I haven’t kept up too much over the past few months but hope to get back into some sort of steady blogging because I do enjoy being able to share our view of the Poconos with you, the reader 🙂
Here are some pictures from an ice storm from this past winter, not to out of the ordinary I just love to go outside once its settled and look around at how the ice has effected all of the trees and surroundings. This winter has been unusual, but living in the Poconos I’m not sure that there is ever a ‘typical’ winter that you can expect.Â We get our waves of highs and lows – there was one point this winter it literally went from 6 degrees one day to 60 the next!Â Its never fun to get a bunch of snow then have it all melt and be left with a muddy mucky mess during what should be a completely winter time.
Its now the beginning of March and we’ve had a series of flooding, high winds and power outages but I can’t say that differs too much from what we’ve seen going on in other parts of the country.Â What I can say is typical from my experiences of the Pocono winters is that just when you think winter is over another snowstorm or two catches you offguard.Â I have learned to wait until about the end of April to be sure we’re not going to see any additional snow falls or freezing so I know its safe to start planning spring planting and trips.
While the snow was piling high this winter we made a trip over to the Monroe County SPCA and adopted a dog who we managed to find at just the right time and has been a perfect addition to our home.Â There are plenty of other shelters in the area and I encourage you that if you’re looking for an animal to consider adopting one that is in need.Â Its not just cats and dogs – but rabbits, guinea pigs and more!Â Although the Monroe County SPCA is a “low kill” shelter, there areÂ animals there and at other shelters that are always in need.
In other news Bill Clinton is in Stroudsburg today at Stroudsburg High School to campaign for his wife.Â If anything the Poconos never have a shortage of happenings and things to do!