Where does all the snow go when it melts?

Well, it floods Wolf Creek for one thing:


Those trees are not supposed to be under water.

The melting snow makes little rivers in the field, complete with a really cool ice bridge:


And, all of that melting snow makes a lot of mud.



The photos were taken by my husband, who took a walk with the boys across the fields to check out the water that we can see from the house.  Normally, we can see the trees that show where Wolf Creek is, but we cannot see the water.   Not so this week.  It’s been so lovely to have temps in the 40s and 50s, even if it does mean mud.

Don’t worry, we are in no danger from the flood waters of Wolf Creek.



  1. Terri says:

    Ah yes, the mud season………the season I like the least! Dogs tracking in, brown yuckiness everywhere. The only saving grace is the growies popping up in the garden and the sunshine………

  2. Karen Langseth says:

    Spring thaw in the North!!! This sight is all to familar to us, we live between where a river and a major creek meet. Some Springs I have lake front property!! For us, its just more of a bother cause we have to take the long way into town. I don’t mind the mud and yuck cause its just another sign that soon it will be “lawn mowing” season.

    Karen L

  3. Alycia says:

    At least the mud is a sign of progress towards real ground again right? we got snow last nite – its supposed to be SPRING!! I think we need to sign a petition for spring to arrive.

  4. Angela says:

    Yep, mud and dirty snow with the rivers and creeks running REALLY high. Have I mentioned lately how much I LOVE the midwest? The boys are doing a GREAT job on their quilts — so much better than my own first efforts. Wooo Hoooo!

  5. Cheri says:

    I agree wholeheartedly with Terri! That first muddy day when ALL I do is wipe dog paw after paw after paw (we only have 2 dogs but it sure seems like 50 or so feet) I almost, almost wish it were frozen again:)

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