I spotted this little snow guy perched on the railing of my balcony. He was shaped by wind and a brief thaw. At first I thought he was cute. Then I realized he reminded me of the “Sandman” from The Nightmare Before Christmas. Now I’m worried.
Overall the snow we received in Northeastern Ohio wasn't that big a deal; not compared, at least, with what they got in Washington DC or in Brother's Charlottesville, Virginia. Odd situation, this, the weather being sort of topsy-turvy: us getting a manageable eight inches or so of the white stuff and them Southerners getting two to three feet of snowfall.
We dug out and got going at about 9:30 this morning with a run to the nearby mall for 10 o'clock haircuts. The manager couldn't get out of her drive due to snow so didn't open til noon. Then we learned that our cutter wouldn't be in at all due to a blocked driveway. Wimps! So after waiting for two hours for haircuts we didn't get, we set out on a few minor errands. The day actually became sunny for a while and, as the road salt took hold, driving became easier. The scenery was typically wintry –not amazingly beautiful this time– but enjoyable, nonetheless.
Back home I unloaded the car, stashed 40 pounds of bird feed in a vermin-proof can, and shot a few photos around the house. Now, as I type with Tasha ensconced on my lap, She is upstairs working on a red velvet cake — vegan style*. A strange Saturday, perhaps, but a surprisingly pleasant strange day.
*We'll see how that goes but She is getting very good at eggless cooking!