The snowiest February ever on record for Minnesota comes to close today. Bailie, Mom, and I are all thankful to have been a part of all the white stuff. A lot of people are not happy, but we have embraced it, and enjoyed it all! Even being short, I’ve learned to hop through the deep stuff really well.
Being short not only means lots of hopping through the deep snow, but my vision has been impaired. All the streets and walkways are piled high on both sides with snow. I feel like I’m walking in a hallway of snow most of the time. Bailie is taller, so she can sometimes see what is going on.
Every now and then, I take a moment to climb part way up a snowbank to see what is going on in the area. The problem is, my paws sink into the snow, so I lose height even when I try to be tall!
Fire hydrants have to all be cleared out. In a year like this, which has also named February 2019 the fourth snowiest of any month ever on record, it is obvious why our hydrants all have tall poles on them. It would be very dangerous in a fire if no one could find the hydrant!
Over at the local park, it seems like it is nothing but mounds of snow. They even gave up on plowing the skating and hockey rinks after the blizzard last weekend. See the snow is up to the top of the hockey rink in the background.
— Blaise Keller (@blaisekellerr) February 25, 2019
Sunday Minnesota had a huge blizzard. We didn’t get a lot of snow, but the winds were terrible. Almost all the roads south of us were closed for two days because the snow had drifted over the highways and interstates. Sometimes, even in all the mess, one has to find something to laugh about. We saw the above post on Twitter and had to just laugh! Where does one begin with that kind of a snow drift when you open your garage door. The snowblower looks more like a toy in this situation!
Our driveway is becoming difficult to shovel because Mom can’t get the snow up over the high piles on the sides. It’s all fine. Mom, Bailie, and I are enjoying our blast of winter, and have no regrets about wishing for snow. We live in Minnesota for the winter, and we got some!
Now for the best pile of snow I have ever seen! This is one of six massive piles up at the grocery store by out house. I could go skiing here if I had skis! We did learn some fun facts about snow from the whole snowiest February stuff. Our airport has one hundred and ten snow removal devices, and they can clear an entire runway in five minutes! Some places in southern Minnesota had thirty foot snow drifts. I90 and I35 which were closed for about two days were buried under four to fourteen foot snow drifts. You can see the snow removal in progress here. Snow is one thing, but wind really wreaks havoc!
Because we are thankful for our snowiest February on record, we are joining Brian’s Home Blog in the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop! Visit some other blogs to see what they are thankful for.