Press "Enter" to skip to content

Snow Getting Deep, “Yonder Here in Russia…”

snowIt looks like it would be better for the tourists to stay home at this time of the year during winter. Unless that is, you would like to help shovel snow over your head?

As happens every year, it is always an issue of where to put the snow? The snow does not melt, because the temperature never gets above freezing. So we have two (3) ways to deal with it, 1. Pack it down and hope the 6 foot solid ice packs melt by next winter, or 2. scoop it up and pile it to the sun in an obscure spot of the parking lot. Now in Moscow, center they have a third way that we do not have, 3. Scoop it and melt it… (Video)

So if you do not move it, ultimately the pathways get so packed up that two legged people have serious issues to get around. Much less cars and trucks and 4 legged doggies…

Boza is having a rough time as he tries to figure out where to do his doggy business. As he stops to try to do the call of nature, he sometimes sinks out of sight in the snow surface he was just running across, Then he has the urge to jump like a deer to get out of that sinking feeling. This makes for less desire to do doggy business and more desire to survive and imperious death of snow drift…

The world of Russia is made up of sleds, skies, snow shoes and lotsa darn luck…

It is strange to walk your regular paths and sidewalks. The tree limbs that were way over your head in the summer are now at eye level. So you trim the trees as you walk and since I am tall, I am first to trim most of the time. I have to really be careful as the limbs will be eye level many times for me and can put an eye out. Then after it all melts come summer (notice I said summer not spring) the tree limbs are way way far above your head again. Then they can start to grow again and we get to play the same game all over, next winter…

I just love Russia…

Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

Mission News Theme by Compete Themes.