January 17, 2022

Fanciful Critters in the Snow

This winter mural is in the children's section of the Shenandoah County Library. Note that Mr. Deer has a scarf to keep warm.

Monday Murals

Yesterday snow began to fall around mid-day and at night it turned to sleet and ice. We got about five inches of snow with a hard crust of slippery ice.  I was glad I did not have to go anywhere, although by afternoon a mail truck showed up with a package. He also picked up a box that had been delivered here by mistake on Saturday. I was surprised that he knew about it already because I had left a message after the post office had closed on Saturday and today was a holiday. 

 I was curious about why the Postal Service goes the extra mile on packages until I read that they actually make money on package delivery while they lose money on first class letters. Also, they have a contract with Amazon for every-day delivery of “Prime” packages based on the extra steps that the huge retailer takes to label, sort, and deliver packages to local post offices. 



  1. ...perfect for a children's library.

  2. The children will love the mural. Stay warm and stay safe.

  3. Ach! Can you imagine trying to make all those deliveries under such conditions?!

  4. Love the cute mural. Take care, have a happy day!

  5. Who knew the postal service would go the extra mile.

  6. Cute library mural. Thanks for participating in Monday Murals Linda.
    Here the Post office decided to deliver letters only every second day, to be able to deliver parcels daily, as obviously they bring in more revenue.
    Keep warm :)

  7. Our driveway and walks have about 5 inches on them. Maintenance man is just now starting his snowblower. I guess getting the walkways to the office and mailboxes will be early need...but I expect an Amazon delivery of more masks...ordered just before the national "free masks on your insurance" came out.

    1. Sorry about confusion, it's free tests on your insurance, I'm pretty sure.

  8. The mural is pretty and looks great in the library.

  9. Love that mural and that big buck. The children will be so happy to see it, too.

    Glad to know about Amazon and the USPS's packaging practices. Stay safe and warm, Linda.


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