Eighteen inches of snow, ladies and gentlemen!
The schools closed down. The university closed down. State government closed down. Buses stopped running.
It's a thing of shivery beauty.
She started out at the edge of the sidewalk where the snow was thin...
But soon began to blaze a wobbly trail for herself, all through the front yard.
When she had thoroughly explored the front yard, she headed around the corner:
After visiting our neighbor-granny at her kitchen door, Joy trailed along our backyard fence (look at that heavy-work!):
Finding that she couldn't get into our backyard because the fence was snowed shut, Joy plowed through neighbor-granny's backyard to her deck. Finding the deck-steps to be a solid hill of snow, Joy attempted one step... and then turned to me and ASKED FOR HELP!! (OK, so she used the "more" sign. It was still a huge, novel help request!)
So I boosted her up the steps, we went out the driveway and down the street...
and continued onward in our winter wonderland.
P.S. Rose is out sledding right now at a neighbor's. We'd left Joy at home to take an early-afternoon rest... but the neighbor's son was asking to play with her after his nap! So we'll be back out into the snow soon.