It snowed here yesterday. I shoveled. Whee, I got exercise on a day when I had other obligations that prevented me from leaving the house. I woke up this morning, and there was more snow. No big deal though, as it was supposed to taper off around six in the morning and be done.
For those of you who live in warm climates and think you like snow, here’s an idea of what I was shoveling this morning. It wasn’t horrible, especially because it was more powdery than truly the heavy, wet stuff, but still not fun.
Then I looked up, and this odd sight met my eyes:
Yup, that’s a giant tree branch laying across my sidewalk there. Except, it doesn’t really look like it came from the tree it’s sitting near. Huh.
I take it back. This sucker isn’t a branch, this is an entire tree.
Upon further review, it definitely did not come from the tree it’s sitting in front of. So did someone have an accident? Did they want to hide what they’d done? Did they think that I wouldn’t notice that there was a tree here that either uprooted itself to be nearer its true love (my tree) or was placed there in hopes that I would think it was just a branch that fell off my tree with all the snow we had?
And really. Why is it sitting in my yard and across my sidewalk? I immediately began debating whether the village tree pickup would pick up such a large branch or whether I’d be charged for its removal. Considering that I only had a half hour to shovel the snow before I had to get the wee ones in the car so we could start our merry day on time, I did the good bloggy thing and took a picture of it but left it sitting there.
When we got back, I discovered this:
Not that. Look closer. See my mysterious tree? Me, neither! It somehow disappeared, although there were footprints around it. It must have been someone strong though, as there were no signs of it being forcibly dragged somewhere, nor were broken little twiggies left behind. I’m thinking that the cover up is complete.
Bizarre. Then again, I’m glad to not have to deal with it.
Oh, you thought I was talking about the additional two or three inches I spent another hour shoveling. Well, there is that, too, I suppose. It never did stop snowing and at 4pm, it’s still snowing. I have a feeling that round three of snow shoveling is going to be needed today. I’m on strike though. This time, my husband has to shovel.