While sipping my morning coffee, I did a little research and found a website that tells me how much snow fell on my head this winter. Ok, so maybe not technically on my head – but had I been standing outdoors all winter, this is what would have happened.
Our area of Idaho has received 78 inches of snow since December of last year! Just in 2017 alone, we received 62.6 inches of that! Now, I will admit I had to get out my pencil and paper and do some math so it may not be exact, but should be pretty close. Local folks were comparing it to the winter of ’96. That must have been a doozy of a winter – but I wouldn’t know since I was graduating from high school in balmy California at that time!
No wonder I am heating up my greenhouse as I type this . . . Can you tell some of us have felt buried in white stuff?
However, that being said . . . there are some people who consider this fluffy stuff their playground. And one of those people kindly let us share some of his pictures he took while playing this winter! Thank you, Charles Schrock. We did a similar post last winter – so if you missed that, you can see it here: The Top of Our World: Snowmobiling Pictures.
Just a tip: these pictures will look better on a screen bigger than your phone. Phones take pictures and squish them down to a small size.
You will see some people in these pictures, but when they all wear snow gear and helmets . . . they can look the same – just different colored people!
See what I mean? Since I don’t know who rides what, I can’t tell you who these riders are exactly. However, I do know they are the ones who crash into trees, fall on their heads, and leave tracks all over the mountains!
I can see why that looks like a giant playground to them . . .
That is some serious snow, folks. The 78 inches I mentioned earlier was down in the valley, so it is boggling my mind to think what the mountains got!
Oh yay! Some people with faces and no helmets!
We have here Keith Mellinger, Jevon Byler, and Chad Mellinger – and some poor young man with part of his head missing. We will blame the photographer on the missing head situation!
I think the sun shines brighter up there! It is absolutely gorgeous!
I love this picture! God made everything good.
Now even though this young man has a helmet on, I’ve seen him enough to know he is Daniel Schrock. And I’m going to guess the other guy is Delvin Weaver. (Someone correct me if I’m wrong!)
These last two pictures were taken across the border in British Columbia, Canada. You can tell their mountains up there are higher and more jagged than ours – so beautiful!
So there you go. I am going to say winter is officially over at the Shoe. We are now looking to the future – such as flipflops, hot dog roasts, bike rides, geraniums, iced coffees . . . and playing in my own playground – the dirt in my garden!
Happy Spring everyone!
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