The weather finally warmed up enough for the Bag Lady to do a little reconnoitering and have a look at the conditions in her yard. Here is what she discovered:
There is a little accumulation of snow around.
(In case you can't tell, this is a barbeque.)
With the temperature hovering around the freezing mark, conditions were just right for doing a little snow shoveling and roof-clearing. The Bag Lady has a scoop with a very long handle with which she removes the excess snow from the eavestroughs so they don't ice up too badly.
The Princess was more than happy with the weather yesterday and spent a good portion of the day playing, running, barking and chasing sticks, birds and anything else that moved!
At day's end, the Bag Lady glanced outside and saw the moon rising over the barn:
The weather is supposed to stay mild for a few days, which pleases the Bag Lady (and the Princess). It is so much easier on everything and everyone when the weather is not bitterly cold. It wouldn't hurt the Bag Lady's feelings if it stayed mild for the rest of the winter.
(She can dream, can't she?)