As I was going through all of my winter pictures to decide what I wanted to including in my posts for this A to Z challenge, I started coming across a number of pictures of things partially hidden by mounds of snow and slowly a thought for H came into focus.
We try to bring things inside before the more intense winter weather hits but inevitably each year there are a few items that either by intention, or a lack of time, stay outside and have to brave the elements. As winter progresses, they start to get more and more hidden by the snow.
After particularly intense storms, they sometimes almost fully disappear becoming abstract white sculptures only identifiable by the general shape but as spring gets closer they slowly emerge coming back to life and hinting at the warmer days ahead.
While these snow-covered objects are often fun to see, generally it is a lingering reminder that we didn’t get through our fall to-do list and that our spring cleanup will be a little more intense. Something left outside in the winter, means more cleaning, scraping and painting to get it ready for the summer season. I blogged about our spring chores in my post Finding the zen and a splash of green in our spring projects.
Some things have to stay outside for the winter, but for all those other items I’d rather have them stored safely away rather than slowly deteriorating under mounds of white snow. Even so, they do look pretty dressed in white.
Have you ever left something out in the snow and regretted it?
I’m participating in a Blogging A-Z Challenge for April 2018. I will be posting new content every day this month except most Sundays. Each post is associated with a letter of the alphabet, starting with A and ending with Z. My theme for the challenge is Winters in Maine. To read more of my A to Z posts, click HERE.