh no! more snow pictures….well, that is the reality of living in upstate New York. I have lived here my whole life, which means I am finishing up my 45th winter season! And actually, I grew up in the Adirondacks, which is 3 hours north of here, and I remember huge piles of snow in our back yard from plowing that were so large we could use them for sledding, and of course, we had much fun building snow forts and all the other good stuff that kids find to do with piles and piles of snow. I remember days when school was cancelled because it was so cold the buses wouldn’t start. A whole day to go outside and play in the snow! Yeah, that’s when I really loved winter.
After I became an adult, winter was just the reality of life, and I never really thought about the fact that there were places where it stayed warm all year round, where snow was just a rare occurrence that might happen a few times during the winter season, or even every few years. And I have to say, I didn’t really mind winter then. It was just the way it was.
But now that Harry and I have other plans, and we (hopefully) have only three more winters up here in the cold and snowy north, we have definitely gotten tired of the weather up here. And we are both looking forward to the return of the warmth, green grass, and everything else that comes along with summer in the northeast!
However for today, we will have to watch some more light snow come down, and soon I will go to work, where everyone coming in will be saying what a long winter it’s been, but aren’t we glad we missed a big storm, etc. etc. etc. Yup, that’s life up here in upstate NY.
Morning bath time at the Riker house…
…followed up by a nap to rest up after all that hard work!
Three more days to work until vacation!