We had a wonderful wintry day yesterday and the W's thoroughly enjoyed it. They can't get enough of it and neither can I.
For months they hibernate in the house in front of their fans with the A/C running. The moment the temps drop and especially when the flakes begin flying, they are born again and enjoy life to the fullest.
I spent the snowy day baking Canadian butter tarts for my workers. These might not be the most attractive dessert but they are one of the most decadent ones.
And in case anyone is wondering, there are no nuts, raisins or (god forbid), chocolate chips in these tarts. It's a Canadian argument and now you know which side I'm on.
For those of you interested in my snowmelt, this is how it works. There are tubes that run under the driveway and patio. When we have a chance of snow, we flip the switch on the sensor. As soon as the snow starts falling, the system turns on and heats the liquid in the tubes. Much like an underground radiator.
The snow melts as it hits the surface. Those shovels are for the areas that are not on the snowmelt.
It's wonderful but it makes you wish you had installed it everywhere. That's The Chef's Jeep sitting there. He finally got a week off of work and he and My Daughter are in Skaneateles for a mini honeymoon. They never had a proper one because he works too much and rarely gets more than two days off in a row. She promised photos so I might have some to show you tomorrow. Skaneateles, NY is simply one of my most favorite places. I think they will love it too.