We don’t normally get a lot of cold and snow in the Treasure Valley where I live. Idaho’s snow usually keeps to the mountains and the eastern side of the state. But we have had a cold, snowy, and dangerous winter, beginning before Christmas. Now we’ve got flooding and homes everywhere with roof damage (including my daughter who is mopping up and repairing today). Schools were closed three days last week and so far, every day this week. Driving is the most dangerous in subdivisions where the snow is still deep and the slush and water as the snow melts (with nowhere for the water to go because drains are covered) tosses your car from side to side. Tomorrow, we head back into the deep freeze which will make things even worse.
Trust me. No one who is living through this will forget the winter of 2016-2017.
But despite all that, it can be pretty. And we’ve been taking care of the birds since they’re having a rough winter too. So I’m sharing some of the pretty photos. You don’t want to see the blackened 12-feet-high piles in parking lots. 😉