Sunday, February 03, 2008

February Already!

And here we are, three days into February! The days slip by quickly and quietly here in the South Cariboo. The extreme cold I reported last Monday only stayed two days, and it has been considerably warmer, or at least less chilly since. Yesterday the official Canadian groundhog failed to see his shadow, predicting an early end to winter...and I'm predicting that here, it just ain't going to be so. If we'd had a local groundhog (actually we have marmots!), Lone Butte Larry (as I would cleverly dub him) would have certainly seen his shadow and scurried back inside for six more weeks. Last February 5th, I wrote that Buck was beginning to shed the longest hairs of his winter coat. So far this year, there isn't a loose hair in sight on him.

Our front door view this afternoon. (That's the bird bath in the foreground)

Gillis checking out the piles of snow resulting from our plowing efforts

Hoar frost on an aspen.
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Cicero Sings said...

The frost was sure purty this morning as we drove through on our way south! We took Mom out for dinner and she was VERY happy to see us! So hard to come down here though!!! I'd far rather be up there.

Vic, the Cariboo Ponderer said...

I am glad the really cold weather is over for the present, can't believe it has gone for good. It was sunny here today but the wind was ferocious whipping the snow up so it was like a white out. Our dog hasn't started shedding yet which is a blessing as far as I am concerned.

Amy said...

I found your blog while trying to find some blogs about gardening in the Cariboo Chilcotin region. I love your photos! I lived at 108 Mile until I was eight years old. Some of my fondest memories are of playing with my friends at their ranch in Lone Butte.