And then it hit me! It is to snow today, and they KNOW it! In much the same way animals can predict an earthquake. They were madly running around preparing for the snow storm!
He looks like he is praying to make it through the snow.
“Think of the fierce energy concentrated in an acorn! You bury it in the ground, and it explodes into an oak! Bury a sheep, and nothing happens but decay.” ~ George Bernard Shaw